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1.

VASODILATOR INTRODUCER SHEATH

      
Application Number 18487054
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-14
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Duffy, Niall F.

Abstract

An introducer includes an introducer hub and a vasodilating drug-delivery introducer sheath coupled to the hub and extending distally therefrom. The introducer sheath may include a primary lumen and infusion lumens for delivering a therapeutic agent such as a vasodilator through ports in the introducer sheath or may include an outer porous layer for the therapeutic agent to be delivered to the vessel, or may include at least one drug-coated outer layer for the therapeutic agent to be released from the drug-coated outer layer.

IPC Classes  ?

2.

NOISE IDENTIFICATION AND REDUCTION FOR RECORDING OF SIGNALS WITH CARDIAC ACTIVITY ON SPINAL CORD STIMULATION (SCS) LEADS

      
Application Number 18373841
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-27
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Straka, Malgorzata Maria
  • Brinda, Annemarie K.
  • Hincapie, Juan G.
  • Litvak, Leonid M.
  • Mueller, Jerel Keith
  • Nedrud, Joshua James
  • Cleland, Andrew Jay
  • Kharam, Aleksandra Pavlovna
  • Dinsmoor, David A.

Abstract

A system is provided for identifying and reducing noise in a therapeutic procedure. For example, the system may be configured to measure one or more signals with cardiac activity. The system may be configured to then identify one or more sources of noise that are distorting the one or more signals with cardiac activity and may reduce the one or more sources of noise from the one or more signals with cardiac activity. Subsequently, the system may be configured to determine one or more aggregate cardiac-derived metrics and/or save processed cardiac data based on the one or more signals with cardiac activity with the one or more sources of noise reduced. Additionally, the system may be configured to determine one or more parameters for applying an electrical signal to an anatomical element of a patient based on the one or more aggregate cardiac-derived metrics and/or saved processed cardiac data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/372 - Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
  • A61N 1/365 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential

3.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING A NEUROMODULATION THERAPY BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL INPUTS

      
Application Number 18381003
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-17
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Straka, Malgorzata Maria
  • Brinda, Annemarie K.
  • Hincapie, Juan G.
  • Litvak, Leonid M.
  • Mueller, Jerel Keith
  • Nedrud, Joshua James
  • Cleland, Andrew Jay
  • Kharam, Aleksandra Pavlovna
  • Sharan, Ashwini D.

Abstract

Systems and methods for generating and/or applying an adjustment for one or more parameters of a neuromodulation therapy of a user are provided. One or more physiological-based inputs of the user may be received and a therapy response score may be determined based on the one or more physiological-based inputs. At least one adjustment for one or more parameters of the neuromodulation therapy may be generated based on the therapy response score.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
  • A61N 1/02 - Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor - Details
  • G16H 20/30 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to physical therapies or activities, e.g. physiotherapy, acupressure or exercising

4.

PARAMETER SELECTION FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY

      
Application Number 18546564
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Hareland, Scott A.

Abstract

Devices, systems, and techniques are described for selecting parameters for electrical stimulation therapy. For example, device may include processing circuitry configured to determine a first window of time to sense a physiological signal, determine, based on the first window of time, a second window of time for delivering electrical stimulations, and determine, based on a duration of the second window of time, a number of stimulation pulses deliverable during the second window of time at one or more pulse frequencies. The processing circuitry may then output, based on the number of stimulation pulses deliverable during the second window of time, at least one selectable stimulation parameter that at least partially defines the electrical stimulation, wherein the second window of time is adjacent to the first window of time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers

5.

ANNULUS REPAIR METHODS AND SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 18563886
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-24
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Genovese, Matthew E.
  • Punga, Karan P.
  • Metcalf, Olivia P.
  • Chang, William W.

Abstract

Aspects include systems having an implant (e.g., annuloplasty implant) and a delivery device. The delivery device includes a delivery catheter and a sizing device. The sizing device has a frame including a plurality of struts and a plurality of anchor housings interconnected to at least one respective strut. An anchor is positioned within each of the anchor housings in a delivery arrangement. In the delivery arrangement, the sizing device and the implant are positioned within the catheter and each anchor is within one of the plurality of anchor housings. The delivery device further having an adjustment arrangement in which the implant, anchors and at least a portion of the sizing device are positioned outside of the catheter. The delivery device further having a deployed arrangement in which the frame is disconnected from the anchors and the frame is withdrawn into the delivery catheter. Related methods are also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

6.

METHOD OF FORMING A BALLOON

      
Application Number 17972462
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-24
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Wong, Thomas A.
  • Baxter, Jonathan E.
  • Seifert, Kevin R.

Abstract

Medical devices including a balloon and methods of making medical devices including a balloon are provided. The medical device includes a tubular element, a balloon, and a barrier between the tubular element and the balloon. When air is pushed into one end of the medical device, the balloon may be inflated. The method includes applying a barrier to a tubular element, applying an elastomer solution to the barrier and at least a part of the tubular element to form a coating, and curing the coating to form the balloon.

IPC Classes  ?

7.

DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENTS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA

      
Application Number 18611642
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-20
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Huhta, Brent A.
  • Roerig, Jake T.
  • Plantage, Brandon J.
  • Hedlund, Melonie
  • Schulz, Christine D.

Abstract

Techniques disclosed herein involve displaying, via a graphic user interface, historical physiological data of a person measured during a historical time period, and one or more historical events occurred during the historical time period; receiving a change to at least one attribute of a historical event of the one or more historical events; and displaying, via the graphic user interface, adjusted historical physiological data indicating estimated changes of the historical physiological data resulted from the change to the at least attribute of the historical event.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/145 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records

8.

Method And Apparatus For Moving A Reference Device

      
Application Number 18617487
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-26
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Reddy, Robert J.
  • Teichman, Robert S.

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a subject. A reference device can be associated with the subject. The reference device can be moved while maintaining or allowing registration with an image space.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/06 - Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges

9.

PROXIMAL STENT-GRAFT RETENTION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18459808
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-01
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Flory, David Eron
  • Bazor, Benjamin
  • Bhandal, Vincent De Leon
  • Godin, Andrew
  • Patel, Manthan P.

Abstract

A proximal stent-graft retention system includes a stent-graft having a suture loop attached to a proximal end of the stent-graft and a delivery catheter having a distal tip that includes a retention feature. The retention feature can include a slot extending through a sidewall of the distal tip and a trigger wire. The slot of the distal tip exposes a portion of the trigger wire within the tip lumen such that the trigger wire may extend through the suture loop of the stent-graft at the slot of the distal tip of the delivery catheter and is configured to retain the proximal end of the stent-graft in the radially expanded configuration via the suture loop to prevent distal migration and compression of the stent-graft. Proximal retraction of the trigger wire releases the suture loop of the stent-graft such that the stent-graft is no longer coupled to the delivery catheter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 2/954 - Instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts for placing stents or stent-grafts in a bifurcation
  • A61F 2/07 - Stent-grafts

10.

HYDRAULIC CRIMPING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18614699
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-24
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Frisby, Paraic
  • Slattery, Eveanne
  • Gallagher, John

Abstract

A crimping device for reducing the size of prosthetic heart valve devices and other medical devices. A hydraulically operated piston advances a pusher toward an opening of a funnel. An interior surface of the funnel is configured to provide substantially uniform compression forces to a prosthetic heart valve device between the pusher and the funnel as the pusher advances the prosthetic heart valve device into the funnel. A system may comprise the crimping device and a prosthetic heart valve device positioned between the pusher and the funnel. A technique for using the crimping device includes delivering a pressurized fluid and crimping a prosthetic heart valve device using the interior surface of the funnel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 2/24 - Heart valves
  • A61F 2/95 - Instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts
  • A61M 5/31 - Syringes - Details
  • A61M 5/315 - Pistons; Piston-rods; Guiding, blocking or restricting the movement of the rod; Appliances on the rod for facilitating dosing

11.

EXPANDABLE INTER-BODY DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD

      
Application Number 18613396
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-22
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Josse, Loic
  • Peultier, Bertrand

Abstract

Expandable spinal implants, systems and methods are disclosed. An expandable spinal implant may include a first endplate, a second endplate, and a moving mechanism that is operably coupled to the first and second endplates. The moving mechanism may include a wedge, a first sliding frame and a second sliding frame disposed on opposite sides of the wedge, a screw guide housing a rotatable first set screw and a rotatable second set screw opposite the first set screw. The first set screw may be operably coupled to the second sliding frame and the second set screw may be operably coupled to the wedge. The moving mechanism may operably adjust a spacing between the first and second endplates upon simultaneous rotation of the first and second set screws and operably adjust an angle of inclination between the first and second endplates upon translating the first set screw or second set screw.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 17/88 - Methods or means for implanting or extracting internal fixation devices
  • A61F 2/30 - Joints
  • A61F 2/44 - Joints for the spine, e.g. vertebrae, spinal discs
  • A61F 2/46 - Special tools for implanting artificial joints

12.

DETECTING SIGNALS WITH CARDIAC ACTIVITY DURING DEFINED REST STATES USING NEUROMODULATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18371893
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-22
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Straka, Malgorzata Maria
  • Brinda, Annemarie K.
  • Hincapie, Juan G.
  • Litvak, Leonid M.
  • Mueller, Jerel Keith
  • Nedrud, Joshua James
  • Cleland, Andrew Jay
  • Kharam, Aleksandra Pavlovna

Abstract

A system is provided for informing a therapeutic procedure. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to determine specific states associated with a sleep-wake cycle of a patient. Additionally, the system may be configured to measure one or more signals with cardiac activity of the patient upon detecting the specific states of the sleep-wake cycle of the patient. Subsequently, the system may be configured to determine one or more parameters for applying an electrical signal to an anatomical element of the patient based on the one or more signals with cardiac activity. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to establish a longitudinal trend of cardiac metrics for the patient based on a plurality of signals with cardiac activity for the patient measured during the specific states of the sleep-wake cycle across a plurality of days.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition

13.

STRUCTURES AND TECHNIQUES FOR MEDICAL LEAD FABRICATION

      
Application Number 18546700
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Formosa, Elizabeth
  • Patel, Jayesh R.
  • Becker, Damian M.
  • Tan, Wen
  • Seeley, Dale F.

Abstract

In one example, a lead comprises a plurality of conductors, each conductor of the plurality of conductors comprising a conductor first end, a conductor second end, and a conductor intermediate portion therebetween, and a spline. The lead may include a first set of contacts and a second set of contracts electrically coupled with respective conductors of the plurality of conductors. The second set of contacts may include a plurality of inserts defining a plurality of apertures through which an end of respective conductors is disposed. Tire lead may further include an outer lead body disposed over at least the intermediate portion of the plurality of conductors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings
  • A61N 1/05 - Electrodes for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode
  • H01R 24/58 - Contacts spaced along longitudinal axis of engagement
  • H01R 43/24 - Assembling by moulding on contact members
  • H01R 107/00 - Four or more poles

14.

PERIPHERAL NERVE AND SPINAL CORD DIFFERENTIAL TARGET MULTIPLEXED STIMULATION

      
Application Number 18546765
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kelley, Brooke G.
  • Hincapie, Juan G.
  • Cleland, Andrew J.

