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Date/App# patent app List of recent Electrocardiogram-related patents
01/28/16
20160023010 
 Determination for effective defibrillation patent thumbnailDetermination for effective defibrillation
A method for managing care of a person receiving emergency cardiac is disclosed and involves monitoring, with an external defibrillator, multiple parameters of the person receiving emergency cardiac assistance; determining from at least one of the parameters, an indication of trans-thoracic impedance of the person receiving emergency cardiac care; determining, from at least one of the parameters corresponding to an electrocardiogram of the person receiving emergency cardiac assistance, an initial indication of likely shock effectiveness; determining, as a function of at least the indication of trans-thoracic impedance and the initial indication of likely shock effectiveness, an indication of whether a shock provided to the person receiving emergency medical assistance will be effective; and affecting control of the defibrillator by a caregiver as a result of determining the indication of whether a shock will be effective.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation


01/28/16
20160022162 
 System and  determining a risk score for triage patent thumbnailSystem and determining a risk score for triage
The present disclosure provides a system and method of determining a risk score for triage. In particular, a system is provided for providing an assessment of risk of a cardiac event for a patient, for example an incoming patient to a hospital emergency department complaining of chest pain.
Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd


01/14/16
20160008614 
 Implantable medical device sensing and selecting wireless ecg and intracardiac electrogram patent thumbnailImplantable medical device sensing and selecting wireless ecg and intracardiac electrogram
A crm system enhances intracardiac electrogram-based arrhythmia detection using a wireless electrocardiogram (ecg), which is a signal sensed with implantable electrodes and approximating a surface ecg. In one embodiment, an intracardiac electrogram allows for detection of an arrhythmia, and the wireless ecg allows for classification of the detected arrhythmia by locating its origin.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


01/07/16
20160000349 
 System and  distinguishing a cardiac event from noise in an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal patent thumbnailSystem and distinguishing a cardiac event from noise in an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal
A cardiac monitoring device includes: at least one sensing electrode for obtaining an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal from a patient; a processing unit comprising at least one processor operatively coupled to the at least one sensing electrode; and at least one non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the cardiac monitoring device to: obtain the ecg signal from the at least one sensing electrode; determine a transformed ecg signal based on the ecg signal; extract at least one value representing at least one feature of the transformed ecg signal; provide the at least one value to determine a score associated with the ecg signal, thereby providing an ecg-derived score; compare the ecg-derived score to a predetermined threshold score determined by machine learning; and provide an indication of a cardiac event if the ecg-derived score is one of above or below the predetermined threshold score determined by the machine learning.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation


01/07/16
20160000346 
 Method and system for extracting ventricular fibrillation signals in electrocardiogram patent thumbnailMethod and system for extracting ventricular fibrillation signals in electrocardiogram
This invention discloses a system and method for extracting vf signal in ecg recorded during uninterrupted cpr. The method and system applies an adaptive algorithm incorporating the emd and least mean square (lms) filtering to effectively model the cpr artifacts such as chest compression signals.
National Central University


12/31/15
20150379755 
 Apparatus and  visualization patent thumbnailApparatus and visualization
Based on heart behavior data, a computation unit determines a first time step at which a heart exhibits a first behavior in response to a first wave of an electrical signal, as well as a second time step at which the heart exhibits a second behavior in response to a second wave of the same. The computation unit reproduces the heart's behavior over time by updating a three-dimensional model of the heart according to the heart behavior data, simultaneously with variations in electrical signal strength over time according to electrocardiogram data.
The University Of Tokyo


12/31/15
20150374253 
 Implantable wireless electrocardiogram sensor device patent thumbnailImplantable wireless electrocardiogram sensor device
Disclosed is an implantable wireless electrocardiogram sensor device, including: a cylindrical capsule provided with four recesses on a lateral surface thereof in a longitudinal direction thereof at equal intervals; electrodes installed on upper and lower surfaces of the cylindrical capsule and configured to measure electrocardiogram; a wireless electrocardiogram sensor module installed inside the capsule; a data transceiving antenna wound around two recesses symmetrical at a center; and a coil for charging wound around the remaining two recesses in a direction vertical to the antenna.. .
Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation Keimyung University


12/31/15
20150374244 
 Apparatus for continuously and automatically measuring pulse wave and  measuring blood pressure patent thumbnailApparatus for continuously and automatically measuring pulse wave and measuring blood pressure
Disclosed is an apparatus for continuously and automatically measuring a pulse wave by a non-invasive method to know the state of a cardiovascular system. The apparatus includes an integrated measurement module, a communication power module, and a bio-measurement pad.
K-healthwear Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150373019 
 Electrocardiogram (ecg) biometric authentication patent thumbnailElectrocardiogram (ecg) biometric authentication
electrocardiogram, better known as ecg or ekg, is a method used to measure and record the electrical potential generated by the heart on the skin. Ecg data is unique to a user and can be used for authentication systems such as access or financial cards or for granting access to computing devices such as mobile devices.

