Cardioverting/defibrillating Patents (Class 607/5)
  • Patent number: 12016563
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to battery packs for use with surgical instruments. The battery packs may comprise a plurality of cells and at least a portion of the plurality of cells may not be electrically connected to one another. The battery packs may comprise a switch or other mechanism for interconnecting the plurality of cells and may also comprise, or be used in conjunction with, a discharge switch or plug configured to electrically connect an anode of the battery pack to a cathode of the battery pack, for example, via a resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Bret W. Smith, David C. Yates, Daniel J. Abbott, Richard F. Schwemberger, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 12011289
    Abstract: A system comprising: a wrist-worn device configured to be worn on the wrist of a rescuer performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the wrist-worn device including: one or more sensors coupled with the wrist-worn device, the one or more sensors being configured to sense one or more parameters indicative of a fatigue level of the rescuer; and a sensor interface configured to provide the sensed parameters to one or more external computing devices via an interface; and a wearable computing device configured to be worn by a rescuer, the wearable computing device including: a device interface for receiving information related to CPR; and a display for displaying an indication of the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Guy R Johnson, Gary A Freeman
  • Patent number: 12011607
    Abstract: Augmented, virtual, and/or mixed reality applications in optimizing a fitting process and a fit of wearables, including wearable cardioverter defibrillators, to a wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings DAC
    Inventor: Krystyna Szul
  • Patent number: 11998747
    Abstract: A programmer configured to collect data from an implantable pulse generator about ongoing neurostimulation being applied during a stimulation titration process by the implantable pulse generator while in communication with the communication circuitry; display, via a user interface, an indication relating to a timing of neurostimulation bursts applied by the implantable pulse generator while in communication with the communication circuitry based on the collected data, the indication being displayed according to a time delay that accounts for a transport delay between the implantable pulse generator and the programmer such that the indication displayed coincides with an actual application of each stimulation burst by the implantable pulse generator; and adjust at least one stimulation parameter applied during the stimulation titration process by the implantable pulse generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: LivaNova USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Stubbs, Imad Libbus, Scott Mazar, Bruce KenKnight, Badri Amurthur
  • Patent number: 11980479
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a wearable electronic device may include at least two electrodes for measuring a biometric signal, a living body contact detecting unit configured to apply a voltage to at least one electrode contacting a living body among the at least two electrodes and output information indicating an operation state for biometric signal measurement of the wearable electronic device based on a voltage output from the at least one electrode, and a processor configured to determine the operation state for biometric signal measurement of the wearable electronic device, based on the information received from the living body contact detecting unit. Various other embodiments may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyunjun Jung
  • Patent number: 11975209
    Abstract: A wearable external defibrillator with a plurality of ECG sensing electrodes and a first defibrillator pad electrode and a second defibrillator pad electrode. The ECG sensing electrodes and the defibrillator pad electrodes are configured for long term wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Element Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Uday N. Kumar, Zachary J. Malchano, Maarten Dinger, Timothy Bahney, Frank Garcia
  • Patent number: 11975210
    Abstract: A communications module adapted for use with a defibrillator, comprising a power supply system configured to supply power to the communications module, a power connector adapted for connection to the defibrillator to provide power from the communications module to the defibrillator, a power switch connected between the power supply system and the power connector to transmit power from the power supply system to the power connector, a data connector adapted for connection to the defibrillator to transfer defibrillator data between the defibrillator and the communications module, and a processor configured to control the power switch to provide power from the communications module to the defibrillator to enable the transfer of the defibrillator data between the defibrillator and the communications module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Heartsine Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Johnny Anderson, Dymphna Mary Donaghy
  • Patent number: 11969607
