Patents Examined by Brian T. Gedeon
  • Patent number: 10843003
    Abstract: Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target locations in a patient, to stimulate areas such as the heart, brain, spinal cord, or muscle tissue, and/or to sense biological, physiological, chemical attributes of the blood, tissue, and other patient parameters. The propagating electromagnetic waves can be generated with sub-wavelength structures configured to manipulate evanescent fields outside of tissue to generate the propagating waves inside the tissue. Methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Ada Shuk Yan Poon, Alexander Jueshyan Yeh, Yuji Tanabe, John Ho, Sanghoek Kim
  • Patent number: 10843004
    Abstract: Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target locations in a patient, to stimulate areas such as the heart, brain, spinal cord, or muscle tissue, and/or to sense biological physiological, chemical attributes of the blood, tissue, and other patient parameters. The propagating electromagnetic waves can be generated with sub-wavelength structures configured to manipulate evanescent fields outside of tissue to generate the propagating waves inside the tissue. Methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Ada Shuk Yan Poon, Alexander Jueshyan Yeh, Yuji Tanabe, John Ho, Sanghoek Kim
  • Patent number: 10842363
    Abstract: A method of assessing Fallopian tubal patency includes introducing a distension medium into a patient's uterus, introducing a contrasting medium into the uterus, and observing the contrasting medium, for example, via a hysteroscope, to determine whether the contrasting medium flows into one or both Fallopian tubes. A device for assessing Fallopian tubal patency includes a chamber for receiving contrast media, a flow path through the chamber for delivering distension media to a patient's uterus, and a flow controller for regulating the flow of distension media to the patient's uterus. The flow path is configured to permit flow of contrast media from the chamber into the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kokopelli Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: John Parry
  • Patent number: 10842391
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for reducing noise in health monitoring including monitoring systems, methods and/or devices receiving a health signal and/or having at least one electrode or sensor for health monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RDS SAS
    Inventors: Daniel Van Zandt Moyer, George Stefan Golda, Mark P. Marriott, Sam Eletr, Bruce O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10842996
    Abstract: A device for neurostimulation including an electrode structure for delivering stimulation pulses to a nerve as well as for processing and extracting evoked compound action potentials, wherein the electrode structure comprises at least a first anode, at least a second anode opposing the first anode and a plurality of cathodes arranged between said anodes, wherein said cathodes are asymmetrically arranged with respect to said at least first and second anode to permit evoked compound action potential sensing via the anode electrodes simultaneously with stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marcelo Baru, Andrew B. Kibler
  • Patent number: 10828232
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting a rescuer in performing chest compressions during CPR on a victim, the apparatus comprising a pad or other structure configured to be applied to the chest near or at the location at which the rescuer applies force to produce the chest compressions, at least one sensor connected to the pad, the sensor being configured to sense movement of the chest or force applied to the chest, processing circuitry for processing the output of the sensor to determine whether the rescuer is substantially releasing the chest following chest compressions, and at least one prompting element connected to the processing circuitry for providing the rescuer with information as to whether the chest is being substantially released following chest compressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Qing Tan, Frederick J. Geheb
  • Patent number: 10828099
    Abstract: Cardiac catheterization is conducted using a probe having a balloon assembly, in which a spring has a resting axially elongated configuration and a torsed, axially shortened configuration. A balloon is twisted about the spring and mechanically linked to the spring. A flexible sheath is disposed about the spring within the balloon, the sheath and the wall of the balloon defining a chamber to contain a fluid flowing therein and thereout of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Joseph Thomas Keyes, Rowan Olund Hettel
  • Patent number: 10827977
    Abstract: Transducer-based systems and methods may be configured to display a graphical representation of a transducer-based device, the graphical representation including graphical elements corresponding to transducers of the transducer-based device, and also including between graphical elements respectively associated with a set of the transducers and respectively associated with a region of space between the transducers of the transducer-based device. Selection of graphical elements and/or between graphical elements can cause activation of the set of transducers associated with the selected elements. Transducer activation characteristics, such as initiation time, activation duration, activation sequence, and energy delivery characteristics, can vary based on numerous factors. Visual characteristics of graphical elements and between graphical elements can change based on an activation-status of the corresponding transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Martin Reinders, Daniel Robert Weinkam, Roxanne Wai Tak Louie, Danai Bisalputra
  • Patent number: 10814132
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided that includes an array of stimulating electrodes configured for implantation in a retina of a subject's eye; circuitry configured to drive the electrodes to apply currents to the retina; and a graspable portion coupled to the array and configured to facilitate positioning of the array in an epi-retinal position. A cord is removably coupled to the apparatus and (a) is not electrically coupled to the circuitry, and (b) is looped through an opening of the graspable portion. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NANO RETINA LTD.
