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Quan Ni, Zoe Hajenga, Douglas R Daum, Jeff E Stahmann, John D Hatlestad, Kent Lee: Sleep detection using an adjustable threshold. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, March 13, 2007: US07189204 (142 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for sleep detection involve the use of an adjustable threshold for detecting sleep onset and termination. A method for detecting sleep includes adjusting a sleep threshold associated with a first sleep-related signal using a second sleep-related signal. The first sleep-related si ...


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Quan Ni, John D Hatlestad, Jesse W Hartley, Jeff E Stahmann, Jaeho Kim, Kent Lee: Detection of disordered breathing. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, August 7, 2007: US07252640 (116 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for detecting disordered breathing involve determining that the patient is asleep and sensing one or more signals associated with disordered breathing indicative of sleep-disordered breathing while the patient is asleep. Sleep-disordered breathing is detected using the sensed sig ...


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Kent Lee, Jesse W Hartley, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Quan Ni: Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disordered breathing. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, September 22, 2009: US07591265 (110 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems involve coordinating therapies used for treating disordered breathing. Disordered breathing therapies may include cardiac electrical stimulation therapy and external respiratory therapy as well as other therapies for treating disordered breathing in a patient. The therapies deliv ...


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Jeffrey E Stahmann, Jesse W Hartley, Quan Ni, Kent Lee, John D Hatlestad: Sleep logbook. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, August 11, 2009: US07572225 (110 worldwide citation)

An approach to collecting and organizing information associated with events affecting sleep is presented. The sleep logbook system may acquire information associated with the sleep during periods of sleep and/or during periods of wakefulness. The information is organized as a sleep logbook entry. Th ...


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Aaron McCabe, Avram Scheiner, Geng Zhang, Quan Ni, Douglas R Daum, Yi Zhang: Wireless ECG in implantable devices. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 20, 2007: US07299086 (109 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device such as an implantable pacemaker or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator includes a programmable sensing circuit providing for sensing of a signal approximating a surface electrocardiogram (ECG) through implanted electrodes. With various electrode configurations, sign ...


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Jeffrey E Stahmann, Kent Lee, Jesse W Hartley, Quan Ni, John D Hatlestad, Qingsheng Zhu, Krzysztof Z Siejko: Patient monitoring, diagnosis, and/or therapy systems and methods. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, August 31, 2010: US07787946 (100 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods involve an implantable device configured to perform at least one cardiac-related function, a patient-external respiratory therapy device, and a communication channel configured to facilitate communication between the implantable device and the respiratory therapy device. The impl ...


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Joseph M Pastore, Rodney W Salo, Quan Ni, Qingsheng Zhu, Jiang Ding: Method and apparatus for detecting oscillations in cardiac rhythm. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, May 2, 2006: US07039462 (78 worldwide citation)

A cardiac rhythm management device is configured to detect mechanical oscillations in cardiac rhythm. Upon detection of such oscillations, the device may adjust its operating behavior to compensate for the deleterious effects of the condition.


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Jesse W Hartley, Quan Ni, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Kent Lee: Methods and systems for implantably monitoring external breathing therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, December 23, 2008: US07468040 (70 worldwide citation)

An implantable device is used to monitor one or more conditions associated with an external breathing therapy delivered to the patient. The device may monitor therapy parameters including therapy effectiveness, impact of the therapy on the patient, therapy usage, compliance with a prescribed usage, ...


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Jeffrey E Stahmann, John D Hatlestad, Quan Ni, Jesse Hartley, Douglas R Daum, Kent Lee: Prediction of disordered breathing. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, July 8, 2008: US07396333 (66 worldwide citation)

An approach for predicting disordered breathing involves detecting one or more conditions associated with disordered breathing. The detected conditions are compared to disordered breathing prediction criteria. A prediction of disordered breathing is performed based on the comparison of the detected ...


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Jesse W Hartley, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Kent Lee, Quan Ni: Posture detection system and method. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, February 16, 2010: US07664546 (66 worldwide citation)

A posture detection system includes an implantable device and a patient-external respiratory therapy device coupled via a communications channel. At least one of the implantable device and the patient-external respiratory therapy devices includes a posture detector. Posture information is transferre ...