    Abstract: A Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD) system has a processor that performs two different analyses to an ECG of the patient. A first-level analysis can be computationally economical, while a fuller second-level analysis can give shock/no-shock advice with more certainty. In some of these embodiments the second-level analysis of the ECG is performed only if the first-level analysis of the ECG detects a possible shockable condition. As such, the first-level analysis may operate as a gatekeeping function, often preventing the more computationally intensive second-level analysis from being performed. An advantage can be that the WCD system needs to store less charge, for powering the processor. In turn, this permits portions of the WCD system to be less bulky and weigh less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings DAC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Sullivan, Jaeho Kim
  • Patent number: 11963924
    Abstract: An example of a system for post-case analysis of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performance trends includes a ventilation metrics device with sensors configured to generate signals indicative of ventilation treatment data during a medical treatment of a patient, and a patient monitor/defibrillator configured to receive the signals, calculate the ventilation treatment data based on the received signals, and transmit the ventilation treatment data, and a remote computing device configured to communicatively couple with the treatment monitoring system and with an output display device, the computing device including at least one memory and at least one processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the at least one processor configured to receive treatment data from the treatment monitoring system, the treatment data including the ventilation treatment data, and provide case review information at a case review dashboard at the output device, the case review information including time trend plots of the ve
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Catherine A Hodge, Jill Elaine Maxwell, Scott J Robertson, Annemarie E Silver, Matthew R Vawter
  • Patent number: 11957925
    Abstract: A system and method for managing defibrillators and for coordinating their use during the SCA event to increase the probability of survival for the person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Defibrillator monitoring units and direction prompters are installed at registered geographical locations. A defibrillator monitoring unit closest to a cardiac arrest event is identified and a subset of the one or more client devices proximate event are sent an assistance request. One of the devices sends an accept message indicating acceptance of the request an activation message is sent to the subject client device to initiate transmission of active beacon signals by the device to activating at least one of the direction prompters so as to provide geographical direction to the identified defibrillator monitoring unit or audio/visual indicators associated with the identified defibrillator monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Ositech Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Zakir Akram
  • Patent number: 11951304
    Abstract: The device, such as an autonomous cardiac implant of the leadless capsule type, has a device body with a means for its anchoring to a patient's organ wall. The anchoring means includes a screw with a helix wire wound into a plurality of non-contiguous turns, the screw having a clamped end integral with the front face of the device body and a free end with a beveled end defined by at least one oblique surface. The normal to the oblique surface of the beveled end is directed away from the front face, in such a way that the oblique surface is directed towards the patient's organ wall. The normal to the oblique surface forms an angle between 30° and 60° with respect to the helix axis, and the screw is elastically deformable in axial compression, with a stiffness coefficient of at most 5 N/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CAIRDAC S.A.S.
    Inventors: Willy Regnier, An Nguyen-Dinh
  • Patent number: 11925439
    Abstract: A medical device for review of clinical data in a playback mode is described. The medical device includes at least one output device comprising at least one display screen, at least one memory, and at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory and the at least one output device, the at least one processor configured to receive signals indicative of patient data from one or more patient interface devices communicatively coupled to the medical device, control the at least one display screen to provide a first visual representation of the patient data as an operational interface, and selectively display a playback interface at the at least one display screen wherein the playback interface enables user interactive review of the patient data based on a second visual representation of the patient data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Annemarie E Silver, Timothy F Stever
  • Patent number: 11918283
    Abstract: A neutral electrode (12) is formed on the patient (11) in that an electrically conductible mass that can solidify is applied on the skin of the patient (11). An electrically conductible inlay (17) can be arranged on or embedded in the forming electrode body (16) prior, during or after the application of the mass, the inlay (17) is or can be connected with the neutral electrode connection cable (13). The inlay (17) serves to electrically contact the electrode body (16) in a large area that in turn establishes a reliable electrical contact to the patient (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH
    Inventors: Erik Wulff, Marcus Felstead
  • Patent number: 11900783
