Patents Examined by Brian M Antiskay
  • Patent number: 11006883
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography and physiological sensor monitor is provided. An electrode patch includes an integrated flexible circuit having a single piece of material that includes a longitudinal midsection between upper and lower ends and a mirror image shape of the upper end extending from at least a portion of one side of the upper end that runs substantially parallel to the midsection and folds over the upper end. A receptacle is adhered on an outward surface of the mirror image when the integrated circuit is folded over the upper end. One electrode is positioned on a contact surface of the integrated circuit on the upper end and another electrode is positioned on the contact surface on the lower end. A battery is directly adhered to the outward surface of the mirror image and positioned under the receptacle. A monitor is configured to be removably secured in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy, Joshua Djon Green, Jared Brandon Floyd
  • Patent number: 11000203
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present application provides a swallowable capsule comprising pseudo conductive high-electron-mobility transistors (PC-HEMTs), and its use in an intestinal and gut diagnostics and gut motility monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: EPITRONIC HOLDINGS PTE LTD.
    Inventor: Ayal Ram
  • Patent number: 10993490
    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: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Gal Markel
  • Patent number: 10987062
    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: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: John Hardy Ashton, George Kamin, Jose G. Ramos
  • Patent number: 10966622
    Abstract: A flexible dry electrode comprises a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite. The flexible dry electrode may be utilized for monitoring electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. The dry ECG electrode may be fabricated by screenprinting silver (Ag) ink on flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate, followed by bar coating of a MWCNT/PDMS composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University
    Inventors: Massood Zandi Atashbar, Amer Abdulmahdi Chlaihawi, Binu Baby Narakathu, Ali Eshkeiti
  • Patent number: 10955269
    Abstract: A wearable and/or a wearable mount solves many issues presented with conventional wearables and wearable mounts. For example, the wearable mount can be designed with a low ratio of adhesive contact area to wearable mount contact area while providing the capability to collect data and/or dispense medication on one specific spot and, further still, allowing the use of an easy to remove adhesive. This configuration may facilitate free movement of the body even when the wearable mount is attached to the skin. The wearable may have surface contacts, removing the need for ports that could be damaged. The adhesive layer can provide insulation and isolating properties for the contacts while the device is being worn. Finally, the wearable may be a patch-type wearable that allows the appearance of the wearable to be changed without the need for housing changes or other costly solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HEALTH CARE ORIGINALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Dwarika, Sharon Samjitsingh
  • Patent number: 10952629
    Abstract: A catheter includes a proximal shaft and a distal shaft having differing diameters; often, the distal shaft will have a smaller diameter than the proximal shaft. A coupling joins the distal shaft to the proximal shaft. For example, a proximal portion of the distal shaft can be inserted into the coupling through its distal end, while the proximal portion of the coupling can be inserted into the proximal shaft through its distal end. To provide an atraumatic transition from the distal shaft to the proximal shaft, coupling can taper towards its distal end, for example by using a dome- or frustoconical-shape for the distal portion of the coupling. The exterior of the coupling can be ribbed to facilitate bonding to the proximal shaft. The distal shaft can be formed into at least a partial loop having a fixed or variable radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Kay Nemec, Neil David Hawkinson, Ryan Dale Hendrickson, Matthew Lee Knochenmus
  • Patent number: 10952634
    Abstract: An electrical impedance tomography system for determining electric properties of an internal body part of a patient comprises an electrode array in electrical contact with the patient, a device for applying current or voltage between electrodes of the array and for measuring voltages or currents between other combinations of the array A computing unit comprises a processor and a storage unit. The storage unit comprises a reconstruction algorithm used by the data processor for reconstructing the measured voltages of the body part into electrical properties or changes thereof. The data processor outputs a representation of the reconstructed electrical properties and generates or processes anatomical models descriptive of the body part The data processor uses biometric data of the patient and, according to the biometric data of the patient, selects an anatomical model for reconstructing the measured electrical voltages of the body part into electrical properties or changes thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Bartlomiej Grychtol, Josef X. Brunner, Stephan Bohm
