US Patent No: 5,593,431

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Medical service employing multiple DC accelerometers for patient activity and posture sensing and method

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A method of and apparatus for determining the physical posture of a patient's body, having a superior-inferior body axis, an anterior-posterior body axis and a lateral-medial body axis, in relation to earth's gravitational field. A medical device having first, second and, optionally, third DC accelerometers having sensitive axes mounted orthogonally within an implantable housing is adapted to be implanted with the sensitive axes generally aligned with the patient's body axes. Each DC accelerometer generates DC accelerometer signals having characteristic magnitudes and polarities on alignment of the sensitive axis with, against or normal to earth's gravitational field and DC accelerometer signals of varying magnitudes and polarities when not so aligned. Body position may be determined through comparison of the magnitudes and polarities of the DC accelerometer signals with the characteristic magnitudes and polarities. A patient activity signal may also be determined from the frequency of body movements recurring over a time unit effecting magnitude changes in the DC accelerometer signals within a certain range of magnitude and frequency. The activity and body position signals may be stored and/or used to monitor and effect the delivery of a therapy to the patient, e.g. by controlling the pacing rate of a rate responsive pacemaker.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5369

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Sheldon, Todd J Eagan, MN 99 2789

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8,419,707 Device, system, and method for targeted delivery of anti-inflammatory medicaments to a mammalian subject 0 2010
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9,050,303 Device, system, and method for targeted delivery of anti-inflammatory medicaments to a mammalian subject 0 2010
 
PACESETTER AB (1)
* 5,865,760 System for detecting changes in body posture 83 1997
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (2)
* 6,909,985 Method and apparatus for recording changes associated with acceleration of a structure 6 2002
* 2004/0102,918 Method and apparatus for recording changes associated with acceleration of a structure 6 2002
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (1)
9,351,640 Personal emergency response (PER) system 0 2013
 
THE FOUNDRY, LLC (1)
* 2003/0216,789 Method and system for treating sleep apnea 77 2003
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
8,915,866 Implantable sensor and associated methods 0 2008
* 2009/0187,120 IMPLANTABLE SENSOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 16 2008
 
MEDIACELL LICENSING CORP (2)
7,819,816 Periodic disordered breathing detection 0 2006
* 2007/0239,057 Periodic disordered breathing detection 41 2006
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
* 2008/0194,998 Method, Device and Computer-Readable Medium for Evaluating Prevalence of Different Patient Postures 45 2005
 
EMPIRE IP LLC (2)
* 8,747,336 Personal emergency response (PER) system 3 2013
9,204,796 Personal emergency response (PER) system 0 2013
 
MICOSOSTRAIN, INC. (2)
* 6,834,436 Posture and body movement measuring system 155 2002
* 2002/0170,193 Posture and body movement measuring system 97 2002
 
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL LLC (1)
* 2007/0164,183 Rework bracket for electrical outlet boxes 3 2006
 
PHYSICAL LOGIC AG (1)
* 2008/0086,176 Method and Apparatus for Control of Pacemakers 3 2007
 
