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Pacesetter, Inc. Patents
Assignee:
Pacesetter, Inc.
Address:
Sylmar, CA
No. of patents:
1418
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D425080 Display screen with an icon May 16, 2000
D414477 Display screen with an icon September 28, 1999
D398000 Display screen with an icon September 8, 1998
D396710 Display screen with an icon August 4, 1998
D396457 Display screen with an icon July 28, 1998
D396037 Display screen with an icon July 14, 1998
D396036 Display screen with an Icon July 14, 1998
D396035 Display screen with an icon July 14, 1998
D395650 "Set the hours" icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system June 30, 1998
D395645 Display screen with an icon June 30, 1998
D394853 "Set a.m. or p.m." icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system June 2, 1998
D394852 "Set the minutes" icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system June 2, 1998
D393252 Display screen with an icon April 7, 1998
D388778 Set the clock icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system January 6, 1998
D386168 "Pop-up menu for setting a clock" icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system November 11, 1997
D385867 "Program initial values" icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system November 4, 1997
D385866 "Clear data from a batch queue" icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system November 4, 1997
D385865 "Program an implantable device" icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system November 4, 1997
D385547 Freeze recording mode icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system October 28, 1997
D385546 Printer icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system October 28, 1997
D385545 "Magnet mode on/off icon" for a display screen of a programmed computer system October 28, 1997
D385544 "Store data in a batch queue" icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system October 28, 1997
8588939 Method of assembling an implantable medical lead having passive lock mechanical body termination November 19, 2013
Disclosed herein is a method of assembling an implantable medical lead configured to receive a stylet. The lead is provided with a tubular insulation layer, an electrode is disposed on the tubular insulation layer, an electrical conductor is routed through the tubular insulation laye
8588909 Triggered mode pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy November 19, 2013
A triggered mode pacing system enables dual chamber sensing. The system also determines whether a cardiac event is initially sensed in a first cardiac chamber or a second cardiac chamber. The system then triggers an output to the second cardiac chamber in response to sensing the cardiac
8588905 Method and system for adjusting a stimulation rate of an implantable medical device November 19, 2013
An implantable medical device includes a lead, a pulse generator, a cardiac signal module, a fusion detection module and a rate modification module. The lead includes electrodes that are configured to be positioned within a heart to sense cardiac signals of the heart. The pulse generator
8583234 System and method for left atrial pacing in patients with diastolic heart failure November 12, 2013
Techniques are provided for use with an implantable medical device for delivering left atrial (LA) pacing to address Diastolic Heart Failure, also referred to as Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. In one example, pulse delivery times are selected for delivery of LA pacing
8583230 Systems and methods for selectively limiting multi-site ventricular pacing delays during optimiz November 12, 2013
Techniques are provided for use with implantable cardiac stimulation devices equipped for multi-site left ventricular (MSLV) cardiac pacing. Briefly, intraventricular and interventricular conduction delays are detected for paced cardiac events. Maximum pacing time delays are determin
8583219 Intracardiac device and method for storing cardiac test results and associated EGM data November 12, 2013
In a possible implementation, a method for cardiac testing is provided which includes measuring test data associated with cardiac events and storing the test data in an intracardiac stimulation device. The method further includes acquiring event electrograms corresponding with the test
8574737 Bioelectric battery for implantable device applications November 5, 2013
A bioelectric battery may be used to power implantable devices. The bioelectric battery may have an anode electrode and a cathode electrode separated by an insulating member comprising a tube having a first end and a second end, wherein said anode is inserted into said first end of s
8573062 Implantable micro-electromechanical system sensor November 5, 2013
The disclosure relates in some aspects to an implantable pressure sensor and a method of measuring pressure. In some embodiments pressure may be measured through the use of an implantable lead incorporating one or more pressure sensors. In some aspects a pressure sensor is implemented in
8571684 Implantable lead assembly having a position tracking sensor and method of manufacturing the lead October 29, 2013
A lead assembly of an implantable medical device includes an elongated body, electrodes on the body, and a tracking sensor located in the body. The body extends between a connector end and a leading end and has conductors disposed in the body. The connector end of the body includes t
8571683 MRI RF rejection module for implantable lead October 29, 2013
A high Q self-resonant inductor and method for manufacturing the same is disclosed herein for use in an implantable medical lead. The method of manufacture includes depositing a first conductive material over an elongated ceramic member and removing portions of the conductive material
8571652 Adaptive determination of patient specific optimal AV delay during elevated heart rates based on October 29, 2013
Adaptively creating a table of optimal, patient-specific atrioventricular (AV) delays for a an implantable medical device (IMD) begins as the IMD detects the patient entering a target heart rates within a defined range of elevated heart rates. On detection, the device begins testing AV
8571642 Pre-ejection interval (PEI) monitoring devices, systems and methods October 29, 2013