Abstract

Devices, systems, or methods include generating, by stimulation generation circuitry, a first train of electrical stimulation pulses at a first frequency to a first target tissue; and generating, by the stimulation generation circuitry, a second train of electrical stimulation pulses at a second frequency to a second target tissue different from the first target tissue, wherein at least some electrical stimulation pulses of the first train of electrical stimulation pulses are interleaved with at least some electrical stimulation pulses of the second tram of electrical stimulation pulses. At least the first target tissue is associated with a spinal cord of a patient, and the second target tissue is associated with at least one of a peripheral nerve or a nerve root of the patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers

15.

CATHODE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

      
Application Number 17970014
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-20
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Chen, Kaimin

Abstract

An electrochemical cells and methods of forming the same are described. An electrochemical cell includes an anode, a cathode, a separator, and a liquid electrolyte. The cathode includes an active material, a conductive material, a binder, and a gelling electrolyte. The separator is arranged between the anode and the cathode. The separator is configured to prevent direct contact between the anode and the cathode. The liquid electrolyte transports ions between the cathode and the anode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/0565 - Polymeric materials, e.g. gel-type or solid-type
  • H01M 4/04 - Processes of manufacture in general
  • H01M 4/38 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of elements or alloys
  • H01M 4/62 - Selection of inactive substances as ingredients for active masses, e.g. binders, fillers
  • H01M 10/0568 - Liquid materials characterised by the solutes

16.

OVER-DISCHARGE PROTECTION FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

      
Application Number 17969928
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-20
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Yu, Lu

Abstract

Electrochemical cells and methods of providing over-discharge protection of the same are disclosed. An electrochemical cell may include a cathode, an anode, a separator, and an electrolyte. The cathode may include a cathode current collector and a cathode active material disposed on at least a portion of the cathode current collector. The anode may include an anode current collector and an anode active material disposed on at least a portion of the anode current collector. The anode current collector may include an anode conductive material and a lithophilic metal layer disposed on the anode conductive material. The lithophilic metal layer may define an outer surface of the anode current collector. The separator may be arranged between the anode and the cathode to prevent direct contact between the anode and the cathode. The electrolyte may transport ions between the cathode and the anode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/66 - Selection of materials
  • A61N 1/378 - Electrical supply
  • A61N 1/39 - Heart defibrillators
  • H01M 10/42 - Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells
  • H01M 10/44 - Methods for charging or discharging

17.

SWIVEL KNUCKLE CONNECTION

      
Application Number 18616050
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-25
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic Xomed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Singer, Scott Andrew
  • Riedel, Ken
  • Angulo, Juan P.

Abstract

A swivel knuckle assembly for interconnecting a motor and a supply line. The knuckle assembly may include a bearing member to reduce a coefficient of friction. A locking mechanism is disclosed to connect members of the knuckle assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16L 27/08 - Adjustable joints; Joints allowing movement allowing adjustment or movement only about the axis of one pipe
  • A61B 17/00 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
  • A61B 17/16 - Osteoclasts; Drills or chisels for bones; Trepans
  • A61B 17/32 - Surgical cutting instruments
  • B23P 11/00 - Connecting or disconnecting metal parts or objects by metal-working techniques, not otherwise provided for
  • F16L 27/073 - Universal joints, i.e. with mechanical connection allowing angular movement or adjustment of the axes of the parts in any direction with partly-spherical engaging surfaces with special sealing means between the engaging surfaces one of the cooperating surfaces forming the sealing means
  • F16L 39/00 - Joints or fittings for double-walled or multi-channel pipes or pipe assemblies
  • F16L 39/04 - Joints or fittings for double-walled or multi-channel pipes or pipe assemblies allowing adjustment or movement
  • F16L 39/06 - Joints or fittings for double-walled or multi-channel pipes or pipe assemblies of the multiline swivel type, e.g. comprising a plurality of axially mounted modules

18.

SYSTEMS FOR MEDICAL DEVICE BREATHABILITY

      
Application Number 18611435
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-20
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic Minimed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Rodriguez, Jasson
  • Garai, Ellis
  • Deverkadra, Ravi R.
  • Voisin, Sara M.
  • Pananen, Jacob E.

Abstract

A medical device includes a sensor to observe a characteristic of an anatomy, and a sensor base coupled to the sensor. The medical device includes a coupling system to couple the sensor base to the anatomy. The coupling system includes a first adhesive member and a second adhesive member. The first adhesive member is coupled to the sensor base and the second adhesive member is to couple to the anatomy. The first adhesive member includes at least one cut-out to direct moisture to an ambient environment surrounding the medical device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/145 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value

19.

CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL IN STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS

      
Application Number 18415379
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-17
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Grosman, Benyamin
  • Lintereur, Louis J.
  • Roy, Anirban
  • Parikh, Neha J.
  • Wu, Di
  • Weydt, Patrick E.
  • Dunleavy, David
  • Dianaty, Ali

Abstract

Techniques disclosed herein relate to closed-loop control in steady-state conditions. In some embodiments, the techniques may involve determining an amount of unmetabolized therapeutic substance in a patient; determining, based on a measurement of a physiological condition of the patient and a target value for the physiological condition, a first amount or rate of a basal dosage for delivery to the patient; adjusting, based on the amount of unmetabolized therapeutic substance, the first amount or rate of the basal dosage to determine a second amount or rate of the basal dosage; and causing delivery of the second amount or rate of the basal dosage based on communicating the second amount or rate in a delivery command.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/172 - Means for controlling media flow to the body or for metering media to the body, e.g. drip meters, counters electrical or electronic

20.

STENTED PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE HAVING A PARAVALVULAR SEALING WRAP

      
Application Number 18610797
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-20
First Publication Date 2024-07-11
Owner Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Howard, Elliot
  • Hallak, Amy
  • Menk, Ana
  • Weston, Matthew
  • Racchini, Joel

Abstract

Stented prosthetic heart valves including a stent frame having a plurality of stent frame support structures collectively defining an interior surface, an exterior surface and a plurality of cells. The stented prosthetic heart valve further including a valve structure including valve leaflets disposed within and secured to the stent frame and defining a margin of attachment. The stented prosthetic heart valve including one or both of an outer paravalvular leakage prevention wrap and an inner skirt for supporting the valve leaflets. In various embodiments, the outer wrap is positioned entirely on one side of the margin of attachment. In embodiments including an inner skirt, the outer wrap and the inner skirt are on opposite sides of the margin of attachment such that the inner skirt and the outer wrap do not overlap. In other embodiments, the outer wrap includes a plurality of zones having varying thickness.

IPC Classes  ?

21.

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROTATIONAL ALIGNMENT

      
Application Number 18608488
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Harewood, Frank
  • Winters, Taylor
  • Birmingham, Evelyn
  • Saul, Sara
  • Kimball, Victor
  • Pierce, Eric
  • Bhargav, Radhika
  • Sandstrom, Jeffrey
  • Dorff, Caitlin

Abstract

A transcatheter heart valve prosthesis includes an annular stent, a valve structure including a plurality of leaflets positioned within and coupled to the stent, an inner skirt coupled to an interior surface of the stent, an exterior skirt coupled to an exterior surface of the stent, and a radiopaque marker is secured between the interior skirt and the exterior skirt.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 2/24 - Heart valves
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis

22.

MANAGING TRANSIENT OVERSTIMULATION BASED ON ECAPs

      
Application Number 18608335
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dinsmoor, David A.
  • Hageman, Kristin N.
  • Bink, Hank T.
  • Pulliam, Christopher L.

Abstract

Evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) may be used to determine therapy. For example, a medical device includes stimulation generation circuitry and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to determine if a characteristic of a first ECAP is greater than a threshold ECAP characteristic value. Based on the characteristic of the first ECAP being greater than the threshold ECAP characteristic value, the processing circuitry is configured to decrease a parameter of a first set of pulses delivered by the stimulation generation circuitry after the first ECAP. Additionally, the processing circuitry is configured to determine if a characteristic of a second ECAP is less than the threshold ECAP characteristic value and based on the characteristic of the second ECAP being less than the threshold ECAP characteristic value, increase a parameter of a second set of pulses delivered by the stimulation generation circuitry after the second ECAP.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers

23.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT BASED ON AN OPEN SWITCH CONFIGURATION

      
Application Number 18608679
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hefner, Jesse M.
  • Garai, Ellis
  • Mclevish, Al L.
  • Ferry, Brian J.
  • Glassel, Philip R.
  • Chevalier, Paul W.
  • Choy, David Y.

Abstract

A sensor assembly for sensing a physiological characteristic of a user includes a power source, a power control switch, and a power latch within a housing. The power control switch is electrically coupled to the power source, and is configured to inhibit delivery of power from the power source to one or more components of the sensor assembly before deployment of the sensor assembly to a user, and deliver power from the power source to the one or more components of the sensor assembly in response to the deployment of the sensor assembly to the user. The power latch is configured to, upon the deployment of the sensor assembly to the user, latch an output of the power control switch to maintain the delivery of power from the power source to the one or more components of the sensor assembly while the sensor assembly is in a deployed state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • H01H 13/14 - Operating parts, e.g. push-button

24.

SURGICAL SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

      
Application Number 18089756
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-28
First Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC INC. (USA)
Inventor Bales, Joel

Abstract

A spinal implant includes a first wall. A first portion includes spaced apart first and second assemblies each extending from a first side of the first wall. The first assembly includes spaced apart first and second extensions. The second assembly includes spaced apart third and fourth extension. The first and second extensions define a first opening. The third and fourth extensions define a second opening. A space between the first assembly and the second assembly defines a cavity configured for disposal of a bone fastener. The head and the openings are configured for disposal of a first spinal rod. A second portion extends from an opposite second side of the first wall. The second portion includes a second wall that is spaced apart from the first wall. Opposing surfaces of the walls define a channel configured for disposal of a second spinal rod.

IPC Classes  ?

25.

SURGICAL SYSTEM FOR CORRECTION OF A SPINE DISORDER

      
Application Number IB2023062894
Publication Number 2024/141851
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-18
Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor Bales, Joel

Abstract

A spinal implant includes a first wall. A first portion includes spaced apart first and second assemblies each extending from a first side of the first wall. The first assembly includes spaced apart first and second extensions. The second assembly includes spaced apart third and fourth extension. The first and second extensions define a first opening. The third and fourth extensions define a second opening. A space between the first assembly and the second assembly defines a cavity configured for disposal of a bone fastener. The head and the openings are configured for disposal of a first spinal rod. A second portion extends from an opposite second side of the first wall. The second portion includes a second wall that is spaced apart from the first wall. Opposing surfaces of the walls define a channel configured for disposal of a second spinal rod.

IPC Classes  ?

26.

HEARTMETRICS

      
Serial Number 98626932
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-07-01
Owner Medtronic, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Platform as a service (paas) featuring computer software platforms for collecting, storing, analyzing, and generating reports on information and data from clinical trials.

27.

MYSTIM

      
Serial Number 98627005
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-07-01
Owner Medtronic, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Downloadable and recorded software in the nature of mobile applications used to control, program, operate, manage and communicate with electrical stimulators and neurostimulators; downloadable medical software used for pain management and electrical stimulation

28.

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

      
Application Number 18594907
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-04
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Deininger, Steven T.
  • Baade, Michael J.
  • Peters, Charles E.