    Abstract: A disaster preparation system may include a system controller, including a device processor, and a non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions executable by the device processor to perform the following steps: receiving location data from a personal electronic device of a user; receiving forecast data regarding a predicted disaster; making a determination of a preparatory action to be executed based on the location data and the forecast data; and executing the preparatory action at a predetermined time relative to the predicted time of the disaster. The computer readable medium may further include instructions for receiving vacancy data from a storage facility. In addition, the preparatory action may include coordinating an order of a moving service to move the user's belongings, and coordinating the order of the moving service may include determining a size of a moving vehicle based on the vacancy data received from the storage facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Meredith Beveridge, Michael J. Maciolek, Robert Wiseman Simpson, Daniel Christopher Bitsis, Jr., Bobby Lawrence Mohs, Manfred Amann, Emily Margaret Gray, Donnette Moncrief Brown
  • Patent number: 11878180
    Abstract: Automated external defibrillator systems including an automated external defibrillator and a charging device. The automated external defibrillator includes a countercheck device and a single treatment battery. The countershock device is configured to deliver automated external defibrillation treatment to a person. The single treatment battery is electrically coupled to the countershock device and has a power storage capacity selected to store power sufficient for the countershock device to operate for a single treatment scenario. The charging device is configured to couple to the single treatment battery and to transfer power to the single treatment battery for the single treatment battery to store. In some examples, the automated external defibrillator system includes a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Annika Ulrike Holliday, Lucas George Holliday
  • Patent number: 11878179
    Abstract: A leadless neurostimulation device including a header unit having at least one primary electrode having a contact surface that defines an external surface on a side of the device, an outer housing that forms a side of the header unit opposite of the contact surface of the primary electrode, and a dielectric mount that receives at least a portion of the primary electrode and at least partially surrounds the primary electrode, the dielectric mount being configured to electrically insulate the primary electrode from the outer housing, the dielectric mount being received and fixed within a recessed portion of the outer housing, and a housing having a secondary electrode positioned on the same side of the leadless neurostimulation device as the primary electrode, the primary electrode and the secondary electrode being configured to transmit an electrical stimulation signal therebetween to provide electrical stimulation therapy to a tibial nerve of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Deininger, Alan Shi, Thomas M. Hillebrand
  • Patent number: 11872406
    Abstract: An ambulatory medical device includes two or more response mechanisms; a memory storing an active operation mode parameter identifying an active operation mode from a plurality of operation modes; a controller connected with the two or more response mechanisms; and a therapy manager component executable by the controller and configured to identify the active operation mode, detect a physiological parameter indicative of a health disorder of the patient, request that the patient change the state of one of the two or more response mechanisms in response to detection of the physiological parameter, monitor the state of each of the two or more response mechanisms within a first predetermined period, and delay therapy to the patient in response to detection of a first change in the state of one of the two or more response mechanisms within the predetermined period and identification of a first mode as the active operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kaib, Marshal W. Linder
  • Patent number: 11869338
    Abstract: Methods, user interfaces and systems are described that enable responder preferences to be considered during deployment of a public responder network. In various embodiments, a user is able to select or define an area for which incident notifications are desired or are to be restricted in some manner. The described approach is well suited for public responder networks that include medical devices such as defibrillators (e.g., AEDs) in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Avive Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rory M. Beyer, Micah R. Bongberg, Sameer Jafri
  • Patent number: 11844949
    Abstract: A cardiac defibrillation system that includes a pulse generator to generate therapeutic electrical pulses and at least one lead inserted through an intercostal space in the region of a cardiac notch of the left lung of a patient, the lead having a distal end configured to transmit the therapeutic electrical pulses generated by the pulse generator to defibrillate the heart of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 11839763
    Abstract: Systems and methods of use for guiding the flow of energy through a subject to stimulate tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventor: Brian J. Fahey
  • Patent number: 11839770