Provided herein are implantable systems, and methods for use therewith, for monitoring a patient's pre-ejection interval (PEI). A signal indicative of cardiac electrical activity and a signal indicative of changes in arterial blood volume are obtained. One or more predetermined featu
8565877 Implantable systems and methods for monitoring BNP levels, HF and MI October 22, 2013
Methods for monitoring a patient's level of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and implantable cardiac systems capable of performing such methods, are provided. A ventricle is paced for a period of time to provoke a ventricular evoked response, and a ventricular intracardiac electrogr
8564357 Voltage level shifting circuit October 22, 2013
A level shifter shifts the level of an input signal from a second voltage domain to a first voltage domain. To accommodate different input signal levels (e.g., including sub-threshold input signal levels) that may arise due to changes in the supply voltage for the second voltage domain,
8301249 Systems and methods for exploiting the tip or ring conductor of an implantable medical device le October 30, 2012
Systems and methods are provided for reducing heating within pacing/sensing leads of a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator that occurs due to induced radio frequency (RF) currents during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, or in the presence of other sources
8301246 System and method for improving CRT response and identifying potential non-responders to CRT the October 30, 2012
A method is disclosed that includes selecting an electrode configuration from a plurality of electrode configurations associated with electrodes of an implantable lead, sensing activity of the right ventricle and the left ventricle, determining an interval between sensed activity of the
8295918 Systems and methods for activating and controlling impedance-based detection systems of implanta October 23, 2012
Techniques are provided for use with implantable medical devices for addressing encapsulation effects, particularly in the detection of cardiac decompensation events such as heart failure (HF) or cardiogenic pulmonary edema (PE.) In one example, during an acute interval following dev
8287459 Interpolating left ventricular pressures October 16, 2012
Exemplary techniques and systems for interpolating left ventricular pressures are described. One technique interpolates pressures within the left ventricle from blood pressures gathered without directly sensing blood pressure in the left ventricle.
8287458 Coronary venous system pressure sensing October 16, 2012
Disclose herein is a method of measuring pressures in a coronary sinus. In one embodiment, the method includes: introducing a distal portion of a lead or tool into the coronary sinus, wherein the distal portion includes first and second pressure sensors and at least one selectably expand
8285377 Pacing, sensing and other parameter maps based on localization system data October 9, 2012
An exemplary method generates a map of a pacing parameter, a sensing parameter or one or more other parameters based in part on location information acquired using a localization system configured to locate electrodes in vivo (i.e., within a patient's body). Various examples map capt
8282562 System and method for monitoring cardiopulmonary fluid transfer rates using an implantable medic October 9, 2012
Techniques are provided for use by a pacemaker or other implantable medical device for detecting and tracking trends in cardiopulmonary fluid transfer rates--such as heart-to-lung fluid perfusion rates and lung-to-lymphatic system fluid excretion rates--and for detecting heart failur
8280523 System and method for monitoring diastolic function using an implantable medical device October 2, 2012
Diastolic function is monitored within a patient using a pacemaker or other implantable medical device. In one example, the implantable device uses morphological parameters derived from the T-wave evoked response waveform as proxies for ventricular relaxation rate and ventricular com
8280511 Systems and methods for use by an implantable medical device for detecting heart failure based o October 2, 2012
Techniques are provided for detecting heart failure or other medical conditions within a patient using an implantable medical device, such as pacemaker or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator, or external system. In one example, physiological signals, such as immittance-based signals,
8275463 Recording a context for sensed biological data September 25, 2012
Exemplary techniques for recording a context for sensed biological data are described. One technique senses biological data from a patient and records supporting data with the sensed biological data.
8275458 Methods and systems for optimizing cardiac pacing intervals for various physiologic factors September 25, 2012
Methods and systems for performing pacing interval optimization are provided. One or more optimum pacing interval is determined for each of a plurality of different ranges of heart rate, different levels of autonomic tone, different body temperature ranges, or combinations thereof. T
8271081 Systems and methods for use with an implantable medical device for discriminating VT and SVT be September 18, 2012
Techniques are described for discriminating ventricular tachycardia (VT) from supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in circumstances when the ventricular rate exceeds the atrial rate (i.e. V>A). In one example, an initial atrial rate is detected while employing adjustable atrial chan
8269636 Method and apparatus for monitoring ingestion of medications using an implantable medical device September 18, 2012
An implantable medical device, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), is configured to automatically detect ingestion of medications to verify that prescribed medications are taken in a timely manner and at the correct dosage. Briefly, individual pills a
8269635 Method and apparatus for monitoring ingestion of medications using an implantable medical device September 18, 2012
An implantable medical device, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), is configured to automatically detect ingestion of medications to verify that prescribed medications are taken in a timely manner and at the correct dosage. Briefly, individual pills a

 
 
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