Patents Examined by Brian M Antiskay
  • Patent number: 10349860
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices for interfacing with brain tissue, specifically for monitoring and/or actuation of spatio-temporal electrical waveforms. The device is conformable having a high electrode density and high spatial and temporal resolution. A conformable substrate supports a conformable electronic circuit and a barrier layer. Electrodes are positioned to provide electrical contact with a brain tissue. A controller monitors or actuates the electrodes, thereby interfacing with the brain tissue. In an aspect, methods are provided to monitor or actuate spatio-temporal electrical waveforms over large brain surface areas by any of the devices disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Brian Litt, Jonathan Viventi
  • Patent number: 10347386
    Abstract: An electrode for transcutaneously transmitting electronic signals with a first layer that is designed to retain a liquid, also at least as a result of a capillary force, and an electrically conductive polymer layer, which contains conductive particles. The first layer is partially permeated by the polymer layer such that it protrudes out of said polymer layer on at least one first side. The first layer is designed to retain a liquid, also at least as a result of a capillary force, and the electrode includes an electrode contacting layer which is partially embedded in the polymer layer, such that it protrudes out of the polymer layer on a second side opposite the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Holger Reinhardt, Klaus-Peter Anhalt, Lucien Opitz
  • Patent number: 10314506
    Abstract: A heart activity sensor structure includes a flexible substrate being substantially non-conductive, at least two electrodes printed on one side of the flexible substrate and configured to be placed against a skin of a user in order to measure biometric signals related to heart activity, and an electrostatic discharge shield printed on opposite side the flexible textile substrate, compared to the printing of the at least two electrodes, for protecting the at least two electrodes from static electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventors: Seppo Korkala, Elias Pekonen, Juhani Kemppainen, Pekka Rytky, Jarmo Saaski
  • Patent number: 10292621
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device. An implantable device includes a casing, and a marker coupled to the casing, wherein the marker includes a detectable material encased in a biocompatible material, and wherein the marker facilitates accurately locating and retrieving the implantable device after implantation in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Patent number: 10295367
    Abstract: A signal detection device according to an aspect of the invention includes a laminated structure of a first circuit layer (201) in which a plurality of electrodes brought into contact with a subject is formed, a second circuit layer (202) in which a plurality of amplifiers having an input portion capacitively coupled to the plurality of electrodes, respectively, is formed, and a third circuit layer (203) in which a plurality of transistors for reading outputs of the plurality of amplifiers is formed, an insulation layer which seals the second circuit layer is formed between the plurality of electrodes formed in the first circuit layer and the second circuit layer, and the plurality of electrodes and the input portions of the plurality of amplifiers are capacitively coupled to each other via the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Takao Someya
  • Patent number: 10278643
    Abstract: An electro impedance measuring belt for placing electrodes around the thorax of a patient comprises an array of a plurality of spaced apart electrodes, and a support structure, on which the electrodes are arranged. The support structure with the electrode array comprises two angulated legs on which the electrodes are lined up, the two legs spread out from an apex at an angle, such that, when the belt is put around the thorax of a patient, the array of electrodes extends from the back of the patient, where the apex of fee angulated legs is to be located, essentially parallel to the ribs to the lower part of the breastbone of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SWISSTOM AG
    Inventors: Josef X. Brunner, Stephan H. Bohm
  • Patent number: 10278590
    Abstract: A medical system may include a shaft member and a structure physically coupled to the shaft member. A portion of the shaft member may be sized to be delivered through a bodily opening leading to a bodily cavity. The structure may include at least two flexible couplings, each flexible coupling extending transversely from an intermediate portion of a respective one of at least two elongate members of the structure. The flexible coupling extending transversely from the intermediate portion of a first one of the at least two elongate members forms at least a part of a first closed loop arranged to receive a portion of the flexible coupling of a second one of the at least two elongate members therethrough to limit a spacing between the intermediate portions of the first and the second ones of the at least two elongate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Aldo Antonio Salvestro, John Andrew Funk, Kelly Wilson Watkinson, Saar Moisa
  • Patent number: 10278758
    Abstract: A device, system and method for temperature-based lesion formation assessment and mapping functionality using an accessory usable with an over-the-wire balloon catheter. The device may include a first annular element, a plurality of wires coupled to the first annular element, and a second annular element, the plurality of wires passing from the first annular element through the second annular element and into an elongate wire conduit coupled to the second annular element. At least one of the plurality of wires may include at least one temperature sensor and/or at least one mapping electrode. The first annular element coupled to an outer surface of a sheath. As a balloon catheter is advanced out of the sheath lumen, the distal tip of the catheter engages the second annular element and pushes the wires out of the sheath lumen, everting them over the balloon of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic CryoCath LP
    Inventor: Teresa Mihalik
  • Patent number: 10271754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a physiological monitoring device. Some embodiments of the invention allow for long-term monitoring of physiological signals. Further embodiments may also allow for the monitoring of secondary signals such as motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Bahney, Hung H. Ho, Shena H. Park, Genaro S. Sepulveda, Mark J. Day, Yuriko Tamura
  • Patent number: 10265025
    Abstract: Methods and systems of catheterization include a flexible catheter adapted for insertion into a heart of a living subject. The catheter has a lumen for passing an electrically conductive fluid therethrough, which is propelled by a peristaltic pump. A fluid reservoir connected to the lumen supplies the fluid to the catheter. Electrocardiogram circuitry is connectable to the subject for monitoring electrical activity in the heart. An electrically conductive cable diverts induced charges in the fluid from the catheter electrodes, for example by shorting to a rotating element in the peristaltic pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: John Hardy Ashton, George Kamin, Jose G. Ramos
  • Patent number: 10238336
    Abstract: A sensor is disclosed comprising, in at least one embodiment an electrode, a track and an electrical connector, wherein, the track is comprising an electrically conductive flexible and elastic material that comprises an electrically conductive material that is non-contiguous that when stretched is able to transmit an electrical signal from an electrode to an electrical connector and from an electrical connector to an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Smart Solutions Technologies, S.L.
