Patents Examined by Carl H. Layno
  • Patent number: 11832967
    Abstract: A wearable physiological signal detecting device includes a device main body and a telescopic structure. The device main body has a strap which surrounds to form a wearable space. The telescopic structure is disposed in the strap and has first surfaces and second surfaces. Each of the first surfaces faces the corresponding second surface. Each of the first surfaces and the corresponding second surface continuously move close and contact each other to assume a first state. The strap can be forced so that each of the first surfaces and the corresponding second surface move away from each other and have an angle to assume a second state. The size of the wearable space when the first surface and the corresponding second surface assume the second state is greater than the size of the wearable space when the first surface and the corresponding second surface assume the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ken-Ping Lin, Chih-Wen Chiang, Cheng-Ya Chi, Chien-Chu Chen
  • Patent number: 11833353
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an interface control subsystem may be used between an electrode terminal and a recording terminal of a neurostimulation and neurorecording system. The interface control subsystem may operate in three modes. In a disable mode, a first transistor and a second transistor disposed between the electrode terminal and the recording terminal may operate in a cutoff region and generate a high impedance. In an active mode, the first transistor and the second transistor may operate in a saturation region and generate a low impedance. In a stimulation mode, the first transistor and the second transistor operate in a triode region and generate an impedance between the high impedance of the disable mode and the low impedance of the active mode. The interface control subsystem may further limit voltage at the recording terminal in response to a detected overvoltage condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Veritas IP, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Miller Wilder, Scott Darold Hiatt, Steven John Barrus, Cliff C. Nixon
  • Patent number: 11832934
    Abstract: A joint movement monitoring device includes a joint pad that fits over a joint. The joint pad has a primary section placed over a first side of the joint and has an opposing section placed over a second side of the joint. A plurality of three-dimensional (3D) magnetic sensors are incorporated into the primary section of the joint pad. The 3D magnetic sensors are separated by a known distance. A magnet is incorporated into the opposing section of the joint pad. A controller obtains signals from the plurality of 3D magnetic sensors. The signals are used to detect magnet rotation angles related to 3D magnetic sensors within the plurality of 3D magnetic sensors. The detected magnet rotation angles are used to monitor joint position of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventor: Qingbin Zheng
  • Patent number: 11833344
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for more accurate remote monitoring of a user's body to stabilize the user during fall events and to thereby prevent the user from falling. In some embodiments, a wearable device comprising a power source, one or more sensors configured to monitor a user's COG (COG), at least one plurality of electrodes, a communications interface and a control device is provided. The wearable device is configured to apply electrical pulses according to defined electrical pulse stimulation protocols via the electrodes to target muscle groups of the user's body, causing those target muscle groups to contract and thereby stabilize the user's body during a fall event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Optum Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Madhuranthakam, Ninad D. Sathaye, Gregory J. Boss, Shyam Charan Mallena, V Kishore Ayyadevara, Sree Harsha Ankem
  • Patent number: 11826572
    Abstract: A method of blocking a nerve or neuron by applying an electrical stimulation to the nerve or neuron, wherein the electrical stimulation is of an intensity below the excitation threshold of the nerve or neuron for a length of time sufficient to produce a block of nerve conduction or neuron excitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventor: Changfeng Tai
  • Patent number: 11826569
    Abstract: A stimulation apparatus for a patient may include an external system configured to transmit transmission signals and an implantable system configured to receive the transmission signals from the external system. The implantable system may include at least one implantable lead, a first implantable device for connecting to the implantable lead during a first time period, and a second implantable device for subsequently connecting to the implantable lead for a second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Nalu Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayan Mishra, Andre Castillo, Lee Fason Hartley, Christopher Linden, Joseph Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 11826146
    Abstract: Assessing a likelihood of a person experiencing a fatigue event when the person tasked with monitoring a vehicle operating in an autonomous driving mode may include receiving a set of response times for a psychomotor vigilance test administered to the person. The test may include a plurality of trials which involve a person lifting a finger from a user input device. Whether the person passed or failed each trial of the set of trials may be determined. A model trained using data from prior psychomotor vigilance tests administered to the person may be identified for the person. Results of the determinations of whether the person passed or failed each trial of the set of trials may be input into the model in order to determine a value representative of a likelihood of a fatigue event. An intervention response may be initiated based on the value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Keith Hutchings, Julien Mercay, Nirmal Patel, Ilmo van der Lowe, Vasily Starostenko, Samrat Kansara
  • Patent number: 11826181
    Abstract: A system for clinical decision support for a caregiver during a clinical encounter involving respiratory distress includes a defibrillator-patient monitor including sensors configured to gather patient physiological data, a user interface device, a memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the defibrillator-patient monitor, the memory, and the user interface device and configured to control the user interface device to display diagnosis and treatment pathways (DTPs) including a respiratory distress DTP, receive a user selection of the respiratory distress DTP, control the user interface device to provide at least a portion of the physiological data in response to the user selection of the respiratory distress DTP, provide a suggested respiratory distress diagnosis at the user interface device based on the physiological data and the user selection of the respiratory distress DTP, and provide a respiratory distress treatment protocol at the user interface device based on the suggested respiratory distr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Guy R Johnson
  • Patent number: 11819358
    Abstract: An auscultation device includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) device, a sound receiver device, a synchronization device and a processor. The ECG device is configured to receive an ECG signal. The sound receiver device is configured to receive a heart sound signal. The synchronization device is configured to transmit a synchronization signal to the ECG device and the sound receiver device, so that the ECG device starts to receive the ECG signal and the sound receiver device starts to receive the heart sound signal in time synchronization. Moreover, the processor is configured to generate an ECG according to the ECG signal, generate a heart sound diagram according to the heart sound signal, and generate a synchronization timing diagram according to the ECG and the heart sound diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Yuan Chang, Jung-Wen Chang, Chien-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11813077