DP TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (32)
7,653,508 Human activity monitoring device 82 2006
8,620,353 Automatic sharing and publication of multimedia from a mobile device 7 2007
* 7,753,861 Chest strap having human activity monitoring device 34 2007
9,390,229 Method and apparatus for a health phone 0 2007
8,902,154 Method and apparatus for utilizing motion user interface 0 2007
8,555,282 Optimizing preemptive operating system with motion sensing 3 2007
7,647,196 Human activity monitoring device with distance calculation 45 2007
* 2009/0043,531 Human activity monitoring device with distance calculation 111 2007
* 2009/0099,812 Method and Apparatus for Position-Context Based Actions 10 2007
8,949,070 Human activity monitoring device with activity identification 3 2008
8,320,578 Headset 5 2008
* 2009/0274,317 Headset 14 2008
8,187,182 Sensor fusion for activity identification 23 2008
* 2010/0056,872 Sensor Fusion for Activity Identification 34 2008
8,872,646 Method and system for waking up a device due to motion 1 2008
* 2010/0085,203 Method and System for Waking Up a Device Due to Motion 1 2008
7,788,059 Rotational insensitivity using gravity-based adjustments 17 2008
8,285,344 Method and apparatus for adjusting audio for a user environment 5 2009
* 2009/0290,718 Method and Apparatus for Adjusting Audio for a User Environment 108 2009
* 2010/0306,711 Method and Apparatus for a Motion State Aware Device 10 2009
8,996,332 Program setting adjustments based on activity identification 0 2009
9,068,844 Method and apparatus for an integrated personal navigation system 0 2010
* 2011/0172,909 Method and Apparatus for an Integrated Personal Navigation System 9 2010
7,881,902 Human activity monitoring device 77 2010
8,876,738 Human activity monitoring device 1 2010
8,712,723 Human activity monitoring device 1 2011
9,374,659 Method and apparatus to utilize location data to enhance safety 0 2011
8,568,310 Sensor fusion for activity identification 2 2012
9,183,044 Optimizing preemptive operating system with motion sensing 0 2013
8,784,309 Sensor fusion for activity identification 0 2013
9,144,398 Sensor fusion for activity identification 0 2014
9,495,015 Method and apparatus for utilizing motion user interface to determine command availability 0 2014
 
Seacrete LLC, a limited liability corporation of the State of Delaware (1)
* 2009/0287,094 Circulatory monitoring systems and methods 1 2008
 