  • Patent number: 10945663
    Abstract: A smart patch including multi-component strands integrated into clothing or other textiles where the strands of the smart patch include sensory elements that can simultaneously measure tactile forces, moisture/wetness, and other signals, such as biopotentials. A sensing system comprising: a first set of strands including a plurality of first multi-component strands, each of the first multi-component strands including a conductive portion and a non-conductive portion; and a second set of strands including a plurality of second multi-component strands, each of the second multicomponent strands including a conductive portion and a non-conductive portion, and a plurality of third multi-component strands, each of the third multicomponent strands including a conductive portion and a non-conductive portion, the third multi-component strands being different than the first multi-component strands and the second multi-component strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Alper Bozkurt, Tushar Ghosh, Michael McKnight
  • Patent number: 10945643
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a microelectronic sensor includes an open-gate pseudo-conductive high-electron mobility transistor and used for biometric authentication of a user. The transistor comprises a substrate, on which a multilayer hetero-junction structure is deposited. This hetero-junction structure comprises a buffer layer and a barrier layer, both grown from III-V single-crystalline or polycrystalline semiconductor materials. A two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) conducting channel is formed at the interface between the buffer and barrier layers and provides electron current in the system between source and drain electrodes. The source and drain contacts, which maybe either ohmic or non-ohmic (capacitively-coupled), are connected to the formed 2DEG channel and to electrical metallizations, the latter are placed on top of the transistor and connect it to the sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: EPITRONIC HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Ayal Ram
  • Patent number: 10945666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device intended for being attached to the skin of a user, the device being substantially planar and including at least one flexible area in which the device can be bent relative to an axis located in the plane of the device, and in which components sensitive to bending are placed, the device including means for limiting the bending such as to limit the bending of said at least one flexible area of the device relative to at least one axis located in the plane of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Nicolas Karst, Fabrice Emieux, Simon Perraud
  • Patent number: 10940291
    Abstract: A catheter for use in a patient's heart, especially for mapping a tubular region of the heart, has a catheter body, a deflectable intermediate section and a distal a mapping assembly that has a generally circular portion adapted to sit on or in a tubular region of the heart. A control handle of the catheter allows for single-handed manipulation of various control mechanisms that can deflect the intermediate section and contract the mapping assembly by means of a deflection control assembly and a linear control assembly. The deflection control assembly has a deflection arm and a rocker member. The linear control assembly has a linear control member, an inner rotational member and a cam. A pair of puller members are responsive to the deflection control assembly to bi-directionally deflect the intermediate section. A third puller member is responsive to the linear control assembly to contract the generally circular portion of the mapping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey William Schultz
  • Patent number: 10932684
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a microelectronic sensor includes an open-gate pseudo-conductive high-electron mobility transistor and used for air quality monitoring. The transistor comprises a substrate, on which a multilayer hetero-junction structure is deposited. This hetero-junction structure comprises a buffer layer and a barrier layer, both grown from III-V single-crystalline or polycrystalline semiconductor materials. A two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) conducting channel is formed at the interface between the buffer and barrier layers and provides electron current in the system between source and drain electrodes. The source and drain contacts are non-ohmic (capacitively-coupled) and connected to the formed 2DEG channel and to the electrical metallizations, the latter are placed on top of the transistor and connect it to the sensor system. The metal gate electrode is placed between the source and drain areas on or above the barrier layer, which may be recessed or grown to a specific thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: EPITRONIC HOLDINGS PTE LTD.
