Patents Examined by Carrie R Dorna
  • Patent number: 10849514
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including: a sensor control unit configured to control a light emission intensity of a light source included in a pulse wave sensor on the basis of a state of a user who is a detection target of the pulse wave sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Yota Komoriya
  • Patent number: 10849529
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating an embedded passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag is provided. An embodiment of the locating apparatus includes a resonator capable of electromagnetically coupling to the PIT tag, and a feedback circuit connected to the resonator and configured to monitor a load conductance of the resonator. A distance between the resonator and the PIT tag is indicated by a change in the monitored load conductance when the resonator and the PIT tag are electromagnetically coupled. Another embodiment includes a resonator capable of stimulating a response signal from a PIT tag, and a processing circuit capable of calculating the distance between the resonator and the PIT tag based on the amplitude of the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HEALTH BEACONS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Brander, Robert Petcavich, Murray Reicher
  • Patent number: 10850120
    Abstract: A clinical goal for radiation treatment of a patient is set. A dose prediction model is selected from a number of dose prediction models based on the clinical goal. A radiation treatment plan is then generated for the patient using the dose prediction model that was selected based on the clinical goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems International AG
    Inventors: Hannu Laaksonen, Esa Kuusela, Janne Nord, Joakim Pyyry, Perttu Niemela
  • Patent number: 10820978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surgical implants with adjustable size features, and methods for treating pelvic conditions by use of the implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ram Kumar Balachandran, Thomas A. Albrecht, John A. Bostrom
  • Patent number: 10821260
    Abstract: A state control apparatus including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire a state index indicating a state of target feeling based on biological information corresponding to the target feeling which is feeling of a target to be guided, the biological information being detected from a guide target whose state of feeling is to be guided; and a state control unit configured to determine a feeling guiding medium to be used for guiding the state of the target feeling based on the acquired state index and pattern information which is associated with the feeling guiding medium for guiding the state of the target feeling and which indicates a pattern of temporal change of the state index so that the state of the target feeling becomes a predetermined set state, and control the state of the target feeling of the guide target by performing processing relating to the determined feeling guiding medium. The biological information includes information indicating a detection result of an enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kuboi, Takashi Kinoshita, Shinya Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10814142
    Abstract: An intracavitary applicator, such as a vaginal applicator, includes an elongate outer shell selectively housing an elongate cylinder insert, each having an open, proximal end and a closed and curved, distal end. An endcap selectively closes the proximal ends. A central through-bore extends substantially the length of the cylinder insert. Outer guide channels run along the length and around the curved distal end of the cylinder insert to terminate near an opening of the central through-bore. Guide holes and an endcap through-bore on the endcap align and communicate with the guide channels and central through-bore, respectively, when assembled to form pathways for introduction of radioactive sources and/or other instruments. The outer shell has a thinner wall at the distal end than the side to enable the insert to be closer to the target treatment area. An anchor collar can be used to fix positioning of the intracavitary applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Best Medical International, Inc.
    Inventors: Manny R. Subramanian, Lloyd Michael Cutrer, Rohit V. Mehta, A. M. Nisar Syed, Anil Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 10806656
    Abstract: A patient isolator includes a base and a cover which is arranged to seal with the base. The cover is formed from a rigid material and has two access ports on an end face. The two access ports are angled in a width direction relative to a plane which extends parallel to the width direction of the patient isolator. The two access ports are angled relative to each other. A method of isolating a patient from an environment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Oslo Universitetssykehus HF
    Inventors: Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Knut Erik Hovda, Espen Rostrup Nakstad, Arne Broch Brantsaeter, Ronald Rolfsen
  • Patent number: 10792462
    Abstract: A context-sensitive soundscape is generated by receiving a first identifier for identifying a target cognitive state for a user, and a second identifier for identifying a user cohort for the user. A present context is determined for the user. A machine-learning procedure is performed to map the target cognitive state to a set of audio output characteristics based upon the identified user cohort and the determined present context. An audio output is generated to create the context-sensitive soundscape that includes the set of audio output characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10792125
    Abstract: A surgical device for stabilizing tissue or positioning organs, or for positioning and holding surgical instruments and devices during a surgical intervention, includes a main body and a flexible arm. The flexible arm can be fastened to the main body, which can be brought into different positions and/or locations and which can be locked in a desired positioning by a tightening mechanism. The tightening mechanism can be tightened and/or released self-actingly and/or by an energy source. In a locked state of the flexible arm, the tightening mechanism has a retightening reserve, and the flexible arm can be automatically retightened in order to maintain its locked state, in particular by an introduction of energy from the energy source or self-actingly, by utilization of the retightening reserve. A retightening mechanism for use in the surgical device automatically retightens a flexible arm when in a locked state to maintain its locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Dominik Seyfried, Robert Vogtherr
  • Patent number: 10798502
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to implantable transducer systems for implantable hearing prostheses. The implantable transducer systems in accordance with embodiments presented herein include a transducer and an expandable fixation arrangement, such as a radially expandable fixation arrangement, that is configured to anchor/secure the implantable transducer system directly within an elongate cannular cavity extending through a portion of a recipient's skull bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Jan Vermeiren
  • Patent number: 10780164
