Patents Examined by Daniel L Cerioni
  • Patent number: 11510589
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for the localization of body lumen junctions and other intraluminal structure are disclosed. Various embodiments permit clinicians to identify the locations of intraluminal structures and medical devices during non-surgical medical techniques, by determining the conductance and/or cross-sectional area at a plurality of locations within the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: 3DT Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Ghassan S. Kassab
  • Patent number: 11511085
    Abstract: A torque coil 10 includes an inner wire layer 14 helically wound in a constricted state. An outer wire layer 18 is helically wound over the inner wire layer in a constricted state. An outer polymer cover 20 surrounds the inner and outer layers thereby securing the inner and outer layers within the outer polymer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Colin Boucher, Ngac Ba Dao, Megan T. Brosnan, Shawn D. Bluhm
  • Patent number: 11504058
    Abstract: A patient monitor can noninvasively measure a physiological parameter using sensor data from different measurement sites on a patient. The patient monitor can combine all sensor data from different measurement sites into a raw or minimally processed data form to generate a single, robust measurement of the physiological parameter. An optical sensor of a patient monitor can include multiple photodetectors each configured to generate a signal when detecting light attenuated by the patient's tissue. A measurement of a physiological parameter can be determined based on at least in part on the multiple signals from the multiple photodetectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Vikrant Sharma, Philip Perea, Prashanth Iyengar
  • Patent number: 11504101
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a biopsy device, a control module, and a tissue transport tube. The biopsy device includes a probe, a needle, a cutter, and a transport valve. The needle extends distally from the probe. The cutter is movable relative to the needle and defines a cutter lumen. The holster is configured to couple to the probe. The transport valve is in communication with the cutter lumen. The control module is in communication with the biopsy device and includes a sample management assembly configured to receive one or more tissue samples severed by the cutter. The transport tube extends between the sample management assembly and the biopsy device. The transport tube is in communication with the transport valve such that the transport tube is configured to receive the one or more tissue samples severed by the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan R. Keller, John Kevin Bruce, Peter Shadix, Rachel Yoon Choung, David Shuart, Jordan Rebellino, Andrew Paul Nock, Bryan Superville
  • Patent number: 11504003
    Abstract: Anchors and anchoring methods suitable for use with implantable assemblies that include an implantable device, including but not limited to implantable sensing devices and implantable wireless sensing devices adapted to monitor physiological parameters within living bodies. Such an implantable device has a housing containing a transducer, electrical circuitry, and an antenna. The transducer is located at a first end of the housing opposite a second end of the housing. At least the transducer is located within a housing portion of the housing in which the antenna is not located. The implantable assembly further includes an anchor is adapted for securing the implantable device within a living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: UIM Pressure Implant Inc.
    Inventor: Nader Najafi
  • Patent number: 11504034
    Abstract: A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for determining blood pressure may include: receiving a request to determine blood pressure of a first subject from a terminal, obtaining data related to heart activity of the first subject, determining a personalized model for predicting blood pressure with respect to the first subject, determining the blood pressure of the first subject using the personalized model based on the data related to heart activity of the first subject, and sending the blood pressure of the first subject to the terminal in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: VITA-COURSE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES (TSINGTAO) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Lu, Chuanmin Wei, Jiwei Zhao, Heng Peng, Ziming Deng, Zijian Huang, Zhiyong Wang
  • Patent number: 11504054
    Abstract: An intra-uterine monitoring system is described. The system comprises an implantable sensor device, shaped and dimensioned for implantation in a uterus for measuring conditions within the uterus to generate sensor data, and a wearable receiver device, for wirelessly receiving the sensor data generated by the implantable sensor device. In this way, real-time, in-vivo monitoring of the intra-uterine environment can be performed. The implantable sensor device can be kept small and simple, requiring only the mechanical and electronic structures necessary to take sensor measurements and transmit those to the receiver device. By making the receiver device wearable, it can be kept in relatively close proximity to the implantable sensor device on a long-term basis, making regular monitoring viable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
    Inventors: Hywel Morgan, Ying Cheong, Nick Macklon, Shilong Lu
  • Patent number: 11497435
    Abstract: A non-invasive colon motility monitoring system comprises an electrobioimpedance unit, an electromyography unit, and a computing device. The electrobioimpedance unit measures an impedance of a body of a subject and communicates an impedance signal that varies according to the measured impedance. The electromyography unit measures an electric voltage of the body of the subject and communicates a voltage signal that varies according to the measured voltage. The computing device includes a processing element programmed to receive the impedance signal and determine impedance data from the impedance signal, receive the voltage signal and determine voltage data from the voltage signal, compute impedance derivative data from the impedance data, compute a correlation between any two of the impedance data, the voltage data, and the impedance derivative data, determine when a bowel event is about to occur based on the correlation, and provide an indication of the bowel event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Children's Mercy Hospital
    Inventors: John M. Rosen, Francisco M. Vargas-Luna
  • Patent number: 11497399
    Abstract: Intraocular pressure sensors, systems, and methods of use. Implantable intraocular pressure sensing devices that are hermetically sealed and adapted to wirelessly communicate with an external device. The implantable devices can include a hermetically sealed housing, the hermetically sealed housing including therein: an antenna in electrical communication with a rechargeable power source, the rechargeable power source in electrical communication with an ASIC, and the ASIC in electrical communication with a pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Qura, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. Adams, Celso Tello, Marcel David Ackermann, Jean-Noël Fehr
  • Patent number: 11490833