    Inventor: Ayal Ram
  • Patent number: 10933218
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for delivering chemical and electrical stimulation across one or more neural circuits. The systems, devices, and methods can also be used for sensing and recording specific neural activity. In certain embodiments, a system includes first and second fluid reservoirs, a manifold, and a delivery tube. The manifold may include first and second chambers therein. The first chamber may be in fluid communication with the first reservoir, and the second chamber may be in fluid communication with the second reservoir. The delivery tube may include a first conduit in fluid communication with the first chamber, a second conduit in fluid communication with the second chamber, and a third conduit configured to house an electrode therein. In this manner, a distal tip of the delivery tube is configured to be positionable adjacent to the one or more neural circuits for providing chemical and electrical stimulation thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Byron C. Masi, Patrick L. Tierney, Ann M. Graybiel, Michael J. Cima
  • Patent number: 10925540
    Abstract: A garment can be manufactured by bonding an adhesive to a first layer of fabric and a second layer of fabric. Holes are cut into each layer of fabric to accommodate the integration of sensors and a processing unit mount. Conductive thread embroidered onto a support layer is bonded to the adhesive of the second layer of fabric. The support layer is removed such that the conductive thread remains bonded to the adhesive. The layers of fabric are bonded together such that the conductive thread is coupled between the two layers of adhesive. A back plate is added to the layers of fabric to provide structural support for the mount. The conductive thread is exposed within each hole, and the mount and sensors can be coupled within the holes such that an electrical connection is established between the mount and at least one sensor via the conductive thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mad Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: James Artel Berg, Hamid Hameed Butt, Liang Yao, Gaston J. MacMillan, J. M. Hasitha B. Jayasundara
  • Patent number: 10925538
    Abstract: Example headsets and electrodes are described herein. Example electrode units described herein include a housing defining a cavity, conductive paste disposed on an inner wall of the cavity and an electrode disposed in the cavity and spaced apart from the inner wall of the cavity. The electrode extends from the cavity, and the conductive paste is to shield the electrode from noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Marko Jovanovic, Kashyap Fruitwala, Mohammad Moradi, Batia Bertho, Reimond Bausse, Mehran Mahinpour Tirooni, Yakob Badower
  • Patent number: 10918296
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a flexible electrocardiogram (ECG) pad structure have been disclosed. In a first aspect, the system is the flexible ECG pad structure and comprises a copper layer and a paste trace layer coupled to the copper layer via a cover. In a second aspect, the method comprises providing a copper layer and coupling a paste trace layer to the copper layer via a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vital Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Ian Felix, Steven E. Gauvin
  • Patent number: 10918297
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the PC-HEMT based microelectronic sensors are used in cardiovascular and pulmonary monitoring, detection and measurements of electrocardiography signals, detection of the primary heart activity signals and measurements of the central venous pressure and heart rate variability, measurements of the right and left atrium pressures, recording a phonocardiogram, detection of the S2-split phenomena, measurements of breath dynamics and lung activity diagnostics, monitoring the brain activity and measuring and monitoring electrical signals associated with an electroencephalogram, and eye pressure diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EPITRONIC HOLDINGS PTE LTD.
    Inventor: Ayal Ram
  • Patent number: 10912474
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the PC-HEMT based microelectronic sensors are used in recording physiological and non-physiological sounds as hypersensitive microphones. Recording the physiological sounds is associated with the S1/S2 heart split phenomena and phonocardiography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: EPITRONIC HOLDINGS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Ayal Ram, Gideon Kapan
  • Patent number: 10905346
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an open-gate pseudo-conductive high-electron mobility transistor (PC-HEMT) includes a multilayer hetero-junction structure made of III-V single-crystalline or polycrystalline semiconductor materials. This structure includes at least one buffer layer and a barrier layer, and is deposited on a substrate layer. The PC-HEMT further includes a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) or two-dimensional hole gas (2DHG) conducting channel formed at the interface between the buffer layer and the barrier layer, source and drain contacts, either ohmic or non-ohmic, connected to the 2DEG or 2DHG conducting channel, electrical metallizations for connecting the PC-HEMT to an electric circuit, and an open gate area between the source and drain contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: EPITRONIC HOLDINGS PTE LTD.
    Inventor: Ayal Ram