    Inventors: Agustin Macia Barber, Daniel Llorca Juan, Christian Vicente Rengel, Borja Gonzalvez Munoz
  • Patent number: 10231636
    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: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroNexus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Seymour, Jongeun Jeon, Nicholas Hewitt, Abeer Khurram
  • Patent number: 10213124
    Abstract: A device includes a housing; a core contained within the housing and disposed along at least a portion of the length of the housing, the core configured to rotate relative to the housing; a tab configured to connect to a port of a mobile device; and multiple electrocardiogram (ECG) cables wound around the core. A distal end of each ECG cable is connected to the tab and a proximal end of each ECG cable is connected to at least one of a corresponding ECG electrode and a corresponding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Guy R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10182740
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and computer readable media for measuring sub-epidermal moisture in patients to determine damaged tissue for clinical intervention. The present disclosure also provides methods for determining damaged tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bruin Biometrics, LLC
    Inventors: Ya-Chen Tonar, Shannon Rhodes, Marta Clendenin, Martin Burns, Kindah Jaradeh
  • Patent number: 10178961
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and computer readable media for measuring sub-epidermal moisture in patients to determine damaged tissue for clinical intervention. The present disclosure also provides methods for determining damaged tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bruin Biometrics, LLC
    Inventors: Ya-Chen Tonar, Shannon Rhodes, Marta Clendenin, Martin Burns, Kindah Jaradeh
  • Patent number: 10172533
    Abstract: A swimming heart rate monitor comprises a strap, a first electrode, a second electrode, a first electrical connector, an electronics module, a second electrical connector, and a water sealing feature. The strap covers a portion of a user's chest. The first and second electrodes are positioned on an inner surface of the strap to contact the user's skin. The electrodes provide an electronic heart signal corresponding to the heartbeat of the user. The first electrical connector is positioned on an outer surface of the strap and is in electronic communication with the first and second electrodes. The electronics module may attach to the strap and process the heart signal. The second electrical connector is accessed on the electronics module and may electrically connect to the first electrical connector. The water sealing feature prevents water from interfering with the connection of the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kulach, Timothy Vandermeiden, James K. Rooney, Rogelio A. Rivas, Phillip J. C. Spanswick
  • Patent number: 10154796
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for improving imaging resolution of electrical impedance tomography (EIT). More specifically, the present disclosure forms virtual electrode(s) using an electric current steering technique, which is used to improve imaging resolution of an EIT system without physically increasing a number of conducting electrodes. The EIT system of the present disclosure may includes a plurality of conducting electrodes, at least one signal generator, at least one signal receiver and at least one electric current steering device. In other words, the present disclosure applies both the electric current steering technique and the virtual electrode technique to EIT. Consequently, imaging resolution of EIT can be improved without physically increasing the number of conducting electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Charles Tak Ming Choi, Shu-Hai Sun
  • Patent number: 10143836
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a reduced Larsen Effect electrode. Specifically, the disclosure relates to an electrode with an insulation-coated electrode wire coaxially surrounded over a substantial portion thereof, by predetermined assembly of alternating rigid and isolating layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Alpha Omega Neuro Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: John Rizik
  • Patent number: 10137303
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable device with at least one package that houses electronics that sends and receives data or signals, and optionally power, from an external system through at least one coil attached to the at least one package and processes the data, including recordings of neural activity, and delivers electrical pulses to neural tissue through at least one array of multiple electrodes that is/are attached to the at least one package. The device is adapted to electrocorticographic (ECoG) and local field potential (LFP) signals. The output signals provide control for a motor prosthesis and the inputs signals provide sensory feedback for the motor prosthesis. The invention, or components thereof, is/are intended to be installed in the head, or on or in the cranium or on the dura, or on or in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Greenberg, David Daomin Zhou, Brian V Mech, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Rongqing Dai, Richard Agustin Castro, Kelly H. McClure
  • Patent number: 10105097
    Abstract: A garment and/or garment system with health-monitoring (e.g., cardiovascular monitoring) capability, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Gal Markel