Abstract

An implantable medical device includes an enclosure sleeve and a top cap. The enclosure sleeve comprises an enclosure wall with at least a portion of the enclosure wall comprising the grade 5 titanium and having a thickness between 0.007 inches and 0.009 inches. The enclosure sleeve includes an open top end and an open bottom end that is opposite the open top end. The top cap includes a feedthrough block, a first top cap end portion, and a second top cap end portion. The first top cap end portion is configured to couple to the open top end of the enclosure sleeve, and the second top cap end portion configured to be positioned within the enclosure sleeve.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings
  • A61B 90/50 - Supports for surgical instruments, e.g. articulated arms
  • A61N 1/08 - Arrangements or circuits for monitoring, protecting, controlling or indicating
  • A61N 1/18 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
  • H01R 43/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, or repairing of line connectors or current collectors or for joining electric conductors
  • H01R 43/18 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, or repairing of line connectors or current collectors or for joining electric conductors for manufacturing bases or cases for contact members
  • H01R 43/20 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, or repairing of line connectors or current collectors or for joining electric conductors for assembling or disassembling contact members with insulating base, case or sleeve
  • H05K 5/06 - Hermetically-sealed casings

29.

AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION OF USER-SPECIFIC DATA BASED ON NETWORKED CHARGER DEVICES

      
Application Number 18596386
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-05
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bazargan, Afshin
  • Weydt, Patrick E.
  • Wenstad, Hans K.
  • Trock, Adam S.
  • Shin, Seung C.
  • Finney, Samuel

Abstract

A method for automatically configuring a first medical device with user-specific configuration data comprises: determining that the first medical device is being placed into service to replace a second medical device that was previously in service in accordance with the user-specific configuration data, communicating data indicative of the first medical device being placed into service to replace the second medical device, obtaining, by the first medical device, the user-specific configuration data used by the second medical device, and configuring the first medical device based on the obtained user-specific configuration data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61M 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps
  • A61M 5/172 - Means for controlling media flow to the body or for metering media to the body, e.g. drip meters, counters electrical or electronic
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02J 7/02 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from ac mains by converters
  • H04L 9/40 - Network security protocols
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications
  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices
  • H04W 12/69 - Identity-dependent

30.

LINEAR VOLTAGE REGULATOR WITH ISOLATED SUPPLY CURRENT

      
Application Number 18600016
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-08
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kazarians, Seth N.
  • Trock, Adam S.
  • Elidrissi, Jalal
  • Delijani, Fatemeh

Abstract

A linear voltage regulator is disclosed. The voltage regulator is configured and controlled such that its output current is substantially equal to the input current. A test system for measuring electrical current consumption of a device under test (DUT) is disclosed. The test system comprises a controller coupled to a power capacitor, a voltage regulator, and a switching circuit. The controller may be configured to: control the switching circuit to place the test system into a charging state to charge the power capacitor with the DC voltage source, at a first time point, control the switching circuit to place the test system into a measurement state such that the power capacitor provides the capacitor voltage to the voltage regulator, and at a second time point after the first time point, calculate electrical current provided by the power capacitor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05F 1/575 - Regulating voltage or current wherein the variable actually regulated by the final control device is dc using semiconductor devices in series with the load as final control devices characterised by the feedback circuit
  • G01R 1/28 - Provision in measuring instruments for reference values, e.g. standard voltage, standard waveform

31.

Imaging System

      
Application Number 18594028
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-04
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fernandez, Xavier Tomas
  • Souza, Andre D. A.
  • Simpson, Robert Allen
  • Jin, Kyo C.
  • Li, Hong
  • Tao, Xiaodong
  • Helm, Patrick A.
  • Marrama, Michael P.

Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method for operating an imaging system. The imaging system may move or be moved to acquire image data of a subject at different positions relative to the subject. The image data may, thereafter, be combined to form a single image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/33 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration using feature-based methods
  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation

32.

System And Method For Mobile Imaging

      
Application Number 18600129
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-08
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Garlow, David A.
  • Cloutier, Robert P.
  • Hickey, John T.

Abstract

An imaging system is disclosed. The imaging system is operable to acquire and/or generate image data at positions relative to a subject. The imaging system includes a drive system configured to move the imaging system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
  • A61B 6/03 - Computerised tomographs
  • A61B 6/04 - Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like
  • A61B 6/46 - Arrangements for interfacing with the operator or the patient

33.

BRANCHABLE STENT GRAFT

      
Application Number 18469651
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-19
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Ditullio, Raymond J.

Abstract

A branchable stent graft including a tubular body and stents attached to and supporting the tubular body. The tubular body extends along a longitudinal axis and includes proximal and distal ends. The stents include first and second stents. The stents circumferentially extend around the tubular body. The first and second stents are spaced apart along the longitudinal axis of the tubular body. The first stent includes alternating crests and troughs forming peaks and valleys therebetween. The tubular body includes access regions arranged circumferentially spaced around the tubular body. The access regions are confined within the peaks and/or valleys of the first stent. The access regions include peripheries defining openings covered with graft material regions.

IPC Classes  ?

34.

FEEDTHROUGH PIN CONFIGURED FOR LASER WELDING

      
Application Number IB2023061969
Publication Number 2024/134320
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-28
Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ries, Andrew J.
  • Tischendorf, Brad C.
  • Munoz, Robert A.
  • Zhao, Hailiang
  • Hieb, Martin G.
  • Thom, Andrew J.

Abstract

The disclosure is directed to a feedthrough pin assembly and techniques related to a feedthrough pin assembly. An example of a feedthrough pin assembly includes a feedthrough pin which includes an elongated portion having a first radius, and an enlarged portion having a second radius. The first radius is smaller than the second radius. The feedthrough pin assembly may also include a spring plate having an opening with an opening radius smaller than the second radius, oriented circumferentially around a first portion of the elongated portion. The feedthrough pin assembly also includes an annulus window formed from a circumferential gap between the spring plate and the first portion of the elongated portion. The feedthrough pin assembly also includes a translucent ferrule distal to the spring plate, and circumferentially located around a second portion of the elongated portion.

IPC Classes  ?

35.

CARDIAC SIGNAL QT INTERVAL DETECTION

      
Application Number 18538473
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Rajagopal, Gautham
  • Sarkar, Shantanu

Abstract

An example device for detecting one or more parameters of a cardiac signal is disclosed herein. The device includes one or more electrodes and sensing circuitry configured to sense a cardiac signal via the one or more electrodes. The device further includes processing circuitry configured to determine an R-wave of the cardiac signal and determine whether the R-wave is noisy. Based on the R-wave being noisy, the processing circuitry is configured to determine whether the cardiac signal around a determined T-wave is noisy. Based on the cardiac signal around the determined T-wave not being noisy, the processing circuitry is configured to determine a QT interval or a corrected QT interval based on the determined T-wave and the determined R-wave.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/352 - Detecting R peaks, e.g. for synchronising diagnostic apparatus; Estimating R-R interval
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/355 - Detecting T-waves
  • A61B 5/36 - Detecting PQ interval, PR interval or QT interval

36.

PERFORMING MEASUREMENTS USING SENSORS OF A MEDICAL DEVICE SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18596971
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kuhn, Jonathan L.
  • Cinbis, Can
  • Greenhut, Saul E.

Abstract

This disclosure is related to devices, systems, and techniques for performing patient parameter measurements. In some examples, a medical device system includes an optical sensor configured to measure ambient light and a tissue oxygen saturation parameter and processing circuitry configured to determine that a current measurement of the tissue oxygen saturation parameter is prompted and control the optical sensor to perform an ambient light measurement associated with the current measurement of the tissue oxygen saturation parameter. The processing circuitry is further configured to determine, based on the ambient light measurement, at least one of whether to control the optical sensor to perform the current measurement of the tissue oxygen saturation parameter, when to control the optical sensor to perform the current measurement of the tissue oxygen saturation parameter, or whether to include the current measurement of the tissue oxygen saturation parameter in a trend of the tissue oxygen saturation parameter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/1455 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0215 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by means inserted into the body
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/1459 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters invasive, e.g. introduced into the body by a catheter

37.

METHODS AND IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL SYSTEMS THAT IMPLEMENT EXPOSURE MODES OF THERAPY THAT ALLOW FOR CONTINUED OPERATION DURING EXPOSURE TO A MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE

      
Application Number 18602538
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-12
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Yoon, Hyun J.
  • Demmer, Wade M.
  • Hoffman, Matthew J.
  • Betzold, Robert A.
  • Edmonson, Jonathan D.
  • Ellingson, Michael L.
  • Erickson, Mark K.
  • Herberg, Ben W.
  • Pronovici, Juliana E.
  • Reinke, James D.
  • Sheldon, Todd J.
  • Solheim, Paul R.

Abstract

Implantable medical systems enter an exposure mode of operation, either manually via a down linked programming instruction or by automatic detection by the implantable system of exposure to a magnetic disturbance. A controller then determines the appropriate exposure mode by considering various pieces of information including the device type including whether the device has defibrillation capability, pre-exposure mode of therapy including which chambers have been paced, and pre-exposure cardiac activity that is either intrinsic or paced rates. Additional considerations may include determining whether a sensed rate during the exposure mode is physiologic or artificially produced by the magnetic disturbance. When the sensed rate is physiologic, then the controller uses the sensed rate to trigger pacing and otherwise uses asynchronous pacing at a fixed rate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/37 - Monitoring; Protecting
  • A61N 1/368 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential comprising more than one electrode co-operating with different heart regions
  • A61N 1/39 - Heart defibrillators

38.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRE-OPERATIVE PROCEDURE DETERMINATION AND OUTCOME PREDICTING

      
Application Number 18442432
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-15
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schulhauser, Randal
  • Brown, Richard L.
  • Morrison, Matthew M.
  • Kinzie, Patrick W.
  • Vanraaphorst, Jeffrey R.
  • Byrne, Emily C.

Abstract

A system including a range of motion, quality of sleep, overall, and control modules. The range of motion module, prior to a procedure being performed on a patient, determines a first range of motion score of the patient based on a first signal generated by a sensor. The quality of sleep module, prior to the procedure being performed on the patient, determines a first quality of sleep score or a first pain score based on the first signal. The overall module determines a combined score based on the first range of motion score and the first quality of sleep score or the first pain score. The control module compares the combined score to a predetermined threshold and predicts an outcome of the procedure based on the comparison. The control module, based on the combined score, determines whether to perform the procedure, adjust the procedure or refrain from performing the procedure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 20/30 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to physical therapies or activities, e.g. physiotherapy, acupressure or exercising
  • G16H 20/40 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to mechanical, radiation or invasive therapies, e.g. surgery, laser therapy, dialysis or acupuncture
  • G16H 30/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for handling medical images, e.g. DICOM, HL7 or PACS
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • G16H 50/50 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for simulation or modelling of medical disorders

39.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CARDIAC EVENT SIGNAL SENSING

      
Application Number IB2023061732
Publication Number 2024/134308
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-21
Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Yong, Ronson Lok
  • Hudziak, Michael L.