    Abstract: Status messages are wirelessly broadcast from medical devices (e.g., defibrillators) as advertisements that don't require the establishment of a wireless connection with listeners. The listeners are configured to act on, or forward received status messages as appropriate. The listeners may optionally include supplemental information supplied by the listener device when forwarding a status message to a management server. The listener may optionally analyze received status messages to determine whether an action should be taken based at least in part on status information in the message. Actions performed by the listener may include initiating a connection with the transmitting device to facilitate uploading new information from the defibrillator, updating the defibrillator's firmware, etc. Optionally, some of the advertisements are configured as beacons. The advertisements/beacons may be transmitted using a Bluetooth Low Energy or other suitable protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Avive Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Sturman, David Picco, Rory M. Beyer, Gordon Moseley P. Andrews, Dean Allan Gereaux
  • Patent number: 11826181
    Abstract: A system for clinical decision support for a caregiver during a clinical encounter involving respiratory distress includes a defibrillator-patient monitor including sensors configured to gather patient physiological data, a user interface device, a memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the defibrillator-patient monitor, the memory, and the user interface device and configured to control the user interface device to display diagnosis and treatment pathways (DTPs) including a respiratory distress DTP, receive a user selection of the respiratory distress DTP, control the user interface device to provide at least a portion of the physiological data in response to the user selection of the respiratory distress DTP, provide a suggested respiratory distress diagnosis at the user interface device based on the physiological data and the user selection of the respiratory distress DTP, and provide a respiratory distress treatment protocol at the user interface device based on the suggested respiratory distr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Guy R Johnson
  • Patent number: 11813447
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an implantable medical electrical lead and an ICD system utilizing the lead. The lead includes a lead body defining a proximal end and a distal portion, wherein at least a part of the distal portion of the lead body defines an undulating configuration. The lead includes a defibrillation electrode that includes a plurality of defibrillation electrode segments disposed along the undulating configuration spaced apart from one another by a distance. The lead also includes at least one electrode disposed between adjacent sections of the plurality of defibrillation sections. The at least one electrode is configured to deliver a pacing pulse to the heart and/or sense cardiac electrical activity of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Marshall, Gonzalo Martinez, Vladimir P. Nikolski, Nathan L. Olson, Kevin R. Seifert, Teresa A. Whitman
  • Patent number: 11794026
    Abstract: A circuit with low voltage energy storage for use in generating a defibrillation waveform is described. A charging circuit includes a pulse capacitor that stores defibrillation energy, a high voltage generator circuit that includes a transformer and a rectification circuit through which the pulse capacitor is charged with the defibrillation energy, and a discharge and polarity control circuit electrically connected to the pulse capacitor and switchable to receive the defibrillation energy, which is output as a defibrillation waveform. A low voltage energy supplementing circuit is electrically connected to the pulse capacitor in line with the high voltage generator circuit and stores supplemental defibrillation energy. A microcontroller is adapted to enable the low voltage energy supplementing circuit to modulate the delivery of the stored supplemental energy to the pulse capacitor to augment the defibrillation energy derived from\the initial defibrillation waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix, Joshua Djon Green
  • Patent number: 11794024
    Abstract: In embodiments, an external defibrillator has an electrical circuit with a special output stage for the high-voltage defibrillation pulse. The output stage includes switches that can turn on for delivering the pulse, and off during all other times. The output stage also includes a diverting resistance to divert electrical current that could leak into the patient while a capacitor is being charged. An optional detector may notify if a component is malfunctioning. An advantage can be that an external defibrillator may be created according to embodiments that uses, in its output stage, semiconductor switches instead of relays. As semiconductor switches weigh less and occupy less volume than relays, an external defibrillator according to embodiments may have less weight and volume. Especially in wearable defibrillator applications, less weight means less effort to carry and less volume means easier concealment under clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings DAC
    Inventors: Kenneth Frederick Cowan, Joseph Sullivan, Brian J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11787365
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a convenient means for accessing a car or other automobile, and operation of the engine and other controlled functions, while making it more difficult for criminals to gain access to the car. A car security system comprises a key fob, a car transceiver system, and a security card RFID. The key fob comprises a fob PCB having a fob antenna, and a converter tab which has tab circuitry and an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Vincent Donohoe
  • Patent number: 11771909
