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Medtronic Inc patents (2014 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Medtronic Inc. Medtronic Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Medtronic Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Medtronic Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/25/14 / #20140379077

Sinus-engaging valve fixation member

A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at three respective junctures. ... Medtronic Inc

12/25/14 / #20140379039

Event triggered prognostics

The present disclosure describes an implantable medical device utilizing an event-triggered prognostic indicator. The disclosure describes techniques for prognostics and management of implantable medical systems to facilitate continuity of performance of sensing and therapy delivery functions by providing adequate response time to handle emerging issues prior to adverse clinical impacts. ... Medtronic Inc

12/25/14 / #20140378941

Cortical potential monitoring

Techniques, devices, and systems may include screening effective therapies using cortical evoked potentials. In one example, a system may be configured to receive a first sensed cortical evoked potential of a patient that occurred in response to an induced sensation at an anatomical region different from a brain region of the patient and receive a second sensed cortical evoked potential that occurred in response to electrical stimulation delivered to one or more nerves associated with the anatomical region. ... Medtronic Inc

12/25/14 / #20140378913

Pressure vented fluid reservoir having a movable septum

Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. ... Medtronic Inc

12/25/14 / #20140378912

Fluid infusion device and related sealing assembly for a needleless fluid reservoir

Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. ... Medtronic Inc

12/25/14 / #20140378799

Anchoring apparatus and method for attaching device on body

The present invention describes improved systems and methods for attaching external medical devices to the body of a patient using a multilayer attachment apparatus. Medical devices that require attachment to the body, including monitoring devices, drug-infusing devices and the like, can utilize embodiments of the attachment apparatus and method described herein. ... Medtronic Inc

12/25/14 / #20140374145

Hermetically-sealed electrical circuit apparatus

Hermetically-sealed electrical circuit apparatus and methods for constructing such apparatus using one or more seal portions.. . ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371848

Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with biased release features

A delivery system for percutaneously delivering and deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device includes a delivery sheath slidably disposed over an inner shaft, and a capture assembly. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371845

Valve suturing and implantation procedures

A prosthesis for implantation at a native semilunar valve includes a prosthetic distal valve, which includes a pliant material configured to collapse inwardly towards a longitudinal axis of the prosthesis during diastole, and to open outwardly during systole, and a distal fixation member configured to be positioned in a downstream artery of the subject. The apparatus also includes a proximal fixation member coupled to the distal fixation member, and configured to be positioned at least partially on a ventricular side of the native semilunar valve. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371841

Delivery system with pacing element

Medical device delivery assemblies are disclosed. The assembly may include a catheter-based delivery system. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371819

Automated programming of electrical stimulation electrodes using post-implant imaging

In general, the disclosure is related to characterization of implanted electrical stimulation electrode arrays using post-implant imaging. The electrode arrays may be carried by implanted leads. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371818

Low-power system clock calibration based on a high-accuracy reference clock

Various techniques are described for periodically performing a calibration routine to calibrate a low-power system clock within an implantable medical device (imd) based on a high accuracy reference clock also included in the imd. The system clock is powered continuously, and the reference clock is only powered on during the calibration routine. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371813

Programming techniques for peripheral nerve field stimulation

A therapy program for peripheral nerve field stimulation (pnfs) may be selected based on user input indicating a desired therapeutic effect for a user-specified region in which a patient feels pain. In other examples, pnfs may be programmed based on input from a user selecting at least one region from among a plurality of regions in which the patient experiences pain. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371808

Metrics of electrical dyssynchrony and electrical activation patterns from surface ecg electrodes

A method and system of cardiac pacing is disclosed. A baseline rhythm is determined using a plurality of body-surface electrodes. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371807

Metrics of electrical dyssynchrony and electrical activation patterns from surface ecg electrodes

A method and system of cardiac pacing is disclosed. A baseline rhythm is determined using a plurality of body-surface electrodes. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371783

Emboli guarding device

A device including a stent structure or frame to which a sheet is attached for use in minimizing or preventing emboli, particles, and/or air bubbles from migrating into certain areas of the anatomy. The device can be placed in the blood stream in an area of the heart, such as the aortic arch, to direct particles toward the descending aorta rather than toward the brain. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371745

Rf energy delivery system and method

Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the ablation of tissue. A steerable ablation catheter can include one or more ablation elements at its distal end and one or more ablation elements fixedly attached to its shaft. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371675

Infusion device assembly

Multicomponent infusion device assemblies include locking and unlocking mechanisms that allow for locking and unlocking of components via actions capable of being carried out by at least some patients suffering from movement disorders. Tools or disengagement components may be used to unlock or disengage the components.. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371599

Motion analysis for behavior identification

Devices, systems, and techniques for analyzing video information to objectively identify patient behavior are disclosed. A system may analyze obtained video information of patient motion during a period of time to track one or more anatomical regions through a plurality of frames of the video information and calculate one or more movement parameters of the one or more anatomical regions. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140371544

Motion-based behavior identification for controlling therapy

Devices, systems, and techniques for analyzing video information to objectively identify patient behavior are disclosed. A system may analyze obtained video information of patient motion during a period of time to track one or more anatomical regions through a plurality of frames of the video information and calculate one or more movement parameters of the one or more anatomical regions. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140370490

Heart-lung preparation and method of use

An isolated heart or heart-lung preparation in which essentially normal pumping activity of all four chambers of the heart is preserved, allowing for the use of the preparation in conjunction with investigations of electrode leads, catheters, ablation methods, cardiac implants and other medical devices intended to be used in or on a beating heart. The system can be designed to be used within a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) unit or a x-ray computed tomography (ct) scanner. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140370071

Medical devices comprising polymeric drug delivery systems with drug solubility gradients

Disclosed are drug delivery systems comprising drugs admixed with polymers having drug solubility gradients and methods of making the polymers. Also disclosed are medical devices having coatings thereon comprising the drug solubility gradient-containing polymers and at least one drug.. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140368308

Planar transformer assemblies for implantable cardioverter defibrillators

A planar transformer assembly, for use in charging capacitors of an icd, includes windings arranged to minimize voltage across intervening dielectric layers. Each secondary winding of a preferred plurality of secondary windings is arranged relative to a primary winding, in a hierarchical fashion, such that the dc voltage, with respect to ground, of a first secondary winding, of the plurality of secondary windings, is lower than that of a second secondary winding, with respect to ground, wherein the first secondary winding is in closest proximity to the primary winding. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140368266

Integrated circuit packaging for implantable medical devices

A hybrid integrated circuit in a wafer level package for an implantable medical device includes one or more passive component windings formed, at least in part, along one or more routing layers of the package. The windings may be primary and secondary windings of a transformer, wherein all or part of a magnetic core thereof is embedded in a component layer of the wafer level package. ... Medtronic Inc

12/18/14 / #20140367246

Method of making a sensor with layered electrodes

A thin film sensor, such as a glucose sensor, is provided for transcutaneous placement at a selected site within the body of a patient. The sensor includes several sensor layers that include conductive layers and includes a proximal segment defining conductive contacts adapted for electrical connection to a suitable monitor, and a distal segment with sensor electrodes for transcutaneous placement. ... Medtronic Inc








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