Patents Examined by Christine H Matthews
  • Patent number: 11944836
    Abstract: This present invention is a novel method and wearable device for stimulating positive DNA gene expression and mitigating negative DNA gene expression in order to improve health and wellness. The invention's unique characteristics include the application of multiple modalities, their unique configuration for safe, low-power application, the wearable device's unique arrangement in a flat, flexible configuration for elastic contouring with comfort required for an extended period of wearing, and the ability to optimize and personalize the parameters and mixing among such modalities. The invention further combines biometric feedback data with Artificial Intelligence analytic capabilities, to facilitate the identification and characterization of DNA resonant frequencies, and associated “stimulus-response” modeling associated with such biological interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: DNA VIBE, LLC
    Inventors: Max Myakishev-Rempel, Alexandre Perry Kamel
  • Patent number: 11938078
    Abstract: An interactive sex toy with sensory feedback is described herein. The sex toy may include a main body upper shell, a main body lower shell, and several trigger buttons, wherein the four trigger buttons are encased in the main body shell. Each of the four trigger buttons may include a mechanical spring and a conductive foam plastic. A motor maybe activated on a condition that at least one of the four trigger buttons is depressed. A pressure level may increase when an additional trigger button is depressed. A method for using an interactive sex toy with sensory feedback may include receiving physical pressure readings from an interactive sex toy with sensory feedback at a first device, converting the physical pressure readings to pressure parameter instructions, transmitting the pressure parameter instructions to a second device, and actuating a sex toy with the pressure parameter instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HYTTO PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Dan Liu
  • Patent number: 11931569
    Abstract: A system and a method for increasing permeability of a brain barrier selected from a blood-brain barrier or a blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier by controlled application of pulsed electric fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESEARCH, INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Yael Mardor, Shirley Sharabi, Itzik Cooper, David Last, David Guez, Dianne Daniels Elmakias, Yael Bresler
  • Patent number: 11937048
    Abstract: An implantable hearing unit is provided that includes an implantable microphone, a rechargeable power storage device and a speech signal processor. The hearing unit further includes a signal coupling device that is adapted for electrical interconnection to an implantable auditory stimulation device, which is operative to stimulate an auditory component of a patient. Such a stimulation device may include cochlear implants, brain stem stimulation systems, auditory nerve stimulation systems, and middle or inner ear transducer systems. The signal coupling device is operative to provide processed drive signals from the signal processor to the stimulation device as well provide power from the power storage device to operate the stimulation device. In one arrangement, the signal coupling device is a wireless coupling between first and second coils. In such an arrangement, the hearing unit may be utilized with an existing implanted stimulation device to make that device a fully implanted hearing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: James Frank Kasic, James R. Easter
  • Patent number: 11925388
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for systems, methods, and devices for facilitating conception. According to the present disclosure, a conception facilitating device may comprise at least one frame and at least one base. In some embodiments, the at least one frame may be configured to at least partially surround the at least one base. In some aspects, the conception facilitating device may be configured to be insertable into a vaginal canal. The conception facilitating device may be comfortably inserted into a vaginal canal for a period of time, which may increase the possibility of conception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Camille Karalekas
  • Patent number: 11918808
    Abstract: An implantable medical device, including a magnet and a body encompassing the magnet, wherein the implantable medical device includes structural components in the body configured to move away from one another upon initial rotation of the magnet relative to the body when the magnet is subjected to an externally generated magnetic field, thereby limiting rotation of the magnet beyond the initial rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Charles Roger Aaron Leigh, Grahame Michael David Walling, Mark Alan Von Huben, James Vandyke, Nam Long Tuong
  • Patent number: 11911254
    Abstract: A surgically implanted occluding assembly comprises an implant body having a longitudinally split generally “C”-shaped cross-section tube circumscribing an anatomical lumen. In one embodiment, the surgically implanted occluding assembly is a male continence device selectively occluding a urethra. In some embodiments an occluding magnet is rigidly affixed with the implant body, and an external selective occlusion control assembly is used to selectively activate the surgically implanted occluding assembly. The external assembly has a magnet, and body supporting the magnet. The external selective occlusion control assembly is configured to be selectively placed and retained adjacent to the surgically implanted occluding assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Richard A. Helms, Ken L. Adam, Lewis A. Ratajczak, Joseph T. Mahon, Scott A. Olson
  • Patent number: 11904166
    Abstract: Examples relate to systems and methods for providing settings adjustments to auditory prostheses. One or more settings adjustments can be provided to an auditory device in response to a request for the adjustments or a notification that the recipient is experiencing poor quality. The technologies disclosed herein can dynamically adapt based upon information received from a set of auditory prostheses. The information received from the set of auditory prostheses can be used to update the settings adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Marcus Andersson
  • Patent number: 11903690
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices, systems, and methods for monitoring lesion or treated area in a tissue during focal ablation or cell membrane disruption therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Davalos, Mohammad Bonakdar, Eduardo L. Latouche, Roop L. Mahajan, John L. Robertson, Christopher B. Arena, Michael B. Sano
  • Patent number: 11903722
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for evaluating the integrity of a uterine cavity. A method comprises introducing transcervically a probe into a patient's uterine cavity, providing a flow of a fluid (e.g., CO2) through the probe into the uterine cavity and monitoring the rate of the flow to characterize the uterine cavity as perforated or non-perforated based on a change in the flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: MINERVA SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Akos Toth, Robin Bek, Dominique Filloux
