Patents Examined by Brian M Antiskay
  • Patent number: 11445919
    Abstract: Monitoring muscle data can include one or more fully flexible sensor patches having sensor modules configured to sense muscle data, data processing modules, transmitter modules configured to transmit the muscle data, and a microcontroller configured to control the modules on one patch side and an adhesive layer on the other patch side; a wearable mobile hub having one or more of a receiver, transmitter, and/or transceiver module configured to be operably coupled with the one or more sensor patches so as to receive muscle data therefrom and a muscle data processing unit configured to process the received muscle data, and one or more user feedback interfaces to provide processed muscle data to the one or more user feedback interfaces; and a base station configured for receiving, storing, and analyzing the muscle data for one subject received from the mobile hub in comparison with one or more other subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SOMAXIS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alex Todorov, Alexander B Grey
  • Patent number: 11445964
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a lightweight wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a reusable monitor recorder that removably snaps into a receptacle on the electrode patch. The wearable monitor sits centrally (in the midline) on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline, with its unique narrow “hourglass”-like shape, significantly improves the ability of the wearable monitor to cutaneously sense cardiac electrical potential signals, particularly the P-wave and, to a lesser extent, the QRS interval signals indicating ventricular activity in the ECG waveforms. Additionally, the monitor recorder includes an ECG sensing circuit that measures raw cutaneous electrical signals and performs signal processing prior to outputting the processed signals for sampling and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 11445966
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography patch is provided. An integrated flexible circuit includes a single piece of material and has an upper end and a lower end opposite the upper end. A mirror image of the upper end extends from at least a portion of one side of the upper end and folds over the upper end. One circuit trace is positioned on the upper end and one circuit trace is positioned on the lower end. Electrical pads are located on a contact surface of the upper end and on an outward facing surface of the mirror image of the upper end. An electrocardiographic electrode is positioned on the contact surface of the upper end and another electrocardiographic electrode is positioned on a contact surface of the lower end. A battery is directly adhered to the outward facing surface of the mirror image of the upper end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy, Joshua Djon Green, Jared Brandon Floyd
  • Patent number: 11439335
    Abstract: An electrode assembly that includes an electrically conductive layer, a first impedance reduction system, and a second impedance reduction system. The electrically conductive layer forms an electrode portion of the electrode assembly and a first surface to be placed adjacent a person's skin. The first impedance reduction system is configured to dispense a first amount of an electrically conductive gel onto the first surface of the electrically conductive layer in response to a first activation signal. The second impedance reduction system is configured to dispense a second amount of the electrically conductive gel onto the first surface of the electrically conductive layer in response to a second activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kaib, Shane S. Volpe, Emil Oskin
  • Patent number: 11375937
    Abstract: Electrode carrier for electrophysiological measurements, including a flexible substrate, a plurality of contact pads attached to a substrate surface, wherein each contact pad includes conductive means for accommodating an electrode for electrophysiological measurement, first connecting means attached to the substrate for communicatively connecting the contact pads to a signal processing device. The first connecting means includes a plurality of conductive tracks on the substrate surface for electrically connecting the plurality of contact pads, wherein each conductive track corresponds to at least one contact pad. The substrate has at least two inextendible sections for accommodating the contact pads, wherein the sections interconnected by an extendible section. Each extendible section comprises at least one warpable member of flexible material. At least one of the warpable members accommodates at least one of the conductive tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PROLIRA B.V.
