Patents Examined by Alyssa M. Alter
  • Patent number: 11446484
    Abstract: Device (1) for electrotherapy and/or electrophysiology comprising at least one lead (2) having an elongated lead body extending along a longitudinal direction (X-X) and comprising a proximal end (3) and a distal end (4); and at least one paddle (5) having a paddle body comprising two opposite major surfaces (6, 7) defining a paddle thickness (33) there between; wherein said paddle (5) comprising at least one paddle electrode (8) having an exposed surface (9) designed to come into electrical contact with a living anatomy (10) inside a patient's body (11); said paddle (5) is suitable to modify the transverse encumber (12) thereof, so that to assume at least one transport configuration and at least one operative configuration, wherein the transverse encumber (12) of the paddle (5) when in said at least one transport configuration is less than the transverse encumber (12) of the same paddle (5) when in said at least one operative configuration; wherein said lead (2) comprising a connection portion (13) near the d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: WISE SRL
    Inventors: Alessandro Antonini, Matteo Saini, Laura Spreafico, Sandro Ferrari, Sergio Malorni, Thomas Edward Parker, Georgina Rose Koffler, Caleb Luke Solomon
  • Patent number: 11445983
    Abstract: An example method for estimating a disease state for a patient can include: capturing physiological data including images from the patient over time; processing the physiological data to detect a variability; comparing the variability to a baseline or a range; and estimating the disease state for the patient based upon the comparing of the variability to the baseline or the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Chau Chong Ye, Yue Wang, Aye Aung
  • Patent number: 11433234
    Abstract: The current invention concerns a system and a method for the acute non-invasive treatment of a migraine attack. The system comprises at least one skin electrode for placement on the forehead of a patient. The system is configured for providing consecutive biphasic electrical pulses via said at least one skin electrode to the supratrochlear and supraorbital nerves of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve during a prolonged time span. Preferably, the time span is at least 10 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Pierre Rigaux
  • Patent number: 11420043
    Abstract: A low-frequency treatment device includes a pad including a through hole and a pad side electrode on a rear surface, a holder disposed on the rear surface side of the pad so as to oppose the pad side electrode, a body including a body side electrode and detachably attached to the holder, and a wiring member configured to electrically connect the body side electrode and the pad side electrode. The wiring member includes a first end portion connected to the body side electrode, a second end portion connected to the pad side electrode, and a conductive portion, disposed such that a portion of the conductive portion extends through a through hole, for conducting electricity between the first end portion and the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Doi, Shinji Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11420054
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method modulating targeted neural and non-neural tissue of a nervous system for the treatment of head-and-face pain. Electrical stimulation is delivered transcutaneously to the treatment site that modulates the targeted neural- and non-neural tissue of the nervous structure, inhibiting nervous signaling and the perception of pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Page, Eric A. Schepis, Jalpa Shah, Natalia Alexeeva
  • Patent number: 11420058
    Abstract: A system comprises a bendable, pre-formed lead body operable to be implanted proximate a neural pathway of a patient. A first electrode comprising a plurality of first segments at a first longitudinal location of the lead body is configured to be positioned at a lateral epidural region proximate at least one nerve root of the patient, and a second electrode comprising a plurality of second segments at a second longitudinal location of the lead body is configured to be positioned along a midline of the patient's spinal column. The system further includes a signal generator electrically coupled to at least one of the first and second electrodes and a processor coupled to the signal generator and operable to apply a stimulation signal to at least one of the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Jay Cleland, Melanie D. Goodman Keiser, Louis Vera-Portocarrero, Phillip C. Falkner, Brooke Kelley, Jiashu Li
  • Patent number: 11406306
    Abstract: This is directed to an electronic device having an integrated sensor for detecting a user's cardiac activity and cardiac electrical signals. The electronic device can include a heart sensor having several leads for detecting a user's cardiac signals. The leads can be coupled to interior surfaces of the electronic device housing to hide the sensor from view, such that electrical signals generated by the user can be transmitted from the user's skin through the electronic device housing to the leads. In some embodiments, the leads can be coupled to pads placed on the exterior of the housing. The pads and housing can be finished to ensure that the pads are not visibly or haptically distinguishable on the device, thus improving the aesthetic qualities of the device. Using the detected signals, the electronic device can identify or authenticate the user and perform an operation based on the identity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gloria Lin, Taido L. Nakajima, Pareet Rahul, Andrew B. Hodge
  • Patent number: 11406831