    Abstract: A wearable cardiac defibrillator (“WCD”) system may include a support structure that a patient can wear, an energy storage module that can store an electrical charge, and a discharge circuit that can discharge the electrical charge through the patient so as to shock him or her, while the patient is wearing the support structure. Embodiments may actively take into account bystanders, both to protect them from an inadvertent shock, and also to enlist their help. In some embodiments the WCD system includes a speaker system that transmits a sound designed to assist a bystander to perform CPR. Optionally CPR chest compressions received by the patient can be further detected, and feedback can be given. In embodiments, a WCD system may include a user interface that can be controlled to output CPR prompts tailored to a skill level of the bystander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS DAC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Sullivan, David Peter Finch, Phillip Dewey Foshee, Jr., Isabelle Banville, Richard C. Nova, Krystyna Szul, Daniel Finney, Laura Marie Gustavson, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 11766573
    Abstract: The patent application relates to an improved defibrillator device. The present invention compares the heart rate to a predetermined heart, rate from a medical professional so that it can warn the patient upon detecting early signs of heart failure, upon detecting significant signs of heart failure, and prior to shock administration. Such warnings would prevent unnecessary shocks, and would allow patients to live their lives normally with a defibrillator, confident that they would be warned before receiving a shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Joseph Kjell Gonsalves
  • Patent number: 11745006
    Abstract: In embodiments, a wearable cardiac defibrillation (WCD) system includes one or more flexible ECG electrodes. The WCD system may have a support structure that is dimensioned to be worn so as to press the electrodes towards the body of the patient. The electrodes may be made from appropriate material so as to flex in order to match a contour of the body of the patient. An advantage over the prior art is that the flexible electrode may make better electrical contact with the patient's skin, and therefore provide a better ECG signal for the WCD system to perform its diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings DAC
    Inventors: William Edward Crone, Dallas Eugene Meeker, Robert Rueben Buchanan, Douglas Keith Medema, David Peter Finch, Laura Marie Gustavson, Daniel James Finney
  • Patent number: 11730378
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, systems and devices are provided to monitor for potential heart failure (HF). Cardiac activity (CA) data is obtained and filtered to obtain respiration data indicative of a respiration pattern. The respiration data is analyzed to determine one or more respiration characteristics of interest (COI) that are recorded along with collection time information to form an HF monitoring log. Additionally or alternatively, the CA data is analyzed to detect an event of interest. The cardiac activity data is filtered to obtain respiration data indicative of a respiration pattern, and the respiration data is analyzed for respiration induced under detection of the event of interest from the CA data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc
    Inventors: Stephanie C. Sun, Xiaoyi Min, Alan B. Vogel, Fujian Qu, Stuart Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11712559
    Abstract: Wireless treatment of arrhythmias. At least some of the example embodiments are methods including: charging a capacitor of a first microchip device abutting heart tissue, the charging by harvesting ambient energy; charging a capacitor of a second microchip device abutting the heart tissue, the charging of the capacitor of the second microchip device by harvesting ambient energy; sending a command wirelessly from a communication device outside the rib cage to the microchip devices; applying electrical energy to the heart tissue by the first microchip device responsive to the command, the electrical energy applied from the capacitor of the first microchip device; and applying electrical energy to the heart tissue by the second microchip device responsive to the command to the second microchip device, the electrical energy applied from the capacitor of the second microchip device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignees: William Marsh Rice University, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
    Inventors: Yuxiang Sun, Aydin Babakhani, Mehdi Razavi, David Burkland, Brian Greet, Mathews John, Hongming Lyu
  • Patent number: 11712573
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method to alert a user of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is described. The method includes detecting a condition requiring attention of the patient and issuing an alert to notify the patient of the condition. The method also includes receiving a first input from the patient to replay the audible portion of the alert and replaying the audible portion of the alert when the first input is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS DAC
    Inventors: Zoie R. Engman, Amanda K. Hall, Laura M. Gustavson, Aaron J. Piazza
  • Patent number: 11707623
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter is directed to a surgical implant and a device for its activation. The surgical implant comprises a substantially planar central body portion having a top side and a bottom side and at least two adjustable wing portions. In addition, the implant comprises at least two connecting members, each one of the at least two connecting members extending from opposite sides of the central body portion, the each one of the at least two connecting members being configured for flexibly connecting each one of the at least two wing portions at opposite sides to said central body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Nyxoah S.A.