    Inventors: Rani Mendelewicz, David Rigler, Yaakov Milstain, Dorit Raz Prag
  • Patent number: 10813565
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wearable monitor device and methods and systems for using such a device. In certain embodiments, the wearable monitor records cardiac data from a mammal and extracts particular features of interest. These features are then transmitted and used to provide health-related information about the mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shena Hae Park, Mark Day, Frank Garcia, Hung H. Ho, Nicholas Hughes, Genaro S. Sepulveda, Yuriko Tamura
  • Patent number: 10813568
    Abstract: A system and method for classifier-based atrial fibrillation detection with the aid of a digital computer are provided. Electrocardiography (ECG) features and annotated patterns of the features are maintained in a database, at least some of the patterns associated with atrial fibrillation. A classifier is trained based on the annotated patterns. A representation of an ECG signal recorded by one or more ambulatory monitors is received. ECG features in the representation falling within each of the temporal windows are detected. The trained classifier is used to identify patterns of the ECG features. At least one matrix with weights for the patterns are generated. A value indicative of whether portions of the representation are associated the patient experiencing atrial fibrillation is calculated. That one or more of the portions are associated with the patient experiencing atrial fibrillation is determined. An action is taken based on one or more of the determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Rodney Boleyn, Ezra M. Dreisbach, Chuck Dulken, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10799702
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for neuromodulation and/or neurostimulation, for the treatment of a subject. The system comprises a stimulation controller, a stimulation pattern storage means including stimulation data connected to the stimulation controller, an electrical stimulation device and electrical interface between the electrical stimulation device and the subject, the electrical interface being connectable with a bio-interface of the nervous system of the subject. The stimulation data are pre-programmed patterns comprising spatial and temporal components, The stimulation controller sends configuration signals on the basis of the stimulation data to the electrical stimulation device such that via the electrical interface electrical stimulation is provided to the bio-interface, wherein the electrical stimulation provided is characterized by stimulation parameters that vary over time in a pre-programmed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GTX MEDICAL B.V.
    Inventors: Karen Minassian, Fabien Wagner, Grégoire Courtine
  • Patent number: 10791977
    Abstract: The laser lancing device in accordance with an exemplary embodiment includes: a main body; a laser resonator located within the main body and configured to generate a laser and output the laser forwards; a beam barrel located in front of the laser resonator and including at least one lens unit fixed therein; a window barrel located in front of the beam barrel and connected to the main body; a cap part connected to the front of the window barrel and brought into contact with an irradiation target area; a fan unit communicating with the cap part and induce flow of air; and a communication pipe of which one end is connected to the fan unit and the other end is connected to the cap part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Jong Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10792405
    Abstract: A ventricular assist system and a blood pump controller including a blood pump usable in a state where a first slide surface and a second slide surface are brought into contact with each other, and a cool sealing liquid is supplied to a gap formed between the first slide surface and the second slide surface; a first sub controller having a first cool sealing liquid reservoir, a cool sealing liquid pump, a first pipe joint upstream side, and a fourth pipe joint downstream side; and a second sub controller having a blood pump drive circuit, a battery, a first pipe joint downstream side, a second pipe joint upstream side, a third pipe joint downstream side, and a fourth pipe joint upstream side. The first sub controller and the second sub controller are detachably connected by a first pipe joint and a fourth pipe joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SUN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nozomi Koike, Shinji Kobayashi, Hideki Kanebako
  • Patent number: 10786670
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved visual prosthesis including a video processing unit with user controls optimized for use by blind individuals. The controls include easily identifiable shapes. The controls are programmable to provide improved usability with a simple tactile interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Greenberg, Arup Roy
  • Patent number: 10780273
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and methods of use thereof for treating dry eye, tired eye, or other forms of ocular discomfort such as from contact lenses. The methods generally include applying spatially and/or temporally patterned stimulation to one or more anatomical structures located in an ocular or nasal region. The electrical stimulation may elicit a reflex that activates the lacrimal gland or may directly activate the lacrimal gland or nerves innervating the lacrimal gland to produce tears. The devices may be implantable or handheld, and may be configured to deliver the spatially and/or temporally patterned stimulation patterns described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OCULEVE, INC.
    Inventors: Manfred Franke, James Donald Loudin, John Wardle, Mark Jeffrey Holdbrook
  • Patent number: 10780274
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to provide a paresthesia therapy to a patient using an implantable neuromodulation system, wherein providing the paresthesia therapy may include delivering to the patient an electrical waveform having a duration and a distribution of frequencies in the range of 0.001 kHz to 20 kHz, wherein the distribution of frequencies includes a first frequency group of one or more frequencies and a second frequency group of one or more frequencies, and wherein the patient continuously experiences paresthesia throughout the duration of the electrical waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Jordi Parramon, Que T. Doan
  • Patent number: 10780283
    Abstract: A system for identifying potential portions of a body in which electrical stimulation to treat a condition or disorder affects at least one symptom of the condition or disorder, stimulation effect, or side effect performs the following acts: obtaining, for each of multiple stimulation instances, an estimation of a region of the body stimulated during the stimulation instance and a score for each of at least one symptom, stimulation effect, or stimulation side effect; and determining, for each of multiple portions of the body using the scores and the estimates in a permutation test, a likelihood that stimulation of that portion of the body affects at least one symptom, stimulation effect, or stimulation side effect. In other embodiments, the system sets up a relationship between the outcomes of stimulation and influence of a particular part of the body on the outcome, and derives this influence using a pseudoinverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Hemant Bokil
  • Patent number: 10780278
    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 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hahn, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Amy Jean Brisben, Keith R. Maile, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10780292
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical-type handpiece is specially designed to be used with a laser Generator, particularly those that use a CO2 laser and provide a laser beam in fractional mode. The fractional mode laser beam is provided in a pattern of homogeneous points aligned in rows, columns or diagonally, and such a pattern allows internal tissue along an entire length of a vagina of a patient to be treated and a pelvic floor of the patient to be retracted, such that a urinary bladder of the patient is elevated and, owing to the change in angle thereof, slight or moderate losses of urine are resolved or improved. In addition, the device can be used to treat the inner surface of the vagina of the patient, reducing vaginal laxity caused by childbirth and age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERMÈDIC ARFRAN, S.A.
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Arcusa Villacampa