Patents Examined by Chu Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10799123
    Abstract: An on-site device for detecting presence of a liquid from a site and a method for detecting presence of a liquid from a site using the on-site device, the device comprising a moisture detector arranged to detect the presence of the liquid based on one or more electrical characteristics of the liquid; a first optical detector assembly coupled to the moisture detector, the first optical detector assembly being configured to be activated upon detection of the presence of the liquid by the moisture detector; and wherein upon activation, the first optical detector assembly is configured to detect a substance in the liquid based on one or more optical characteristics of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Singapore University of Technology and Design, Changi General Hospital Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Forero Cort├ęs, Suranga Chandima Nanayakkara, Shaohui Foong, Chang Yin Chionh
  • Patent number: 10799160
    Abstract: A regional oximetry pod drives optical emitters on regional oximetry sensors and receives the corresponding detector signals in response. The sensor pod has a dual sensor connector configured to physically attach and electrically connect one or two regional oximetry sensors. The pod housing has a first housing end and a second housing end. The dual sensor connector is disposed proximate the first housing end. The housing at least partially encloses the dual sensor connector. A monitor connector is disposed proximate a second housing end. An analog board is disposed within the pod housing and is in communications with the dual sensor connector. A digital board is disposed within the pod housing in communications with the monitor connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Kevin Forrest, David Dalke, Walter M. Weber
  • Patent number: 10786187
    Abstract: An oximeter probe determines an oxygen saturation for the tissue and determines a quality value for the oxygen saturation and associated measurements of the tissue. The quality value is calculated from reflectance data received at the detectors of the oximeter probe. The oximeter probe then displays a value for the oxygen saturation with the error value to indicate a quality level for the oxygen saturation and associated values used to calculate oxygen saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Alex Michael Margiott, Jennifer Elizabeth Keating, Kimberly Merritt Shultz, Scott Coleridge, Joseph Heanue
  • Patent number: 10772542
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for separating a composite signal into a plurality of signals is described. A signal processor receives a composite signal and separates a composite signal into separate output signals. Feedback from one or more of the output signals is provided to a configuration module that configures the signal processor to improve a quality of the output signals. In one embodiment, calibration data from multiple calibration data sets is used to configure the demodulation of the composite signal into separate output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Walter M. Weber, Ammar Al-Ali, Mohamed K. Diab, Marcelo M. Lamego
  • Patent number: 10772541
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for noninvasive analysis of tissue, by irradiating a surface of the tissue with infrared radiation such that an interaction of the radiation with a component of the tissue other than water in two spectral bands is substantially identical, measuring an intensity of the radiation that emerges from the tissue in each of the spectral bands, determining change in at least one of shape and intensity of signals received by the at least one radiation detector, calculating a relative absorption by the tissue of radiation in one of the first and second spectral bands relative to absorption by the tissue of radiation in the other of the first and second spectral bands, and determining concentration of a predetermined substance, in accordance with the calculated relative absorption and in accordance with determined change in the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: I. R. Med Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronnie Klein, Arkadi Zilberman, Yaniv Cohen, Ben Zion Dekel
  • Patent number: 10765350
    Abstract: A light-based method and technique for measuring the static and average plasma glucose concentration over a prolonged period of time. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a method that utilizes mathematical analysis of appendage mobile LED flash IR light transmittance, absorption and scattering by using high resolution mobile camera data to estimate the concentration of glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in millimoles per liter (mmol/L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ANALYTICS FOR LIFE INC.