12/24/15
20150366478 
 A  vector analysis of electrocardiogram in assessment of risk of sudden cardiac death (scd) due to arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy by quantifying micro scars (i.e. A vector analysis of electrocardiogram in assessment of risk of sudden cardiac death (scd) due to arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy by quantifying micro scars (i.e. "bites") in three dimensional vector loops
Subject matter of the invention are a method and a system to provide diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia—arvc/d (and similar inherited conditions) that cause sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy population. Innovative approach in this analysis is possibility to detect so called frusta forms or clinically silent forms.

12/10/15
20150352369 

Selecting energy escalation for defibrillation


In an aspect, a system for treating a patient in cardiac arrest is described and includes memory, one or more electronic ports for receiving signals from sensors for obtaining indications of an electrocardiogram (ecg) of the patient, one or more sensors for obtaining a transthoracic impedance of the patient, and a patient treatment module executable on one or more processing devices that is configured to generate, from the ecg, transform values that represent magnitudes of two or more frequency components of the ecg, and modify, based on at least one transform value, at least one shock delivery parameter.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation


12/10/15
20150352368 

Electrocardiogram identification


A defibrillating system includes a processor coupled to a memory. The processor and the memory are configured to identify a treatment event associated with treatment of a victim with the defibrillating system, and transmit a representation of a portion of an ecg signal associated with the identified treatment event.
Zoll Medical Corporation


12/10/15
20150351651 

Linear multi-domain electrocardiogram


Systems and methods are provided to detect a multi-domain ecg waveform. Electrical impulses are detected between at least one pair of electrodes of two or more electrodes placed proximate to a beating heart and are converted to an ecg waveform for each heartbeat of the beating heart.

12/03/15
20150342489 

Qrs complex identification in electrocardiogram signals


The present subject matter relates to processing of electrocardiogram (ecg) signals, and in particular, relates to identifying a qrs complex in an ecg signal. The method includes receiving, and filtering the ecg signal by passing through at least one of a first low-pass filter and a high-pass filter to obtain a filtered ecg signal.
Indian Institute Of Technology Delhi


12/03/15
20150342485 

System and visually determining a physiological signal threshold


An apparatus, system and method for visually determining a physiological signal threshold are capable of providing a graphical user interface (gui) useful for determining an electrocardiogram threshold parameter. The apparatus includes a physiological signal monitor, a display and a processor.
Dräger Medical Gmbh


11/26/15
20150335283 

Electrocardiogram watch clasp


A device measuring an electrical activity of a heart and being wearable on a body part of a user. The device comprises a strap configurable to be fitted over the body part, and having an interior surface contacting the body part when worn by the user, and an exterior surface facing away from the body part.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


11/19/15
20150327775 

Medical examination apparatus


An apparatus to enable health care providers to perform a number of diagnostic procedures, including listening to the heart, obtaining electrocardiograms, sonograms, ocular and otoscopic exams; audio and video functions as well as mobile phone capabilities, not limited to voice and text messaging. A pocket size instrument displays an ecg tracing on its screen simultaneously upon auscultation of the heart.
Parace, Llc


11/12/15
20150320331 

Estimating distribution, fluctuation and/or movement of electrical activity through a heart tissue


A computer implemented method for processing measurement data from electrocardiogram, ecg, electrodes on a subject. The method includes obtaining a 3d anatomical model of the torso of the subject, and obtaining a 3d image of the torso of the subject.
Peacs B.v.


11/05/15
20150317810 

User interfaces for mobile and wearable medical devices


Graphical layouts, algorithms, and methods are introduced herein to implement user interfaces for mobile and/or wearable medical devices. In one aspect of the present invention, new graphical layouts are introduced for simplified presentation of time-dependent patient data.

11/05/15
20150314128 

Alternans prevention and termination


In a method of preventing the formation of alternans in the heart of a patient, the heart is paced to control the tr interval of each heartbeat. The method may be performed using a heart monitoring and pacing device that includes a processor, memory, an electrocardiogram (ecg) sensing circuit, and a pulse generator.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


11/05/15
20150313502 

Determining arterial pulse wave transit time from vpg and ecg/ekg signals


What is disclosed is a system and method for determining arterial pulse wave transit time for a subject. In one embodiment, a video is received comprising a plurality of time-sequential image frames of a region of exposed skin of a subject where a videoplethysmographic (vpg) signal can be registered by at least one imaging channel of the video device used to capture that video.
Xerox Corporation


11/05/15
20150313493 

Reducing electrocardiogram artifacts during and post cpr


A portable medical device having improved ecg trace display and reporting. Embodiments implement features to ameliorate artifacts created by virtue of attempting to eliminate compression artifacts due to mechanical compression devices.
Physio-control


11/05/15
20150313486 

Determining pulse wave transit time from ppg and ecg/ekg signals


What is disclosed is a system and method for determining a pulse transit time for a subject. In one embodiment, the system comprises a handheld wireless cellular device configured with a sensor to acquire an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal from the subject and a photodetector generating a time-series signal in response to continuously sensing a reflection of source light off a region of exposed skin of the subject where a photoplethysmographic (ppg) signal can be detected by the photodetector.
Xerox Corporation


10/29/15
20150312669 

Terminal and control method thereof


A user terminal device, and a method of controlling a user terminal device are discussed. The user terminal device includes an ear accessory of the user terminal device including a first electrocardiogram (ecg) electrode contacted with an ear of a user, a second ecg electrode contacted with a hand of the user, and a first speaker configured to output an audio signal; a display; and a controller configured to display, on the display, bio information based on a first ecg signal from the first ecg electrode when the ear of the user is contacted with the first ecg electrode, and control an audio playback in response to a second ecg signal from the second ecg electrode when the hand of the user is contacted with the second ecg electrode..
Lg Electronics Inc.