    Abstract: A method for generating sleep apnea information for a portion of body sensor data. The method of generating sleep apnea information is made dependent upon a determined presence or absence of arrhythmia within the portion of body sensor data. A first sleep apnea detection methodology is used in response to an absence of arrhythmia being detected within the portion of body sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jenny Margarito, Koen Theo Johan De Groot, Pedro Fonseca
  • Patent number: 11812808
    Abstract: A helmet configured to be worn by a wearer that includes an outer shell, an inner liner positioned inside the outer shell, a data collection assembly that includes a first data collection member for measuring impact data, and a second data collection member for measuring vital signs data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Jenny T. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11813472
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, an emitter system is described. The emitter system includes an array of emitters. Each emitter emits waves towards a target surface. The emitter system also includes a control system. The control system includes a sensing system to determine whether emitters in the array are properly positioned relative to the target surface. A controller of the control system adjusts emitter sets of the array of emitters based on an output of the sensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: NeuroEM Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Arendash, Rob Baranowski
  • Patent number: 11813452
    Abstract: A device is presented herein that is configured to be located underneath an eyelid and worn by a user for treating dry eye. The device includes a first surface configured to face a portion of a sclera of the eye, and a second surface configured to face an eyelid and to be completely covered by the eyelid. In some embodiments, the device further includes a plurality of stimulation electrodes proximal to the first surface, wherein the plurality of stimulation electrodes is configured to stimulate the sclera. The device further includes an energy storage element coupled to the plurality of stimulation electrodes. The energy storage element is configured to supply power to the plurality of stimulation electrodes. The device further includes a processor configured to control a supply of energy from the energy storage element to the plurality of stimulation electrodes to stimulate the sclera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TWENTY TWENTY THERAPEUTICS LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Azar, Fred Shungneng Lee, Timothy Stowe
  • Patent number: 11806075
    Abstract: A catheter system for treating site within or adjacent to a vessel wall or a heart valve includes a light source, a first and second light guide, and an optical alignment system. The light source generates light energy. The first and second light guides receive the light energy from the light source and have respective guide proximal ends. A multiplexer directs the light energy toward the guide proximal ends of the first and second light guides. The optical alignment system determines an alignment of the light energy relative to at least one of the guide proximal ends and adjusts the positioning of the light energy relative to the at least one of the guide proximal ends based at least partially on the alignment of the light energy relative to the at least one of the guide proximal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Bolt Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Cook
  • Patent number: 11806526
    Abstract: A device for treating sleep disordered breathing includes a stimulation element to stimulate an airway-patency-related nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: INSPIRE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Darrell Wagner, Quan Ni, John Rondoni, Dave Dieken
  • Patent number: 11806152
    Abstract: A catheter may be adapted to map a chamber of the heart. The catheter may include a magnetic and/or ultrasound sensor for navigation. The body of the catheter may be pliable and configured to form a predetermined shape upon exiting a catheter sheath. Upon exiting the catheter sheath, the catheter body may be configured to form one or more loops, and the loops may be non-overlapping loops. In some examples, the non-overlapping loops may be concentric loops. Alternatively, the catheter body may be configured to form one or more splines. The catheter body may include an embedded electrode assembly. The electrodes of the electrode assembly may be may be arranged in one or more rows and configured to detect a wave front. The electrode assembly may also be configured to generate and activation sequence and determine a direction of an activation source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL), LTD.
    Inventors: Ziyad Zeidan, Gal Hayam
  • Patent number: 11806538
    Abstract: A method programs an implantable medical device to configure the implantable medical device for stimulating neural tissue by at least one electrode. The method includes: performing, by the implantable medical device, an evoked compound action potential (eCAP) threshold search by stimulating the neural tissue with test stimulation pulses; determining, based on the eCAP threshold search, an eCAP threshold amplitude and a coupling factor that is indicative of a coupling between the at least one electrode and the neural tissue; and generating a first set of stimulation parameters containing at least a stimulation amplitude that is determined in dependence on the eCAP threshold amplitude and the coupling factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andrew B. Kibler, Lauren Kraiter, Larry Stotts
  • Patent number: 11806293
    Abstract: A bed system including an acquisition unit and a display, in which the acquisition unit acquires user interface device information from a plurality of user interface devices and the display displays a plurality of images corresponding respectively to the plurality of user interface devices on a single screen based on the user interface device information. One set of the plurality of user interface device information includes state information including at least one of bed state information relating to the state of one bed among a plurality of beds and user state information relating to the state of a user of the one bed among the plurality of beds. One image among the plurality of images includes a state display corresponding to the state information. When the state information is abnormal, the first display displays a warning display on the one image among the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Murai
  • Patent number: 11793392
    Abstract: Apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems, etc.) and methods that may provide access to one or more tools to a remote site in the body including expandable and external working channels that may be part of a tube that is coupled to an outer surface of an elongate medical device, such as an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NEPTUNE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Q. Tilson, Mark C. Scheeff, Garrett J. Gomes, Francisco G. Lopez, Justin Kirschbrown, Wei Li Fan, William Evans, Viet Anh Nguyen, Stephan T. Hoffmann, Kassidy MacPhail, Thomas Hsiu
  • Patent number: 11793429
    Abstract: A wearable blood analyte measurement device includes a casing defining an appendage—receiving bore and having an interior volume. A plurality of magnets is within interior volume. The magnets produce a magnetic field in the bore. A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) transceiver is supported by the casing and positioned to emit radiofrequency (RF) pulses to and receive NMR signals from the bore. An electronics assembly is within the interior volume and in communication with the NMR transceiver. A power source is in the interior volume and powers the NMR transceiver and the electronics assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Synex Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Nashman, Sunrose Billing