    Inventors: Sunny Gupta, Timothy Burton, Matthew Howe-Patterson
  • Patent number: 10758166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to noninvasive methods, devices, and systems for measuring various blood constituents or analytes, such as glucose. In an embodiment, a light source comprises LEDs and super-luminescent LEDs. The light source emits light at least wavelengths of about 1610 nm, about 1640 nm, and about 1665 nm. In an embodiment, the detector comprises a plurality of photodetectors arranged in a special geometry comprising one of a substantially linear substantially equal spaced geometry, a substantially linear substantially non-equal spaced geometry, and a substantially grid geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Poeze, Marcelo Lamego, Sean Merritt, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Johannes Bruinsma, Ferdyan Lesmana, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Greg Olsen
  • Patent number: 10750986
    Abstract: A laparoscopic medical device includes an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows the making of oxygen saturation measurements laparoscopically. The device can be a unitary design, wherein a laparoscopic element includes electronics for the oximeter sensor at a distal end (e.g., opposite the tip). The device can be a multiple piece design (e.g., two-piece design), where some electronics is in a separate housing from the laparoscopic element, and the pieces (or portions) are removably connected together. The laparoscopic element can be removed and disposed of; so, the electronics can be reused multiple times with replacement laparoscopic elements. The electronics can include a processing unit for control, computation, or display, or any combination of these. However, in an implementation, the electronics can connect wirelessly to other electronics (e.g., another processing unit) for further control, computation, or display, or any combination of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Todd Louis Harris, Edward Gerald Solomon, Winston Sun, Alan Baldwin, Scott Coleridge, Mark Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 10750983
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a physiological measurement system that can automatically adjust the number of wavelengths used based on the quality of a sensor signal that is reflective of an optical radiation detected at a sensor after tissue attenuation. The signal quality is examined to determine if it is sufficient to support the use of a full set of wavelengths. If it is determined to be insufficient to support the full set, a reduced number of wavelengths is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter M. Weber, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 10743803
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to noninvasive methods, devices, and systems for measuring various blood constituents or analytes, such as glucose. In an embodiment, a light source comprises LEDs and super-luminescent LEDs. The light source emits light at at least wavelengths of about 1610 nm, about 1640 nm, and about 1665 nm. In an embodiment, the detector comprises a plurality of photodetectors arranged in a special geometry comprising one of a substantially linear substantially equal spaced geometry, a substantially linear substantially non-equal spaced geometry, and a substantially grid geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Poeze, Marcelo Lamego, Sean Merritt, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Johannes Bruinsma, Ferdyan Lesmana, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Greg Olsen
  • Patent number: 10729337
    Abstract: The present application relates to systems and methods for non-invasively determining at least one of left ventricular end diastolic pressure (LVEDP) or pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) in a subject's heart, comprising: receiving, by a computer, a plurality of signals from a plurality of non-invasive sensors that measure a plurality of physiological effects that are correlated with functioning of said subject's heart, said plurality of physiological effects including at least one signal correlated with left ventricular blood pressure and at least one signal correlated with timing of heartbeat cycles of said subject's heart; training a machine learning model on said computer using said plurality of signals for periods of time in which said plurality of signals were being generated during a heart failure event of said subject's heart; determining said LVEDP or PCWP using said machine learning model at a time subsequent to said training and subsequent to said heart failure event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: The Johns Hopkins University, Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Qian Liu, Nichaluk Leartprapun, Jackline Wanjala, Soumyadipta Acharya, Andrew Bicek, Viachaslau Barodka, Umang Anand, Majd Alghatrif, David Kass, B. Westbrook Bernier, Chao-Wei Hwang, Peter Johnston, Trent Langston
  • Patent number: 10729384
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that enable an electronic device to instruct as user how to user one or more noninvasive sensors to measure one or more physiological parameters of a patient. In one embodiment, the measured parameters are used to obtain a diagnosis, such as a diagnosis of a critical congenital heart defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Keith Indorf
  • Patent number: 10729335
