Patents Examined by Chu Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10499837
    Abstract: A system for wirelessly monitoring the health of an infant comprising a sensing module removably disposed within a wearable article. At least a portion of the sensing module can be in contact with an infant's foot. The sensing module can include a processing unit configured to receive and process health readings received by the sensing module. A wireless transmitter can also be in communication with the processing unit. The wireless transmitter can be configured to transmit the processed health readings to a receiving station. The receiving station can indicate an alarm if the processed health readings indicate a health trend that falls outside of a particular threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: OWLET BABY CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Gibbons Workman, Tanor G. Hodges, Jacob B. Colvin, Wyatt M. Felt, Jordan J. Monroe, Zachary David Bomsta
  • Patent number: 10499887
    Abstract: In a biopsy needle having a hollow tubular outer needle, an inner needle that is disposed in a hollow portion of the outer needle so as to be movable in the tube axis direction relative to the outer needle, and a recessed sample collection portion that is cut inward from a circumferential surface of the inner needle, an inner hole that extends in the longitudinal direction of the inner needle on each of the inner needle distal end side and the inner needle rear end side of the sample collection portion and are opened to the sample collection portion is provided in the inner needle, and a light guide member is disposed in the inner holes. At least a part of the light guide member is fixed by filler filled in the inner holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku Irisawa, Dai Murakoshi
  • Patent number: 10492714
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for detecting blood glucose levels in a subject that involve passively quantifying mid-infrared emissions from the eye of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FURMAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: William M Baker, M Paige Ouzts
  • Patent number: 10485631
    Abstract: The length of an optical fiber from a portion aligned with the rear end of an insertion needle to a fixing portion is a length obtained by adding a predetermined extra length to a linear distance between the rear end of the insertion needle in a case where the insertion needle is located at a protruding position (insertion position) and an optical fiber fixing position of a grip portion. There is provided a fiber feeding adjustment mechanism that suspends the optical fiber with a first suspension portion and a second suspension portion so as to make a detour in a state in which there is no slack, and changes the detour length continuously according to the movement of the insertion needle in a case where the insertion needle moves between the retracted position and the protruding position, thereby maintaining a state in which the optical fiber is suspended without slack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Dai Murakoshi, Kaku Irisawa
  • Patent number: 10470672
    Abstract: Disclosed is a blood pressure measurement device comprising a heat flow perfusion sensor in combination with occlusion means for restricting the flow of blood in a portion of a human or animal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Per Baumbach
  • Patent number: 10470716
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a system includes sensor hardware and signal processor resource to monitor and analyze bio-media (such as blood and/or other matter) of a person under test. During operation, the sensor hardware monitors the bio-media of the person under test and produces an output. The monitored output (such as one or more signals) varies in magnitude based at least in part on person-induced movement. The signal processor resource analyzes the output produced by the sensor hardware. Based on the analysis, and detected variation in the output of the sensor hardware as caused by the person's movement, the signal processor resource produces a setting for a biometric parameter of interest associated with monitoring the bio-media. Note that the system as described herein can be used to measure different biometric parameters of interest such as venous blood oxygen content, vein stiffness, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Tony J. Akl, James C. Doscher
  • Patent number: 10463283
    Abstract: An exemplary system comprises an energy transmitter, an energy receiver, and an analyzer. The energy transmitter may project energy at a first wavelength and a second wavelength into tissue of a user, the first wavelength and the second wavelength being associated with at least one nutrient of a set of nutrients in blood of the user. The energy receiver may generate a composite signal based on a fraction of the energy at the first wavelength and the second wavelength, the fraction of the energy being received through the tissue of the user. The analyzer may separate the composite signal into a first signal corresponding to the first wavelength and a second signal corresponding to the second wavelength, and detect, in the blood of the user, a concentration of the at least one nutrient of the set of nutrients based on the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Spry Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Elad Ferber, Pierre-Jean Cobut
  • Patent number: 10441219
    Abstract: A device (10, 10?, 10?) includes a light source (12) and a light detector (14) spaced from, and in communication with, the light source (12). An electronic processor (18) is programmed to compute pulse oximetry data from output of the light detector (14). A clamping member (26) is included, on or in which the light source (12) and the light detector (14) are disposed. The clamping member (26) is configured for attachment to a human body part with the body part disposed between the light source (12) and the light detector (14) such that light from the light source (12) passes through the body part to reach the light detector (14). The clamping member (26) is configured to attach to the body part by transitioning from a first stable state to a second stable state via a compression force applied to the clamping member (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wouter Herman Peeters, Egbertus Reinier Jacobs, Rick Bezemer, Jens Muehlsteff
  • Patent number: 10433776
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter may reduce power consumption in the absence of overriding conditions. Various sampling mechanisms may be used individually or in combination. Various parameters may be monitored to trigger or override a reduced power consumption state. In this manner, a pulse oximeter can lower power consumption without sacrificing performance during, for example, high noise conditions or oxygen desaturations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 10426325
    Abstract: An image capturing system, comprising: a light source device that emits illumination light containing wavelength regions; an image pickup device having an RGB filter; and an image processing unit to calculate a first index representing a molar concentration ratio of a first biological substance and a second biological substance contained in the living tissue, wherein the wavelength regions comprise: a first wavelength region corresponding to a B filter; and a second wavelength region corresponding to a G filter, wherein: in the first wavelength region, a value of image data B varies depending on the molar concentration ratio; the second wavelength region contains a plurality of isosbestic points of the living tissue, and, in the second wavelength region, a value of image data G takes a constant value without depending on the molar concentration ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru Chiba
  • Patent number: 10426388