10/29/15
20150311624 

Connection of an electrocardiogram electrode to a data acquisition and/or transfer facility


A connection facility for connecting an electrocardiogram electrode to a data acquisition and/or transfer facility includes a signal line and a connecting element for connecting the signal line to the electrocardiogram electrode. The connecting element has a clamping body with two clamping jaws connected by an elastic reset element between a front and a rear end of the clamping body, and a contact element for making contact with the electrocardiogram electrode arranged at the front end of the clamping body and connected in an electrically conducting manner to the signal line.

10/22/15
20150297134 

Methods and systems for cardiac monitoring with mobile devices and accessories


Systems, devices, and methods are provided for measuring an electrocardiogram (ecg) or other cardiac parameters with an attachable monitoring device. The attachable monitoring device may be coupled to a wearable monitoring device or wearable monitoring devices.
Alivecor, Inc.


10/22/15
20150297107 

System and electrocardiogram analysis and optimization of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and therapy delivery


The system and method provide for electrocardiogram analysis and optimization of patient-customized cardiopulmonary resuscitation and therapy delivery. An external medical device includes a housing and a processor within the housing.
Physio-control, Inc.


10/22/15
20150297098 

Method and device for assessing the risk of cardiovascular complications


The group of inventions is directed to improving the reliability and objectivity of assessment of the risk of cardiovascular complications. Using optical capillaroscopy of the nail fold of a finger in a state of reactive hyperemia and in the absence thereof, the size of the perivascular area and the diameters of the venous and arterial portions of the capillaries are measured.
Cardiobionica Sagl


10/22/15
20150297096 

Hybrid model and diagnostic process for atrial fibrillation


A hybrid model and diagnostic process for atrial fibrillation is provided. The present invention includes performing a combination of tests including an electrocardiogram signal analysis and a systolic pressure test.

10/08/15
20150282755 

System and detecting seizure activity


The system and method for detecting seizure activity combines signal traces from both an electroencephalogram (eeg) and an electrocardiogram (ecg) in order to detect and predict a seizure event in a patient. Determination of a seizure classification of the combination is based on dempster-shafer theory (dst) to calculate a combined probability belief.

10/08/15
20150282726 

Diagnostic representation and interpretation of ecg leads on a digital display


A system for electrocardiogram (ecg) interpretation includes a processor and memory coupled to the processor. A rendering module is stored in the memory and is configured to receive input from an ecg and correlate interpretation statements with ecg measurements responsible for the interpretation statements in the ecg.

10/01/15
20150272661 

Cautery needle for separating and/or penetrating the pericardium


A pericardial needle that punctures a pericardial membrane with cautery to attain access into a pericardial space of a heart by positioning a cautery needle tip adjacent to or in contact with a parietal pericardium of the heart such that the puncturing does not damage the heart muscle. The pericardial needle punctures the parietal pericardium when the heart muscle moves towards the pericardial needle, away from the pericardial needle, is at rest and/or is in synchronization with the systolic contraction period of the cardiac cycle of the heart.

10/01/15
20150272462 

High throughput arrhythmia risk assessment using multilead residua signals


A method and system for high-throughput prediction of the onset of heart arrhythmias observes trends in abnormal or pathologic morphology of the electrocardiogram (ecg). A first set of ecg signals is monitored from a patient.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.


09/17/15
20150257715 

Vector-based shock indication


A system for managing care of a person receiving emergency cardiac assistance includes one or more capacitors arranged to deliver a defibrillating shock to a person; one or more electronic ports for receiving a plurality of signals from sensors for obtaining indications of an electrocardiogram (ecg) for the person; and a patient treatment module executable on one or more computer processors using code stored in non-transitory media and to provide a determination of a likelihood of success from delivering a future defibrillating shock to the person with the one or more capacitors, using a mathematical computation applied to a vector value defined by signals from at least two of the plurality of signals.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation


09/17/15
20150257709 

Dynamic energy selection for defibrillation


A system for managing care of a person includes one or more capacitors arranged to deliver a defibrillating shock to a patient; one or more electronic ports for receiving a plurality of signals from sensors for obtaining indications of an electrocardiogram (ecg) for the patient; and a patient treatment module executable on one or more computer processors using code stored in non-transitory media and arranged to identify a level of energy to be delivered in a shock to the patient by applying a mathematical computation to current ecg data from the patient and data indicating a present level of trans-thoracic impedance for the patient.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation


09/17/15
20150257668 

Method for detecting abnormalities in an electrocardiogram


B. Performing an operating phase, wherein (i) for each ecg beat to be classified, decompose the ecg beat into the multiple features; (ii) compute values of each membership function identified in the step of performing the training phase for each feature of the ecg beat for the different categories; (iii) merge the membership function values for all features in an ecg beat in a manner as to get a single beat value for each beat category across the features; (iv) identify a value alpha in the range [0,1], such that the difference between the top two beat values across the different beat categories is more than or equal to the sum of the beat values of all the remaining beat categories multiplied by the value alpha and such that a desired percentage of normal or abnormal beat classification is obtained; (v) if an alpha value can be identified, then classify the beat to belong to the beat that has the highest beat value, otherwise classify the beat as abnormal..