    Inventors: Tessa Souhoka, Marlies Van Dullemen
  • Patent number: 11363983
    Abstract: An electrode interface system for providing a connection between at least one electrode and a maternal-fetal monitor, wherein the interface system converts electrical muscle activity captured by the electrode(s) into uterine activity data signals for use by the maternal-fetal monitor. The electrode interface system of the invention preferably includes a conversion means for converting the signals from the electrode(s) into signals similar to those produced by a tocodynometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Neil Russell Euliano, II, Dorothee Marossero
  • Patent number: 11357451
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter system for cardiac mapping is disclosed which includes a housing having opposed proximal and distal portions, an elongated catheter shaft operatively associated with the distal portion of the housing, an elongated electrical conduit operatively associated with the proximal portion of the housing and an elongated irrigation conduit operatively associated with the proximal portion of the housing, wherein an irrigated basket assembly is operatively associated with a distal end portion of the catheter shaft and it includes a plurality of circumferentially arranged electrically insulated tubular splines each having a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart mapping electrodes thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Oscor Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Osypka, Timothy Searfoss, Allan Fuentes
  • Patent number: 11357453
    Abstract: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure called pulse transit time. From stroke volume, a first algorithm employing a linear model can estimate the patient's pulse pressure. And from pulse pressure and pulse transit time, a second algorithm, also employing a linear algorithm, can estimate systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. Thus, the sensor can measure all five vital signs along with hemodynamic parameters. It also includes a motion-detecting accelerometer, from which it can determine motion-related parameters such as posture, degree of motion, activity level, respiratory-induced heaving of the chest, and falls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Matthew Banet, Marshal Singh Dhillon, Susan Meeks Pede, Kenneth Robert Hunt
  • Patent number: 11350989
    Abstract: A manipulable portion of a catheter system advances out of a lumen of a catheter sheath at a distal end of a shaft, which is also within the lumen of the catheter sheath. The catheter system causes different advancement and retraction trajectories of a manipulable portion out of and into the lumen based at least upon different relative movements between the catheter sheath and the shaft. A projection and a corresponding receiver may be used to control relative positioning of the catheter sheath and the shaft, as well as to control positioning of the manipulable portion. The catheter system may control metering rates of a control element coupled to the manipulable portion during advancement and retraction of the manipulable portion. A control element of the catheter system has varying amounts of length outside a distal end of the catheter sheath during advancement and retraction of the manipulable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Saar Moisa, Marius J. Postma
  • Patent number: 11350864
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cardiac monitoring device and systems/methods relating to same. Preferred embodiments may include adhesive layers having channels for transpiring moisture to promote long term adhesion of the device to a subject. The adhesive layer may be surrounded by a non-adhesive lining to inhibit substrate layers from folding under the adhesive. In some embodiments, the adhesive layer may be replaceable. In some embodiments, the adhesive layer may extend beneath a substrate coupled to a housing but not be adhered to the overlying substrate layers. The angles of the edges of the adhesive layer may be configured to minimize peeling forces. Substrate layers above the adhesive layer may be perforated to promote transpiration of moisture and/or provide conformability to the substrate. The perforations may promote anisotropic resistance to compression and/or extension of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Joseph Abercrombie, II, Genaro Sebastian Sepulveda, Shena Hae Park, Ryan James Wensley, James Kihyun Lee, Thomas Burnell Reeve, III
  • Patent number: 11337632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device configured to be adhered to the surface of a mammal for recording physiological signals. The device may include a housing enclosing a circuit board and a flexible wing extending from the housing. The device may include an electrode coupled to the flexible wing and an electrical trace for transmitting an electrical signal between the electrode and the circuit board. The electrical trace may have an insulator with a conductive material and resistors printed on the surface of the insulator. The trace layer may include conductive vias for transmitting the signal from a bottom of the trace layer to a top of the trace layer. The housing may include a battery having a battery terminal connector configured to provide electrical access to both terminals on a single side of the battery. The housing may include a floating trigger button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Joseph Abercrombie, II, Genaro Sebastian Sepulveda, Shena Hae Park, Ryan James Wensley, James Kihyun Lee, Thomas Burnell Reeve, III
  • Patent number: 11330984
    Abstract: A sensing system includes a sensor including a flexible substrate and a graphene oxide sensing element deposited on the flexible substrate. The graphene oxide sensing element has first and second sides. First and second electrical connectors coupled to the first and second sides of the graphene oxide sensing element, respectively. A power source is coupled to the first and second electrical connectors of the sensor and is adapted to apply a constant voltage to the sensor. The sensing system also includes a measurement element measuring a current in the graphene oxide sensing element due to the constant voltage and a calculation element calculating an electrical resistance of the graphene oxide sensing element based on the electrical current and the constant voltage and calculating a condition at a location of the sensor based on a relationship between the electrical resistance and the condition for the graphene oxide sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: THE TRUSTEES OF THE STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, FLEXTRAPOWER, INC.
