Patents Examined by Christine H Matthews
  • Patent number: 11511134
    Abstract: A particle therapy system includes a building having a first floor and second floors and, a particle beam generator installed on the first floor and configured to generate a particle beam, a first transport system configured to transport a particle beam from the particle beam generator to a first irradiation system in a first treatment room, and a second transport system configured to transport a particle beam to a second irradiation system in a second treatment room, branched from the first transport system, via a second floor. The second transport system has a first bending magnet that bends a particle beam to the direction of the second floor different from the installation surface of the particle beam generator. The building has a shielding wall configured to shield the first floor and the second floor and the second transport system is provided penetrating the shielding wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Nishiuchi, Hiroyuki Satake, Yui Shinozawa, Yujiro Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 11511131
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method which encompasses comparing the requirements for radiation therapy imposed by a patient's individual condition to the capabilities and requirements of different types of treatment machines to determine a suitable radiation treatment strategy including an identification of the treatment machine which shall be used and a treatment plan. Furthermore, a treatment plan is generated by simulating the envisaged radiation treatment. The type of treatment machine associated with a predetermined value for the sum of weights for all fields assigned to that treatment machine is determined as the treatment machine for treating the patient, and corresponding information is output detailing the treatment specifics such as radiation treatment parameters specifically suited for the patient target region tumor thereby reducing radiation exposure, efficient use of the machine and appropriate gating and tracking modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Kajetan Berlinger, Michael Stead
  • Patent number: 11504543
    Abstract: Neural stimulator systems with an external magnetic coil to produce changing magnetic fields is applied outside the body, in conjunction with one or more tiny injectable objects that concentrates the induced electric or magnetic field to a highly-targeted location. These systems include a driver circuit for the magnetic coil that allows for high voltage and fast pulses in the coil, while requiring low-voltage power supply that may be powered by a wearable or portable external device, along with the coil and driver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: STIMAIRE, INC.
    Inventor: Tarek Makansi
  • Patent number: 11504296
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an improved personal massager device. The massager device includes a stimulator, which is G-spot stimulator or a prostate stimulator. The stimulator includes an enclosure having an opening. A threaded post is disposed within the enclosure. The threaded post has a plurality of pitched threads. A roller is disposed within the plurality of pitched threads. The roller protrudes outside the opening of the enclosure. The threaded post is rotated back and forth by a motor, and as it does so, the roller traverses a path. A sheath is disposed tightly over the enclosure. The roller presses the sheath against the G-spot or prostate of the user, providing stimulation. In some embodiments, one or more of a start position of the roller and an end position of the roller are defined by user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uccellini, Inc.
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock DiCarlo, Ada-Rhodes Short, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Brian Scott Gaza, Mark Hazelton, Kim Porter Henneman
  • Patent number: 11497884
    Abstract: A smart power hub for a sleep aid device includes a data communication system for transmitting and receiving data between the sleep aid device and a user communication device and/or network. The data communication system may include a network module for providing wireless data communication access to the user communication device and/or network with respect to the sleep aid device. The smart power hub may be in data communication with the sleep aid device via a wired connection. The wired connection may include a cable having length greater than two meters. The smart power hub may also include a power system for transmitting power to the sleep aid device. The cable may also couple the power system to the sleep aid device for delivering a supply of power to the sleep aid device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Fornell
  • Patent number: 11497934
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of determining a treatment plan, encompassing acquiring patient image data, acquiring target data describing targets, acquiring position data describing control points which define one or more arcs, and determining target projection data which describes outlines of the target in a beam's-eye view. Margin data is acquired. For the outlines, margins are applied to determine auxiliary outlines. Beam shaping device data is determined describing configurations of the collimator leaves so that irradiation of the auxiliary outlines is enabled. Based on these configurations, the irradiation amount is simulated for voxels of the patient image data. Constraints to be fulfilled by the treatment plan may be set. Configurations of blockings, arc-weights and margins are proposed. Only different combinations of these parameters are proposed while additional possible parameters are neglected. An optimization algorithm is used to minimize an objective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Cornelis Kamerling, Stefan Schell, Andreas Schatti