09/17/15
20150257660 

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and image processing apparatus


A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a first data acquisition unit, a second data acquisition unit and an image data generating unit. The first data acquisition unit acquires first data from a slice to be a target after a first delay time from a reference of a first heart rate in synchronized with an electrocardiogram.
Toshiba Medical Sytems Corporation


09/17/15
20150257656 

Cardionpulmonary function evaluating apparatus and cardionpulmonary function evaluating method


A cardiopulmonary function evaluating apparatus includes: an electrocardiogram measuring unit which is configured to measure an electrocardiogram of a subject; a photoplethysmogram detecting unit which is configured to detect a photoplethysmogram of the subject; a heart rate calculating unit which is configured to calculate a heart rate (hr) of the subject based on the electrocardiogram; a pwtt calculating unit which is configured to calculate a pulse wave transmission time (pwtt) of the subject based on the electrocardiogram and the photoplethysmogram; an sv calculating unit which is configured to calculate a stroke volume (sv) of the subject based on the heart rate and the pulse wave transmission time; and an outputting unit which is configured to output a state related to the stroke volume of the subject based on the stroke volume that is calculated by the sv calculating unit.. .
Nihon Kohden Corporation


09/17/15
20150257647 

Method and device for patient monitoring using dynamic multi-function device


The present invention is directed to an improved method, system and product to provide wireless ecg patient monitoring. Although embodiments make specific reference to monitoring electrocardiogram signal with an adherent patch, the system methods, and device herein may be applicable to any application in which physiological monitoring is used.
Cardiac Technologies International, Inc.


09/10/15
20150250400 

Bio-information analysis device


A bio-information analysis device includes a measuring unit that measures biometric waveforms of a subject, and a calculating unit that calculates a matching rate of the biometric waveforms based on shapes and magnitudes of the biometric waveforms measured by the measuring unit. In the bio-information analysis device, the biometric waveforms may be electrocardiogram waveforms..
Nihon Kohden Corporation


08/27/15
20150238151 

System and perfusion-based arrhythmia alarm evaluation


A method of prioritizing arrhythmia alarms based on one patient's perfusion level includes receiving arterial blood pressure, electrocardiogram heart rate, and arterial pulse rate values of the one patient during a same time window. Analysing the set of blood pressure values to determine if an arrhythmia event is indicated, where if an arrhythmia event is indicated, the method includes calculating a systolic blood pressure (sbp) ratio, comparing the sbp ratio to a first predetermined threshold, and if the sbp ratio is less than or equal to the first predetermined threshold, then activating a non-perfusion alarm.
General Electric Company


08/27/15
20150238107 

System and monitoring and diagnosing patient condition based on wireless sensor monitoring data


A system for detecting an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal of a subject includes a substrate that is placed on and adheres to the skin over the sternum of the subject. First, second and third electrodes are disposed on the substrate, each of which has an end for contacting a respective area of skin.
Peerbridge Health, Inc.


08/20/15
20150230757 

Electrocardiogram (ecg) sensor and operating the same


An electrocardiogram (ecg) sensor includes a motion artifact detector configured to detect a motion artifact component from a first channel signal of a first channel and a second channel signal of a second channel using a channel offset coefficient. The channel offset coefficient indicates a difference between the first channel signal and the second channel signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150228176 

Ecg-enabled personal emergency response systems


The invention provides personal emergency response systems (pers) with expanded life-saving capabilities. One embodiment of the invention provides a wearable pers pendant that incorporates a cell phone transmitter or transceiver, a gps location system, an accelerometer-based fall detector that automatically triggers an alert, and an electrocardiogram (ecg) recorder permitting a remote service center or medical personnel to receive and respond to transmitted alerts and electrocardiographic data..

08/13/15
20150223758 

Electrocardiogram sensor and processing signals using the same


An electrocardiogram (ecg) sensor includes an analog front end device configured to remove a dc offset in a first ecg signal received from a measuring electrode, and adjust a gain amplification value based on the first ecg signal. The analog front end device is configured to output an adjusted first ecg signal, the adjusted first ecg signal being based on the adjusted gain amplification value and the removed dc offset in the first ecg signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150223699 

System and assessing treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnea


A system and method for assessing treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnea are provided. The apparatus includes a bio-signal measurement unit, a combined index calculation unit, and a treatment response assessment unit.
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital


08/06/15
20150216433 

Impedance waveform monitoring for heart beat confirmation


Implantable systems and methods directed toward improved accuracy in cardiac signal analysis. An impedance waveform is captured and used to confirm the analysis performed by the system on electrical signals or electrocardiogram.
Cameron Health, Inc.


07/23/15
20150206364 

Preauthorized wearable biometric device, use thereof


Embodiments are directed towards authenticating users using biometric devices. The biometric device may be arranged to capture one or more biometric feature of a user that may be wearing the biometric device such as biometric features that correspond to an electrocardiogram of the user.
Bionym Inc.


