Patents Examined by Christine H Matthews
  • Patent number: 10492981
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system/method for entertainment system by a first camera to capture an image of a sex prospect and a second camera to capture eye gazing; a processor coupled to the second camera to determine interest in the sex prospect, the processor coupled to the first camera to analyze prospect information including appearance and body shape therefrom, the processor comparing the interest and prospect information with prior likings; and a projector aimed at a retina, the projector displaying a virtuality reality or augmented view of the sex prospect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Naveen Kumar
  • Patent number: 10485987
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing data representing radiotherapy treatment constraints associated with a patient to be treated. The method includes: a phase of mapping at least one current atlas of a set of atlases according to at least one datum representing a patient to be treated, providing a map of probability regions at risk; and a phase of generating at least one datum representing a constraint to be applied to a treatment for the patient according to the probability of regions at risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Oscar Acosta, Gael Drean, Renaud De Crevoisier, Pascal Haigron
  • Patent number: 10485584
    Abstract: Media, kits, and methods for cultivation of mammalian embryos from fertilized oocyte stage to blastocyst stage in the presence of N-benzyl-3,5-dicarbethoxy-4-phenyl-1,4-dihydropyridine. The use of this supplement improves the early embryonic development, in particular the quality of zygotes and the blastocyst formation. The supplemented media can be used with pigs, humans, or other mammals N-benzyl-3,5-dicarbethoxy-4-phenyl-1,4-dihydropyridine may be added to known media, and used for with vitro fertilization methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Lekarska fakulta v Plzni, Univerzita Karlova (Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University), The Curators of the University of Missouri, Chonbuk National University, Division of Biotechnology, College of Environmental and Bioresources, Ceska zemedelska univerzita v Praze, Institute of Animal Science
    Inventors: Jan Nevoral, Young-Joo Yi, Katerina Zamostna-Adamkova, Jaroslav Petr, Peter Sutovsky, Milena Kralickova
  • Patent number: 10478150
    Abstract: An embryo replacement catheter has a flexible extruded shaft of a transparent polyurethane with a bore extending along its length. Gas bubbles of a diameter in the range 5? to 10? are incorporated into the thickness of the wall of the shaft by adding gas during extrusion. The bubbles are selected to increase the visibility of the catheter under ultrasound imaging whilst still enabling material flowing along the catheter to be seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Cooper Companies Global Holdings LP
    Inventor: Stephen James Field
  • Patent number: 10478641
    Abstract: A radiotherapy device control apparatus instructs a radiotherapy device to execute instruction information based on a treatment regimen determined in advance, controls the operations of an irradiation-related instrument provided in the radiotherapy device on the basis of irradiation conditions included in the instruction information, determines whether irradiation is permitted on the basis of results detected by an irradiation target detection unit that detects movement of a target to be irradiated, controls execution and interruption of therapeutic irradiation on the basis of the determined result, stores the history of interruption of irradiation according to the determination by the irradiation permission determination unit, and causes the instrument to run the operations based on the instruction information to completion, regardless of whether irradiation has been interrupted during execution of the instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Kaneko, Kunio Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10477325
    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: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Marcus Andersson
  • Patent number: 10471272
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for the stimulation of neurons and muscle cells according to the principle of magnetic stimulation, wherein the invention generates substantially less acoustic sound emission for the same activation strength compared to the state of the art. This invention reduces the acoustic sound emission, usually a clicking sound, which is a safety risk in magnetic stimulation and causes undesired uncontrollable sensory-auditory brain stimulation, by increasing the frequency of a substantial portion of the spectrum of the pulse, preferably to or above the human hearing range. Furthermore, the invention relates to a quiet coil technology that reduces the conversion of electrical energy into mechanic-acoustic oscillations, whereby the transmission of the mechanic-acoustic oscillations to the surface is suppressed by elastic decoupling and the mechanic-acoustic energy is converted into heat by viscoelastic material deformation instead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Stefan M. Goetz
  • Patent number: 10475537
    Abstract: Methods and systems for evaluating a proposed treatment plan for radiation therapy, for evaluating one or more delineated regions of interest for radiation therapy, and/or for generating a proposed treatment plan for radiation therapy. Machine learning based on historical data may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: University Health Network
    Inventors: Thomas G. Purdie, Christopher James McIntosh, Igor Svistoun
  • Patent number: 10470798
    Abstract: The disclosure provides, inter alia, methods of improving sperm function and related methods of fertilization, together with preparations of activated or potentiated sperm. The disclosure additionally provides articles of manufacture suitable for performing the methods provided by the invention. The methods provided by the disclosure, in some embodiments entail energy depletion with subsequent staged reintroduction of different energy sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Felipe A. Navarrete Solano, Eric Steven Furfine, Kathleen Inez Seyb
  • Patent number: 10470669
    Abstract: A system permits non-invasive measurement and wireless reporting of bodily functions of a subject wearing a diaper and an outer layer of clothing outside the diaper. The system comprises a butterfly housing which houses a plurality of sensors, a processor, a memory, and wireless circuitry. The butterfly housing has two double-arc shaped projections. Each double-arc shaped projection extends from an opposing side of the housing at a perimeter of the butterfly housing and has associated therewith a coupling clip. Each double-arc shaped projection and the associated coupling clip is configured to sandwich the outer layer of clothing to removably couple the butterfly housing to the outer layer of clothing without necessitating any modification to the outer layer of clothing. Every measurement of the bodily functions occurs without any direct contact between a skin of the subject and the butterflying housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xtrava Inc
