Patents Examined by Christopher A. Flory
  • Patent number: 10368765
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and wearable devices for measuring an ECG signal for a user wearing a wearable device includes when the ECG signal is measured in a first mode, receiving the ECG signal by an ECG sensor from a closed circuit formed by a first ECG sensor electrode and a second ECG sensor electrode, in which the wearable device includes a main body detachable to the wearable device, a connecting portion, and electrode patches, and the main body includes the ECG sensor, the first ECG sensor electrode, and the second ECG sensor electrode, and when the ECG signal is measured in a second mode, receiving the ECG signal by the ECG sensor from a closed circuit formed by electrodes of the electrode patches, in which the ECG sensor is in the main body and the main body is connected to the electrode patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd., Huami Inc.
    Inventors: Wang Huang, Jixiang Su, Yajun Zhao, Fei Wang, Yuanxiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10363419
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for treating at least one of a condition or a symptom of a patient by positioning a stimulation device at a target site adjacent to or near a nerve within a patient. The stimulation device comprising an antenna and one or more electrodes. Transmitting electrical energy to the antenna and generating electrical impulses within the stimulation device with the electrical energy and applying the series of electrical impulses to the nerve via the electrode. The electrical impulses sufficient to modulate the nerve and treat the condition or symptom of the patient; and which have on periods where the electrical impulses are generated and applied to the nerve and off periods between the electrical impulses, where the electrical energy is transmitted to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Electrocore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez
  • Patent number: 10335602
    Abstract: A holder for an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The holder is configured to hold the IMD in a single, operational orientation when the holder containing the IMD is implanted in a patient. The holder is designed to prevent the IMD from moving within the patient and shifting orientation. The holder may have an opening for receiving a connecting pin, for stimulating electrodes, for example, in a mating orientation with respect to a receptacle contained within the IMB. According to some embodiments, the IMB features a metal housing that can serve as an electrode and the holder is configured with a window to allow a portion of the housing to electrically contact flesh of a patient during operation. Holders for containing a single IMD and holders for containing multiple IMDs are disclosed. Holders for containing multiple IMDs are configured to maintain alignment of the IMDs with respect to each other, for example, a parallel alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Jillian Doubek, Samuel Tahmasian
  • Patent number: 10335505
    Abstract: A sterilization system uses ultraviolet radiation and ozone to eradicate deadly pathogens to sterilize wound/incision sites. The sterilization system offers a safe sterilization method prior to or after surgery and/or closure wounds/incisions. The sterilization system has ultraviolet emitters that emit ultraviolet light in wavelengths that kill pathogens and in wavelengths that produce ozone at the sites, therefore killing/disabling several hard-to-kill pathogens. The sterilization system has surface detectors to enable ultraviolet emission only when the system is properly seated against the skin so as to protect from unwanted radiation from the ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hepco Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Carol Gil, Asher Gil, Daniel Gil
  • Patent number: 10327663
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a surgical cranial drape, probe for mapping brain of a subject and their methods of use. Specifically, the disclosure relates to a sterile surgical cranial drape embedded with electrodes; an system for mapping physiologically functional brain regions using evoked electrophysiological responses in a first and a second region; and their methods of use in combination or separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Alpha Omega Neuro Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Maroun Farah, Hagai Bergman
  • Patent number: 10327832
    Abstract: A device for vaporizing a hole in tissue, including a vaporizing element, a heating element, configured to heat the vaporizing element, and a mechanism configured to advance the vaporizing element into a specific depth in the tissue and retract the vaporizing element from the tissue within a period of time long enough for the vaporizing element to vaporize the tissue and short enough to limit diffusion of heat beyond a predetermined collateral damage distance from the hole. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Novoxel Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Slatkine
  • Patent number: 10314489