07/23/15
20150201859 

Analysis of direct and indirect heartbeat data variations


One method for measuring variability between direct heartbeat data and indirect heartbeat data includes: receiving first heartbeat data from an electrocardiogram over a period of time; receiving second heartbeat data from an indirect measure of heartbeat data over at least a portion of the period of time; calculating, by a computing device, a difference between the first heartbeat data and the second heartbeat data; and comparing the difference to determine a variation.. .
Welch Allyn, Inc.


07/23/15
20150201858 

Diagnostic device for remote sensing and transmitting biophysiological signals


A diatrophic, bio-physiological interface is self-contained with onboard intensification, filtering, and signal processing and is wirelessly enabled (idio-electrode), with multiple sensory system for bio-physiological measurements, described herein utilizes spatially resolved potential profiles from a cluster of mini electrodes to form constituent sets comprising mini sensorial electrodes. The sets of sub electrodes containing the clusters are jointly optimized to attain measurable gradient of some diagnostic value.
Global Cardiac Monitors, Inc.


07/09/15
20150190069 

Electrocardiography measurement method and an electrocardiography measurement device applying the same


In an electrocardiography measurement method and device, a signal processor determines a baseline value, a maximum wave amplitude value, and a minimum wave amplitude value in an electrocardiogram signal. When the signal processor determines that a difference of the maximum wave amplitude value minus the baseline value is less than a difference of the baseline value minus the minimum wave amplitude value, the signal processor performs a correction process for correcting the electrocardiogram signal..
Wistron Corporation


07/02/15
20150182173 

Image diagnostic apparatus and method, and recording medium


The image diagnostic method includes acquiring an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal of an object, selecting a scan protocol used to reconfigure a heart image of the object, based on the acquired ecg signal, and providing a user with information used to propose the selected scan protocol.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150182141 

Biological state analyzer and computer program


A novel technique for analyzing a biological state is provided. A body trunk biological signal (aortic pulse wave) extracted from the back of a body trunk is differentiated twice.
Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150173654 

Activity, posture and heart monitoring system and method


A system and a method for monitoring activity and posture of a person in correlation with the person's heat activity, comprising a) simultaneously detecting first linear accelerations and first angular speeds of rotation of an upper part of the person's body, second linear accelerations and second angular speeds of rotation of a lower part of the person's body, and the person's electrocardiogram signal; and b) determining the person's activity and posture from the first and second linear accelerations, the first and second angular speeds of rotation, and at least one of: i) a derivation signal, ii) heart rate and iii) a respiratory rate, of the person from the electrocardiogram signal.. .
Solutions Novika


06/25/15
20150173638 

Direct comparison of multiple healthcare waves


Methods and systems are directed to the evaluation of a particular healthcare activity by comparing the plurality of waves of the healthcare activity from two or more of the same healthcare activity. This includes the electrocardiogram (ecg or ekg) and its use in comparing two or more ecgs of a patient.
Cerner Innovation, Inc.


06/18/15
20150165211 

Optimization of pacemaker settings with r-wave detection


The system provides information to facilitate efficient optimization of programmer settings for cardiac pacemakers. It simultaneously measures a patient's electrocardiogram and peripheral blood pressure (or volumetric displacement) waveform in order to calculate, in real-time and non-invasively, a value correlated to the pre-ejection time (pet) and, optionally, ejection duration (ed) for the patient's left ventricle.
Atcor Medical Pty Ltd


06/11/15
20150157238 

Method for non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography


A method for non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (“mra”) that has a short scan time and is insensitive to patient motion is provided. More particularly, the method provides significant arterial conspicuity and substantial venous signal suppression.

06/04/15
20150150753 

Instrumentation absolute value differential amplifier circuit and applications


An instrumentation absolute value differential amplifier (212) is used as part of an electroencephalogram, electromyogram or electrocardiogram to quantify the excitation state of a user, processing and transmitting this information as a control signal for a user feedback device. In one embodiment, this feedback device comprises a wireless sex toy (500) which responds to the sent control information, acting as a mind-controlled sex toy.

06/04/15
20150150518 

Multimedia terminal with vital parameters monitoring


Multimedia terminal with vital parameters monitoring, commonly used in hospitals and homes to enable access to communication networks, tv and multimedia contents to bed-ridden persons. A multichannel measurement module showing readings on the same screen, including electronic circuits and connection for probes for electrocardiograms, pulse oximeters, tensiometers, temperature sensors, etc.
Medip Health, S.l.


06/04/15
20150150471 

Systems and methods for interelectrode distance optimization in a retractable multi-use cardiac monitor


A retractable multi-use cardiac monitor is provided that includes a memory, and first and second sensing connectors positioned on outsides of first and second housings, respectively. The first and second sensing connectors are configured to detect electrocardiogram (ecg) signals that are stored onto the memory as ecg data.
Medicomp, Inc.


05/28/15
20150148696 

Electrocardiogram pace pulse detection and analysis


Data is received characterizing an electrocardiogram (ecg) measured from a patient having a pacemaker. The pacemaker can intermittently provide a pace to a heart of the patient.
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.