    Inventors: Shiran Golan, Guy Siman, Yoel Ben Yosef, Ronen Adimor, Roi Moshe Tsukran
  • Patent number: 11684787
    Abstract: An implantable system for the diagnostic and/or therapeutic treatment of a human or animal patient contains a processor, a memory, a treatment unit and a remote data transmission unit. The system is characterized in that the memory includes a computer-readable program which prompts the processor to carry out the following steps when the program is being executed on the processor: a) ascertaining whether a treatment functionality of the treatment unit could jeopardize a patient in whom the system was implanted if a diagnostic and/or therapeutic treatment of the patient corresponding to the treatment functionality were to be carried out; b) deactivating the treatment functionality when a potential risk for the patient was ascertained; c) receiving reactivation data by way of the remote data transmission unit; and d) reactivating the deactivated treatment functionality based on the received reactivation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Doerr, Sergey Ershov, Torsten Radtke, Martin Roemer, Ingo Weiss
  • Patent number: 11684792
    Abstract: A device (200) which includes a monitoring unit (210), a therapy unit (220), and a display (100) that includes a touch screen (110). The monitoring unit (210) can be configured to monitor a person's vital signs, such as a person's electrocardiogram (ECG). The therapy unit (220) can be configured to administer an electric shock. The display (100) can be configured to display the ECG and enable a user to scroll the displayed ECG back and forth and/or to zoom in and zoom out the displayed ECG by touching the touch screen (110). The display (100) can also be configured to enable the user to select two or more separate segments of the ECG to view together at the same time on the display (100), which segments can be separated by intervening segments of the ECG that can be hidden from being viewed on the display (100). The display (100) can have multiple user-interface windows (120, 130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Guiney, William Douglas Grube, John Mardirosian, Scott Alan Wuthrich, Simon Edward Kozin
  • Patent number: 11633613
    Abstract: A compact automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device configured to receive electrocardiogram signals while the AED's electrode pads are in airtight storage. A surface of the device has a first electrical connection and a second electrical connection to a circuit board, each at a separate defined location on the surface. The circuit board receives ECG signals from a patient when the first defined location and the second defined location on the surface of the device body are put in contact with the patient. The circuit board may be configured to sense ECG signals from the patient through a plurality of additional defined locations on the surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Altrix Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Shaker, Daniel Fleck, Jesse S. Kruska
  • Patent number: 11617533
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for explaining and visualizing an output of a machine learning system that detects cardiac arrhythmia in a patient. In one example, a computing device receives cardiac electrogram data sensed by a medical device. The computing device applies a machine learning model, trained using cardiac electrogram data for a plurality of patients, to the received cardiac electrogram data to determine, based on the machine learning model, that an episode of arrhythmia has occurred in the patient and a level of confidence in the determination that the episode of arrhythmia has occurred in the patient. In response to determining that the level of confidence is greater than a predetermined threshold, the computing device displays, to a user, a portion of the cardiac electrogram data, an indication that the episode of arrhythmia has occurred, and an indication of the level of confidence that the episode of arrhythmia has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lindsay A. Pedalty, Niranjan Chakravarthy, Rodolphe Katra, Tarek D. Haddad, Andrew Radtke, Siddharth Dani, Donald R. Musgrove
  • Patent number: 11609280
    Abstract: A method of detecting a leakage path in an electronic device includes iteratively performing operations until an iteration condition is satisfied. The operations include causing a capacitor to be set to a known state, measuring a voltage level of the capacitor, and storing data indicating the measured voltage level. The operations also include causing the capacitor to be connected to a potential leakage path, remeasuring the voltage level of the capacitor, and storing data indicating the remeasured voltage level. The operations further include comparing the measured voltage level and the remeasured voltage level to detect leakage in the potential leakage path. The iteration condition is satisfied when a difference between the measured voltage level and the remeasured voltage level satisfies a voltage threshold or when a count of iterations performed satisfies an iteration threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Liquid Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Cencula, Casper G. Otten
  • Patent number: 11553962
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmia are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein deliver interrogating energy to tissue at a position on a wall of an anatomical structure of a patient. If the devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein detect a change in electrical activity of the anatomical structure in response to the interrogating energy, the devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein can apply irreversible therapy to the tissue. In some embodiments, the change in electrical activity corresponds to slowing or termination of a detected arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Affera, Inc.