  • Patent number: 11484725
    Abstract: A treatment device for providing a magnetic treatment and a radiofrequency treatment to a body area of a patient. The device includes an energy storage device for storing electric energy, a magnetic field generating device, and a switching device to discharge the electrical energy from the energy storage device to the magnetic field generating device, such that a time-varying magnetic field is generated and provides muscle contraction to a muscle in the body area of the patient. The time-varying magnetic field may have a magnetic field density in a range of 0.1 Tesla to 7 Tesla and a repetition rate in a range of 0.1 Hz to 700 Hz. The device may also include a radiofrequency electrode to generate radiofrequency waves to heat a tissue in the body of the patient. A body of the radiofrequency electrode may include a plurality of openings in a range of 5 to 1000 openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Medical Solutions A.S.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Frantisek Lang
  • Patent number: 11478665
    Abstract: Techniques for particle beam therapy include receiving a target region inside a subject for particle therapy, a minimum dose inside the target region, and a maximum dose inside the subject but outside target region. Multiple beam axis angles are determined, each involving a gantry angle and a couch position. Multiple spots within the target region are determined. For each beam axis angle a pristine particle scan beam (not coaxial with any other particle scan beam) is determined such that a Bragg Peak is directed to a spot, and repeated until every spot is subjected to a Bragg Peak or an intersection of two or more such pristine scan beams. Output data indicating the pristine beamlets is stored for operation of a particle beam therapy apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
    Inventors: James William Snider, III, William F. Regine, Mingyao Zhu, Katja Langen
  • Patent number: 11478656
    Abstract: A systemic human repair and enhancement system that provides stem cell therapy utilizing an apparatus and methods for administering a treatment schedule of non-invasive and drug-free narrow and specific 0.6180 Hz frequency continuous sine wave therapy to the patient's cells. The frequency therapy may be in-vivo and in-vitro applications. The frequency therapy stimulates systemic stem cell production, particularly at a tissue sites having loss of function due to a condition, aging, damage, and or disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Blair A. Souter
  • Patent number: 11471351
    Abstract: A system configured to enclose a premature fetus within an extracorporeal environment to promote growth of the fetus and increase viability of the fetus. The system includes a chamber having an interior space configured to enclose the fetus, a first fluid circuit that delivers sterile fluid to the chamber, and a second fluid system that transfers oxygen to the fetus. The system chamber includes a stop mechanism including a clamp and an actuator, the clamp positioned in the interior space, the actuator coupled to the clamp such that movement of the actuator moves the clamp, and the actuator positioned at least partially outside the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Alan Flake, Marcus Davey
  • Patent number: 11471666
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a device, wherein the device comprises a skin patch, configured to attach to the skin surface of the perineum of a subject suffering from premature ejaculation, wherein the skin patch contains electrodes configured to deliver electrical impulses transcutaneously to the bulbcavernosus muscle of the subject, wherein the transcutaneously delivered electrical impulses are configured to treat premature ejaculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Virility Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Tal Gollan
  • Patent number: 11464939
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus capable of altering a physiological parameter such as the heart rate of a user to provide a relaxing or stimulating effect on the user is provided. The apparatus comprises a device capable of engaging the patient's skin to provide a rhythmic tactile stimulus to the user that can alter the user's heart rate and an arrangement for securing the device to the user such that the device can apply the stimulus to the user. The apparatus may be part of a system enabling the device to be controlled remotely. The apparatus may also be configured to provide additional tactile stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Empathic Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Jack Christopher Hooper, Fotini Georgia Markopoulou Kalamara, Nell Bennett, Andreas Timothy Bilicki
  • Patent number: 11464995
