Patents Examined by Daniel L Cerioni
  • Patent number: 11957934
    Abstract: A crystalline structure modeling methodology that is conventionally used to model crystalline matter down to the atomic level is instead used to determine spot placement for radiation treatment. The cross-sectional shape of a treatment target is specified; locations (peaks) in a density field inside the shape are determined using the crystalline structure model; locations of spots in the treatment target for spot scanning are determined, where the locations correspond to the locations (peaks) inside the shape determined using the crystalline structure model; and the locations of the spots are stored as candidates for potential inclusion in a radiation treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Petri Hirvonen, Michiko Rossi, Pierre Lansonneur, Matti Ropo, Viljo Petaja, Perttu Niemela, Timo Koponen
  • Patent number: 11951267
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to guidewire devices having shapeable tips and effective torquability. A guidewire device includes a core having a proximal section and a tapered distal section. A tube structure is coupled to the core such that the tapered distal section extends into the tube structure. The tube structure includes a plurality of bypass cuts formed tangentially within the tube structure to increase the flexibility of the tube structure and to reduce the tendency of resilient forces from the tube structure to disrupt a shaped distal tip of the guidewire device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Scientia Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: John A Lippert, Edward J. Snyder, Clark C. Davis
  • Patent number: 11931173
    Abstract: A mobile healthcare device and method of operating the same are provided. The method includes setting a mode of the mobile healthcare device to a measurement mode, displaying a screen for guiding a user to maintain a predetermined position during the measurement mode, and, in response to a predetermined amount of time passing from a time at which the screen begins to be displayed, obtaining state information of the user based on bio information of the user, the bio information being received from a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Kunsun Eom, Kak Namkoong, Yeolho Lee, Myounghoon Jung, Seongho Cho
  • Patent number: 11931179
    Abstract: Optical-and-electrical medical systems and methods thereof are disclosed. Such a medical system can include a console, an optical shape-sensing (“OSS”) medical device including an optical-fiber stylet, one or more electrical medical devices, and a relay module for establishing one or more optical or electrical relay connections between the relay module and a remainder of the medical system including the console. The console can be configured for converting reflected optical signals from the optical-fiber stylet into shapes thereof for display. The relay module can include a primary receptacle configured to accept insertion of a medical barrier-piercing plug of the OSS medical device and establish a through-barrier optical connection therebetween. The relay module also can include one or more secondary receptacles configured to accept insertion of a corresponding number of electrical plugs of the one-or-more electrical medical devices and establish one or more under-barrier electrical connections therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffan Sowards, Anthony K. Misener, William Robert McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11931183
    Abstract: A system of sensors integrated into toys for monitoring free play activity of a human subject wherein patterns in play activity automatically are weighted into a pattern for identification of behavioral milestones, developmental progress and/or behavioral disorders. Specifically, accelerometers detect movement of toys which determine: (1) if the toy is being played with; and (2) the intensity in which the toy is moved. Pressure sensors detect the level and location in which a child may hold a toy. Synchronized with an audiovisual record of the play therapy session and a computer-generated avatar representation of the physical object, this data is integrated to find peak levels of behavior giving clinicians more efficient analytical tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Dalena Dillman Taylor, Dave Edyburn
  • Patent number: 11911147
    Abstract: A body sway measurement system is disclosed herein. The body sway measurement system includes an inertial measurement unit or camera configured to generate time series output data for determining one or more parameters indicative of the body sway of a user; and a mobile device or other computing device having a data processor, the data processor including at least one hardware component, the data processor being operatively coupled to the inertial measurement unit or camera, the data processor configured to receive the time series output data from the inertial measurement unit or camera, and the data processor and/or a cloud server configured to determine the one or more parameters indicative of the body sway of the user using a trained neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Murat Kerim Berme, Fernando Vanderlinde dos Santos, Mohan Chandra Baro
  • Patent number: 11896206