    Inventors: Doron Harlev, Paul B. Hultz
  • Patent number: 11547863
    Abstract: A re-usable, compact automated external defibrillator (AED) having a proximate electrode and a distal electrode for use in delivering an electrical charge to a person in cardiac distress. The components of the AED are packed together in a low-profile device body. The distal electrode may be easily unpacked from the device body and deployed. A circuit board within the device body controls the AED. The proximate electrode is part of the device body such that the device body is attached to the skin of the person when in use. The distal electrode is wired to the device body and also attached to the skin of the person when in use. The circuit board may be used to deliver a biphasic electrical charge to the person. The adhesive pads on the electrodes may be peeled off and replaced for reuse. Also, the electrodes may be replaced, if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Altrix Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Shaker, Daniel Fleck, Andrew Reed, Trent Quick, David Mathieu
  • Patent number: 11547343
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to receive cardiac electrical information and premature ventricular contraction (PVC) information of a subject, detect atrial fibrillation (AF) of the subject using the received cardiac electrical information, and adjust AF detection using the received PVC information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Mahajan, David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha
  • Patent number: 11532826
    Abstract: A method for operating a medical device includes activating a processor in the medical device in a low-power operating mode, measuring a first voltage level of the battery, applying at least one discharge pulse to the battery in response to the first voltage level of the battery being greater than a predetermined passivation minimum voltage threshold and less than a predetermined passivation maximum voltage threshold, measuring a second voltage level of the battery after the at least one discharge pulse, and operating the processor in the medical device in an increased-power operating mode to continue operation of the medical device only in response to the second voltage level being greater than or equal to a predetermined operating voltage threshold, the predetermined operating voltage threshold being greater than the predetermined passivation minimum voltage threshold and less than or equal to the predetermined passivation maximum voltage threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Lewis Lockridge, Duane Patrick Fridley, Kurt Gerard Klem, Michael Joseph Blackburn, Nathan Eugene Manlove, Steven Kent Moore, Marshall M. Parker
  • Patent number: 11524169
    Abstract: An extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) having a high voltage therapy module is configured to control a high voltage charging circuit to charge a capacitor to a pacing voltage amplitude to deliver charge balanced pacing pulses. The capacitor is chargeable to a shock voltage amplitude that is greater than the pacing voltage amplitude. The ICD is configured to enable switching circuitry of the high voltage therapy module to discharge the capacitor to deliver a first pulse having a first polarity and a leading voltage amplitude corresponding to the pacing voltage amplitude for pacing the patient's heart via a pacing electrode vector selected from extra-cardiovascular electrodes. The high voltage therapy module delivers a second pulse after the first pulse. The second pulse has a second polarity opposite the first polarity and balances the electrical charge delivered during the first pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanina Grinberg, Paul D. Baker, Lonny V. Cabelka, Craig W. Dorma, Timothy A. Ebeling, Michael W. Heinks, James Vander Heyden, Joseph Ippolito, Joel R. Lauer, Robert W. Sawchuk, Brian W. Schousek
  • Patent number: 11527175
    Abstract: A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automatic external defibrillator (AED) training system, wherein the CPR/AED training system includes a cabinet having an upper cabinet and a lower cabinet, an audio/visual monitor located in the upper cabinet, a photo camera located in the upper cabinet and located adjacent to the audio/visual monitor, a computer located in the upper cabinet and operatively connected to the audio/visual monitor and the photo camera, and a first and second mannequin station operatively connected to the lower cabinet, wherein the first and second mannequin stations can be used in conjunction with each other for CPR/AED training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Timika Sharee Edney
  • Patent number: 11511117