05/28/15
20150148634 

Ambulatory diagnostic device and method thereof


The present disclosure relates to a device and method for acquiring and processing sensor signals on a host device. The device comprises a jack and connects to a socket on the host device.

05/28/15
20150148618 

Physiological monitor and methods for placement and wear


Physiological monitors are disclosed, as are systems and methods in which they are used. The physiological monitors are generally horseshoe-shaped and are sized and adapted to fit around the base of the neck.

05/21/15
20150141859 

Systems and methods for cardiac rhythm variability analysis


Systems and methods are provided for the study of the cardiac rhythm variability. These systems and methods include the recording of the electrocardiogram (ekg), with subsequent calculation of the duration of the beat-to-beat intervals (i.e., r-r intervals), drawing up of the rhythmograms, and additional systems and methods that include determination of, throughout all observation times within particular intervals included in the recording periods, the average values of the informational entropy of the beta-distribution (ae) of the r-r intervals, the differences between the maximum and minimum values of the informational entropy of the beta-distribution (mde) of the r-r intervals, the root-mean-square deviations of the informational entropy of the beta-distribution (rmsde) of the r-r intervals, and/or variation factors of the informational entropy of the beta-distribution (vfe) by means of calculation of the informational entropy of the beta-distribution of the r-r intervals..

05/21/15
20150141790 

Sensor instrument


A sensor instrument for generation of electrocardiograms, in particular for cardiac computed tomography, has two electrodes, an electronic module and a support, wherein multiple suction elements for affixing the support to the body of a subject (are positioned on the support.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


05/14/15
20150134018 

External cardiac defibrillator system for household use


External cardiac defibrillators that include automatic or semi-automatic self-contained defibrillators to be used by non-health professionals (physicians, nurses and other specifically trained persons). A power subassembly in an automatic or semi-automatic cardiac defibrillator system which, associated with a computer device, is capable of diagnosing a patient's condition by performing a simplified electrocardiogram, transmitting the data to the electronic device and supplying, controlled by this device, electric shocks to the patient, and also providing or contributing to further ancillary defibrillation functions..

05/14/15
20150133808 

Noninvasive atrial activity estimation system and method


Provided is a non-invasive system for estimating an atrial signal, including a plurality of sensors to sense a surface electrocardiogram signal, a reference atrial signal generation unit to generate an estimated ventricular signal with respect to a r wave in an electrocardiogram signal from one sensor among the plurality of sensors, and to generate a reference atrial signal by subtracting the estimated ventricular signal from the electrocardiogram signal from the one sensor, and an atrial signal estimation unit to generate an estimated atrial signal by applying a constrained independent component analysis algorithm based on the reference atrial signal to the received surface electrocardiogram signal, and to estimate one of the estimated atrial signals as an actual atrial signal, and a method using the same.. .

05/07/15
20150126885 

Resuscitation enhancements


A system including a sensor interface coupled to a processor. The sensor interface is configured to receive and process an analog electrocardiogram signal of a subject and provide a digitized electrocardiogram signal sampled over a first time period and a second time period that is subsequent to the first time period.
Zoll Medical Corporation


05/07/15
20150126877 

Seat having integrated ekg-electrodes


A bio-measurement data recording device has a seat which has a back surface made of a foam material, a seat surface, and a plurality of back surface sensors embedded in the back surface such that a plurality of leads for an electrocardiogram of a the person can be received. At least two seat surface sensors are embedded in the seat surface.
Almanaa Trading Est. K.s.a.


05/07/15
20150126847 

Method and system to measure ecg and respiration


A method for monitoring the respiration rate of a patient includes attaching a plurality of electrocardiogram (ecg) electrodes and a pressure sensor to a patient, producing a first respiration signal based on variations detected in signals provided by the ecg electrodes attached to the patient, and producing a second respiration signal based on pressure variations detected in the pressure sensor secured to the patient. The method also includes selecting at least one of the first respiration signal and the second respiration signal based on respective signal qualities and producing a respiration rate from the selected signal.
Mindray Ds Usa, Inc.


05/07/15
20150126822 

Congestive heart failure risk status determination methods and related devices


Embodiments relate to devices and methods for monitoring, identifying, and determining risk of congestive heart failure (chf) hospitalization. Methods include determining physiological values of a patient by electrocardiogram (ecg), bioimpedance, and 3-axis accelerometer, filtering the physiological values, comparing physiological values to baseline parameters and determining chf risk.
Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.


04/30/15
20150119734 

Electrocardiogram measuring apparatus and synthesized electrocardiogram generating method


An electrocardiogram measuring apparatus includes: a population coefficient calculating unit which calculates: first population coefficients; and second population coefficients; a personal coefficient calculating unit which calculates: first personal coefficients; and second personal coefficients; and a lead deriving unit which: calculates first personal coefficients of a specific subject based on: a relationship between a magnitude of a ratio of the first population coefficients to the second population coefficients, and a magnitude of a ratio of the first personal coefficients to the second personal coefficients; and second personal coefficients of the specific subject which are calculated based on a leads of the specific subject, the a leads being acquired by electrocardiogram measurement; and synthesizes b leads of the specific subject by using the first personal coefficients of the specific subject.. .
Nihon Kohden Corporation


04/23/15
20150112401 

System and electrocardiogram analysis and optimization of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and therapy delivery


The system and method provide for electrocardiogram analysis and optimization of patient-customized cardiopulmonary resuscitation and therapy delivery. An external medical device includes a housing and a processor within the housing.
Physio-control, Inc.