    Inventor: Sameh Sarhan
  • Patent number: 10470861
    Abstract: Implant systems can include one or more needles, such as those used in pelvic floor repair procedures, and one or more elongate implants. A syringe or similar style hollow needle can be used to deliver the elongate mesh or other implant devices through one or more small stab incisions into the target tissue location inside the pelvis, proximate the vagina. The implant devices can be placed upon insertion through the incisions to engage and pull or tighten support tissue, such as the endopelvic fascia, pubocervical fascia, rectovaginal fascia, levator muscles, or other supportive muscles or tissue within the pelvis of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Chaouki A. Khamis, James A. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10470683
    Abstract: The present application is a neurological feedback system and method. The neurological feedback provides a trigger event to evoke a first neurological response from the brain of a user and a feedback event to evoke a second neurological response from the brain of a user to counter the first neurological response. As such, when the trigger event evokes a positive first neurological response, such that, for example, dopamine is released by the brain, the feedback event evokes a negative second neurological response, such that, for example, less or no dopamine is released by the brain in response the trigger event (and the converse). The neurological feedback may be useful to break additions or train a brain not to crave certain things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jeff Thramann
  • Patent number: 10471270
    Abstract: A magnetic stimulation device includes an excitation coil, a coil driving power supply configured to supply a current having a specific current waveform pattern to the excitation coil, and a coil type detection device configured to distinguish a type of the excitation coil connected to the coil driving power supply, among a plurality of excitations coils. The coil driving power supply includes a control unit configured to control the coil driving power supply to select the specific current waveform pattern among a plurality of current waveform patterns predetermined for each of the plurality of excitation coils, based on the type of the excitation coil distinguished by the coil type detection device and supply the current with the specific current waveform pattern to the excitation coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventor: Yurika Hotani
  • Patent number: 10463870
    Abstract: A system and methods for controlling pulse parameters during transcranial magnetic stimulation are provided. Multiple coils are placed on external body parts, and are controlled using an external control unit coupled to a stimulator having fast switches. The timing of the switches, as well as other parameters within the stimulator, determine the pulse parameters, such as pulse shape. The variety of pulse shapes obtainable using such a system and methods provides controlled physiologic effects within an internal body organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd. at the Weizmann Institute of Science
    Inventors: Yiftach Roth, Vadim Chudnovsky, Noach Safra, David Hazani, Abraham Zangen
  • Patent number: 10463869
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for rejuvenating a region of skin or mucosal tissue, comprising: a pulsed electromagnetic frequency generator; a plurality of electrodes in communication with the pulsed electromagnetic frequency generator and an RF tissue diathermy device. The electrodes apply the pulsed electromagnetic power and the RF tissue diathermy to the tissue, heating it such that one portion of the region of mucosal tissue is maintained at a predetermined temperature range T1 while another portion of the region of mucosal tissue is at least temporarily maintained at predetermined temperature range T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: VENUS CONCEPT LTD.
    Inventors: Oded Ron Edoute, Orit Ron Edoute, Itzhak Kremin, Vadim Polyakov, Boris Vaynberg
  • Patent number: 10456050
    Abstract: An artificial electronic skin according to the present disclosure comprises: a lower electrode; a first layer laminated on the lower electrode; a first micro dome formed on the first layer in a semispherical shape so as to stand upright upwards; a second layer laminated on the first layer; a second micro dome formed on the lower portion of the second layer, which lies opposite the first layer, in a semispherical shape to be able to engage with the first micro dome; an upper electrode laminated on the upper end surface of the second layer; and a pattern layer laminated on the upper end surface of the upper electrode so as to receive an external pressure applied thereto. The artificial electronic skin according to the present disclosure is advantageous in that a dynamic pressure, a static pressure, and a temperature can be sensed and distinguished by a single element, using different signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Hyunhyub Ko, Jonghwa Park, Heon Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 10456324
    Abstract: A sex toy includes a handle member forming a handle portion which can be manually grasped and held and/or can be strapped in place with an elongate connector portion at one end or both ends of the body together with a set of separate penetrative head portions each having an outer surface which is flexible and each having a receptacle therein for engaging onto the connector portion and a generally cylindrical penetrative portion arranged to extend forwardly from the handle member. The set of the head portions have different outside shapes and/or dimensions arranged such that each can be engaged separately onto the handle member when selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Benjamin Delmage, Jefferson Greaves
  • Patent number: 10456170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for insertion into a vaginal passage or for accommodation of a penis during coitus, comprising a selectively permeable separating wall for the enrichment of X-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa or Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa, wherein the separating wall shows an increased permeability for X-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa or Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BluPink GmbH
    Inventor: Thorsten Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 10449376
    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: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: James Frank Kasic, James R. Easter
  • Patent number: 10453567
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices that provide personalized sleep improvement programs for improving sleep habits are described. The personalized sleep improvement programs may include sleep characteristics of a user, at least one factor impacting a sleep of the user, at least one sleep goal for the user, and a sleep-related performance of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sleep Orbit Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Moore, Chris Mirabzadeh