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring an opening of an appendage of an atrium of a subject, the method including inserting a catheter into the atrium of the subject using a transvenous approach. Thereafter, at least one loop is deployed from a wall of the catheter, such that a distal end of the loop is distal to a distal end of the catheter. Thereafter, the loop is used to measure the opening of the appendage. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Elad Sapir
  • Patent number: 11889996
    Abstract: A specimen collection container having a separation chamber includes a first chamber, a second chamber, and a valve located between the first chamber and the second chamber. In an open position, the valve permits fluid communication between the first chamber and the second chamber. In a closed position, the valve maintains fluid isolation between the first chamber and the second chamber. A fluid stream passes from the first chamber to the second chamber through the valve permitting a predetermined volume of fluid to pass from the first chamber to the second chamber. When the predetermined volume of fluid passes to the second chamber, the valve transitions from the open position to the closed position so that additional fluid of the fluid stream received by the first chamber is maintained in the first chamber in fluid isolation from the predetermined volume of fluid contained in the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert G. Ellis, Keith A. Moskowitz, Craig A. Gelfand, Raymond T. Wasek, Bradley M. Wilkinson, Jean-Bernard Alla, Kenneth Louis Lee
  • Patent number: 11883188
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving data from a sleep sensor integrated in a mattress system, the sleep sensor coupled via a cord to a data collection unit, analyzing the data at the data collection unit, and providing results of the analyzed data to a user mobile device via a wireless connection, for display to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Venkat Easwar
  • Patent number: 11883195
    Abstract: The disclosure provides BMDs that have multiple device modes depending on operational conditions of the devices, e.g., motion intensity, device placement, and/or activity type. The device modes are associated with various data processing algorithms. In some embodiments, the BMD is implemented as a wrist-worn or arm-worn device. In some embodiments, methods for tracking physiological metrics using the BMDs are provided. In some embodiments, the process or the BMD applies a time domain analysis on data provided by a sensor of the BMD for a first activity, and applies a frequency domain analysis on the data for a second activity, which contributes to improved accuracy and speed of biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Jung Ook Hong, Andrew Larsen Axley, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 11872054
    Abstract: A physiological sensor includes a sensing element to detect physiological information from a patient's skin, a substrate configured to hold the sensing element on the patient's skin, and at least two contact probes on the substrate. The contact probes are positioned on the substrate such that galvanically contact the patient's skin when the substrate is fully attached against the patient's skin. A controller is configured to measure impedance between the at least two contact probes and determine whether the substrate has lifted from the patient's skin based on the impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: Daniel W. Medeiros
  • Patent number: 11864898
    Abstract: A method for determining a muscle fatigue of a muscle includes a first step of electrostimulating the muscle at different frequencies. A second step of the method includes determining forces developed by the muscle in response to the electrostimulations of the first step. A third step includes determining a muscle fatigue on basis of the forces determined in the second step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: MYOCENE
    Inventor: Pierre Rigaux
  • Patent number: 11850049
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus for automatically measuring urine volume and a system for automatically measuring urine volume. The apparatus for automatically measuring urine volume of the present disclosure includes a urine container to which a urine catheter is connected, wherein an insertion hole is formed in an upper portion of the urine container, a hollow tube inserted into the insertion hole in a gravity direction, a floating body inserted into the hollow tube so as to move up and down and having buoyancy to float on the urine, and a distance sensor provided at an upper portion of the hollow tube so as to measure a distance to the floating body, wherein the volume of urine in the urine container is measured by using a measurement of the distance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Sang Ho Han
  • Patent number: 11844500
    Abstract: A biopsy needle device is disclosed. The biopsy needle device may be configured to be advanced to a predetermined tissue sample, collect and sever the tissue sample utilizing an actuator comprising a linear displacement mechanism, and extract the tissue sample from a body tissue of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Snow
  • Patent number: 11839361