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to remotely monitoring the health of an individual. The individual wears a health monitoring device, with an attached strap, capable of sensing characteristics of the individual. These characteristics may include voice level and tone, movements, blood pressure, temperature, etc. The device allows individuals to constantly monitor their health without having to physically visit a doctor or other health care professional. Wireless communication, for instance with an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) set-top box, allows measurements to be made and evaluated by a computerized healthcare service provider. For a more accurate evaluation, measurements are sent over the INTERNET to a service. The device communicates with services in order to diagnose the individual based upon the characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hisao Chang, Lusheng Ji, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 10307066
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measuring apparatus comprising: a light source unit; and a sensor unit configured to sense a plurality of properties to be measured with respect to an object by using light emitted from the light source unit, wherein the sensor unit comprises: a first region configured to sense a first property to be measured among the plurality of properties to be measured by sensing the light within a first wavelength range; and a second region configured to sense a second property to be measured among the plurality of properties to be measured by sensing the light within a second wavelength range that is different from the first wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seongman Jeon, Wonhyeog Jin, Hyoungkil Yoon
  • Patent number: 10307324
    Abstract: We disclose methods and medical device systems for selectively recruiting a nerve fiber type within a cranial nerve, a peripheral nerve or a spinal root. Such a method may comprise applying a first pressure, a heating, and/or a cooling to a second location of the nerve, the pressure, heating, or cooling sufficient to substantially block at least one of activation or conduction in at least one fiber population through the second location of the nerve for a blocking time period; and applying an electrical signal to a first location during the blocking time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 10293169
    Abstract: A wearable device for facilitating neurophysiological treatment of a patient harboring an implanted neural stimulator is provided. The wearable device includes a transmitting antenna configured to accept one or more input signals and to transmit one or more electromagnetic signals to a neural stimulator that is implanted in a patient's body. The wearable device further includes a control circuitry configured to provide the one or more input signals to the transmitting antenna. The wearable device further includes a battery that provides electrical power to at least the control circuitry. The wearable device is configured to be worn outside the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Elizabeth Greene, Chad Andresen
  • Patent number: 10295379
    Abstract: An optical fiber sensing layer that includes two layers of pressure-sensitive assembly films which are vertically superposed and at least one layer of flexible and smooth film that separates a space between the two layers of pressure-sensitive assembly film into at least two interlayers. Each interlayer is provided with at least one optical fiber row which has many S-shaped concatenated cablings and extends along a first direction. The cablings of the vertically adjacent optical fiber rows are staggered and superposed. The optical fiber rows are uniformly distributed on the pressure-sensitive assembly films to form optical fiber sensing areas, and the bending portions of the cablings of two vertically adjacent optical fiber rows are staggered and superposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HUIJIA HEALTH LIFE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuchen Yang
  • Patent number: 10292646
    Abstract: Provided are a health care device and a method of operating the health care device. The method includes: detecting, by the health care device, biosignal information of a user through skin of the user; obtaining health status information of the user by using the detected biosignal information; providing a task of the user for improving a health status, according to the obtained health status information; and monitoring whether the user achieves the provided task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunsun Eom
  • Patent number: 10292649
    Abstract: A differential or relative measurement between an orthogonal measurement vector and another measurement vector can be used to determine the location where fluid accumulation is occurring or the local change in such fluid accumulation. This can help diagnose or treat infection or hematoma or seroma at a pocket of an implanted cardiac rhythm management device, other implanted medical device, or prosthesis. It can also help diagnose or treat pulmonary edema, pneumonia, pulmonary congestion, pericardial effusion, pericarditis, pleural effusion, hemodilution, or another physiological condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Abhilash Patangay, Kent Lee
  • Patent number: 10286213
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for applying stimulation therapy to a patient includes an implantable medical device (20) and a remote controller (50) for inductively powering the medical device and communicating with the medical device. The remote controller (50) includes a feedback portion (220) for helping to establish a communication link between the remote controller and the implantable medical device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AUTONOMIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kellie Fletcher, Patrick Hard, Anthony V. Caparso, Karen Tsuei