Abstract

A medical device is configured to sense a cardiac signal and, without rectifying the cardiac signal, apply a first cardiac event sensing threshold amplitude having a first polarity to the cardiac signal. In response to the cardiac signal crossing the first sensing threshold amplitude, the medical device may apply to the cardiac signal a second sensing threshold amplitude that has a second polarity opposite the first polarity. The medical device may determine when a requirement relating to the second sensing threshold amplitude is met by the first cardiac signal for use in confirming a sensed cardiac event signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/365 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential
  • A61N 1/37 - Monitoring; Protecting
  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings

40.

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH DISTAL ELECTRODE ARRANGEMENT

      
Application Number IB2023062683
Publication Number 2024/134398
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-14
Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Yong, Ronson L.
  • Hamack, Jason D.

Abstract

A device comprising: an elongated housing configured to be implanted wholly within a first chamber of a heart, the first chamber of the heart having wall tissue; a distal electrode extending distally from a distal end of the elongated housing, and configured to penetrate into wall tissue of a second chamber of the heart; a reference electrode extending from the distal end of the elongated housing; one or more proximal electrodes extending from the distal end of the elongated housing and separate from the distal electrode and the reference electrode; and processing circuitry within the elongated housing. The processing circuitry is coupled to the distal electrode, the reference electrode, and the one or more proximal electrodes and is configured to sense electrical signals of the heart and pace via the distal electrode, the reference electrode, and the one or more proximal electrodes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/05 - Electrodes for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode
  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings

41.

A PROTHESIS CONFIGURED TO PREVENT OR RESTRICT BILLOWING

      
Application Number IB2023062796
Publication Number 2024/134431
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-15
Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor Olney, Karl L.

Abstract

A prosthesis is provided having a radially expanded configuration and a radially compressed configuration. The prosthesis includes a frame comprising a plurality of side openings, a skirt coupled to the frame and at least partially covering at least one side opening of the plurality of side openings, and a skirt-reinforcement arrangement configured to prevent or restrict billowing of an area of the skirt extending over the at least one side opening. The skirt-reinforcement arrangement comprises at least one reinforcement member embedded within the skirt.

IPC Classes  ?

42.

IRRIGATED ULTRASONIC DEVICE WITH FEATURES FOR DISSECTING DENSE TISSUE

      
Application Number IB2023062776
Publication Number 2024/134425
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-15
Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner MEDTRONIC PS MEDICAL, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cowley, Matthew S.
  • Van Tol, David J.

Abstract

Systems and methods whereby a surgical instrument includes an ultrasonic transducer contained in a housing and a transmission assembly at least partially received by the housing. The transmission assembly enabled to encapsulate a waveguide, wherein the waveguide transmits ultrasonic vibrations from the transducer to the ultrasonic blade. The ultrasonic blade includes a blade tip and at least one incorporated feature between a distal end of the ultrasonic blade and a proximal end, wherein the at least one incorporated feature includes one or more depressions or protrusions, creating abrasive surfaces and channels. The abrasive surfaces capable of breaking up tissue and the channels capable of collecting and expelling the broken-up tissue. A control switch operable to initiate and halt the ultrasonic transducer.

IPC Classes  ?

43.

Plunger

      
Application Number 29915682
Grant Number D1032834
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-02
First Publication Date 2024-06-25
Grant Date 2024-06-25
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ries, Andrew J.
  • Mothilal, Kamal Deep
  • Wiklund, Craig
  • Peterson, Kris A.
  • Jin, Hui
  • Moore, Kathryn J.

44.

SPLANCHNIC NEUROMODULATION FOR HEART CONDITIONS

      
Application Number 18389093
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miller, David John
  • Shrivastav, Maneesh
  • Musley, Shaileshkumar V.

Abstract

A therapeutic system and method are described. In one example, the system may include an implantable pulse generator configured to generate a current, a plurality of electrodes configured to apply the current to one or more splanchnic nerves of a patient, where each of the plurality of electrodes comprises at least one of an anode or a cathode, a processor, and memory. In some examples, the processor may receive sensor information describing subcutaneous nerve activity of the patient and adjust one or more parameters of the implantable pulse generator based on the subcutaneous nerve activity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
  • A61N 1/372 - Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators

45.

FACILITATING ACCELERATION OF ADVERTISING RATES FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

      
Application Number 18431338
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-02
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Eisele, Val D.
  • Ecker, Robert M.
  • Peichel, David J.
  • Plombon, William J.
  • Reinke, James D.

Abstract

Techniques for facilitating communication between an implantable medical device and an external device are provided. In one example, a method comprises broadcasting, via communication circuitry of an implantable device, a first set of advertisements at a first advertising rate according to a communication protocol. The method further comprises determining that detection circuitry of the implantable device detected voltage induced by an electromagnetic field at an interface between tissue of a patient and electrodes of the implantable device and in response to the detection of voltage induced by the electromagnetic field, broadcasting, via the communication circuitry, a second set of advertisements at a second advertising rate according to the communication protocol. The second advertising rate is greater than the first advertising rate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/372 - Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
  • A61B 5/29 - Invasive for permanent or long-term implantation
  • A61N 1/39 - Heart defibrillators
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication

46.

NERVE MONITORING AND/OR STIMULATION ELECTRODE ASSEMBLIES

      
Application Number 18593061
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic Xomed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cantwell, Matthew L.
  • Hacker, David C.
  • Prisco, John R.

Abstract

Stimulation and recording electrode assemblies that are particularly useful for Automatic Period Stimulation (APS). Such embodiments are compatible with nerve monitoring systems to provide continuous stimulation of a nerve during surgery. Certain embodiments include an electrode assembly having cuff including a body and two ears extending from the body. Within the body, at least one electrode is supported and connected to a lead wire assembly. The ears can be brought together to enlarge a gap in the body so that the electrode assembly can be fixated around a nerve. Other embodiments include an electrode assembly including first and second needle electrodes that each have a tip. A body is provided to interconnect the needle electrodes and can be manipulated to move the tips either toward or away from one another. Disclosed embodiments provide nerve monitoring and stimulation in cases where the nerve is only partially dissected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/24 - Detecting, measuring or recording bioelectric or biomagnetic signals of the body or parts thereof
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61N 1/05 - Electrodes for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode

47.

METHOD AND/OR SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING BLOOD GLUCOSE REFERENCE SAMPLE TIMES

      
Application Number 18588645
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-27
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gottlieb, Rebecca K.
  • Ramachandran, Meena

Abstract

Techniques disclose herein relate to determining glucose reference sample times. The techniques may involve determining a first glucose reference sample measurement for a patient. The techniques may further involve determining timing information for obtaining a second glucose reference sample measurement based at least in part on readings from a continuous glucose sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/145 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61M 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps
  • A61M 5/172 - Means for controlling media flow to the body or for metering media to the body, e.g. drip meters, counters electrical or electronic

48.

METHODS OF DELIVERING A PROSTHESIS WITH A DELIVERY CATHETER

      
Application Number 18593675
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pfeiffer, Ronja F.
  • Costello, Declan P.
  • Sheahan, Edmond

Abstract

Methods are disclosed for delivering a prosthesis with a delivery catheter comprising a first segment and a second segment. The delivery catheter further comprises a first connector comprising a first portion connected to a distal end of the first segment, and a second portion connected to a proximal end of the second segment, wherein the second portion is rotatably connected to the first portion. The methods comprise percutaneously delivering the prosthesis into a vasculature of a patient with the delivery catheter. The methods further comprise deflecting the delivery catheter to navigate the delivery catheter through bends in the vasculature as the prosthesis is advanced to a treatment site. The deflecting results in relative rotation between the first and second portions of the first connector about an axis of the first connector, and the deflecting results in bending of the first segment and the second segment.

IPC Classes  ?

49.

IRRIGATED ULTRASONIC DEVICE WITH FEATURES FOR DISSECTING DENSE TISSUE

      
Application Number 18086505
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-21
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic PS Medical, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cowley, Matthew S.
  • Van Tol, David J.

Abstract

Systems and methods whereby a surgical instrument includes an ultrasonic transducer contained in a housing and a transmission assembly at least partially received by the housing. The transmission assembly enabled to encapsulate a waveguide, wherein the waveguide transmits ultrasonic vibrations from the transducer to the ultrasonic blade. The ultrasonic blade includes a blade tip and at least one incorporated feature between a distal end of the ultrasonic blade and a proximal end, wherein the at least one incorporated feature includes one or more depressions or protrusions, creating abrasive surfaces and channels. The abrasive surfaces capable of breaking up tissue and the channels capable of collecting and expelling the broken-up tissue. A control switch operable to initiate and halt the ultrasonic transducer.

IPC Classes  ?

50.

PULSED FIELD ABLATION SYSTEM AND LEAKAGE PROTECTION THEREOF

      
Application Number IB2023061648
Publication Number 2024/127115
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-17
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraasch, Steven J.
  • Zhang, Qin
  • Binotti, Vicinius
  • Zimmer, Jon E.
  • Weber, Thomas A.

Abstract

One aspect provides a pulsed field ablation system including a bridge circuit configured to deliver bipolar and biphasic voltage pulses to a catheter. A leakage fault protection circuit is electrically coupled to the bridge circuit and includes a first comparator. An electronic processor is electrically coupled to the bridge circuit and the leakage fault protection circuit. The electronic processor is configured to determine a first offset threshold value to correct a first offset referenced at the first comparator and set a first threshold parameter of the first comparator based on the first offset threshold value and a leakage current parameter of the pulsed field ablation system. The electronic processor is also configured to determine a leakage fault when a detection parameter corresponding to the leakage fault satisfies the first threshold parameter at the first comparator.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 18/12 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
  • H02M 7/5387 - Conversion of dc power input into ac power output without possibility of reversal by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only, e.g. single switched pulse inverters in a bridge configuration
  • G01R 19/165 - Indicating that current or voltage is either above or below a predetermined value or within or outside a predetermined range of values
  • G01R 31/26 - Testing of individual semiconductor devices
  • G01R 31/30 - Marginal testing, e.g. by varying supply voltage
  • H02M 1/00 - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF - Details of apparatus for conversion
  • H02M 1/32 - Means for protecting converters other than by automatic disconnection

51.

DETERMINING VALIDITY OF HEART SOUNDS SIGNALS FROM IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

      
Application Number IB2023061728
Publication Number 2024/127122
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-21
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor Ghosh, Subham

Abstract

A device, a system, and a process for determining the validity of a recorded episode of heart sounds are disclosed. A medical system may include a heart sounds sensor, an electrical sensor/stimulus for sensing or providing a ventricular electrical event, and a processor. The processor records an episode including a plurality of heart sounds segments, each heart sounds segment being triggered by an instance of the ventricular electrical event. For each heart sounds segment, the processor determines a correlation between the heart sounds segment and each other heart sounds segment in the episode. A heart sounds segment is considered a valid sample if the median correlation value with each of the other heart sounds segments in the episode is greater than a threshold. The episode is considered to have meaningful physiological data if greater than a threshold number of the heart sounds segments are characterized as valid samples.

IPC Classes  ?

52.

PROSTHETIC VALVE DEVICE RESISTANT TO BACKFOLDING AND BUCKLING

      
Application Number 18593136
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kelley, Timothy
  • Tien, Victoria
  • Maiorano, Alaena
  • Orth, Geoffrey
  • Toloui, Mostafa
  • Schendel, Michael
  • Breithaupt, Anne
  • Pham, Vickie
  • Bergin, Cathleen

Abstract

A prosthesis includes a tubular graft, a prosthetic valve component, an inflow stent, an outflow stent, and a plurality of body stents disposed between the inflow and outflow stents. Each stent is a sinusoidal patterned radially-expandable ring having a first set of crowns and a second set of crowns, with the first set of crowns disposed closer to an inflow end of the tubular graft than the second set of crowns. The prosthesis is configured to be resistant to backfolding and/or buckling during deployment thereof.

