Patents Examined by Brian T. Gedeon
  • Patent number: 11504056
    Abstract: The process for classifying anesthetic depth includes: collecting of biological signals, conditioning of said signals, monitoring of activity of the central and autonomic systems, measurement of indexes and classification of patterns in anesthetic depth. The activity includes: i) Awake: Vigil—Ak. and recovery of verbal response—Rc. ii) Light Anesthesia: Light induction anesthesia—Li. Light recovery—Lr, Light dose, increase in drugs or patient movement (La), iii) General anesthesia: General anesthesia—Ga, one minute after the start of the surgery, and iv) Deep anesthesia: identification of the EEG burst-suppression pattern (BSP) associated with deep anesthesia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Alonso Botero Rosas, Oscar Leonardo Mosquera Dussan
  • Patent number: 11504438
    Abstract: Gas vesicles, protein variants and related compositions methods and systems for singleplexed and/or multiplexed ultrasound imaging of a target site in which a gas vesicle provides contrast for the imaging which is modifiable by application of a selectable acoustic collapse pressure value of the gas vesicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Anupama Lakshmanan, Arash Farhadi, Suchita P. Nety, Raymond W. Bourdeau, Mikhail Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11504010
    Abstract: A health monitoring device for detecting blood pressure having a blood pressure sensor including a first fiber Bragg grating (FBG) with a refractive index is configured to be placed in contact with a person's skin approximate to an artery or vein. A baseline sensor that includes a second fiber Bragg grating (FBG) also having a refractive index is configured to be placed in contact with a person's skin away from an artery or vein to provide a baseline refractive index. The device pulses light waves through the FBGs to provide a processor with reading of the refractive index from the FBGs. Based on the effective shifts of the Bragg wavelength due to axial strain on the FBGs, a blood pressure estimator estimates systolic and diastolic blood pressure based on a calibration curve comparing pressure against strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: EMPNIA INC.
    Inventor: Manojeet Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 11504018
    Abstract: An electrode multiplexing physiological parameter monitoring ring, comprising a built-in power supply (2), a microprocessor module (1), an electrocardiogram monitoring analog front end (3), a skin conductance monitoring module (4), a first electrode (6), and a second electrode (7). The microprocessor module (1) is connected to the electrocardiogram monitoring analog front end (3) and the skin conductance monitoring module (4). The first electrode (6) and the second electrode (7) are connected to the electrocardiogram monitoring analog front end (3), and the electrocardiogram monitoring analog front end (3) processes electrocardiogram signals collected by the first electrode (6) and the second electrode (7). The first electrode (6) and the second electrode (7) are further connected to the skin conductance monitoring module (4), and the skin conductance monitoring module (4) processes skin impedance signals collected by the first electrode (6) and the second electrode (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hangzhou Megasens Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Congcong Zhou, Jun Hu, Haiquan Yuan
  • Patent number: 11497444
    Abstract: Provided is a biological information measuring instrument which can be easily and reliably worn on an appropriate position of an arm by a user. The biological information measuring instrument includes: a belt portion that is worn on a user's arm in a circumferential direction of the arm and disposed with a sensor for detecting a displacement of an arm muscle; and a case portion that is attached to a predetermined portion of the belt portion and houses a circuit component that processes a signal of the displacement detected by the sensor. The case portion has a shape of protruding from the belt portion in a longitudinal direction of the arm when the belt portion is worn on the arm, and amounts D1 and D2 of protrusions protruding in the longitudinal direction are different between one protrusion and the other protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: H2L Inc.