SOTERA WIRELESS, INC. (72)
* 9,492,092 Method for continuously monitoring a patient using a body-worn device and associated system for alarms/alerts 0 2009
8,956,293 Graphical ‘mapping system’ for continuously monitoring a patient's vital signs, motion, and location 0 2009
8,956,294 Body-worn system for continuously monitoring a patients BP, HR, SpO2, RR, temperature, and motion; also describes specific monitors for apnea, ASY, VTAC, VFIB, and ‘bed sore’ index 1 2009
8,909,330 Body-worn device and associated system for alarms/alerts based on vital signs and motion 1 2009
8,738,118 Cable system for generating signals for detecting motion and measuring vital signs 0 2009
8,672,854 System for calibrating a PTT-based blood pressure measurement using arm height 0 2009
8,475,370 Method for measuring patient motion, activity level, and posture along with PTT-based blood pressure 12 2009
* 2010/0298,657 METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING A PATIENT USING A BODY-WORN DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM FOR ALARMS/ALERTS 33 2009
* 2010/0298,654 BLOOD PRESSURE-MONITORING SYSTEM WITH ALARM/ALERT SYSTEM THAT ACCOUNTS FOR PATIENT MOTION 32 2009
* 2010/0298,652 SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATING A PTT-BASED BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT USING ARM HEIGHT 33 2009
* 2010/0298,650 VITAL SIGN MONITORING SYSTEM FEATURING 3 ACCELEROMETERS 62 2009
* 2010/0298,651 CABLE SYSTEM FOR GENERATING SIGNALS FOR DETECTING MOTION AND MEASURING VITAL SIGNS 49 2009
* 2010/0298,658 GRAPHICAL 'MAPPING SYSTEM' FOR CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING A PATIENT'S VITAL SIGNS, MOTION, AND LOCATION 34 2009
* 2010/0298,660 BODY-WORN DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM FOR ALARMS/ALERTS BASED ON VITAL SIGNS AND MOTION; ALSO DESCRIBES SPECIFIC MONITORS THAT INCLUDE BARCODE SCANNER AND DIFFERENT USER INTERFACES FOR NURSE, PATIENT, ETC. 38 2009
* 2010/0298,659 BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING A PATIENT'S BP, HR, SPO2, RR, TEMPERATURE, AND MOTION; ALSO DESCRIBES SPECIFIC MONITORS FOR APNEA, ASY, VTAC, VFIB, AND 'BED SORE' INDEX 47 2009
* 2010/0298,661 METHOD FOR GENERATING ALARMS/ALERTS BASED ON A PATIENT'S POSTURE AND VITAL SIGNS 86 2009
* 2010/0298,653 METHOD FOR MEASURING PATIENT MOTION, ACTIVITY LEVEL, AND POSTURE ALONG WITH PTT-BASED BLOOD PRESSURE 63 2009
8,740,807 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate 1 2009
8,622,922 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate 1 2009
8,554,297 Body-worn pulse oximeter 1 2009
8,545,417 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiration rate 2 2009
8,437,824 Body-worn pulse oximeter 1 2009
* 2011/0066,008 BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATION RATE 32 2009
* 2011/0066,038 BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATION RATE 32 2009
* 2011/0066,007 BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATION RATE 32 2009
* 2011/0066,039 BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATION RATE 32 2009
* 2011/0066,062 BODY-WORN MONITOR FOR MEASURING RESPIRATION RATE 66 2009
* 2010/0324,386 BODY-WORN PULSE OXIMETER 32 2009
* 2010/0324,385 BODY-WORN PULSE OXIMETER 33 2009
* 2010/0324,384 BODY-WORN PULSE OXIMETER 43 2009
* 2010/0324,387 BODY-WORN PULSE OXIMETER 34 2009
* 2010/0324,388 BODY-WORN PULSE OXIMETER 38 2009
8,527,038 Body-worn vital sign monitor 3 2009
8,364,250 Body-worn vital sign monitor 11 2009
8,321,004 Body-worn vital sign monitor 4 2009
* 2011/0066,045 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 34 2009
* 2011/0066,009 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 39 2009
* 2011/0066,044 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 33 2009
* 2011/0066,051 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 38 2009
* 2011/0066,050 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 34 2009
* 2011/0066,010 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 54 2009
9,215,986 Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) 0 2009
9,161,700 Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) 0 2009
8,808,188 Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) 1 2009
8,740,802 Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) 0 2009
8,602,997 Body-worn system for measuring continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) 0 2009
* 2010/0168,589 BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CONTINUOUS NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE (cNIBP) 32 2009
* 2010/0160,797 BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CONTINUOUS NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE (cNIBP) 34 2009
* 2010/0160,796 BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CONTINUOUS NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE (cNIBP) 32 2009
* 2010/0160,794 BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CONTINUOUS NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE (cNIBP) 40 2009
* 2010/0160,795 BODY-WORN SYSTEM FOR MEASURING CONTINUOUS NON-INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE (cNIBP) 32 2009
9,339,209 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate 0 2010
9,173,594 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate 0 2010
9,173,593 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate 0 2010
8,979,765 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate 0 2010
8,888,700 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate 0 2010
8,747,330 Body-worn monitor for measuring respiratory rate 1 2010
8,727,977 Body-worn vital sign monitor 1 2010
8,591,411 Body-worn vital sign monitor 2 2010
* 2011/0224,498 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 37 2010
* 2011/0224,557 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 39 2010
* 2011/0224,564 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 44 2010
* 2011/0224,500 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 34 2010
* 2011/0224,508 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 64 2010
* 2011/0224,556 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 32 2010
* 2011/0224,499 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 32 2010
* 2011/0224,507 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 33 2010
* 2011/0224,506 BODY-WORN VITAL SIGN MONITOR 32 2010
9,380,952 Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure 0 2011
9,364,158 Body-worn system for continuous, noninvasive measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, cardiac power, and blood pressure 0 2011
9,439,574 Modular wrist-worn processor for patient monitoring 0 2012
8,594,776 Alarm system that processes both motion and vital signs using specific heuristic rules and thresholds 3 2012
 
3D SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0197,431 Compositions for three-dimensional printing of solid objects 13 2005
 
