Patents Examined by Gary Jackson
  • Patent number: 11324823
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides topical biophotonic materials and methods useful in phototherapy. In particular, the topical biophotonic materials of the present disclosure include a cohesive matrix, and at least one chromophore which can absorb and emit light from within the topical biophotonic material, wherein the topical biophotonic material is elastic. The topical bio-photonic materials and the methods of the present disclosure are useful for promoting wound healing and skin rejuvenation, as well as treating acne and various other skin disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Nikolaos Loupis, Remigio Piergallini, Eric Desrosiers
  • Patent number: 11324443
    Abstract: A medical monitoring and treatment device that includes a therapy delivery interface, a plurality of therapy electrodes coupled to the therapy delivery interface, a plurality of electrocardiogram sensing electrodes to sense electrocardiogram signals of a patient, a sensor interface to receive the electrocardiogram signals and digitize the electrocardiogram signals, and at least one processor coupled to the sensor interface and the therapy delivery interface to analyze the digitized electrocardiogram signals, to detect a cardiac arrhythmia based on the digitized electrocardiogram signals, and to control the therapy delivery interface to apply electrical therapy to the patient based upon the detected cardiac arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Christopher Luke Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11317858
    Abstract: A medical monitoring device includes a signal collection module, a data processing module and a display module. The data processing module processes a vital sign signal collected by the signal collection module, generates physiological parameters, and generates visualization information about parameters of interest corresponding to a designated anesthetic phase based on request information, the designated anesthetic phase is an anesthetic induction phase, an anesthetic maintenance phase or a postoperative recovery phase, and the parameters of interest comprise parameters selected from the physiological parameters and/or anesthetic parameters derived from the physiological parameters. The display module at least displays the visualization information about the parameters of interest corresponding to the designated anesthetic phase in an anesthetic state display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaocheng Tang, Ming Yi Tan, Weijun Wu, Jianhui Zhang, Qinglin Tao
  • Patent number: 11311410
    Abstract: A self-contained, hyperthermic conditioning unit and selectively controllable environment for exercising. The unit comprises a base portion having a bed therein and a removable cover connected to the base portion to enclose a personal compartment within the unit. One or more heating elements provide heat to the personal compartment and one more pieces of physical exercise equipment are provided within the personal compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Visibelle Derma Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Daffer
  • Patent number: 11304766
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, an end effector coupled to the distal end of the shaft, and a sheath disposed on an external surface of the instrument shaft. The sheath has a first section made of ePTFE and a second section made of a second material, wherein the second section provides a friction seal with the shaft, and wherein the ePTFE is gas-permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: William J. Park, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G. Cooper, Matthew R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11304641
    Abstract: Systems, interfaces, and methods are described herein for evaluation and adjustment cardiac therapy. The systems, interfaces, and methods may utilize, or include, a graphical user interface to display various information with respect to a plurality of external electrodes and electrical activity monitored using such external electrodes and to allow a user to adjust what information to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Subham Ghosh, Karen Kleckner, Melissa Rhodes, Jordyn Reich
  • Patent number: 11305118
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for use in delivering stimulation to the head of a patient, including examples directed to delivering electrical or other stimulation to the eye of the patient. In some examples eyepieces or eyepatches are configured to deliver electrical or other stimulus to the eye of a patient by being worn on the face of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Biovisics Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Rockley, James R. Chiapetta, Thomas W. Harold, Michael Ashker
  • Patent number: 11298534
    Abstract: A stimulator for a digestive organ includes a case, a substrate member disposed in the case, and an electrode member connected to the substrate member and extending to protrude outwardly from the case. The electrode member may have a shape of a wire and may be configured to provide an electrical stimulation in a state of being inserted and fixed at a predetermined location within a digestive organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Hoon Jai Chun, Jung Hwa Hong, Dong Geun Sul, Bora Keum, Eun Sun Kim, Hyuk Soon Choi, Seung Han Kim
  • Patent number: 11298510
    Abstract: The endovenous treatment device has a delivery system (1; 2) for delivering of at least one treatment dose, which delivery system (1; 2) includes a wire element (1) for delivery of a treatment dose, which has a distal end part (10) able to be inserted, over at least part of its length, longitudinally into a vein, and which allows at least one treatment dose to be delivered into a vein in the region of the end of said distal end part (10). It additionally includes a drive system (4) by which the wire element (1) for dose delivery can be driven in at least a first given drive direction (R), and a guide (3) which is flexible along all or part of its length. The device includes a holding system (5) by which the distal end part (30) of the guide (3) can be temporarily held with respect to the body of a patient, near the insertion zone (7) of the wire element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LSO MEDICAL
    Inventor: Philippe Rochon
  • Patent number: 11291826
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described including a blood pump that is placed inside a body of subject. The blood pump includes an impeller that includes proximal and distal bushings, and that defines an axial lumen that extends from the proximal bushing to the distal bushing, a frame disposed around the impeller, and an axial shaft that passes through the proximal and distal bushings of the impeller. A distal end of a delivery catheter, and the frame and the impeller, are configured to be moved with respect to one another, to thereby cause the frame to assume a radially-constrained configuration by the frame becoming axially elongated, and cause the impeller to assume a radially-constrained configuration by the impeller becoming axially elongated. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Magenta Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Tuval, Zev Sohn, Ehud Schwammenthal, Gad Lubinsky