04/23/15
20150112218 

Analysis of electrocardiogram signals


A method for graphical representation of a train of ecg complexes having an r wave and a t-p interval and having variable isoelectric baselines. The method involves aligning the complexes in terms of signal amplitude by obtaining a baseline, thereby to provide a graphical representation of said train of ecg complexes; and aligning said complexes temporally using corresponding predetermined points..
Bio Signal Analysis Ltd.


04/16/15
20150105765 

Systems and methods of radiometrically determining a hot-spot temperature of tissue being treated


According to some embodiments, systems for energy delivery to targeted tissue comprise a catheter with an ablation member, a radiometer configured to detect temperature data from the targeted tissue, a processor configured to determine a calculated temperature (e.g., an extreme temperature, such as a peak or trough temperature) within the tissue by applying at least one factor to the temperature data detected by the radiometer, the processor configured to compare the calculated temperature to a setpoint and an energy source configured to energize the ablation member and to regulate delivery of ablative energy to the targeted tissue of the subject based at least in part on the comparison. In some embodiments, the factor depends on at least one characteristic of the targeted tissue.
Meridian Medical Systems, Llc


04/16/15
20150105679 

Method and generating synchronization signal using electrocardiogram signal


An apparatus for generating a synchronization signal based on an electrocardiogram signal of a body by obtaining the electrocardiogram signal, outputting a first peak signal when strength of the electrocardiogram signal becomes larger than that of a reference signal, and generating a first synchronization signal depending on the first peak signal is provided.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


04/02/15
20150094604 

Electrocardiogram identification


A defibrillating system includes a processor coupled to a memory. The processor and the memory are configured to identify a treatment event associated with treatment of a victim with the defibrillating system, and transmit a representation of a portion of an ecg signal associated with the identified treatment event.
Zoll Medical Corporation


04/02/15
20150094561 

Reduction of mri interference from the electrocardiogram using lead information


A circuit (32) for use in an magnetic resonance (mr) system to reduce mr interference of a physiological signal s(f) includes a first summing/subtraction node (36), a high pass filter (40), and a second summing/subtraction node (42). The first summing/subtraction node (36)inputs a first signal (34) including radio frequency magnetic interference n(f) and a physiological signal s(f), and a second signal (38) including the physiological signal s(f) and an error signal e(f), and subtractively combines the second signal with the first signal to generate a difference signal n(f)−e(f).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/26/15
20150088215 

External defibrillator


An external defibrillator includes patient electrodes (20) for obtaining the patient's electrocardiogram (ecg) and for applying a shock to the patient. A microprocessor (24) analyses the patient's ecu using a diagnostic algorithm to detect if the patient's heart is in a shockable rhythm, and shock delivery circuitry (10) is enabled when a shockable rhythm is detected by the diagnostic algorithm.
Heartsine Technologies Limited


03/26/15
20150088020 

System and interactive processing of ecg data


A system and method for interactive processing of ecg data are presented. An electrocardiogram is displayed.
Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.


03/26/15
20150088004 

Method for monitoring an accurate heart rate


A method for monitoring a more accurate heart rate of a human or an animal, wherein at least one heart rate or electrocardiogram (ecg) signal and at least one activity signal is measured and wherein, when said measured heart rate or ecg signal is of low quality, the heart rate or ecg signal is at least partially rejected and replaced by a simulated heart rate or ecg signal, which is calculated from a predetermined relationship between the activity signal and the heart rate or ecg signal. By applying this method in real time using on-line modelling a predetermined relationship is continuously updated to have an accurate modelled heart rate..
Biorics Nv


03/26/15
20150087947 

Electrocardiogram package


A device includes a housing; a core contained within the housing and disposed along at least a portion of the length of the housing, the core configured to rotate relative to the housing; a tab configured to connect to a port of a mobile device; and multiple electrocardiogram (ecg) cables wound around the core. A distal end of each ecg cable is connected to the tab and a proximal end of each ecg cable is connected to at least one of a corresponding ecg electrode and a corresponding pad..
Zoll Medical Corporation


03/12/15
20150073820 

Risk stratification of suspected ami patients


The current invention enables a method to improve early diagnosis and risk stratification of ami in patients presenting with chest pain. A quick and accurate diagnosis/risk stratification means that high risk patients can be assigned to the appropriate treatment pathway and low risk patients can be reassured that they have not suffered an ami and alternative causes of chest pain can be investigated.
Randox Laboratories Ltd.


03/12/15
20150073285 

Universal ecg electrode module for smartphone


Apparatuses and methods for sensing an electrocardiogram (ecg) of a subject using an ecg module that may removably connect to a mobile telecommunications device through a base unit, and which may further then wirelessly communicate with the mobile telecommunications device.. .
Alivecor, Inc.