    Abstract: A method for measuring differential blood oxygen saturation in a solid tumor is described that includes the steps of obtaining a first oxygenation image of a solid tumor before, during, or immediately after a administration of vascular therapy; obtaining a second oxygenation image of the solid tumor after a devascularization time period; and determining a differential blood oxygen saturation value by comparing the first oxygenation image and the second oxygenation image. The differential blood oxygen saturation value can be compared to a blood oxygen saturation necrosis value to provide a prognosis for tumor recurrence, or to guide of the tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tayyaba Hasan, Srivalleesha Mallidi
  • Patent number: 10426367
    Abstract: The invention features a vital sign monitor that includes: 1) a hardware control component featuring a microprocessor that operates an interactive, icon-driven GUI on an LCD; and, 2) a sensor component that connects to the control component through a shielded coaxial cable. The sensor features: 1) an optical component that generates a first signal; 2) a plurality electrical components (e.g. electrodes) that generate a second signal; and, 3) an acoustic component that generates a third signal. The microprocessor runs compiled computer code that operates: 1) the touch panel LCD; 2) a graphical user interface that includes multiple icons corresponding to different software operations; 3) a file-management system for storing and retrieving vital sign information; and 4) USB and short-range wireless systems for transferring data to and from the device to a PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SOTERA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Banet, Marshal Singh Dhillon, Andrew Stanley Terry, Michael James Thompson, Zhou Zhou, Henk Visser, II, Adam Michael Fleming
  • Patent number: 10426387
    Abstract: A measurement system for measuring blood characteristics includes a controller, an emitter, a sensor, a reference photo sensor, and a mask. The emitter emits light at a plurality of wavelengths from a first side of a blood flow channel to a second side of the blood flow channel. The sensor is provided on the second side of the blood flow channel. The reference photo sensor is provided on the first side of the blood flow channel. The mask is provided on the first side blocking reflected light other than from the light from the emitter to enter the reference photo sensor. The controller compensates measurements from the sensor based upon measurements from the reference photo sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis L. Barrett
  • Patent number: 10405785
    Abstract: A method for determining a concentration of an analyte in a subject includes irradiating a part of the subject with electromagnetic radiation, wherein a part of the subject comprises biological molecules arranged to absorb the electromagnetic radiation and to emit fluorescence in response. The method also includes measuring fluorescence emitted to obtain data representative of a fluorescence decay. The method further includes processing the data to determine one or more feature points associated with the fluorescence decay and to generate one or more feature vectors based on the one or more feature points, and applying the one or more feature vectors to a regression model for the analyte to determine the concentration of the analyte. Also provided is a system for determining a concentration of an analyte in a subject, as well as a measurement device for facilitating determination of a concentration of an analyte in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Derek Ho, Wenrong Yan, Liping Wei, Yi Tian
  • Patent number: 10405783
    Abstract: A concentration measurement apparatus includes a probe, having a light incidence section making measurement light incident on the head and a light detection section detecting the measurement light that has propagated through the interior of the head, and a CPU determining temporal relative change amounts of oxygenated hemoglobin concentration and deoxygenated hemoglobin concentration and determining a correlation coefficient of the relative change amounts and a polarity of a slope of a regression line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takeo Ozaki, Susumu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10405798
    Abstract: A bio-information detecting apparatus includes: a band member curved in a C-shape, and attached around a neck part of an examinee from a back side of the neck part; and a pair of electrodes for cardiac potential measurement disposed at positions on the band member that come into contact with right and left skin surfaces of the neck part, and in the pair of electrodes, a position of the electrode on the right is located relatively more frontward than a position of the electrode on the left. The bio-information detecting apparatus further includes a substrate to optically measure a blood oxygen saturation for pulse measurement at a position on the band member that comes into contact with the neck part of the examinee, and a pressing force of the substrate against the skin surface of the neck part is 0.96 to 1.21 [N/cm2].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Iizuka, Hirokazu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10398364
    Abstract: A device for non-invasively measuring at least one parameter of a cardiac blood vessel in a patient comprises at least one light source that directs light at a tissue site on the patient; at least one photodetector adapted to receive light emitted by the light source and generate an output based on the received light, the output of said photodetector being correlated with a parameter of the blood vessel; and at least one probe for facilitating delivery of light from the light source to the tissue site, and receipt of light by the photodetector. The device may include a height sensor to adapt it for use to determine central venous pressure, or the configuration of light source(s) and photodetector(s) may be adapted to permit the device to provide attenuation correction in the determination of venous blood oxygenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mespere Lifesciences Inc.
    Inventor: Xuefeng Cheng
  • Patent number: 10398365
    Abstract: A light guide unit of a fluorescence sensor is disclosed, which includes at least an optical-waveguide film in which one or more optical waveguides are formed. Each of these films includes a plurality of optical channels that output excitation light (E) or input fluorescence (F). All the optical channels are covered with a fluorescence unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Takahashi, Hiroya Sato, Eiji Arita
  • Patent number: 10390729
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for use in monitoring one or more conditions of a subject's body. The system includes a control unit which includes an input port for receiving image data, a memory utility, and a processor utility. The image data is indicative of data measured by a pixel detector array and is in the form of a sequence of speckle patterns generated by a portion of the subject's body in response to illumination thereof by coherent light according to a certain sampling time pattern. The memory utility stores one or more predetermined models, the model comprising data indicative of a relation between one or more measurable parameters and one or more conditions of the subject's body. The processor utility is configured and operable for processing the image data to determine one or more corresponding body conditions; and generating output data indicative of the corresponding body conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Bar Ilan University, Universitat de Valencia
    Inventors: Zeev Zalevsky, Javier Garcia, Vicente Mico, Michael Belkin, Yevgeny Beiderman, Israel Margalit
  • Patent number: 10376191
    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: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Poeze, Marcelo Lamego, Sean Merritt, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Johannes Bruinsma, Ferdyan Lesmana, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Greg Olsen