IPC Classes  ?

53.

FORAMINA-FILLING IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL LEAD

      
Application Number 18593703
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Offutt, Sarah J.
  • Hincapie, Juan G.
  • Mueller, Jerel K.
  • Sandgren, Robert T.
  • Bittner, Katie

Abstract

Examples of implantable medical leads or implantable medical systems with implantable medical leads to be anchored to a sacrum are disclosed. The implantable medical leads include a lead body having a distal portion. A fixation mechanism is coupled to the distal portion. An electrode array is mechanically coupled to the fixation mechanism. In one example, the electrode array is directly coupled to the fixation mechanism. The electrode array is electrically coupled to the lead body and configured to generate a stimulation field. The fixation mechanism is configured to anchor the implantable medical lead to a sacrum and effect the stimulation field in a foramen of the sacrum.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/05 - Electrodes for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode
  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
  • A61N 1/372 - Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings

54.

Method and Apparatus for Imaging a Subject

      
Application Number 18066640
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-15
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Pasha, Saba

Abstract

Disclosed is a system to plan and position an implant in a subject. The planned position may be based upon various features and structures identified in a group of subjects for a current subject. The implant may then be positioned in a selected position including a relative position and orientation of one or more electrodes on the implant which may be identified as an optimal position for the selected current subject.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings

55.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HYBRID PERISTALTIC PUMP FLOW

      
Application Number 18080808
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-14
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miri, Mohammad
  • Palm, Matthew S.

Abstract

Systems and methods whereby an electrosurgical device provides electrosurgical treatment to a tissue area while offering simultaneous irrigation and suction capabilities. A hybrid pump attachment including a plurality of flexible tubes is fluidly connectable to the electrosurgical device, wherein the plurality of flexible tubes is orientated within the hybrid pump attachment such that, when attached to the peristaltic pump, the plurality of tubes at least partially surrounds a rotor and a plurality of rollers of the peristaltic pump. The rotor is rotatable about a central axis such that the plurality of rollers conveys fluid through the plurality of flexible tubes by way of applying intermittent forces on the external surface of the plurality of flexible tubes, wherein at least a first tube conveys a first fluid to a first location and at least a second tube conveys a second fluid to a second location.

IPC Classes  ?

56.

STATE-OF-HEALTH FOR A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

      
Application Number IB2023061965
Publication Number 2024/127132
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-28
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ji, Gang
  • Fang, Zhi

Abstract

Example devices and techniques are described herein for determining a relative state-of-charge of a battery. An example device includes memory, a battery, and processing circuitry coupled to the memory. The processing circuitry may determine a plurality of changes in a battery parameter over respective periods of time. The processing circuitry may determine an acceleration of the changes in the battery parameter based on the plurality of changes in the battery parameter over respective periods of time. Based at least in part on the acceleration of the changes in the battery parameter over time, the processing circuitry may generate a change battery indication relating to changing the battery and output the change battery indication.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/392 - Determining battery ageing or deterioration, e.g. state of health

57.

ABNORMAL PULSE DELIVERY PROTECTION FOR PULSED FIELD ABLATION SYSTEMS

      
Application Number IB2023061966
Publication Number 2024/127133
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-28
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fraasch, Steven J.
  • Binotti, Vicinius
  • Zimmer, Jon E.

Abstract

One aspect provides a pulsed field ablation system including a bridge circuit configured to deliver bipolar and biphasic voltage pulses to a catheter. An asynchronous current monitor circuit electrically coupled the bridge circuit. An electronic processor is coupled to the bridge circuit and the asynchronous current monitor circuit. The electronic processor is configured to determine whether an abnormal pulse delivery is present in the bridge circuit and control the bridge circuit to deliver therapeutic current to the catheter when the abnormal pulse delivery is not present. The electronic processor is also configured to inhibit the bridge circuit from delivering therapeutic current to the catheter when the abnormal pulse delivery is present.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 18/12 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
  • A61B 18/14 - Probes or electrodes therefor

58.

METHODS FOR SILANIZATION OF SUBSTRATES

      
Application Number IB2023061982
Publication Number 2024/127135
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-28
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Rufin, Marc A.
  • Chaffin, Kimberly A.
  • Mcclain, Jordyn L.
  • Upadhyaya, Brian R.

Abstract

A method of silanizing a surface of a substrate includes preparing a reagent solution with one or more alkoxysilanes by lowering a pH of the reagent solution to pH 1 to 6.5; subsequently increasing the pH of the reagent solution to pH 4 to 8; activating the surface to introduce reactive groups; contacting the activated surface with the reagent solution; and drying the surface. The alkoxysilanes may include monoalkoxysilanes, dialkoxysilanes, trialkoxysilanes, or a combination thereof. A substrate prepared by the methods of the present disclosure may include a surface; and a silane coating grafted onto the surface, the silane coating including silanes prepared from one or more monoalkoxysilanes, dialkoxysilanes, or a combination thereof, wherein the coating exhibits a silicon elemental concentration of 0.5 atomic % or more.

59.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATED CALIBRATION OF LOCAL FIELD POTENTIAL SENSING TOOLS FOR DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

      
Application Number IB2023062083
Publication Number 2024/127146
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-30
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • De Laszlo, Christian H.
  • Stroncek, Steven J.
  • Stanslaski, Scott R.
  • Chouinard, Thomas L.
  • Finnis, Kirk W.
  • Hageman, Kristin

Abstract

A system for automated calibration of Local Field Potential (LFP) sensing for deep brain stimulation can comprise one or more electrodes and control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to, prior to delivery of electrical stimulation via the one or more electrodes, sense, using the one or more electrodes, LFPs of the brain, record a snapshot of LFP activity across a wide frequency band, determine a peak frequency of the LFP activity from the snapshot, and update a Frequency of Interest (FOI) based on the peak frequency.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61N 1/05 - Electrodes for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode
  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers

60.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HYBRID PERISTALTIC PUMP FLOW

      
Application Number IB2023062269
Publication Number 2024/127159
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-05
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miri, Mohammad
  • Palm, Matt

Abstract

Systems and methods whereby an electrosurgical device provides electrosurgical treatment to a tissue area while offering simultaneous irrigation and suction capabilities. A hybrid pump attachment including a plurality of flexible tubes is fluidly connectable to the electrosurgical device, wherein the plurality of flexible tubes is orientated within the hybrid pump attachment such that, when attached to the peristaltic pump, the plurality of tubes at least partially surrounds a rotor and a plurality of rollers of the peristaltic pump. The rotor is rotatable about a central axis such that the plurality of rollers conveys fluid through the plurality of flexible tubes by way of applying intermittent forces on the external surface of the plurality of flexible tubes, wherein at least a first tube conveys a first fluid to a first location and at least a second tube conveys a second fluid to a second location.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 18/12 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
  • A61M 1/00 - Suction or pumping devices for medical purposes; Devices for carrying-off, for treatment of, or for carrying-over, body-liquids; Drainage systems
  • F04B 43/12 - Machines, pumps, or pumping installations having flexible working members having peristaltic action
  • A61B 18/14 - Probes or electrodes therefor

61.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGING A SUBJECT

      
Application Number IB2023062668
Publication Number 2024/127290
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-14
Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (USA)
Inventor Pasha, Saba

Abstract

Disclosed is a system to plan and position an implant in a subject. The planned position may be based upon various features and structures identified in a group of subjects for a current subject. The implant may then be positioned in a selected position including a relative position and orientation of one or more electrodes on the implant which may be identified as an optimal position for the selected current subject.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis

62.

MULTI-CHAMBER INTRACARDIAC PACING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18582394
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-20
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Demmer, Wade M.
  • Sheldon, Todd J.
  • Greenhut, Saul E.
  • Reinke, James D.

Abstract

The control module of a first pacemaker included in an implantable medical device system including the first pacemaker and a second pacemaker is configured to set a pacing escape interval in response to a far field pacing pulse sensed by the first pacemaker. The far field pacing pulse is a pacing pulse delivered by the second pacemaker. The pacing escape interval is allowed to continue without restarting the in response to a far field intrinsic event sensed by the first pacemaker during the pacing escape interval. The first pacemaker delivers a cardiac pacing pulse to the heart upon expiration of the pacing escape interval.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/318 - Heart-related electrical modalities, e.g. electrocardiography [ECG]
  • A61B 5/363 - Detecting tachycardia or bradycardia
  • A61N 1/362 - Heart stimulators
  • A61N 1/365 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential
  • A61N 1/37 - Monitoring; Protecting
  • A61N 1/372 - Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings

63.

TOUCHLESS REGISTRATION USING A REFERENCE FRAME ADAPTER

      
Application Number 18077013
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-07
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Arvisais, Morgan Suzanne
  • Preston, Samantha Joanne

Abstract

Systems and methods for touchless registration using a reference frame adapter is provided. A first image of a region of a patient and a second image of the region of the patient and a reference frame adapter may be received. The reference frame adapter may be configured to selectively attach to a patient reference frame positioned near the region of the patient. The second image may be registered to the first image based on the reference frame adapter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges

64.

LINE-TO-LINE ELECTRODE DESIGN

      
Application Number IB2023061288
Publication Number 2024/121647
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-08
Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gomadam, Parthasarathy M.
  • Yu, Lu

Abstract

Electrochemical cells and batteries are disclosed. An electrochemical cell may include a cathode electrode (122) and an anode electrode (124). The cathode electrode may include a cathode major surface and one or more cathode edges defining a perimeter of the cathode major surface. The anode electrode may include lithium, an anode major surface facing the cathode major surface, and one or more anode edges defining a perimeter of the anode major surface. The one or more anode edges may be arranged line-to-line with the one or more cathode edges.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/134 - Electrodes based on metals, Si or alloys
  • H01M 10/04 - Construction or manufacture in general
  • H01M 10/052 - Li-accumulators
  • H01M 10/44 - Methods for charging or discharging
  • H01M 4/02 - Electrodes composed of, or comprising, active material
  • H01M 10/42 - Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells

65.

FEEDTHROUGH PIN ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION IN AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

      
Application Number IB2023061322
Publication Number 2024/121649
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-09
Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhao, Hailiang
  • Behdad, Sadegh

Abstract

A feedthrough pin assembly for a medical device including a feedthrough pin having a distal portion configured for insertion through an opening in a battery cover of a battery housing. The feedthrough pin assembly may also include a current collector having a tab configured to electrically couple, using resistance welding, to the distal portion of the feedthrough pin extending from a distal surface of the battery cover. The feedthrough pin assembly may also include a proximal portion of the feedthrough pin configured to be secured to a proximal surface of the battery cover including orienting a portion of the proximal end to contact the proximal surface of the battery cover. The battery cover may be configured to attach to a battery container, enclosing a battery configured to contact the current collector, wherein the battery container is coupled to the feedthrough pin and current collector.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings
  • A61N 1/378 - Electrical supply
  • H01M 50/202 - Casings or frames around the primary casing of a single cell or a single battery
  • H01M 50/247 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders specially adapted for portable devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers, hand tools or pacemakers
  • H01M 50/531 - Electrode connections inside a battery casing

66.