    Abstract: A nervous tissue imaging system and a method therefor. The system includes: a housing containing an excitation light source, optically coupled with a source optical train, the excitation light source emits excitation light in a first wavelength range, which can be in a near ultraviolet light range, to illuminate a tissue region of interest including healthy nervous tissue and healthy non-nervous tissue. The excitation light in the first wavelength range causes the healthy nervous tissue, in response to being illuminated with the excitation light, to endogenously autoflouresce and emit first autofluorescence light at a first luminance in a second wavelength range. The healthy non-nervous tissue, in response to being illuminated with the excitation light, either avoids emitting any autofluorescence light in the second wavelength range; or endogenously autoflouresces and emits second autofluorescence light in the second wavelength range at a second luminance that is lower than the first luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Axon Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Fernando Dip, Raul J. Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11833391
    Abstract: A method implementing an accelerometer for analyzing biomechanical parameters of a runner's stride. The method includes fastening a device (1) on the runner that has a triaxial accelerometer (17), a chronograph (16), a digital processor (19) and a display (11). The method measures a sequence of acceleration data in at least the vertical direction using the accelerometer, while the runner runs a certain distance (D) along a running course. During or at the end the running course, the processor calculates the biomechanical parameters of the stride, including lowering the center of gravity and/or the elevation (E) of the center of gravity and/or the sum of the lowering and of the elevation (E) and/or the vertical mechanical work of the center of gravity, based on the acceleration data, of the distance (D) and a period of time measured by the chronograph (16); and displays the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: MYOTEST SA
    Inventors: Patrick Flaction, Jacques Quièvre, Jean-Benoit Morin
  • Patent number: 11832952
    Abstract: A diagnostic system for recording auditory steady-state responses of a person comprises a) a stimulation unit for providing an acoustic stimulus signal to an ear of the person, and b) a recording unit for recording the auditory steady-state responses of the person origination from said acoustic stimulus signal, wherein the stimulation unit is configured to provide that the acoustic stimulus signal comprises a speech-like stimulus provided as a combination of a series of individual frequency-specific stimuli, each having a specified, e.g. predetermined, frequency bandwidth, presentation rate, amplitude and amplitude-modulation. The application further relates to a combined system comprising a diagnostic system and a hearing aid. The invention may e.g. be used for diagnostic instruments for verifying the fitting of a hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Interacoustics A/S
    Inventors: Claus Elberling, James Michael Harte
  • Patent number: 11832802
    Abstract: A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike, a cannula hub slidably mounted in the housing alongside the stylet hub, and a spring-biased arming member. The cannula hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position. The arming member is moveably mounted to the housing proximal of the respective stylet and cannula hubs, and configured for manually-actuated movement from a relaxed, extended position to a loaded, compressed position to define a compressive arming stroke. The biopsy device also includes an arming member biasing spring that restores the arming member from the compressed position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, Rosario Friedman, Brett Haarala, David Sauvageau, Donna Schulz Torres
  • Patent number: 11832957
    Abstract: An impedance-type chip for real-time sensing sweat pressure, a micro-control system, and method thereof are provided for monitoring a physiological state of a subject. The impedance-type chip includes a substrate, a pair of comb-shaped electrodes, a first double-layered junction plate, a microfluidic channel plate, a second double-layered junction plate, and a sealing plate. Each the comb-shaped electrodes has a plurality of sub-electrodes and is disposed on the substrate to provide different impedance values. The first double-layered junction plate is disposed on the substrate, the microfluidic channel plate is disposed on the first double-layered junction plates, and the second double-layered junction plate is disposed on the microfluidic channel plate, wherein the first double-layered junction plate, the microfluidic channel plate, and the second double-layered junction plate have a microfluidic channel with a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Bor-Ran Li, Pei-Heng Lin, Wei-Lung Chang, Sian-Chen Sheu
  • Patent number: 11826170
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing electrical activity in smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract of a patient are disclosed. The systems includes an electromyographic-sensing patch adapted for placement on the skin of the abdomen of the patient. The patch has at least one bipolar electrode pair, or a multitude arranged in an array, and is enabled for communication of a signal indicative of a sensed electromyographic signal. The methods include artifact removal, data normalization, and peak detection methods on data derived from the sensed electromyographic signal and employ, at least for example, machine learning methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: G-Tech Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Navalgund, Steve Axelrod, Lindsay Axelrod