Patents Examined by Eric Winakur
  • Patent number: 10278592
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments for reconfiguring a storage system comprise a modular sensor platform, comprising: a base module comprising, a display, a processor, a memory and a communication interface; a band removably coupled to the base module such that the band is replaceable with different types of bands; and a sensor module that collects data from a user, the sensor module in communication with the base module and removably coupled to the band such that the sensor module is replaceable with different types of sensor modules, the sensor module further comprising a plurality of sensor units that are removably coupled to the sensor module such that individual sensor units are replaceable with different types of sensor units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ram Fish, James Schuessler, Julien Penders, Lindsay Brown, Frank Settemo Nuovo, Sheldon George Phillips, Tom Torfs
  • Patent number: 10271740
    Abstract: A system for maintaining permissive hypotension in a patient includes monitoring of blood perfusion and pressure, combining blood perfusion and pressure data to determine systolic blood pressure, monitoring for detection of systolic blood pressure below a critical threshold value, and providing an alert to perfusion options to maintain permissive hypotension. The system may be adapted to adjust the critical threshold value for systolic blood pressure as treatment progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kevin R. Ward, Hasan Alam, Kayvan Najarian, Robert Mitchell Baldwin, II
  • Patent number: 10264977
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for the transcutaneous determination of organ function in a subject. The method includes administering a fluorescent indicator substance to the subject, determining a first and a second concentration-time curve of the fluorescent indicator in a body fluid of the patient and fitting the concentration-time curves to a four compartment kinetic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MediBeacon Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Heinrich, Johannes Pill, Sabine Neudecker, Daniel Schock-Kusch, Juergen Guenther, Stefan Koenig, Jochen Friedmann
  • Patent number: 10265006
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical sensor unit (10) for measuring gas concentration, comprising: sensor means (12, 13) and first thermal insulation means (14, 16) at least partially surrounding said sensor means (12, 13). The sensor means (12,13) includes at least one sensing layer (12) adapted to be irradiated with a predetermined radiation (100), and at least one gas-permeable layer (13) adjacent to one side of the at least one sensing layer (12) and adapted to pass gas, which concentration is to measured, through the gas-permeable layer (13) towards the at least one sensing layer (12). The optical sensor unit (10) is adapted to measure an optical response of the at least one sensing layer (12), which optical response depends on the gas concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria Kahlman, Hans Willem Van Kesteren, Nicolaas Lambert, Theodorus Petrus Henricus Gerardus Jansen
  • Patent number: 10265002
    Abstract: The present invention provides a personal hand-held monitor (PHHM) comprising a signal acquisition device for acquiring signals which can be used to derive a measurement of a parameter related to the health of the user, wherein the signal acquisition device comprises a blood photosensor having one or more photo-emitters for transmitting light to a body part of a user, one or more photo-detectors for detecting light transmitted through or scattered by the body part and two or more optical cells, at least one of which contains an analyte to be detected or which mimics the absorption spectrum of the analyte, through which the light that has been or will be transmitted through or scattered by the body part passes before it reaches the photo-detector(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LEMAN MICRO DEVICES SA
    Inventors: Christopher Elliott, Mark-Eric Jones, Arushi Varshney, Matthieu Ruegg
  • Patent number: 10265019
    Abstract: A headwear assembly is provided that measures physiological changes, e.g., oxygen saturation, pulse, blood pressure, and body temperature of a user during physical exercise, to include athletic activities and other situations. The headwear assembly can provide integrated functionality with an external device such as a smart phone. The headwear assembly can be embodied in various configurations, e.g., stand-alone headband, cap, visor, or a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oxystrap Int'l, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Gertsch, Ronald Gertsch, Paul Nysen, Peter Nysen, William Swanson, Christopher L. Gehrisch, Martin D. McCune, David L. Williams
  • Patent number: 10258268
    Abstract: A tissue oximetry system employing diffuse optical spectroscopy includes an optical subsystem and an electronics and processing subsystem, together generating modulated optical signals processing a response optical signal in order to obtain measurements of blood oxygen values for a tissue from per-wavelength absorption values. Signal sources generate RF modulation signals, and ADC circuitry generates streams of digital sample values from analog detection signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: Darren Roblyer, Alyssa Torjesen
  • Patent number: 10258242