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY CAPACITY UPDATE

      
Application Number IB2023061647
Publication Number 2024/121659
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-17
Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor Ji, Gang

Abstract

Example devices and techniques are described herein for determining a relative state-of-charge of a battery. The device may determine a present moving average voltage based on at least one of a plurality of battery voltages and determine at least one of that the battery is coming out of reset or that the moving average of the battery voltage is stable. The device may determine present capacity fade parameters. The device may determine respective freshness factors and determine a weighted moving average incremental capacity fade coefficient based at least in part on the present capacity fade parameters. The device may determine a present battery capacity based on the weighted moving average incremental capacity fade coefficient and a previous determined battery capacity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/392 - Determining battery ageing or deterioration, e.g. state of health

67.

PREDICTION OR DETECTION OF MAJOR ADVERSE CARDIAC EVENTS VIA DISRUPTION IN SYMPATHETIC RESPONSE

      
Application Number US2023080977
Publication Number 2024/123547
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-22
Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Voskoboynikov, Neil
  • Stanelle, Evan J.

Abstract

This disclosure is directed to systems and techniques for determining a risk that a major adverse cardiac event (MACE) occurs. An example system includes processing circuitry configured to obtain one or more signals indicative of one or more respective physiological parameters and determine values thereof. The processing circuitry is configured to determine a slow-moving average (SMA) and a fast-moving average (FMA) of respective values of the respective one or more respective physiological parameters. The processing circuitry is configured to determine that a respective difference between the respective FMA and the respective SMA meets a respective difference threshold. The processing circuitry is configured to, based on the respective difference meeting the respective difference threshold, at least one of: a) set a flag indicative a risk that a MACE occurs; or b) generate for output an indication of a risk that a MACE occurs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment

68.

CATHETER FOR TREATING CALCIFIED PLAQUE

      
Application Number US2023082551
Publication Number 2024/123796
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-05
Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sandquist, Kelsey M.
  • Carter, Enda F.
  • Killeen, David
  • O'Shea, Laura M.
  • Peterson, Darion R.
  • Lynch, Gemma
  • Coyle, Simon
  • Panda, Binit
  • Garg, Tanay
  • Walsh, Cian
  • Jamous, Aram
  • Balakrishnan, Aiswarya
  • Singh, Manoj Kumar

Abstract

A catheter for treating calcified plaque includes a catheter body and an expandable balloon. A treatment device of the catheter disrupts and/or modifies the calcified plaque. The treatment device may be a thermal shock generator, a nuclear magnetic resonance generator, or a vibration generator.

69.

IMPLANTABLE LEAD LOCATION USING ECAP

      
Application Number 18422636
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-25
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dinsmoor, David A.
  • Schmeling, Andrew L.

Abstract

Systems, devices, methods, and techniques are described for using evoked compound action potential (ECAP) signals to determine an implant location for a lead. An example method includes receiving first information representative of a first evoked compound action potential (ECAP) signal sensed in response to a first control stimulus delivered to a first location adjacent to a spinal cord of a patient. The method also includes receiving, second information representative of a second ECAP signal in response to a second control stimulus delivered to a second location adjacent to the spinal cord of the patient. Additionally, the method includes outputting a first indication of the first information representative of the first ECAP signal and a second indication of the second information representative of the second ECAP signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/36 - Applying electric currents by contact electrodes alternating or intermittent currents for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/06 - Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
  • A61N 1/05 - Electrodes for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode

70.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING CARDIAC EVENT OVERSENSING

      
Application Number 18444625
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Mischler, Gavin M.
  • Liu, Yuanzhen
  • Greenhut, Saul E.
  • Zhang, Xusheng

Abstract

A medical device is configured to detect an alternating pattern of signal features determined from consecutive segments of a cardiac electrical signal and determine a gross morphology metric from at least one segment of the cardiac electrical signal. The device is configured to detect cardiac event oversensing in response to detecting the alternating pattern and the gross morphology metric not meeting tachyarrhythmia morphology criteria. The medical device may withhold detecting an arrhythmia in response to detecting the cardiac event oversensing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/362 - Heart stimulators
  • A61B 5/352 - Detecting R peaks, e.g. for synchronising diagnostic apparatus; Estimating R-R interval
  • A61B 5/363 - Detecting tachycardia or bradycardia
  • A61N 1/365 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential
  • A61N 1/37 - Monitoring; Protecting

71.

ROTATABLE ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL LEADS TO TEST DEVICES

      
Application Number 18582575
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-20
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Yang, Zhongping
  • Anderson, Thomas A.
  • Demmer, Wade M.
  • Zhou, Xiaohong

Abstract

An adapter configured to electrically connect a test device to an implantable medical lead comprises a rotational electrical coupling. The rotational electrical coupling is configured to electrically connect a lead electrical connector to an adapter electrical connector. The rotational electrical coupling comprises a first conductive component configured to be electrically connected to the lead electrical connector and rotatable with a proximal portion of the implantable medical lead, and a second conductive component electrically connected to the first conductive component and the adapter electrical connector. The second conductive component may be rotationally fixed. The first and second conductive components may comprise graphite or another soft metal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings

72.

MODULATE PACING RATE TO INCREASE THE PERCENTAGE OF EFFECTIVE VENTRICULAR CAPTURE DURING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

      
Application Number 18583399
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-21
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lu, Richard M.T.
  • Ghosh, Subham
  • Stadler, Robert W.

Abstract

The present disclosure pertains to cardiac pacing methods and systems, and, more particularly, to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). In particular, the present disclosure pertains to determining whether a patient is experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF). If the patient is experiencing AF, the efficacy of CRT is determined. A signal is sensed in response to a ventricular pacing stimulus. Through signal processing, a number of features are parsed from the signal and a determination is made as to whether the ventricular pacing stimulus evoked a response from the ventricle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/37 - Monitoring; Protecting
  • A61B 5/361 - Detecting fibrillation
  • A61N 1/362 - Heart stimulators
  • A61N 1/368 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential comprising more than one electrode co-operating with different heart regions

73.

SENSOR MEASUREMENT VALUE CALIBRATION USING SENSOR CALIBRATION DATA DETERMINED BASED ON FABRICATION MEASUREMENTS

      
Application Number 18443207
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-15
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Jacks, Steven C.
  • Ajemba, Peter
  • Srinivasan, Akhil
  • Pananen, Jacob E.
  • Aroyan, Sarkis
  • Vazquez, Pablo
  • Dang, Tri T.
  • Sullivan, Ashley N.
  • Gautham, Raghavendhar

Abstract

Techniques disclosed herein relate to determining a calibrated measurement value indicative of a physiological condition of a patient using sensor calibration data determined based on fabrication measurements. In some embodiments, the techniques involve obtaining one or more electrical signals from a sensing element of a sensing arrangement, where the one or more electrical signals are influenced by a physiological condition in a body of a patient; obtaining calibration data associated with the sensing element, where the calibration data is based on fabrication process measurement data for the sensing element and a calibration model for a certain physiological condition; and determining, using the one or more electrical signals and the calibration data associated with the sensing element, a calibrated output value indicative of the physiological condition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/172 - Means for controlling media flow to the body or for metering media to the body, e.g. drip meters, counters electrical or electronic
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/145 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
  • A61B 5/1495 - Calibrating or testing in vivo probes
  • A61M 5/142 - Pressure infusion, e.g. using pumps
  • G16H 20/17 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to drugs or medications, e.g. for ensuring correct administration to patients delivered via infusion or injection

74.

SPINAL IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number 18076766
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-07
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dewey, Jonathan M.
  • Riding, Shane Lars
  • Prevost, Julien J.
  • Rezach, William Alan
  • Beale, Jeffrey Warren
  • Poulter, Gregory Thomas

Abstract

A spinal implant includes a first member defining an implant cavity. A second member is movable relative to the first member and penetrable with tissue. A first crown is engageable with the first member, and a second crown is engageable with the second member. The second crown being movable relative to the first crown to fix the first member relative to the second member in a selected orientation. In some embodiments, systems, spinal constructs and methods are disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 17/58 - Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like

75.

TOUCHLESS REGISTRATION USING A REFERENCE FRAME ADAPTER

      
Application Number IB2023062192
Publication Number 2024/121718
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-04
Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Arvisais, Morgan
  • Preston, Samantha

Abstract

Systems and methods for touchless registration using a reference frame adapter is provided. A first image of a region of a patient and a second image of the region of the patient and a reference frame adapter may be received. The reference frame adapter may be configured to selectively attach to a patient reference frame positioned near the region of the patient. The second image may be registered to the first image based on the reference frame adapter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges

76.

SPINAL IMPLANT SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number IB2023062256
Publication Number 2024/121749
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-05
Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dewey, Jonathan M.
  • Riding, Shane L.
  • Prevost, Julien J.
  • Rezach, William A.
  • Beale, Jeffrey W.
  • Poulter, Gregory T.

Abstract

A spinal implant (12) includes a first member (20) defining an implant cavity (46). A second member (106) is movable relative to the first member and penetrable with tissue. A first crown (50) is engageable with the first member, and a second crown (52) is engageable with the second member. The second crown being movable relative to the first crown to fix the first member relative to the second member in a selected orientation. In some embodiments, systems, spinal constructs and methods are disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 17/70 - Spinal positioners or stabilisers
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges

77.

M

      
Serial Number 98597050
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-06-12
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 10 - Medical apparatus and instruments
  • 41 - Education, entertainment, sporting and cultural services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design
  • 44 - Medical, veterinary, hygienic and cosmetic services; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services

Goods & Services

Downloadable and recorded computer software and mobile applications used to measure, collect, transmit, monitor, track and analyze diabetes information and patient data; Downloadable and recorded computer software and mobile applications used to operate, monitor and manage medical devices, insulin pumps and glucose monitors; Downloadable and recorded computer software and mobile applications used for the monitoring and treatment of diabetes; computer hardware and peripherals used for the monitoring and treatment of diabetes; downloadable electronic publications in the nature of books, manuals, articles, newsletters and brochures in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes Medical devices used for the treatment of diabetes; medical apparatus for diabetes, namely, blood glucose monitors; medical equipment, namely, instruments and sensors for measuring blood glucose levels and instruments and sensors for diabetes monitoring; infusion apparatus for therapeutic purposes; injection device for pharmaceuticals; medical test kits for diabetes monitoring for home use Providing courses of instruction in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes; providing online non-downloadable electronic publications in the nature of books, manuals, articles, newsletters and brochures in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes Providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software and mobile applications used for the detection, monitoring, management, and treatment of diabetes; providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software and mobile applications used to operate, monitor and manage medical devices, insulin pumps and glucose monitors Providing medical information; providing medical information via a website; providing medical information in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes

78.