    Inventors: Emi Tamaki, Kenichiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11497929
    Abstract: A computerized method for controlling the operation of a laser therapy device is disclosed. A laser therapy device comprising laser diodes has a microprocessor for storing and executing instructions pertaining to the operation of the laser diodes within certain parameters. The computerized method detects the movement of the laser therapy device and alters the output of the laser diodes when a movement signal exceeds predetermined threshold parameters. The computerized method detects difference in temperature in certain areas, and patterns in temperature differences, for assistance in diagnosing ailments. The computerized method also detects differences in skin color to determine treatment areas. The computerized method also measures the distance of the laser therapy device to a treatment area. The microprocessor executes instructions then which can alter the output of the laser diodes or generate an alarm signal based on measurements received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Hewitson
  • Patent number: 11497928
    Abstract: A computerized method for controlling the operation of a laser therapy device is disclosed. A laser therapy device comprising laser diodes has a microprocessor for storing and executing instructions pertaining to the operation of the laser diodes within certain parameters. The computerized method detects the movement of the laser therapy device and alters the output of the laser diodes when a movement signal exceeds predetermined threshold parameters. The computerized method detects difference in temperature in certain areas, and patterns in temperature differences, for assistance in diagnosing ailments. The computerized method also detects differences in skin color to determine treatment areas. The computerized method also measures the distance of the laser therapy device to a treatment area. The microprocessor executes instructions then which can alter the output of the laser diodes or generate an alarm signal based on measurements received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Hewitson
  • Patent number: 11484200
    Abstract: A light adjustable lens illumination system comprises an illumination source, for generating a light beam; a light delivery system, for projecting the light beam onto a Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), implanted into an eye, wherein a fraction of the light beam propagates past the LAL to a retina of the eye; and a protective beam-shaper, for shaping the light beam to have an intensity pattern with a relative central intensity reduction that varies along an axis; wherein the relative central intensity reduction at the retina is greater than the relative central intensity reduction at a LAL plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: RxSight, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kondis, Robert Maloney, Ilya Goldshleger, Matt Haller, Christian A. Sandstedt
  • Patent number: 11484702
    Abstract: This document describes an electrode assembly for use with a defibrillator, the electrode assembly comprising at least one electrode including a first surface that can be affixed to either of a pediatric patient and an adult patient and a second surface, wherein a majority of the second surface includes pictorial instructions related to use of the electrode assembly; and a chest compression sensor attached to the at least one electrode, wherein the at least one electrode is configured to be used on an adult patient when the electrode assembly is in a first orientation, and wherein the at least one electrode is configured to be used on a pediatric patient when the electrode assembly is in a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa M. Dascoli, David N. Craige, III, Gary A. Freeman, Ian Durrant, James Wilson, Brian Stonecipher, George Reilly, Deborah T. Jones
  • Patent number: 11484216
    Abstract: A modular wearable health monitor having a substantially flexible attachment means connected to a housing comprising a power source and at least one processor through a relatively rigid and narrow spine disposed substantially centrally thereon having a variety of clinical and non-clinical uses that provides more comfortable and durable attachment of biometric sensors to a user by allowing the attachment means to contour to the user's body without the housing also being forced to do so along its entire width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BraveHeart Wireless Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A McCalmont, Stuart P. MacEachern, Sharon Lake
  • Patent number: 11484718
    Abstract: An ICD multimode system comprises a microcontroller or FPGA having a memory, a differentially driven phased array amplifier, one or more sensors, and a wireless transmitter/receiver. Based upon sensor data and demand criteria programmed into the memory, the system provides late systolic impulse (LSI) therapy to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) and ventricle level-shifting (VLS) therapy to block unwanted PVCs to prevent VT or VF dynamically and use a phased array amplifier therapy to accurately manage CRT. An external echocardiogram and ultrasound system adjusts the therapies administered based upon sensor and demand data in real time to allow a patient's heart to function at a level of improved performance and increase ejection fraction EF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: RUSE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Richard B. Ruse, Charles Swerdlow, Mark W. Kroll, Scott Bohanan
  • Patent number: 11484719
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is configured determine a numerical value of a variable that is monitored by the implantable medical device and convert the numerical value to a data sequence of modulated electrical stimulation rate intervals. The implantable medical device delivers electrical stimulation pulses according to the data sequence of modulated stimulation rate intervals to cause a modulated rate of activation of excitable tissue of a patient corresponding to the modulated stimulation rate intervals. The modulated rate of activation is detectable by a rate monitor for demodulation to the numerical value of the monitored variable data value. In some examples, the implantable medical device is a pacemaker delivering cardiac pacing pulses according to modulated pacing rate intervals to cause a modulated heart rate of the patient detectable by a heart rate monitor for demodulation to the numerical value of the monitored variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade M. Demmer, Todd J. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 11478655
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to a smart automated external defibrillator (“AED”). According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, the AED can present a menu that includes a plurality of modes. The plurality of modes can include a first responder mode, an Internet of Things (“IoT”) mode, and a general use mode. The AED can receive, via an input component, a selection, from the menu, of a mode from the plurality of modes. In response to the selection, the AED can configure a network connectivity component in accordance with a setting specified in the mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood S. Peitzer