    Abstract: A stimulation protocol determination system includes an input module and a selector module. The input module is provided to receive an indication of an upper airway flow limitation via sensed respiratory effort information. The selection module is provided to automatically select, based on the indicated upper airway flow limitation, a stimulation protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: INSPIRE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Quan Ni, Mark A. Christopherson, John Rondoni
  • Patent number: 11504532
    Abstract: A chest tube device with neurostimulation is provided, along with a method of electrically stimulating at least one of (i) one or more peripheral nerves and (ii) one or more nerve fibers of a thoracic region of a patient, to mitigate pain in patients undergoing chest tube implantation. The chest tube device includes a tubular member and an electro-analgesic region to provide neurostimulation to one or more peripheral nerves and/or nerve fibers of the thoracic region of the patient. The method includes electrically stimulating one or more peripheral nerves and/or nerve fibers of the thoracic region of the patient, and hyperpolarizing the one or more peripheral nerves and/or nerve fibers of the thoracic region to (i) reduce an amount of pain signals from being transmitted to the brain of the patient and/or (ii) prevent pain signals from being transmitted to the brain of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: COH HOLDCO INC.
    Inventor: Peter Ungjo Baik
  • Patent number: 11504044
    Abstract: An electrocardiogram waveform measurement system is configured to be suitable for measuring an electrocardiogram waveform with high precision using multiple electrodes provided to an article of clothing. A measurement unit performs measurement in a state in which multiple fabric electrodes are grouped into multiple channels. A signal measured by the electrodes for each channel is evaluated in a two-dimensional manner based on the number of times an R wave is detected by an R wave processing unit in a predetermined period of time and a degree of data concentration in a dynamic range acquired by a degree-of-concentration calculation unit. A channel selection unit selects the optimum channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUADLYTICS INC.
    Inventor: Toshitaka Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 11502619
    Abstract: A method includes charging a capacitor of a power inverter to a direct current (DC) input voltage provided at an input terminal of the power inverter. The capacitor has a first terminal and a second terminal. The method also includes providing a first voltage at an output terminal of the power inverter at a first time by controlling one of either a set of input switches configured to selectively couple the first and second terminals to either the input terminal or to a ground terminal, or an output switch configured to selectively couple the output terminal to either the first terminal or the second terminal. The method further includes providing a second voltage at the output terminal at a second time by controlling the other of the set of input switches and the output switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Orlando Lazaro, Yogesh Kumar Ramadass, Nan Xing
  • Patent number: 11497663
    Abstract: A smart safety kit includes one or more medical products, a container configured to receive the medical products therein, an interface coupled to the container, a processor, and a memory. The container and the medicals product are separate and distinct. The memory is coupled to the container and includes instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the interface to communicate step-by-step medical instructions for administering treatment to a patient with the medical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rescue Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Templeton, Michelle Pelletier
  • Patent number: RE49764
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a medical device, such as a defibrillator, for use with an accessory capable of collecting a parameter of a patient. The medical device is capable of at least performing a basic functionality, an advanced functionality, and of defibrillating the patient. The medical device includes an energy storage module within a housing for storing an electrical charge that is to be delivered to the patient for the defibrillating. The medical device includes a processor structured to determine whether a data set received from the accessory confirms or not a preset authentication criterion about the accessory. Although when the accessory is coupled to the housing the medical device is capable of the defibrillating and the basic functionality, the medical device is capable of the advanced functionality only when the accessory is coupled to the housing and it is determined that the preset authentication criterion is confirmed. Embodiments also include methods of operation and a programmed solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard C. Nova