M MINIMED

      
Serial Number 98596387
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-06-11
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 10 - Medical apparatus and instruments
  • 41 - Education, entertainment, sporting and cultural services
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design
  • 44 - Medical, veterinary, hygienic and cosmetic services; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services

Goods & Services

Downloadable and recorded computer software and mobile applications used to measure, collect, transmit, monitor, track and analyze diabetes information and patient data; Downloadable and recorded computer software and mobile applications used to operate, monitor and manage medical devices, insulin pumps and glucose monitors; Downloadable and recorded computer software and mobile applications used for the monitoring and treatment of diabetes; computer hardware and peripherals used for the monitoring and treatment of diabetes; downloadable electronic publications in the nature of books, manuals, articles, newsletters and brochures in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes Medical devices used for the treatment of diabetes; medical apparatus for diabetes, namely, blood glucose monitors; medical equipment, namely, instruments and sensors for measuring blood glucose levels and instruments and sensors for diabetes monitoring; infusion apparatus for therapeutic purposes; injection device for pharmaceuticals; medical test kits for diabetes monitoring for home use Providing courses of instruction in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes; providing online non-downloadable electronic publications in the nature of books, manuals, articles, newsletters and brochures in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes Providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software and mobile applications used for the detection, monitoring, management, and treatment of diabetes; providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software and mobile applications used to operate, monitor and manage medical devices, insulin pumps and glucose monitors Providing medical information; providing medical information via a website; providing medical information in the field of detection, monitoring and treatment of diabetes and the use of medical devices used to detect, monitor and treat diabetes

79.

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE OF A LAST FAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SESSION DURING A SUBSEQUENT FAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SESSION WHILE USING A SAME SESSION KEY

      
Application Number 18439601
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-12
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ball, Warren W.
  • Joglekar, Ajinkya M.
  • Torgerson, Nathan A.
  • Plante, Matthew L.

Abstract

An external device transfers a key to an implantable medical device over a proximity communication and then establishes a first far field communication session with the implantable medical device where the key is used for the first communication session. This first communication session may occur before implantation while the implantable medical device is positioned outside of the sterile field so that using a proximity communication is easily achieved. Once the implantable medical device is passed into the sterile field for implantation, the external device may then establish a second far field communication session with the implantable medical device where the last key that was used for the first communication session is again used for the second communication session which avoids the need for another proximity communication to occur within the sterile field.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/372 - Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • H04B 13/00 - Transmission systems characterised by the medium used for transmission, not provided for in groups
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks

80.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THERAPY DELIVERY

      
Application Number 18440578
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lintereur, Louis J.
  • Fogel, Catherine Tan
  • Weydt, Patrick E.
  • Grosman, Benyamin
  • Sadeghzadeh, Mahta

Abstract

Techniques disclosed herein relate to therapy delivery. In some embodiments, the techniques may involve determining a modification to therapy information that includes a modified treatment schedule or a modified treatment based on a recommendation of a simulator. The techniques may further involve providing the modification to the therapy information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/172 - Means for controlling media flow to the body or for metering media to the body, e.g. drip meters, counters electrical or electronic
  • G06Q 30/04 - Billing or invoicing
  • G16H 10/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for electronic clinical trials or questionnaires
  • G16H 20/17 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to drugs or medications, e.g. for ensuring correct administration to patients delivered via infusion or injection
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/40 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management of medical equipment or devices, e.g. scheduling maintenance or upgrades
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • G16H 50/50 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for simulation or modelling of medical disorders
  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients

81.

AUTOMATED DETECTION OF A PHYSICAL BEHAVIOR EVENT AND CORRESPONDING ADJUSTMENT OF A MEDICATION DISPENSING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18443888
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Vleugels, Katelijn

Abstract

The disclosed techniques include obtaining sensor data from one or more sensors configured to detect movement related to a user of the one or more sensors, and determining, based on the sensor data, of an occurrence of a gesture-based physical behavior event of the user. The techniques further cause adjustment of a medication dosage for delivery to the user based on determining the occurrence of the gesture-based physical behavior event.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 20/10 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to drugs or medications, e.g. for ensuring correct administration to patients
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06V 10/764 - Arrangements for image or video recognition or understanding using pattern recognition or machine learning using classification, e.g. of video objects
  • G06V 40/20 - Movements or behaviour, e.g. gesture recognition
  • G16H 20/13 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to drugs or medications, e.g. for ensuring correct administration to patients delivered from dispensers
  • G16H 20/60 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to nutrition control, e.g. diets

82.

Method and Apparatus for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Thermometry

      
Application Number 18438361
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-09
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Drown, Christine R.
  • Wald, Andrew
  • Vincelette, Rebecca L.
  • Grissom, William A.

Abstract

A system and method to analyze image data. The image data may be used to assist in determine the presence of a feature in the image. The feature may include a bubble.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 18/14 - Probes or electrodes therefor
  • A61B 5/01 - Measuring temperature of body parts
  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
  • A61B 18/00 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
  • A61B 18/02 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by cooling, e.g. cryogenic techniques
  • A61B 18/20 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves using laser
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
  • G01R 33/48 - NMR imaging systems

83.

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD

      
Application Number 18074948
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-05
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Glaser, Adam D.
  • Wall, Daniel Paxton
  • Rezach, William Alan

Abstract

A surgical instrument is provided that includes a first member defining a longitudinal axis and including a first mating surface engageable with a second mating surface of a fastener. A second member includes an expandable portion. A third member is engageable with the expandable portion to releasably capture the fastener. A first lever is connected to the first member, and a second lever is connected with the first lever via a pivot. The levers being rotatable relative to the longitudinal axis between a non-locked orientation and a locked orientation such that the pivot is rotatable past axial alignment to fix position of the first member relative to the fastener. Systems, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

84.

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTABLE DEVICE

      
Application Number US2023081263
Publication Number 2024/118553
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-28
Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Nielsen, Christian S.
  • Schmidt, Craig L.

Abstract

Batteries having a passageway extending therethrough are described. A battery may extend along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end. The battery may include a battery case, an anode disposed in the battery case, a cathode disposed in the battery case, and a passageway defined by the battery case. The battery case may define an exterior surface of the battery. The battery case may include an outer wall, an inner wall, a distal header coupled to the outer wall and the inner wall, and a proximal header coupled to the outer wall and the inner wall. The outer wall may define an outer perimeter of the battery case, the outer perimeter being orthogonal to the longitudinal axis. The passageway may extend through the battery from a proximal opening at the proximal end to a distal opening at the distal end.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/107 - Primary casings, jackets or wrappings of a single cell or a single battery characterised by their shape or physical structure having curved cross-section, e.g. round or elliptic
  • H01M 50/152 - Lids or covers characterised by their shape for cells having curved cross-section, e.g. round or elliptic
  • H01M 50/247 - Mountings; Secondary casings or frames; Racks, modules or packs; Suspension devices; Shock absorbers; Transport or carrying devices; Holders specially adapted for portable devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers, hand tools or pacemakers
  • H01M 50/213 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells characterised by their shape adapted for cells having curved cross-section, e.g. round or elliptic
  • H01M 50/186 - Sealing members characterised by the disposition of the sealing members
  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings

85.

CORROSION RESISTANT BATTERY CURRENT COLLECTOR

      
Application Number IB2023061289
Publication Number 2024/115994
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-08
Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hanson, Eric I.
  • Mccalla, Laura E.
  • Caldwell, Marissa A.

Abstract

Current collectors that include a bulk material defining a surface and a passivating region forming at least a portion of the surface. The bulk material includes a base metal and a dopant metal. Methods of forming current collectors. Batteries having a current collector disposed therein. Methods of using batteries having a current collector disposed therein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/66 - Selection of materials
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries
  • H01M 10/0568 - Liquid materials characterised by the solutes
  • H01M 4/62 - Selection of inactive substances as ingredients for active masses, e.g. binders, fillers
  • H01M 4/131 - Electrodes based on mixed oxides or hydroxides, or on mixtures of oxides or hydroxides, e.g. LiCoOx

86.

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR AORTIC VALVE PREPARATION PRIOR TO TRANSCATHETER PROSTHETIC VALVE PROCEDURES

      
Application Number 18440902
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sanchez, Jorge Zhingre
  • Nesberg, Anthony
  • Jagger, Erik
  • Sandstrom, Jeffrey
  • Madhavan Potti, Vijayanarayan
  • Mchenry, Jacob
  • Bateman, Michael
  • Stublaski, Ryan
  • Menk, Ana
  • Rothstein, Paul
  • Racchini, Joel

Abstract

Aspects of the disclosure relate to devices and methods for preparing an existing, implanted prosthetic aortic valve for subsequent prosthetic aortic valve implantation. To prepare the existing valve, a valve preparation device is delivered to the valve and valve leaflets are severed either via mechanical cutting or electrodes so that the leaflets cannot obstruct a blood flow path once a prosthetic valve is subsequently implanted within the valve. Similarly, in alternate embodiments, devices and methods of the disclosure can be used for preparing a native aortic valve for delivery and implantation of a prosthetic valve.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 2/24 - Heart valves
  • A61B 17/00 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
  • A61B 17/22 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for removing obstructions in blood vessels, not otherwise provided for
  • A61B 17/32 - Surgical cutting instruments
  • A61B 17/3205 - Excision instruments
  • A61B 17/3207 - Atherectomy devices
  • A61B 18/00 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
  • A61B 18/14 - Probes or electrodes therefor

87.

System And Method For Displaying An Image

      
Application Number 18441540
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-14
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner
  • Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
  • The Johns Hopkins University (USA)
Inventor
  • Helm, Patrick A.
  • Siewerdsen, Jeffrey H.
  • Uneri, Ali

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for analyzing and evaluating image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system in a selected manner and/or motion. More than one projection may be combined to generate and create a selected view of the subject. The evaluation may be a location determination of a member positioned within the subject.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/12 - Devices for detecting or locating foreign bodies
  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • A61B 6/40 - Arrangements for generating radiation specially adapted for radiation diagnosis
  • A61B 34/10 - Computer-aided planning, simulation or modelling of surgical operations
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
  • G06T 7/32 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration using correlation-based methods

88.

Method and Apparatus for Image-Based Navigation

      
Application Number 18442584
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-15
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Burg, Bruce M.
  • Bzostek, Andrew
  • Jacobsen, Brad
  • Hartmann, Steven
  • Koenig, Matthew W.

Abstract

A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, tracking a substantially small tracking device in a plurality of degrees of freedom is provided. The tracking device can be positioned on or be formed in an instrument to be tracked.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment

89.

ASSEMBLIES FOR STERILIZING A WET STORED PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

      
Application Number 18410239
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-11
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Clarke, David
  • Doyle, Karina
  • Devereux, Paul
  • Kearns, Gerry
  • Jennings, Padraigh
  • Fiuza, Constantino
  • Montgomery, Stephen

Abstract

Aspects of the disclosure relate to “wet” transcatheter prosthetic heart valve or other implant packaging and assemblies in which a prosthetic heart valve or other implant is loaded into a first portion of a delivery device and positioned within a container in which sterilizing fluid is retained to sterilize interior portions of the container as well as provide moisture to prevent the implant from drying out. The disclosure also relates to methods of sterilizing the disclosed assemblies. Some disclosed methods include at least two sterilizing steps and adjustment of a mechanical seal member or formation of multiple seals so that areas proximate the seals are also sterilized during the sterilization process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 2/00 - Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
  • A61F 2/24 - Heart valves
  • A61L 2/00 - Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
  • B65D 81/18 - Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient
  • B65D 81/22 - Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient in moist conditions or immersed in liquids

90.