  • Patent number: 11478658
    Abstract: A circadian rhythm entrainment platform can use medication circadian profiles that include mappings of medications to circadian rhythm disruptions and can make conversions of such circadian rhythm disruptions to administrations of light therapy to adjust for the disruptions. The circadian rhythm entrainment platform can specify how to entrain a patient's circadian rhythm using light therapy to compensate for or anticipate side effects of medications and for optimizing medication schedules for a patient's circadian rhythm so as to minimize side effects and increase medication effectiveness. The circadian rhythm entrainment platform can also gather information on the effects of medications on circadian rhythms and interact with patients, medical providers, and other providers in relation to light therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Larry V. Pederson
  • Patent number: 11471691
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a power subunit with a first biocompatible electrically conductive shell configured for direct contact with an in vivo environment. In some embodiments a lithium anode can be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell in direct electrical communication with a feedthrough pin, wherein the feedthrough pin is electrically isolated from the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. A cathode can also be disposed within the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell and can be in direct electrical communication with the first biocompatible electrically conductive shell. The first biocompatible electrically conductive shell has a positive electrical potential. The implantable medical device further includes an electronics control subunit with a control circuit disposed within a second biocompatible electrically conductive shell. Other embodiments are included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Giese, Ignacio Chi, Michael J. Root, Larry Michael Killeen
  • Patent number: 11474483
    Abstract: A consumer product that is a portable and, in some cases, a wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device may have functionalities including: keeping time; monitoring a user's physiological signals and providing health-related information based on those signals; communicating with other electronic devices or services; visually depicting data on a display; gather data form one or more sensors that may be used to initiate, control, or modify operations of the device; determine a location of a touch on a surface of the device and/or an amount of force exerted on the device, and use either or both as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Jonathan Ive, Julian Hoenig, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 11471697
    Abstract: A computerized method for controlling the operation of a laser therapy device is disclosed. A laser therapy device comprising laser diodes has a microprocessor for storing and executing instructions pertaining to the operation of the laser diodes within certain parameters. The computerized method detects the movement of the laser therapy device and alters the output of the laser diodes when a movement signal exceeds predetermined threshold parameters. The computerized method detects difference in temperature in certain areas, and patterns in temperature differences, for assistance in diagnosing ailments. The computerized method also detects differences in skin color to determine treatment areas. The computerized method also measures the distance of the laser therapy device to a treatment area. The microprocessor executes instructions then which can alter the output of the laser diodes or generate an alarm signal based on measurements received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Hewitson
  • Patent number: 11464982
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for providing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to a patient using a leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) and an extracardiac device (ED). The LCP is configured to deliver pacing therapy at a pacing interval. Illustratively, the ED may be configured to analyze the cardiac cycle including a portion preceding the pacing therapy delivery for one or several cardiac cycles, and determine whether an interval from the P-wave to the pace therapy in the cardiac cycle(s) is in a desired range. In an example, if the P-wave to pace interval is outside the desired range, the ED communicates to the LCP to adjust the pacing interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hahn, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Amy Jean Brisben, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 11464445
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing apparatus including a signal data processor configured to collect signal data detected through polysomnography, to extract feature data by analyzing a feature of the collected signal data, and to transform the extracted feature data to time series data; and a sleep stage classification model processor configured to input the processed signal data to a pre-generated sleep stage classification model, and to classify a sleep stage corresponding to the signal data. The signal data processor is configured to extract feature data by analyzing a feature of each of an electroencephalographic (EEG) signal, an electro-oculographic (EOG) signal, and an electromyographic (EMG) signal with respect to the signal data, and to transform the extracted feature data to an epoch unit of time series data to input the extracted feature data to the pre-generated sleep stage classification model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYNAPS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Jun Lee, Tae Kyoung Ha
  • Patent number: 11457873
    Abstract: One variation of a method for identifying homology of physiological signals comprises: receiving signal data of two different types of physiological signals; performing waveform matching on the signal data of the two different types of physiological signals to determine waveform matching information in the signal data of the two types of physiological signals; calculating an associative feature between the signal data of the two different types of physiological signals according to the waveform matching information; calculating a homology reference coefficient corresponding to the two different types of physiological signals according to the associative feature; and determining that the two different types of physiological signals are homologous when the homology reference coefficient is greater than a preset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanchao Liu, Jianwei Su, Zehui Sun, Bailei Sun, Wenyu Ye, Lihan Liu, Ming Li