  • Patent number: 11896532
    Abstract: An isolation apparatus for the transport of a patient who is potentially infectious, who has been subjected to chemical or biological agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, or who is threatened by chemical/biological attack. The invention comprises a transparent or semi-transparent, generally tubular enclosure, having two opposite ends. Secured to each of the two opposite ends of this transparent or semi-transparent, tubular enclosure are a pair of end walls. Pass-through ports are provided to allow for introducing items, such as medicine, water, or medical tools, into the patient chamber without opening the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ISOVAC PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. Jenkner, Christopher R. Schultz
  • Patent number: 11896444
    Abstract: A tissue marking device enables the deployment of a hook to mark a location within a breast. The deployment is performed by inserting a needle in tissue until it arrives at a target location and pressing on the end of a rod that embeds the hook in the tissue. A thread is attached to the hook and is left exposed to facilitate locating the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DFC Medical LLC
    Inventors: Linda Henderson, James Robert Henderson
  • Patent number: 11894161
    Abstract: A method performed by a medical device, includes: providing a permanent magnetic field by a permanent magnet; operating an electromagnet to provide a first electromagnetic field with a first electromagnetic field value; and operating the electromagnet to provide a second electromagnetic field with a second electromagnetic field value; wherein the first electromagnetic field and the permanent magnetic field forms a first total magnetic field with a first total magnetic field value, and wherein the second electromagnetic field and the permanent magnetic field forms a second total magnetic field with a second total magnetic field value; wherein the first total magnetic is formed when an electric field in an accelerator or an energy level of a particle beam has a first value, and wherein the second total magnetic field is formed when the electric field in the accelerator or the energy level of the particle beam has a second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anuj K. Purwar, James E. Clayton, Dragos E. Constantin, Gard E. Meddaugh, Matthew C. Schmidt, Mark E. Trail, Flavio Poehlmann
  • Patent number: 11890194
    Abstract: A catheter system including a wire, a translatable catheter, and first and second tethers is introduced into a body of a subject. The translatable catheter has a curved portion proximate a distal end of the translatable catheter. The first tether is coupled to the wire, and passes proximally through the translatable catheter. The second tether is attached to the curved portion. The catheter system is positioned such that the wire is disposed at a first location in the body. While the wire remains at the first location, the translatable catheter is translated away from the wire by manipulating the first tether and the second tether. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Goodwin, Michael W. Sutherland, Morgan House, Richard J. Morrill, Matt Guimond, Christopher C. Lee, Kate E. Cutuli, Nareak Douk
  • Patent number: 11890486
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing skin rejuvenation of a region of a patient's skin. The system includes: a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) frequency generator that emits electromagnetic pulses to the region of the patient's skin; and a deep tissue diathermy device that applies heat to the region of the patient's skin up to temperature T. The system simultaneously applies the heat and the PEMF to the region of a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Venus Concept Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Ron Edoute, Orit Ron Edoute, Itzhak Kremin, Vadim Polyakov
  • Patent number: 11890249
    Abstract: An apparatus for constricting blood flow and for providing vibratory stimulus to address erectile dysfunction includes a single vibration unit or multiple vibration units. One embodiment includes proximal and distal rings or bands configured to annularly surround a penis close to the base of the penis and proximal to the glans. In another embodiment, the annular rings or bands are connected by at least one intermediate bar, which houses vibratory units, and/or at least one splint which may be an inflatable splint. The intermediate bar is configured to partially cover a penis between the bands. The device is made of an elastic, skin-compatible, slippery/smooth material. The apparatus may include use of a vacuum tube, to induce an erection, and an inflatable constriction ring to maintain the erection induced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Maqsood Jafri
  • Patent number: 11890487
    Abstract: An apparatus for a multi-channel high power magnetic coil driver, comprising: a plurality of magnetic coil drive modules, each of which is connected to a magnetic coil that is adapted to produce a magnetic field in a controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Yona Peled
  • Patent number: 11890424
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for reducing a motion sickness episode experienced by a user. The present invention may include detecting a triggering environment associated with the user, wherein detection of such environment utilizes a plurality of analyzed data associated with a plurality of sensors. The present invention may then include extracting a piece of data associated with the environment in further association with the motion sickness episode experienced by the user. The present invention may also generate one or more responses based on the extracted piece of data associated with the motion sickness episode. The present invention may then implement the generated one or more responses associated with the motion sickness episode by utilizing an augmented reality (AR) device. The present invention may further include providing a piece of feedback associated with the generated one or more responses associated with the motion sickness episode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Delaney, Robert Huntington Grant, Zachary A. Silverstein, Paul Bergen
  • Patent number: 11883272
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a sling assembly including two separate slings or sling sections connected via a removable or biodegradable connection mechanism such that the tension in the sling assembly can be readily adjusted after the sling assembly is surgically implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Li
  • Patent number: 11878185
    Abstract: Described herein are multi-leaf collimators that comprise leaf drive mechanisms. The leaf drive mechanisms can be used in binary multi-leaf collimators used in emission-guided radiation therapy. One variation of a multi-leaf collimator comprises a pneumatics-based leaf drive mechanism. Another variation of a multi-leaf collimator comprises a spring-based leaf drive mechanism having a spring resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: RefleXion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Duval, David Meer, Layton Hale, David Larkin