  • Patent number: 10278638
    Abstract: A sleep assist system to monitor and assist the user's sleep, comprising: a bedside device adapted to be positioned near the user's bed, the bedside device optionally comprising a loudspeaker, a light source, a microphone, a light sensor, a temperature sensor, a control unit, an air quality sensor, a display unit, a user interface. The system further comprises a first sensing unit positioned in the user's bed comprising one or more sensors adapted to sense at least pressure and changes in pressure exerted by the user lying in the bed; an additional sensor device to be in contact with the user's body, and to be coupled to the bedside device; the system is configured to correlate the data obtained from both the first sensing unit and the additional sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Florent Dusanter, Ruiyi Yang, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel, Villard Joffrey
  • Patent number: 10271768
    Abstract: A system for treating a patient with neurological disorders of movement includes a patient computing device for use in rehabilitative training and a sensor worn about a body part being rehabilitated. A healthcare computing device is used by a healthcare professional to assist remote patient rehabilitation by accepting input signals and determining for the patient a rehab protocol depending on selected parameters, and determining for the patient a behavior shaping target depending on selected parameters and the rehab protocol and behavior shaping target is communicated to the patient while the patient is undergoing rehabilitation. A plurality of remote health data sites and other public repositories of health data of patients undergoing rehabilitation following neurological events can be included. The remote computing device can include a data repository of publicly available patient data and patient data gathered by system of present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Jogohealth Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjai Murali
  • Patent number: 10265447
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of pumping blood in a patient. The method includes inserting an impeller housing and impeller into the patient, the impeller disposed within the impeller housing and having a longitudinal axis, positioning the impeller housing and the impeller at a treatment location in the patient, activating an adjustment device at a proximal end portion of the heart pump outside the patient to provide relative motion between the impeller housing and the impeller along the longitudinal axis, and pumping blood through the impeller housing along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: TC1 LLC, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Jeremy J. Koncoski, Thomas M. Mallison, Mark W. McBride, Daniel Metrey, Eric C. Myer, Kevin J. Powell, Adam Roslund, Daniel A. Walters, William James Repka, Phyllis Yuen
  • Patent number: 10252055
    Abstract: In some examples of selecting a target therapy delivery site for treating a patient condition, a relatively high frequency electrical stimulation signal is delivered to at least two areas within a first region (e.g., an anterior nucleus of the thalamus) of a brain of a patient, and changes in brain activity (e.g., as indicated by bioelectrical brain signals) within a second region (e.g., a hippocampus) of the brain of the patient in response to the delivered stimulation are determined. The target therapy delivery site, an electrode combination, or both, may be selected based on the changes in brain activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Stypulkowski, Jonathon E. Giftakis
  • Patent number: 10252049
    Abstract: A method and system of providing therapy to a patient implanted with an array of electrodes is provided. A train of electrical stimulation pulses is conveyed within a stimulation timing channel between a group of the electrodes to stimulate neural tissue, thereby providing continuous therapy to the patient. Electrical parameter is sensed within a sensing timing channel using at least one of the electrodes, wherein the first stimulation timing channel and sensing timing channel are coordinated, such that the electrical parameter is sensed during the conveyance of the pulse train within time slots that do not temporally overlap any active phase of the stimulation pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Jordi Parramon, Emanuel Feldman, Jess Weiqian Shi
  • Patent number: 10245436
    Abstract: Some implementations may provide an implantable wirelessly powered device that includes: one or more electrodes configured to apply one or more electrical pulses to an excitable tissue; and a first antenna configured to: receive, from a second antenna and through electrical radiative coupling, an input signal containing electrical energy, the second antenna being physically separate from the implantable device; and one or more circuits electrically connected to the first antenna, the circuits configured to: create the one or more electrical pulses suitable for stimulation of excitable tissue using the electrical energy contained in the input signal; and supply the one or more electrical pulses to the one or more electrodes, wherein the implantable device is shaped and arranged for delivery into a subject's body through an introducer or a needle of 18 gauge or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad Andresen