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: an information storage that stores registration information for establishing a wireless communication connection with an electrical treatment device; a detection unit that detects a beacon signal emitted from the electrical treatment device; a determination unit that determines, on the based on the registration information stored in the information storage unit and the beacon signal detect, whether the electrical treatment device includes an unregistered electrical treatment device. In a case where the unregistered electrical treatment device is included, the determination unit further determines, on the basis of the beacon signal detected, whether the unregistered electrical treatment device includes registration information of a device other than the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka Kobayashi, Shozo Takamatsu, Tamaki Ito
  • Patent number: 11393571
    Abstract: Provided herein in some embodiments is a resistance-training system including an upper-body garment having a first section of a single-layered construction and a second section of a multi-layered construction. The single-layered construction can include a first fabric layer. The multi-layered construction can include the first fabric layer, a second fabric layer, and a resistance-providing layer in-between the first fabric layer and the second fabric layer. The resistance-training system also includes a lower-body garment having the multi-layered construction, optionally with a different resistance-providing layer than the upper-body garment. The resistance-providing layer of the upper-body garment and the lower-body garment can be configured to provide resistance to one or more user movements for a user donning the resistance-training system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Ryan K. Crume
  • Patent number: 11382566
    Abstract: Cardiac interventional devices are fitted with sensors coupled to an electrophysiology (EP) mapping system. The sensors can be in the form of electrodes and/or magnetic field sensors which are placed strategically upon the interventional devices. The interventional devices can thus be visualized on the EP mapping display when the interventional devices are being routed through various pathways adjacent to the heart of a patient. The interventional devices can include sheaths, and especially two part sheaths with a base separate from a tube, which base can be separated from the tube at an interface. Other interventional devices include an exoskeleton attachable to a lead, needles, guide wires, dilators, J wires and luminal catheters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Walter Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 11383086
    Abstract: In some examples, a medical device is configured to automatically determine a paresthesia threshold or a perception threshold of a patient in a second posture based on the paresthesia threshold or perception threshold of that patient in a first posture. The medical device may deliver an electrical stimulation signal to a patient and determine the paresthesia threshold or perception threshold for the patient in the first posture. The medical device may change the intensity of the electrical signal and receive an indication from the patient that they are experiencing paresthesia or perceiving the electrical stimulation signal. The medical device may then automatically determine a predicted paresthesia threshold or predicted perception threshold for a second posture based on the paresthesia threshold or perception threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lachlan Davies, Sheryl McCammon, Andrew J. Cleland, Melanie D Goodman Keiser, Ye Tan, Lisa M. Johanek, Nathan A. Torgerson
  • Patent number: 11375938
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating ECG recordings and a method for using the same are disclosed. The apparatus includes a handheld device having four electrodes on an outer surface thereof, the handheld device having an extended configuration and a storage configuration. The apparatus also includes a controller configured to measure signals between the electrodes to provide signals that are used to generate an ECG recording selected from the group consisting of standard lead traces and precordial traces. When the handheld device is in the extended configuration and the first and second electrodes contact a first hand of a patient such that the first and second electrodes contact different locations on the first hand, the third electrode is in contact with a location on the patient's other hand and the fourth electrode contacts a point on the patient's body that depends on the particular trace being measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ticker Medical Ltd
    Inventors: David Amitai, Assaf Amitai
  • Patent number: 11376057
    Abstract: Electrosurgical methods and systems. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including maintaining plasma proximate to an active electrode in a first energy range, and a second energy range. During periods when plasma is proximate to the active electrode, the illustrative method may include controlling flow of fluid drawn into an aperture of an electrosurgical wand, and in some situations increasing fluid flow drawing into the aperture responsive to the active electrode being in operational relationship with tissue, and in other cases decreasing fluid flow drawing into the aperture responsive to the active electrode being in operational relationship with tissue. Further, during periods when plasma is proximate to the active electrode, the illustrative method may include providing output energy at a default energy setpoint, and then providing output energy at a second energy setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Arthrocare Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Woloszko, Jonathan Gaspredes, David Yuan, Thomas P. Ryan