    Abstract: The present application describes techniques to image biological tissue to determine biological information of an imaged tissue sample such as changes in hemoglobin concentrations, blood flow rate (pulse), and/or spatio-temporal features. Embodiments include illuminating the tissue sample with light in the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum, which is minimally absorbed but scattered through the tissue sample. By detecting the NIR light that is attenuated through, transmitted through, and/or reflected off the tissue to be imaged, the resulting NIR intensity signals may be further analyzed to provide this data. Embodiments include using multiple NIR light sources having varying wavelengths to obtain changes in the oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin concentrations of the imaged tissue region. The tissue sample may be imaged over a time period, and the NIR images may be viewed statically or in real time after post-processing analyses have been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Anuradha Godavarty, Youngjin Jung
  • Patent number: 10258292
    Abstract: A method is provided for predicting that a patient will require a blood transfusion during a treatment. The method includes obtaining, on a processor, first data that indicates values for one or more parameters of a characteristic of a continuous photoplethysmographic (PPG) waveform collected during the treatment. The method further includes applying, on the processor, coefficients to the values for the one or more parameters. The method further includes determining, on the processor, second data that indicates a prediction that the patient will require the blood transfusion during the treatment based on applying the coefficients to the values for the one or more parameters. An apparatus is also provided for predicting that the patient will require the blood transfusion during the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Hu, Colin Mackenzie, Shiming Yang, Hegang Chen
  • Patent number: 10251605
    Abstract: A flexible, body-mountable analyte sensing device includes a flexible substrate configured for mounting to skin of a living body. The sensing device additionally includes a sensor probe attached to the flexible substrate and configured to penetrate the skin such that a sensor disposed on the sensor probe can detect an analyte in interstitial fluid. The sensor probe can include an elongate extension of the flexible substrate. The sensor can be, for example, an electrochemical sensor or an optical sensor. The sensing device is configured to wirelessly indicate detected concentrations or other information about the analyte in the interstitial fluid. The flexible substrate of the sensing device is configured to be adhered or otherwise mounted to the skin in a manner that minimally impacts activities of the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Zenghe Liu, Brian Otis, Jaclyn Leverett Wasson, William James Biederman
  • Patent number: 10251587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chemo-optical sensor unit for transcutaneous measurement of a concentration of a gas, comprising: at least one sensing layer adapted to be irradiated with a predetermined radiation; and at least one gas-permeable layer adjacent to one side of the at least one sensing layer, adapted to pass gas whose concentration is to be measured through the gas-permeable layer towards the sensing layer; wherein said chemo-optical sensor unit is adapted to operate with a contact medium between the gas-permeable layer and the skin, wherein said contact medium comprises a first compound other than water; wherein said chemo-optical sensor unit is characterized in that said at least one gas-permeable layer and said at least one sensing layer are permeable to said first compound; and wherein the chemo-optical sensor unit is adapted to measure an optical response of the at least one sensing layer, whose optical response depends on the concentration of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria Kahlman, Hans Willem Van Kesteren, Nicolaas Lambert
  • Patent number: 10244978
    Abstract: A system device and method are presented for determining if cerebral blood flow autoregulation functionality has been compromised in a patient. The system includes sensors for detecting and measuring at least two physiological parameters such as oxygenation and blood pressure. The system analyzes these measurements and presents them as waveforms. Episodes of interest in each waveform are determined and compared. Any time lag between the occurrence of episodes of interest in each waveform is established and accounted for. Where there is correspondence between episodes of interest in each waveform then impairment of cerebral blood flow autoregulation is likely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brain Check Medical, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Borgos, Isabelle Richmond
  • Patent number: 10238321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chemo-optical sensor unit for transcutaneous measurement of a concentration of a gas, comprising: at least one sensing layer adapted to be irradiated with a predetermined radiation; and at least one gas-permeable layer adjacent to one side of the at least one sensing layer, adapted to pass gas whose concentration is to be measured through the gas-permeable layer towards the sensing layer; wherein said chemo-optical sensor unit is adapted to operate with a contact medium between the gas-permeable layer and the skin, wherein said contact medium comprises a barrier layer which is gas-permeable and impermeable to water and ions; and wherein the chemo-optical sensor unit is adapted to measure an optical response of the at least one sensing layer, whose optical response depends on the concentration of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria Kahlman, Nicolaas Lambert, Hans Willem Van Kesteren
  • Patent number: 10238290
