US 10,888,702 B2
Progressive adaptive data transfer
Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Ramsey, MN (US); and Howard D. Simms, Jr., Shoreview, MN (US)
Assigned to Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., St Paul (MN)
Filed by Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., St. Paul, MN (US)
Filed on Jan. 6, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/400,950.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/276,662, filed on Jan. 8, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0199970 A1, Jul. 13, 2017
Int. Cl. A61N 1/372 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2018.01); G16H 50/20 (2018.01)
CPC A61N 1/37252 (2013.01) [G06F 19/3418 (2013.01); G16H 50/20 (2018.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An interrogation system for a medical device comprising:
a memory storing a diagnostic algorithm;
a processor configured to run the diagnostic algorithm; and
a communication module configured to facilitate data transfer between the interrogation system and the medical device,
wherein the diagnostic algorithm is configured to reach a diagnostic conclusion based on data from the medical device,
wherein the diagnostic algorithm is configured to iteratively interrogate the medical device for the data from the medical device until the diagnostic algorithm reaches the diagnostic conclusion corresponding to an arrhythmia state of a subject associated with the medical device, wherein the arrhythmia state corresponds to the subject having a presence or an absence of a cardiac arrhythmia, each iterative interrogation requesting additional data as compared to prior iterations, wherein the diagnostic algorithm interrogates the medical device more than once to request additional data as compared to prior iterations before the diagnostic algorithm reaches the diagnostic conclusion corresponding to the arrhythmia state wherein the diagnostic algorithm reaches the diagnostic conclusion corresponding to the arrhythmia state based on the requested additional data, and wherein the diagnostic algorithm ceases to request the additional data either (i) once the diagnostic algorithm reaches the diagnostic conclusion or (ii) all of the data corresponding to diagnostic data stored by the medical device has been transferred from the medical device to the interrogation system,
wherein the communication module is configured to receive the additional data from the medical device in response to each iterative interrogation, and
wherein the diagnostic algorithm is further configured to store an indication of the diagnostic conclusion within the memory.