  • Patent number: 11291470
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to a surgical probe with shape-memory material, such as a probe with a set of light sources, for instance. Some embodiments are particularly directed to a cannula with a shape-memory material that is used to secure a window. In one or more embodiments, for example, an apparatus for surgical use may include a cannula with a shape-memory material in an austenitic phase. In some embodiments, the window may be positioned at an opening of the cannula when the shape-memory material is in a martensitic phase. In some embodiments, transitioning the shape-memory material from the martensitic phase to the austenitic phase secures the window in position at the opening of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Cook, Alireza Mirsepassi, Kambiz Parto
  • Patent number: 11284793
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for controlling an eye surgery system, wherein a light pattern is generated on an eye by an illumination device and is captured by a camera unit while the patient is in the position in which he or she will undergo the surgery. At least one property of the eye characterizing the current orientation of the eye during the surgery is determined from the light pattern by a computing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Saso Spasovski, Kai Just, Wolfgang Pogade
  • Patent number: 11284954
    Abstract: A method of controlling a surgical instrument comprising an end effector may comprise detecting a first signal indicating that an end effector component of a surgical instrument is positioned between a first position and a second position; and automatically controlling operation of the end effector component when a second signal is not detected within a predetermined delayed response time period after detecting the first signal, wherein the second signal indicates that the end effector component is in one of the first position or the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Durant, Gabriel F. Brisson, Scott E. Manzo, William A. Burbank
  • Patent number: 11272852
    Abstract: A method of determining blood pressure measurements includes inflating a cuff, receiving an indication of pressure inside the cuff during inflation, determining a blood pressure based at least in part on the received indication, assigning a confidence level to the blood pressure, and determining whether the confidence level satisfies a threshold confidence level. Based at least on a determination that the confidence level satisfies a threshold confidence level, the method can include causing a display to display the blood pressure. Based at least on a determination that the confidence level does not satisfy a threshold confidence level, the method can include deflating the cuff, receiving an indication of pressure inside the cuff during deflation, determining another blood pressure, and causing a display to display a blood pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Marcelo Lamego, Massi Joe E Kiani, Ken Lam, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung The Vo
  • Patent number: 11272847
    Abstract: A system comprising a multi-sensor catheter for monitoring of a cardiac hemodynamic condition, e.g. heart failure, is disclosed. The multi-sensor catheter comprises multi-lumen catheter tubing comprising first and second optical pressure sensors, and their respective optical fibers and connectors. For right heart and pulmonary artery catheterization, a flow-directed multi-sensor catheter comprises a guidewire lumen, an inflatable balloon tip, and sensor locations are configured for placement of a sensor in each of the right atrium and pulmonary artery, for measurement of central venous pressure in the right atrium and a pulmonary artery pressure. An optical fiber for oximetry may be included. The outside diameter is small enough for insertion through a vein of the arm. For monitoring of a left atrial shunt, sensors of a multi-sensor catheter are configured for measuring pressures upstream and downstream of the shunt, e.g. in the left and right atria, or left atrium and coronary sinus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: HemoCath Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Glover, Eric Caron, Sylvain Abel
  • Patent number: 11273320
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photo-therapy device and its use for treatment of skin conditions such as rashes or similar dermatological conditions that are exhibited by Grover's disease or other diseases which are associated or co-existent with Grover's disease. The treatment includes exposure of the subject's affected skin and preferably the entire body with blue LED light to improve skin status by stimulating body's immune system to reduce itching, blotchiness and skin discomfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TCELLERATE LLC
    Inventor: William Woodburn
  • Patent number: 11266827
    Abstract: This invention addresses the need for efficient dry skin electrodes. Robust, flexible Mixed Ionic Electronic Conductor (MIEC) electrodes were prepared by an aqueous solution route resulting in electrically conductive networks of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and ionically conductive elastic matrix. The flexible electrode was characterized in terms of conductivity, ionic charge transfer resistance, and water uptake. The flexible electrode maintained low resistance even after multiple cycles of 50% extension and contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Amy M. Heintz, Krenar Shqau, Ramanathan Lalgudi, Katherine M Palmer
  • Patent number: 11266346
    Abstract: A sleep state determination method using biometric and motion information includes acquiring motion information of a user using a motion sensor; determining a primary sleep state of the user based on the acquired motion information; acquiring biometric information of the user using a biometric sensor when the primary sleep state is determined; and determining a final sleep state of the user by combining the acquired biometric information and the primary sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Hyun Soon Shin, Do Hyung Kang, Chan Young Hahm
  • Patent number: 11260242
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use in treating one or more patient's sensory impairment, e.g., associated with peripheral neuropathy. An exemplary system may be configured to generate treatment information for treating sensory impairment in at least one body portion using photonic energy from a therapeutic laser based on data indicative of damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Biolyst, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy Kelm, Philip S. Walter, Robert B. Weigel, Joshua Reed
  • Patent number: 11259964
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention generally relate to ophthalmic laser procedures and, more particularly, to systems and methods for lenticular laser incision. In an embodiment, an ophthalmic surgical laser system comprises a laser delivery system for delivering a pulsed laser beam to a target in a subject's eye, an XY-scan device to deflect the pulsed laser beam, a Z-scan device to modify a depth of a focus of the pulsed laser beam, and a controller configured to form a top lenticular incision and a bottom lenticular incision of a lens in the subject's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventor: Hong Fu