  • Patent number: 11364381
    Abstract: A method of managing pain related to a peripheral nerve injury of a subject comprises delivering stimulation energy of a first frequency to the target nerve via at least one electrode assembly during a regenerative phase and delivering stimulation energy of a second frequency for a predetermined period via the at least one electrode assembly during at least one neuropathic pain management phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Epineuron Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Willand, Sergio David Aguirre
  • Patent number: 11338149
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for inducing analgesia in a localized region of tissue. Inducing analgesia may be performed by identifying a nerve associated with the localized region, determining a resonant frequency for target neuronal cell membranes of the nerve, and generating a peripheral nerve blockade using the determined resonant frequency. The resonant frequency may be a frequency at which impedance of the nerve approaches a maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Alacrity, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip C. Cory, Steven P. Woodard
  • Patent number: 11311727
    Abstract: It has been discovered that pain felt in a given region of the body can be treated, not by motor point stimulation of muscle in the local region where pain is felt, but by stimulating muscle spaced from a “nerve of passage” in a region that is superior (i.e., cranial or upstream toward the spinal column) to the region where pain is felt. Spinal nerves such as the intercostal nerves or nerves passing through a nerve plexus, which comprise trunks that divide by divisions and/or cords into branches, comprise “nerves of passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Patent number: 11311296
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an end effector, a shaft assembly, and an interface assembly. The end effector is coupled with the shaft assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a translating member extending through the shaft assembly. The interface assembly is operable to engage the shaft assembly and comprises a plurality of drive shafts and a rack. One of the drive shafts is operable to drive the rack along a path that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft assembly. A plurality of racks may be used to rotate the shaft assembly, articulate the shaft assembly, and/or drive the translating member through the shaft assembly to thereby actuate the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Shailendra K. Parihar, Barry C. Worrell, David T. Martin, William J. White, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11305117
    Abstract: A terminal device, a control method, a treatment system, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium, with the terminal device being configured to wirelessly communicate with an electrical treatment device. A terminal device is configured to wirelessly communicate with electrical treatment devices. Each one of the electrical treatment devices comprises a case and a vibration source that vibrates the case. The terminal device comprises a display control unit that displays image information associated with the each one of the electrical treatment devices on a display of the terminal device; a vibration instruction unit that instructs one of the electrical treatment devices associated with image information selected by a user to vibrate the case; and a treatment content setting unit that sets a treatment content performed by the each one of the electrical treatment devices in accordance with an instruction from the user notified by vibration of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Zaitsu
  • Patent number: 11298558
    Abstract: This document describes an automated external defibrillator comprising a control configured to switch between a pediatric operating mode and an adult operating mode, wherein each operating mode comprises a mode-specific energy configuration and a mode-specific user configuration; an indicator configured to provide an indication of the operating mode in use during a resuscitation process; one or more processors configured to switch to the mode-specific energy configuration and the mode-specific user configuration upon a change of operating mode between the pediatric operating mode and the adult operating mode such that the automated external defibrillator delivers a defibrillating shock to a patient based on the mode-specific energy configuration; and an interface of the automated external defibrillator provides resuscitation instructions to a user based on the mode-specific user configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa M. Dascoli, Charles E. Sawyer, Jr., Bill Gastrock, Dustin Boutet, Gary A. Freeman, James Wilson, Brian Stonecipher, Ian Durrant, George Reilly, Mark Bates
  • Patent number: 11285325
    Abstract: In a patient suffering from neural impairment, stimulation is provided to sensory surfaces of the face and/or neck, or more generally to areas of the body that stimulate the trigeminal nerve, while performing an activity intended to stimulate a brain function to be rehabilitated. The simulation may then be continued after the performance of the activity has ceased. It has been found that the patient's performance of the activity is then improved after stimulation has ceased. Moreover, it tends to improve to a greater extent, and/or for a longer time, when the post-activity stimulation is applied, as compared to when post activity stimulation is not applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yuri P. Danilov, Mitchell E. Tyler, Kurt A. Kaczmarek