SMART SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SELECTION AND SUGGESTION

      
Application Number IB2023061738
Publication Number 2024/116018
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-21
Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ghosh, Jyotika
  • Narayanabhatla, Praveena
  • Chamana, Bharathi Devi
  • Jagamoorthy, Premkumar Rathinasabapathy
  • Lakshmi, Vijaya

Abstract

A system and techniques are provided for suggesting a surgery plan and a surgical instrument selection. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to receive a set of inputs for a surgical procedure for a patient. Subsequently, the system may determine one or more potential plans for the surgical procedure based at least in part on the set of inputs and, in some implementations, a machine learning model. The system may then receive a selection of a plan from the one or more potential plans and determine a plurality of surgical instruments corresponding to the plan from the selection. Accordingly, the system may then be configured to provide an output that indicates the plurality of surgical instruments to load in a surgical tray. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to load the plurality of surgical instruments into the surgical tray.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 20/40 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to mechanical, radiation or invasive therapies, e.g. surgery, laser therapy, dialysis or acupuncture
  • A61B 34/10 - Computer-aided planning, simulation or modelling of surgical operations
  • G16H 40/40 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management of medical equipment or devices, e.g. scheduling maintenance or upgrades

91.

FEEDTHROUGH INSULATOR CAP FOR MEDICAL DEVICE BATTERY

      
Application Number 18430482
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-01
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Medtronics, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Louwagie, Jeffrey J.
  • Swenson, Richard W.
  • Hoepner, Joel
  • Desmet, David J.

Abstract

A battery configured to support a relatively high rate of energy discharge relative to its capacity for energy intensive therapy delivery. The battery includes a feedthrough insulator cap disposed within the interior of the battery on at least a portion of a ferrule, at least a portion of an insulator, and at least a portion of a pin, which define a feedthrough extending through an enclosure of the battery; a first electrode disposed within the enclosure and electrically coupled to the pin; a second electrode disposed within the enclosure and separated a distance from the first electrode; and an electrolyte disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. During operation of the battery, the feedthrough insulator cap reduces dendrite formation on at least a portion of the ferrule, the pin, or both.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings
  • A61N 1/362 - Heart stimulators
  • H01M 10/052 - Li-accumulators
  • H01M 50/172 - Arrangements of electric connectors penetrating the casing
  • H01M 50/186 - Sealing members characterised by the disposition of the sealing members
  • H01M 50/552 - Terminals characterised by their shape
  • H01R 13/59 - Threaded ferrule or bolt operating in a direction parallel to the cable or wire
  • H01M 50/184 - Sealing members characterised by their shape or structure
  • H01M 50/191 - Inorganic material

92.

GROMMET WITH COILED REINFORCEMENT FOR USE WITH IN-SITU FENESTRATION

      
Application Number 18384414
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-27
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Grossman, David A.
  • Gloss, Michael A.
  • Page, Kerry I.
  • Dunaway, Jamie S.

Abstract

An endovascular grommet includes a central member including a central portion and first and second portions extending from the central portion. The endovascular grommet further includes an inner ring connected to the central member, a first outer ring connected to the central member, a second outer ring connected to the central member, a first coil secured to the first portion of the central member, and a second coil secured to the second portion of the central member. The grommet is configured for deployment within an in-situ fenestration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 2/06 - Blood vessels
  • A61F 2/07 - Stent-grafts
  • A61F 2/966 - Instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts having an outer sleeve with relative longitudinal movement between outer sleeve and prosthesis, e.g. using a push rod

93.

SMART SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SELECTION AND SUGGESTION

      
Application Number 18071500
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-29
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ghosh, Jyotika
  • Narayanabhatla, Praveena
  • Chamana, Bharathi Devi
  • Jagamoorthy, Premkumar Rathinasabapathy
  • Gunda, Vijaya Lakshmi

Abstract

A system and techniques are provided for suggesting a surgery plan and a surgical instrument selection. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to receive a set of inputs for a surgical procedure for a patient. Subsequently, the system may determine one or more potential plans for the surgical procedure based at least in part on the set of inputs and, in some implementations, a machine learning model. The system may then receive a selection of a plan from the one or more potential plans and determine a plurality of surgical instruments corresponding to the plan from the selection. Accordingly, the system may then be configured to provide an output that indicates the plurality of surgical instruments to load in a surgical tray. In some embodiments, the system may be configured to load the plurality of surgical instruments into the surgical tray.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 34/10 - Computer-aided planning, simulation or modelling of surgical operations
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients

94.

DETECTION OF ABLATION CATHETER FAILURES

      
Application Number IB2023060973
Publication Number 2024/110800
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-10-31
Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hoffman, Matthew J.
  • Wilkinson, Jeffrey D.

Abstract

An example method for accessing catheter integrity includes outputting, by a device and onto a first conductor of a plurality of conductors of a catheter for use in performing irreversible electroporation (IRE) of target tissue of a patient, a pulse of electrical energy; measuring, by the device and at the first conductor, a reflected electrical energy signal resulting from the pulse of electrical energy; determining, by the device and based on the measured reflected electrical energy signal, a health statistic of the catheter; and outputting, by the device, a representation of the statistic.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 18/14 - Probes or electrodes therefor
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
  • A61B 18/00 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body

95.

HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYTE FOR TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT IN OPERANDO SALT CONCENTRATION MODIFICATION

      
Application Number IB2023061008
Publication Number 2024/110801
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-01
Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Mccalla, Laura E.
  • Yu, Lu
  • Caldwell, Marissa A.
  • Hanson, Eric I.

Abstract

A battery including a total amount of lithium bis(oxalate)borate (LiBOB) such that a first amount of LiBOB is solid and a second amount of LiBOB is dissolved in an electrolyte when the battery is at application temperature, the first amount of LiBOB being a LiBOB reservoir. The battery also includes a housing and an electrode assembly. The electrode assembly includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, and the electrolyte. The electrolyte includes the second amount of LiBOB.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/0568 - Liquid materials characterised by the solutes
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries
  • H01M 10/42 - Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells
  • A61L 2/04 - Heat

96.

HEALTH EVENT PREDICTION

      
Application Number IB2023061074
Publication Number 2024/110802
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-02
Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Johnson, Lawrence C.
  • Stanelle, Evan J.

Abstract

A system comprises processing circuitry configured to receive parametric data for a plurality of parameters of a patient. The parametric data is generated by one or more sensing devices of the patient based on physiological signals of the patient sensed by the one or more sensing devices. The plurality of parameters comprise AF burden. The processing circuitry is configured to derive one or more features based on the parametric data for the plurality of parameters, wherein the one or more features comprise at least one AF burden pattern feature, apply the one or more features to a model, and determine a risk level of a health event for the patient based on the application of the one or more features to the model.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/361 - Detecting fibrillation
  • A61B 5/363 - Detecting tachycardia or bradycardia
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment

97.

RADIOPAQUE ANATOMY MARKERS AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

      
Application Number IB2023061378
Publication Number 2024/110811
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-10
Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor Curley, Donna

Abstract

A system for implanting a radiopaque marker includes a catheter and a radiopaque marker disposed within the catheter. The catheter includes a delivery configuration and an implantation configuration. The catheter further includes a first shaft configured to curl when the catheter is in the implantation configuration, the first shaft including a first opening positioned at a side of the first shaft, a second shaft positioned within the first shaft and configured to transition the catheter between the delivery configuration and the implantation configuration, the second shaft including a second opening, and a pusher shaft positioned within the second shaft. The radiopaque is disposed within the second shaft with the catheter in the delivery configuration and is configured to be implanted into a native leaflet of a native heart valve by distally advancing the pusher shaft when the catheter is in the implantation configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
  • A61F 2/44 - Joints for the spine, e.g. vertebrae, spinal discs
  • A61M 25/00 - Catheters; Hollow probes

98.

LEADLESS PACEMAKER SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18434640
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-06
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bonner, Matthew D.
  • Greenhut, Saul E.
  • Sheldon, Todd J.
  • Demmer, Wade M.

Abstract

A device includes a signal generator module, a processing module, and a housing. The signal generator module is configured to deliver pacing pulses to an atrium. The processing module is configured to detect a ventricular activation event and determine a length of an interval between the ventricular activation event and a previous atrial event that preceded the ventricular activation event. The processing module is further configured to schedule a time at which to deliver a pacing pulse to the atrium based on the length of the interval and control the signal generator module to deliver the pacing pulse at the scheduled time. The housing is configured for implantation within the atrium. The housing encloses the stimulation generator and the processing module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 1/375 - Constructional arrangements, e.g. casings
  • A61N 1/05 - Electrodes for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode
  • A61N 1/365 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential
  • A61N 1/368 - Heart stimulators controlled by a physiological parameter, e.g. by heart potential comprising more than one electrode co-operating with different heart regions
  • H01M 50/124 - Primary casings, jackets or wrappings of a single cell or a single battery characterised by the material having a layered structure

99.

GLUCOSE LEVEL MANAGEMENT WITHOUT CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING

      
Application Number 18414094
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-16
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Jiang, Boyi
  • Zhong, Yuxiang
  • Agrawal, Pratik J.
  • Dianaty, Ali

Abstract

Disclosed herein are techniques related to glucose level management without carbohydrate counting. The techniques may involve obtaining contextual information for food intake, predicting impact of carbohydrates on a patient's glucose included in the food intake during a duration of time based at least in part on the contextual information for the food intake, determining one or more amounts of insulin to counteract the predicted impact on the patient's glucose, and affecting insulin therapy based on outputting information indicative of the determined one or more amounts of insulin.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 5/172 - Means for controlling media flow to the body or for metering media to the body, e.g. drip meters, counters electrical or electronic
  • A61K 9/00 - Medicinal preparations characterised by special physical form
  • A61K 38/28 - Insulins
  • G16H 20/60 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to nutrition control, e.g. diets
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems

100.

STERILIZABLE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

      
Application Number US2023037248
Publication Number 2024/112435
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-11-14
Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner
  • WILDCAT DISCOVERY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (USA)
  • MEDTRONIC, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Wang, Hui
  • Cheng, Gang
  • Mccalla, Laura
  • Tamirisa, Prabhakar A.
  • Yu, Lu
  • Hanson, Eric

Abstract

A battery that may be exposed to high temperatures such as when steam sterilizing that retains its capacity and power delivery is comprised of a cathode comprised of lithium metal phosphate, an anode comprised of lithium titanate, a separator comprising a material having a melt temperature of at least 150°C and an electrolyte comprising a low boiling point solvent, a high boiling point solvent and a salt, the salt being comprised of a sulfur containing salt ( e.g. lithium bis (trifluoromethanesulfonimide) and a lithium borate salt (e.g., lithium bis(oxalato)borate), by weight, wherein the sulfur containing salt is a majority of the salt present in the electrolyte. Desirably, the low boiling point solvent is comprised of a linear ester and the high boiling point solvent is comprised of a cyclic ester.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/485 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of mixed oxides or hydroxides for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiTi2O4 or LiTi2OxFy
  • H01M 4/58 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of polyanionic structures, e.g. phosphates, silicates or borates
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries
  • H01M 10/0568 - Liquid materials characterised by the solutes
  • H01M 10/0569 - Liquid materials characterised by the solvents
  • H01M 4/02 - Electrodes composed of, or comprising, active material
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