03/05/15
20150065891 

Method and detecting atrial fibrillation


Method of determining atrial fibrillation including determining if a patient's pulse beats form an irregular pattern and only if so, indicating the presence of an irregular pulse to the patient and obtaining an electrocardiogram for determining atrial fibrillation. Initially, a pulse is detected at regular time intervals of a first appendage of the patient when motionless using a pulse detector secured to the first appendage and pulse rhythms from a succession of time intervals are detected each corresponding to a respective interval of time between successive pulse beats of a sequence of the pulse beats.

03/05/15
20150065842 

Clothing with minimized motion artifact having textile electrode kit mounted thereto


A textile electrode kit mounted to the clothing includes a contact-type electrode or a non-contact electrode, and the textile electrode kit may be mounted to a clothing having a lower fixed member configured to reduce a motion artifact and a partially three-dimensional clothing structure by means of sewing. On occasions, the textile electrode kit having a non-contact electrode may be inserted into and used in an electrode-mounting pocket or an electrode-mounting tunnel formed at the clothing.
Konkuk University Industrial Cooperation Corp.


03/05/15
20150065814 

Mobile front-end system for comprehensive cardiac diagnosis


A stethoscope front-end recorder device (also referred to as sleeve) for the chest piece of a stethoscope, which is easily installed and removed. The sleeve is attached to the chest piece of a stethoscope for comprehensive diagnosis of heart issues.
Rijuven Corporation


02/26/15
20150057512 

Wearable heart failure monitor patch


The invention is directed to a system for acquiring electrical footprint of the heart, electrocardiogram (ekg or ecg), heart sound, heart rate, nasal airflow and pulse oximetry incorporated into a mobile device accessory. The ecg and heart sound signals are conveniently acquired and transmitted to a server via the mobile device, offering accurate heart failure analysis, and sleep disorder breathing indication..
Rijuven Corporation


02/12/15
20150042646 

System and patient specific planning and guidance of electrophysiology interventions


A method and system for patient-specific planning and guidance of electrophysiological interventions is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical heart model is generated from cardiac image data of a patient.

02/05/15
20150039043 

Subcutaneous cardiac sensing and stimulation system


Cardiac systems and methods using ecg and blood information for arrhythmia detection and discrimination. Detection circuitry is configured to produce an ecg.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


02/05/15
20150038863 

Non-invasive classification of atrial fibrillation by probabilistic interval analysis of a transesophageal electrocardiogram


The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for determining an af complexity value. The method includes applying a template matching algorithm to an ecg signal to obtain a set of candidate deflections and identifying intrinsic deflections within the set of candidate deflections.
Maastricht University


01/29/15
20150032015 

Methods, systems and devices for detecting and diagnosing diabetic diseases and disorders


Disclosed herein methods, devices, and systems for detecting and diagnosing a diabetic disease or disorder in a subject from a prime electrocardiogram which comprises calculating at least one distribution function of the prime electrocardiogram and determining whether the distribution function is indicative of the presence of absence of the diabetic disease or disorder.. .
Dynacardia, Inc.


01/29/15
20150032014 

Determining onsets and offsets of cardiac depolarization and repolarization waves


An exemplary computer-implemented method is disclosed for detection of onset of depolarization on far-field electrograms (egms) or electrocardiogram (ecg)- or ecg-like signals. The method includes determining a baseline rhythm using a plurality of body-surface electrodes.

01/29/15
20150028996 

Preauthorized wearable biometric device, use thereof


Embodiments are directed towards authenticating users using biometric devices. The biometric device may be arranged to capture one or more biometric feature of a user that may be wearing the biometric device such as biometric features that correspond to an electrocardiogram of the user.
Bionym Inc.


01/22/15
20150025560 

Needle for physically separating and penetrating the pericardium


A pericardial needle that punctures a pericardial membrane to attain access into a pericardial space of a heart by advancing a sharp tip until the sharp tip is adjacent to or in contact with a parietal pericardium of the heart such that the puncturing does not damage the heart muscle. The pericardial needle punctures the parietal pericardium when the heart muscle moves towards the pericardial needle, away from the pericardial needle, is at rest and/or is in synchronization with the systolic contraction period of the cardiac cycle of the heart.

01/22/15
20150025403 

Mood analysis method, system, and apparatus


In a mood analysis method using an electrocardiogram of a user, rr intervals in the electrocardiogram are computed, and low-frequency (lf) values and high-frequency (hf) values are also computed according to the rr intervals. Standard values of sympathetic nervous system (sns) activity and parasympathetic nervous system (psns) activity are acquired corresponding to age and sex data of the user, to establish a mood display coordinate system.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


01/22/15
20150025395 

Breathing analysis method, system, and apparatus


In a breathing analysis method using an electrocardiogram of a user, a breathing curve is generated according to r waves in the electrocardiogram, and whether the user is currently taking a breathing out action or a breathing in action is detected according to the breathing curve. A duration of the breathing in action or the breathing out action of the user is computed according to the breathing curve, and a ratio of the duration and a standard time of the breathing in action or the breathing out action is computed.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.




Electrocardiogram topics: Electrocardiogram, Physiologic, Arrhythmias, Blood Pressure, Arrhythmia, Executable, Ultrasound Image, Ultrasound, User Interface, Pressure Measurement, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Shared Memory, Angiography, Physiological Data, Autonomic Nervous System

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