    Abstract: An apparatus for muscle stimulation comprising a platform with an upper surface and a lower surface, a pair of cross rails mounted under the lower surface of the platform, a sled slidably mounted to the cross rails, a pair of sled rails mounted to the sled, a bracket slidably mounted to the sled rails, a handle secured to the bracket, wherein the handle allows an operator to adjust the location of the bracket to any location desired under the platform, a magnetic nerve/muscle stimulator mounted to the bracket which includes one or more magnets and one or more electrical coils and a control panel operationally associated with the magnetic nerve/muscle stimulator, the control panel controlling the power supplied to the magnetic nerve/muscle stimulator, wherein the magnetic never/muscle stimulator generates and directs a magnetic field into the anatomy of a patient positioned on the upper surface of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Kenneth Paulus
  • Patent number: 11458279
    Abstract: A system in which a wearable device detects an electroencephalographic (EEG) response from a user during sleep-related activity, e.g. trying to fall asleep, being asleep or waking up, and outputs an audio signal that is tailored, based on the EEG response, to enhance the user's sleep experience. In particular, an audio, thermal and/or olfactory signal may be used to facilitate any one or more of (i) a smooth path into REM sleep, (ii) a reduced potential for sleep being disturbed, and (iii) exit from sleep at an optimum time. In one example, the system synchronizes properties of an audio signal comprising a dominant white and/or pink noise component with the identified sleep-related parameters. The synchronized properties can include any of intensity, frequency, tone, volume and rhythm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Thought Beanie Limited
    Inventors: Simon Harrison, Alyn Morgan
  • Patent number: 11458330
    Abstract: The invention describes method for delivering and positioning radio-isotopes. The method uses encapsulating free flowing medicament into a leak proof vehicle and positioning the vehicle into the body. Also provided is a system for delivering and positioning radio-isotopes into the body, the system comprising fluid radio-isotope encapsulated in a leak proof material and/or absorbable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Arnold Herskovic
  • Patent number: 11458326
    Abstract: Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be delivered to a subject based on a treatment plan. This treatment plan is generated using connectivity-image guidance to identify one or more optimal locations to stimulate based on network properties. In turn, a cortical column cosine principle may be applied to identify one or more particular subject locations at which to deliver TMS to the subject to the optimal locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Peter T. Fox, Jack L. Lancaster, Felipe Santiago Salinas
  • Patent number: 11462333
    Abstract: A telemedical apparatus, system, and method for providing medical services to a patient remotely using electronic communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Bruce A. Lev, Brandon E. Lev, Amaya S. Lev, Arianna B. Lev
  • Patent number: 11452882
    Abstract: A magnetic field generating-apparatus for biostimulation including: a core formed by magnetic material; and coils wound around portions of the cores, wherein the core includes at least two pairs of leg portions which are juxtaposed each other, in which for the respective two pairs of leg portions, there are provided gap-portions which mutually cross each other, the coils include first coil portions and second coil portions forming a first magnetic-path and a second magnetic-path between the two pairs of leg portions and the gap-portions respectively; and wherein there is generated a magnetic field of first direction which lies on the first magnetic-path, there is generated a magnetic field of second direction which lies on the second magnetic-path, and depending on a magnetic field formed by synthesizing the magnetic field of first direction and the magnetic field of second direction, a living body is stimulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SUMIDA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsugu Kawarai
  • Patent number: 11457322
    Abstract: An implantable unit of a transcutaneous hearing device and a transcutaneous hearing device comprising the same are disclosed. The implantable unit comprises a receiver element configured to wirelessly receive an electromagnetic wave, a rectifier element configured to generate upper and lower half waveforms of the electromagnetic wave, and a vibrator element configured to electromechanically produce vibration using the half waveforms of the electromagnetic wave. The vibrator element comprises a first vibrator and a second vibrator. The first vibrator is configured to be driven by the upper half waveform of the electromagnetic wave, and the second vibrator is configured to be driven by the lower half waveform of the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: OTICON MEDICAL A/S
    Inventor: Bengt Bern
  • Patent number: 11452839
    Abstract: A method of transplanting a sleep state of a first subject (donor) to a second subject (recipient) comprising: capturing a sleep state of the first subject represented by brain activity patterns; and transplanting the sleep state of the first subject in the second subject by inducing the brain activity patterns in the second subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Neuroenhancement Lab, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Poltorak