    Inventors: Linh Tung Le, Trung Thanh Dinh-Trong, Woo Young Lee, Eric Peter Boon, Nguyen An Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11324429
    Abstract: A sensor array can be integrally defined in a fabric headgear. A gel distribution module can be connected to each sensor of the sensor array. Each module can include an outer part that is connectable to a second inner part so that the fabric of the headgear and sensor are between the inner and outer parts. Each module can be configured to facilitate the distribution of a gel onto a scalp of a patient and into contact with the sensor via actuation of an actuator of the module to permit rapid deployment of the gel at the sensor specific locations on the head of a patient. The gel can be distributed directly onto skin of the scalp even when the patient has hair at the sensor location. The sensor array can be positioned so that asymmetrical positioning of the sensors on a patient's head is detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Carmelo R. Montalvo, Liam Berti
  • Patent number: 11304642
    Abstract: A position sensor includes a flexible substrate formed into a three-dimensional (3D) shape. At least first and second field-sensing coils are formed in first and second respective layers of the flexible substrate, such that in the 3D shape the first and second field-sensing coils have first and second respective axes that are not parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Meir Bar-Tal, Avi Reuveni
  • Patent number: 11272880
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device suitable for measuring the brain activity signals of an individual, the device being intended to be placed on the head of the individual and having a structure intended to carry sensors, the structure allowing the position of the sensors to be adjusted. The structure of the device has: a deformable central support, which is able to adapt to the curvature of the head and is intended to be positioned along the head, preferably on the median plane of the cranium; flexible guides, which extend laterally with respect to the central support and are spaced apart from each other; sensor supports, which are rigidly connected and fixed to the flexible guides, in adjustable positions along the flexible guides; and a system for tightening the flexible guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE, UNIVERSITE AMIENS PICARDIE JULES VERNE, INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA RECHERCHE MÉDICALE), ETABLISSEMENTS MALTERRE SARL
    Inventors: Fabrice Wallois, Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Reinhard Grebe, Laurent Malterre, Javad Safaie
  • Patent number: 11272872
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography and physiological sensor monitor recorder is provided. A set of electrical contacts extend from a bottom surface of a proximal end of a sealed housing. The sealed housing includes electronic circuitry, including an electrographic front end circuit to sense electrocardiographic signals and a micro-controller interfaced to the electrocardiographic front end circuit to sample the electrocardiographic signals. A patient feedback button located is on a top surface of the proximal end of the sealed housing and positioned above the feedback bottom on the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 11253203
    Abstract: The invention discloses an object, a method and a system for detecting heartbeat or whether an electrode is in good contact. The heartbeat is detected by arranging multiple textile electrodes on the textile, using ECG equipotential line diagram, considering interference caused of human movement, and designing a separating electrode structure, electrode position, area and lead layout in an innovative manner; the dry electrode or capacitive coupling electrode is selected along with the change of environmental state so as to pick up the ECG signals; the contact between the electrode and the human body can be detected whether it is in a good state or not by measuring the noise, body surface impedance, muscle impedance and the like; in addition, the posture and action of human body can be speculated according to the wave mode and noise of the ECG signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Chang-Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 11246535
    Abstract: An electrode support structure assembly is provided comprising an electrode support structure including a plurality of splines. Each of the plurality of splines can have a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The assembly further comprises a first element defining an axis and comprising an outer surface. The outer surface comprises a plurality of slots configured to receive the distal end portion of each of the plurality of splines. The first element is configured such that the distal end portion of each of the plurality of splines may move with respect to each slot. In accordance with some embodiments, the distal end portion of each of the plurality of splines comprises a section configured for engagement with the first element, wherein the section comprises a shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Just, Troy T. Tegg, Theodore A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11234627
    Abstract: An optical electrode having a plurality of electrodes, including a recording electrode having a roughened surface and an optical light source configured to emit light, wherein at least a portion of the light impinges on the recording electrode. Also disclosed are methods of producing an optical electrode and an opto-electronic neural interface system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NeuroNexus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Seymour, Jongeun Jeon, Nicholas Hewitt, Abeer Khurram
  • Patent number: 11213409
    Abstract: An electrode is supported on a prosthetic liner to communicate electrically with a residual limb. A housing is fixed to the liner, and is receivable in a socket in an installed position. A processor is installed in the housing in communication with the electrode. Electrical signal contacts are exposed at a distal end of the housing for contacting electrical signal contacts in the socket. The housing defines a ground current path that communicates with a ground contact in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: WILLOWWOOD GLOBAL LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Wernke, Michael L. Haynes, Christopher T. Kelley, Anne Marie Tollett, Joseph M. Bryant