    Abstract: With a probe 2 in which an end of the organic photoelectric-conversion layer 23 on a projection optical path 10 side is covered by an upper electrode 24 having a light-blocking effect, light passing through the projection optical path 10 from a light source can be prevented from directly entering the organic photoelectric-conversion layer 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takahiko Yamanaka, Shigeo Hara, Toru Hirohata, Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10238346
    Abstract: A vehicle includes one or more integrated biosensors, such as finger sensors or other user touchpoints. The integrated biosensors are configured to obtain biosensor data, such as a patient's vitals or concentrations of substances in the blood flow of a user. A control module of a vehicle receives the biosensor data and controls operation of one or more systems of the vehicle in response to the biosensor data. The control module may also present the biosensor data on a display of the vehicle and receive user commands to control the biosensors. The control module may also generate warnings for display in response to the biosensor data exceeding one or more predetermined thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sanmina Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Steven Newberry
  • Patent number: 10231656
    Abstract: Optoacoustic diagnostic systems, devices, and methods are described. A system may comprise a console unit and a handheld probe. The console unit comprises a controller, a processor, a photodiode array, an acoustic processing subsystem, and a cooling subsystem. The probe directs light signals from the photodiode array to patient tissue. The light signals each have different wavelengths selected based on the physiological parameter of interest. The probe further comprises an acoustic transducer that receives acoustic signals generated in response to the directed light signals. The probe may comprise a finger-held working end that can be directed to the skull of a fetus within the uterus during labor. The probe can then accurately determine blood oxygenation of the fetus to determine if a caesarian section is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Noninvasix, Inc., The Board of Regents of The University of Texas
    Inventors: Rinat Esenaliev, Donald S. Prough, Yuriy Petrov, Irene Petrov, George Saade, Gayle L. Olson, Tommy G. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10231634
    Abstract: A system is provided that furnishes expert procedural guidance based upon patient-specific data gained from surgical instruments incorporating sensors on the instrument's working surface, one or more reference sensors placed about the patient, sensors implanted before, during or after the procedure, the patient's personal medical history, and patient status monitoring equipment. Embodiments include a system having a surgical instrument with a sensor for generating a signal indicative of a property of a subject tissue of the patient, which signal is converted into a current dataset and stored. A processor compares the current dataset with other previously stored datasets, and uses the comparison to assess a physical condition of the subject tissue and/or to guide a procedure being performed on the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SURGISENSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Zand, Gregory Scott Fischer
  • Patent number: 10231658
    Abstract: Information for assisting a doctor based on the oxygen saturation of an observation target is presented. An endoscope system includes a light source device, an image sensor, an oxygen saturation calculation unit, a distribution pattern generation unit, a disease state score calculation unit, and a monitor. The light source device emits light to irradiate the observation target. The image sensor images the observation target with reflected light of the light, and outputs an image signal. The oxygen saturation calculation unit calculates an oxygen saturation of the observation target based on the image signal. The distribution pattern generation unit generates a distribution pattern showing the distribution of the oxygen saturation. The disease state score calculation unit calculates a disease state score indicating the disease state of the observation target based on the distribution pattern. The monitor displays the disease state score or information based on the disease state score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasushi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10226216
    Abstract: Wearable patches comprising multiple separable adhesive layers. One or more of the layers can comprise electronics, mechanical components, gauze, medicine and/or other types of hardware suitable for the intended use of the patch. In use, a first layer of the patch is adhered to a user. When it is time to change layers, the patch is removed from the user, the first layer is removed from the patch to expose a second adhesive layer, and the second layer is applied to the user. The process may be repeated until the remaining layers of the patch have been used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Zansors LLC
    Inventors: Ranjit Das, Mark Travaglini
  • Patent number: 10226215
    Abstract: A coupling portion of a wearable medical monitor may include an attachment member configured to reversibly couple the coupling portion to a body portion of the wearable medical monitor. The wearable medical monitor may be coupled to a sensor via a cable. The coupling portion may also include a cable retention feature including a channel configured to receive the cable. The cable retention feature may be configured to apply a retaining force to the cable when the cable is disposed in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kristine M. Cohrs, David P. Besko, Ryan M. Miller, Jenna Dancy, Loren L. Lohrman