LORD CORPORATION (2)
7,698,830 Posture and body movement measuring system 68 2007
* 2007/0169,364 Posture and body movement measuring system 55 2007
 
CAIS, INC. {50%} (1)
6,259,948 Medical device 96 1998
 
CVRX, INC. (29)
8,086,314 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 15 2002
7,840,271 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 67 2005
* 2005/0251,212 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 113 2005
* 2007/0021,794 Baroreflex Therapy for Disordered Breathing 51 2006
* 2007/0021,792 Baroreflex Modulation Based On Monitored Cardiovascular Parameter 93 2006
8,290,595 Method and apparatus for stimulation of baroreceptors in pulmonary artery 8 2006
8,060,206 Baroreflex modulation to gradually decrease blood pressure 21 2006
7,813,812 Baroreflex stimulator with integrated pressure sensor 35 2006
8,838,246 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex treatments 2 2006
* 2007/0060,972 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR REFLEX TREATMENTS 70 2006
8,606,359 System and method for sustained baroreflex stimulation 4 2007
* 2007/0185,543 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUSTAINED BAROREFLEX STIMULATION 28 2007
* 2008/0215,111 Devices and Methods for Cardiovascular Reflex Control 10 2007
* 2008/0177,350 Expandable Stimulation Electrode with Integrated Pressure Sensor and Methods Related Thereto 21 2007
* 2008/0172,101 NON-LINEAR ELECTRODE ARRAY 49 2007
* 2008/0171,923 ASSESSING AUTONOMIC ACTIVITY USING BAROREFLEX ANALYSIS 28 2007
* 2008/0167,694 AUTOMATIC NEURAL STIMULATION BASED ON ACTIVITY 64 2007
* 2008/0097,540 ECG INPUT TO IMPLANTABLE PULSE GENERATOR USING CAROTID SINUS LEADS 21 2007
* 2009/0234,418 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR REFLEX CONTROL VIA COUPLED ELECTRODES 16 2009
7,949,400 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control via coupled electrodes 15 2009
* 2010/0174,347 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR REFLEX CONTROL VIA COUPLED ELECTRODES 11 2009
8,583,236 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 2 2010
* 2010/0179,614 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR REFLEX CONTROL 6 2010
8,718,789 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 3 2010
* 2010/0249,874 BAROREFLEX THERAPY FOR DISORDERED BREATHING 5 2010
9,044,609 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 2 2011
8,712,531 Automatic baroreflex modulation responsive to adverse event 3 2012
8,880,190 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 2 2012
9,427,583 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 0 2015
 