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are multifunctional nanoparticle compositions. The compositions can be useful for the treatment of cancer by enhancing the anti-tumor effectiveness of radiation directed to a tissue, cell or a tumor and the methods of use thereof. The multifunctional nanoparticle composition comprises a metal oxide nanoparticle core; a functional coating on the surface of the metal oxide nanoparticle core; and a matrix carrier in which the coated nanoparticle is embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Wu, Claudia Regina Gordijo, Azhar Z. Abbasi, Preethy Prasad, Ralph Dacosta, Azusa Maeda, Mohammad Ali Amini
  • Patent number: 10780242
    Abstract: An enclosure including one or more panels that together define a header and two generally opposing sides. The header and two generally opposing sides define a reclining pocket for receiving a body part of an individual. Each of the one or more panels includes a cushion layer and a sound absorbing layer having an interior side. The cushion layer is disposed along and at least partly overlaps the interior side of the sound absorbing layer. The sound absorbing layer exhibits a greater sound absorption coefficient than the cushion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Julia Helena Luetje, Susan Allison Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10777323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for assessing the ability of a person to carry out one or more activities, comprising an input unit for receiving physiological and/or behavioural data of the person, the physiological and/or behavioural data being related to one or more first level activities, a determination unit for determining a performance grade of the person regarding each first level activity based on the received physiological and/or behavioural data, and an assessment unit configured to assess an ability grade of the person to carry out one or more second level activities based on the determined performance grade, wherein each second level activity relates to one or more associated first level activities, wherein the assessment unit is further configured to output information indicative of the assessed ability grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu, Lukas Stefan Gorzelniak
  • Patent number: 10744338
    Abstract: A brassiere is configured to administer electromagnetic therapy to treat a cancerous tumor within a breast. The brassiere includes at least one cup, the cup within its walls at least two magnetic coils (also referred to herein as solenoid coils). Each solenoid coil is energized, when in therapeutic operation, with a distinct time-domain signal. The time domain signal consists of a series of summed sinusoidal waves from a power supply. The coils are oriented within the wall of the cup such that for any two coils a first magnetic coil and a second magnetic coil are oriented relative to each other so as to be nonparallel. The purpose of having two distinct coils is to focus resultant magnetic fields such that at a tumor site within a volume of breast tissue the cup encloses to form a local maximum formed by superposition within the cancerous tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Darin Cook
  • Patent number: 10736563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detection system of an endo-urethral device for an artificial urinary sphincter implantable in the body of a patient, said sphincter comprising an occlusive cuff (2) adapted to compress the urethra, the bladder neck or the prostate of said patient, an activation device (5) of said cuff (2) and a control unit (6) adapted to control the activation device. Said system comprises at least one compression sensor (13) of the urethra and a posture sensor (9), and a processing unit (30) configured to determine: (i) if the compression parameter of the urethra exceeds a predetermined threshold during a predetermined period, (ii) if the patient is in a recumbent position. If the conditions (i) and (ii) are fulfilled, the processing unit sends to the activation device (5) an immediate reduction order of the compression exerted by the cuff (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Hamid Lamraoui, Pierre Mozer
  • Patent number: 10729914
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation treatment regime includes identifying a target area of a patient. In one embodiment, the target area is the vagus nerve. An electromagnetic radiation source, for example, a low frequency and/or radio frequency electromagnetic radiation source, is selected, along with treatment session parameters, such as, pulse frequency, pulse duration, electrical current, magnetic flux density, and/or treatment session exposure time. An amount of electromagnetic radiation is applied to the target area, and a response to the electromagnetic radiation in the target area is measured. Based on an evaluation of the measured response, the treatment parameters may be modified for one or more subsequent electromagnetic radiation treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jacob Zabara
  • Patent number: 10722411
    Abstract: An incubator comprises an incubator chamber defined by a bottom part and a top casing covering a bed area of the bottom part. The incubator comprises an air treatment and circulation device for treating air and circulating it through the chamber, said air treatment and circulation device including a ventilator. The air treatment and circulation device is connected to chamber inlet openings which are arranged along one or more sides of said bed area, allowing treated air to flow from the treatment and circulation device into the chamber. The air treatment and circulation device furthermore is connected to at least one chamber outlet opening allowing air to flow out from the chamber to the treatment and circulation device. The air flows in the incubator are routed such that noise is reduced and no high air flow speeds occur near the infant in the incubator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo David Medical Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeroen Bink, Oskar Van Dijk, Heleen Willemsen, Jeroen Van Den Hout
  • Patent number: 10716950
    Abstract: A method for treating conditions associated with thalamocortical dysrhythmia. The method includes applying transcranial low voltage electrical stimulation (TLVES) therapy or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy to a patient in need thereof, and administering to the patient a dissociative anesthetic during the TLVES therapy or the TMS therapy. A number of conditions including tinnitus, depression and pain can be treated with TLVES or TMS in combination with the dissociative anesthetic, such as an NMADR inhibitor, including ketamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Richard Devore Best
  • Patent number: 10709629
    Abstract: An electrical connection system that can feed power, signal, data, and communication lines into a rotating patient support system in a infant warming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Peter D. Sabota
  • Patent number: 10695041
    Abstract: A positioning device is configured to selectively position or otherwise manipulate one or more organs within the body of a subject. The positioning device includes a shaped expandable element that is configured to be selectively transitioned between an unexpanded, or collapsed, state and an expanded state. While in the expanded state, the expandable element repositions or otherwise manipulates an organ. Systems that include positioning devices are also disclosed, as are methods for positioning or otherwise manipulating organs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Manual Surgical Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Shawn P. Fojtik