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a handheld processing device including medical applications for minimally and noninvasive glucose measurements. In an embodiment, the device creates a patient specific calibration using a measurement protocol of minimally invasive measurements and noninvasive measurements, eventually creating a patient specific noninvasive glucometer. Additionally, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for the processing device to execute medical applications and non-medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Jeroen Poeze, Cristiano Dalvi, Sean Merritt, Hung Vo, Gregory A. Olsen, Ferdyan Lesmana
  • Patent number: 10722156
    Abstract: A sleeve includes a body having a top opening. The body covers a handheld oximeter probe or a portion of the probe. The sleeve has a shape that approximately matches the oximeter probe or portion of the probe, which is covered by the sleeve. The sleeve has a top opening that allows a user to slide the oximeter probe into the sleeve. The sleeve is transparent to radiation emitted and collected by the oximeter probe. The sleeve is formed of a material that prevents patient tissue, fluid, viruses, bacteria, and fungus from contacting the covered portions of the oximeter probe. The sleeve leaves the probe relatively sterile after use so that little or no clearing of the probe is required for a subsequent use, such as when the probe is covered with a new, unused sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lonsinger, Scott Coleridge, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, William Welch
  • Patent number: 10722158
    Abstract: A handheld oximeter probe has a replaceable probe tip. The probe tip can be removed or detached from the probe unit and discarded. A replacement probe tip can be attached to the probe tip. The replaceable probe tip allows the probe unit to be reused many times, each time with new sterile probe tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Heanue, Scott Coleridge, Sophia Elizabeth Berger
  • Patent number: 10716497
    Abstract: A device and method for noninvasively monitoring biofluids of an animal provides measuring physical parameters of an analyte with a device located within an oral cavity of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Inesa, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Raykhman, Rodion Raykhman
  • Patent number: 10709365
    Abstract: A method for noninvasive analysis of subcutaneous tissue includes irradiating a surface of the tissue with short wave infrared (SWIR) radiation in a first spectral band that is strongly absorbed by water, and with SWIR radiation in a second spectral band such that an interaction of the radiation in both spectral bands with a component of the tissue other than water is substantially identical. An intensity of the radiation in each of the spectral bands that emerges from the tissue is measured. A relative absorption by the tissue of radiation in one of spectral bands relative to absorption by the tissue of radiation in the other of the spectral bands is calculated. A state of the tissue is determined in accordance with the calculated relative absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: I. R. Med Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaniv Cohen, Ronnie Klein, Arkadi Zilberman, Ben Zion Dekel, Nathan Blaunstein
  • Patent number: 10709367
    Abstract: An oximeter measures oxygen saturation for two or more different tissue depths and shows these results on a screen. A probe of the oximeter has multiple different distances between source and detector sensors. One probe implementation has fixed sensor positions. Other implementations include sensors on a moveable platform or openings to accept sensors, which allow a user to vary a distance between sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry C. Heaton, II, Robert E. Lash, Jimmy Jian-min Mao
  • Patent number: 10709366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to noninvasive methods, devices, and systems for measuring various blood constituents or analytes, such as glucose. In an embodiment, a light source comprises LEDs and super-luminescent LEDs. The light source emits light at at least wavelengths of about 1610 nm, about 1640 nm, and about 1665 nm. In an embodiment, the detector comprises a plurality of photodetectors arranged in a special geometry comprising one of a substantially linear substantially equal spaced geometry, a substantially linear substantially non-equal spaced geometry, and a substantially grid geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Poeze, Marcelo Lamego, Sean Merritt, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Johannes Bruinsma, Ferdyan Lesmana, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Greg Olsen
  • Patent number: 10702194
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to noninvasive methods, devices, and systems for measuring various blood constituents or analytes, such as glucose. In an embodiment, a light source comprises LEDs and super-luminescent LEDs. The light source emits light at at least wavelengths of about 1610 nm, about 1640 nm, and about 1665 nm. In an embodiment, the detector comprises a plurality of photodetectors arranged in a special geometry comprising one of a substantially linear substantially equal spaced geometry, a substantially linear substantially non-equal spaced geometry, and a substantially grid geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Poeze, Marcelo Lamego, Sean Merritt, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Johannes Bruinsma, Ferdyan Lesmana, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Greg Olsen