ULTIMATE BALANCE, INC. (2)
7,634,379 Newtonian physical activity monitor 67 2008
* 2008/0288,200 Newtonian physical activity monitor 56 2008
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (104)
* 6,539,249 Method and apparatus for assessing patient well-being 118 1999
7,226,422 Detection of congestion from monitoring patient response to a recumbent position 45 2002
* 2004/0073,128 Detection of congestion from monitoring patient response to a recumbent position 42 2002
7,400,928 Methods and devices for detection of context when addressing a medical condition of a patient 74 2002
* 2004/0073,093 Methods and devices for detection of context when addressing a medical condition of a patient 24 2002
7,972,275 Method and apparatus for monitoring of diastolic hemodynamics 9 2002
8,192,376 Sleep state classification 7 2003
8,002,553 Sleep quality data collection and evaluation 5 2003
* 2005/0043,652 Sleep state classification 88 2003
7,248,923 Dual-use sensor for rate responsive pacing and heart sound monitoring 75 2003
7,510,531 System and method for discrimination of central and obstructive disordered breathing events 14 2004
* 2005/0074,741 System and method for discrimination of central and obstructive disordered breathing events 21 2004
7,559,901 Determining a patient's posture from mechanical vibrations of the heart 74 2004
8,606,356 Autonomic arousal detection system and method 2 2004
7,668,591 Automatic activation of medical processes 10 2004
* 2005/0081,847 Automatic activation of medical processes 86 2004
8,251,061 Methods and systems for control of gas therapy 1 2004
7,970,470 Diagnosis and/or therapy using blood chemistry/expired gas parameter analysis 7 2004
* 2005/0065,572 Diagnosis and/or therapy using blood chemistry/expired gas parameter analysis 18 2004
* 2005/0061,323 Methods and systems for control of gas therapy 1 2004
7,591,265 Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disordered breathing 78 2004
7,575,553 Methods and systems for assessing pulmonary disease 4 2004
* 2005/0065,448 Methods and systems for assessing pulmonary disease 28 2004
* 2005/0061,320 Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disordered breathing 108 2004
7,887,493 Implantable device employing movement sensing for detecting sleep-related disorders 6 2004
7,757,690 System and method for moderating a therapy delivered during sleep using physiologic data acquired during non-sleep 5 2004
7,610,094 Synergistic use of medical devices for detecting medical disorders 43 2004
* 2005/0113,710 Implantable device employing movement sensing for detecting sleep-related disorders 164 2004
* 2005/0076,909 Synergistic use of medical devices for detecting medical disorders 64 2004
7,967,756 Respiratory therapy control based on cardiac cycle 0 2004
* 7,664,546 Posture detection system and method 52 2004
* 2005/0145,246 Posture detection system and method 98 2004
* 2005/0109,339 Respiratory therapy control based on cardiac cycle 20 2004
7,787,946 Patient monitoring, diagnosis, and/or therapy systems and methods 73 2004
* 2005/0115,561 Patient monitoring, diagnosis, and/or therapy systems and methods 278 2004
7,662,104 Method for correction of posture dependence on heart sounds 21 2005
9,089,275 Sensitivity and specificity of pulmonary edema detection when using transthoracic impedance 0 2005
* 2006/0293,609 Sensitivity and specificity of pulmonary edema detection when using transthoracic impedance 101 2005
7,424,321 Systems and methods for multi-axis cardiac vibration measurements 32 2005
* 2006/0270,939 Systems and methods for multi-axis cardiac vibration measurements 11 2005
7,922,669 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor 24 2005
* 2006/0282,000 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor 89 2005
7,775,983 Rapid shallow breathing detection for use in congestive heart failure status determination 3 2005
* 2007/0073,168 Rapid shallow breathing detection for use in congestive heart failure status determination 31 2005
8,366,641 Posture detector calibration and use 2 2005
7,471,290 Posture detection system 59 2005
* 2007/0118,056 Posture detector calibration and use 123 2005
* 2007/0115,277 Posture detection system 30 2005
8,108,034 Systems and methods for valvular regurgitation detection 14 2005
7,766,840 Method and system for heart failure status evaluation based on a disordered breathing index 3 2005
* 2007/0129,641 Posture estimation at transitions between states 48 2005
* 2007/0129,643 Method and system for heart failure status evaluation based on a disordered breathing index 42 2005
* 7,848,811 Posture sensor 3 2005
* 2007/0142,868 Posture sensor 4 2005
7,567,836 ECG signal power vector detection of ischemia or infarction 12 2006