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing a remote test of range of motion of a person operating a user device includes a transceiver, a processor, and a display. The transceiver is configured to transmit a link to the user device and to receive motion data from the user device. The processor is configured to calculate in real time, based on the motion data, the position of the user device to enable real-time display to a test provider of the performance of the test and to determine in real time the quality of the test. The display is configured to show in real time a continuous indication of the performance of the test and quality results of the test. A method for performing a remote test of range of motion of a person operating a user device is also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jingshu Liu, Pramod Somashekar, Philip Beineke, Andrew Howland, Francois Meunier, John Savage
  • Patent number: 11490822
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information includes a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a pulse wave signal from an object, for a predetermined period of time, a processor configured to extract DC components of the pulse wave signal measured for the predetermined period of time, normalize the extracted DC components, based on at least one of the extracted DC components of the pulse wave signal measured at a time when a reference force is applied by the object to the pulse wave sensor, and estimate the bio-information, based on the normalized DC components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Mok Choi, Jeong Eun Hwang, Byung Hoon Ko, Jong Wook Lee, Youn Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 11490841
    Abstract: A catheter and associated method for taking a plurality of samples from within a length of a blood vessel. The catheter includes an elongate central body arranged to be inserted into and positioned along a central region of a blood vessel. A plurality of collection areas are defined along the elongate central body for collecting samples at the central region of the blood vessel. A plurality of mixers are provided radially outwardly of the elongate central body and arranged to create a flow of blood from a boundary layer at a wall of the blood vessel to the elongate central body. This enables the collection areas to collect samples from the boundary layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: PLAQUETEC LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen Blatcher, Richard Harley Grenville Owen, Joseph Peter Corrigan, Thomas Neudeck, Andrew Peter Scudamore, Yannick Pierre Louis Hourmand
  • Patent number: 11484217
    Abstract: Methods and systems monitor and assess brain bioimpedance through the use of an ocular window that assesses dynamic changes in cerebral blood volume (CBV). That ocular window is implemented through an ocular bioimpedance device that, in a non-invasive manner, measures numerous different brain health indicators using the bioimpedance measurements collected through the regions around the eyes. The ocular bioimpedance device may be goggles with localized measurement electrodes that include cathodes and anodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kevin Ward, Mohamad Hakam Tiba, Ashwin Belle, Sardar Ansari, Parag G. Patil
  • Patent number: 11478185
    Abstract: A system for detecting pressure sores includes an artificial skin configured to be coupled to a patient's skin. The artificial skin includes a substrate and a strain sensor configured to detect deformation of the substrate. A transmitter is configured to transmit signals indicative of the deformation of the substrate. A control system is configured to receive the signals from the transmitter. The control system includes a timer to track a period of time that the substrate is deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Michael Churilla, Frank E. Sauser, Charles A. Lachenbruch
  • Patent number: 11478347
    Abstract: A sphincter sizing instrument includes a body that defines a lumen and a shaft that longitudinally translates through the lumen relative to the body. The body includes opposing proximal and distal ends. The distal end includes a first magnetic coupling feature and a first mechanical coupling feature. The shaft includes opposing proximal and distal ends and a coupler coupled with the distal end. The coupler includes a second magnetic coupling feature and a second mechanical coupling feature. The second magnetic coupling feature is configured to attract and couple with the first magnetic coupling feature to form a magnetic connection. The second mechanical coupling feature is configured to couple with the first mechanical coupling feature to form a mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Kevin M. Fiebig, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael D. Cronin
  • Patent number: 11471069
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing an air leak in a lung compartment of a patient may include: advancing a diagnostic catheter into an airway leading to the lung compartment; inflating an occluding member on the catheter to form a seal with a wall of the airway and thus isolate the lung compartment; measuring air pressure within the lung compartment during multiple breaths, using the diagnostic catheter; displaying the measured air pressure as an air pressure value on a console coupled with the diagnostic catheter; and determining whether an air leak is present in the lung compartment based on the displayed air pressure value during the multiple breaths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventor: Surag Mantri
  • Patent number: 11471050
    Abstract: An intraocular pressure measurement arrangement is disclosed for measuring pressure of an eye of a patient. The arrangement can include at least one source for producing mechanical waves of several frequencies from a distance to the eye of the patient to generate at least one surface wave to the eye, a detector for detecting at least one surface wave from a distance from the eye to extract surface wave information, and a device for determining pressure information of the eye based on the surface wave information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PHOTONO OY
    Inventors: Antti Kontiola, Edward Hæggström, Ari Salmi, Heikki Nieminen
  • Patent number: 11452481
    Abstract: Devices, kits, and methods for testing the integrity of a cavity within an anatomical organ. For example, the devices, kits, and methods described herein are useful for detecting leaks in an anastomosis or for testing the integrity or repair of a defect in anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventor: Timothy M. Geiger
  • Patent number: 11452465
    Abstract: Regarding acceleration on each of three axes Gx, Gy, and Gz calculated by a microcomputer, acceleration on one of the three axes is acceleration in a vertical direction perpendicular to the ground, and acceleration on each of the other two axes is acceleration in a direction parallel to the ground, the other two axes being perpendicular to each other. A type of action of the human body in a predetermined period is determined by comparing a predetermined threshold value with the acceleration in the vertical direction in the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo Ohyama, Hajime Kubota
  • Patent number: 11452541
    Abstract: An intravascular device, such as s guidewire device, includes a hollow proximal section and a hollow distal section joined to the proximal section and extending distally from the proximal section to form a continuous lumen extending from a proximal end of the device to a distal end of the device. An inner member extends from the proximal end to the distal end and is joined to the distal end. The inner member is translatable within the lumen in response to applied tension. At least the distal section includes a micro-fabricated cutting pattern that enables deflection of the distal end in response to the application of tension to the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SCIENTIA VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Lippert, Edward J. Snyder