* 2007/0179,392 REJECTION OF NOISES CAUSED BY POSTURAL CHANGES DURING ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DETECTION 40 2006
7,780,606 Hemodynamic stability assessment based on heart sounds 21 2006
* 2007/0239,218 HEMODYNAMIC STABILITY ASSESSMENT BASED ON HEART SOUNDS 45 2006
8,343,049 Physiological response to posture change 2 2006
* 2008/0082,001 PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO POSTURE CHANGE 56 2006
7,384,395 Detection of congestion from monitoring patient response to a recumbent position 14 2007
* 2007/0106,130 DETECTION OF CONGESTION FROM MONITORING PATIENT RESPONSE TO A RECUMBENT POSITION 3 2007
7,736,319 Ischemia detection using heart sound timing 24 2007
* 2008/0177,191 ISCHEMIA DETECTION USING HEART SOUND TIMING 62 2007
8,535,222 Sleep detection using an adjustable threshold 1 2007
7,844,336 Implantable medical device configured as a pedometer 5 2007
* 8,801,636 Method and apparatus for determining wellness based on decubitus posture 0 2007
7,422,560 Detection of congestion from monitoring patient response to a recumbent position 12 2007
7,986,998 Methods and devices for detection of context when addressing a medical condition of a patient 2 2008
7,819,804 Detection of congestion from monitoring patient response to a recumbent position 5 2008
9,079,033 Respiration as a trigger for therapy optimization 0 2009
* 2009/0234,240 Respiration as a Trigger for Therapy Optimization 6 2009
* 2009/0227,883 AUTOMATED HEART FUNCTION CLASSIFICATION TO STANDARDIZED CLASSES 4 2009
8,165,840 Posture sensor automatic calibration 2 2009
* 2009/0312,973 POSTURE SENSOR AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION 46 2009
8,012,098 Determining a patient's posture from mechanical vibrations of the heart 2 2009
8,034,000 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor 6 2009
8,104,470 Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disordered breathing 0 2009
7,881,781 Thoracic impedance detection with blood resistivity compensation 2 2009
7,951,087 Method for correction of posture dependence on heart sounds 12 2009
8,380,296 Automatic activation of medical processes 0 2009
8,221,327 Therapy control based on cardiopulmonary status 0 2010
8,496,596 Systems and methods for determining respiration metrics 1 2010
8,321,022 Adaptive therapy for disordered breathing 0 2010
* 2011/0009,760 Hospital Readmission Alert for Heart Failure Patients 3 2010
7,938,781 Hemodynamic stability assessment based on heart sounds 11 2010
8,696,589 Method and system for heart failure status evaluation based on a disordered breathing index 0 2010
8,475,388 Detection of disordered breathing 0 2010
7,993,280 Rapid shallow breathing detection for use in congestive heart failure status determination 0 2010
8,249,715 Implantable medical device configured as a pedometer 0 2010
8,636,669 Method and apparatus for monitoring of diastolic hemodynamics 2 2011
8,657,756 Implantable device employing movement sensing for detecting sleep-related disorders 2 2011
8,483,818 Enhancements to the detection of pulmonary edema when using transthoracic impedance 1 2011
8,676,336 Methods and devices for detection of context when addressing a medical condition of a patient 0 2011
8,915,741 Sleep quality data collection and evaluation 0 2011
8,758,260 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor 0 2011
8,522,779 Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disordered breathing 6 2012
8,753,276 Physiological response to posture change 0 2012
8,818,748 Posture sensor automatic calibration 0 2012
8,600,502 Sleep state classification 0 2012
8,998,821 Systems and methods for determining respiration metrics 0 2013
8,956,295 Sleep detection using an adjustable threshold 0 2013
9,014,819 Autonomic arousal detection system and method 0 2013
9,138,151 Method and apparatus for management of heart failure hospitalization 0 2014
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION (5)
8,594,785 Neurostimulation system and method for measuring patient activity 3 2008
* 2008/0188,909 NEUROSTIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING PATIENT ACTIVITY 64 2008
* 9,205,263 Neural stimulation system providing auto adjustment of stimulus output as a function of sensed impedance 0 2010
* 2010/0262,209 NEURAL STIMULATION SYSTEM PROVIDING AUTO ADJUSTMENT OF STIMULUS OUTPUT AS A FUNCTION OF SENSED IMPEDANCE 17 2010
9,089,706 Neural stimulation system providing auto adjustment of stimulus output as a function of sensed impedance 0 2014
 
Salasoft, Inc. (1)
* 6,516,749 Apparatus for the delivery to an animal of a beneficial agent 48 1999
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