Patents Examined by Gary Jackson
  • Patent number: 10780293
    Abstract: A wearable light emitting apparatus for eyebrow growth is provided. The wearable light emitting apparatus for eyebrow growth comprises a main body and at least one light emitting assembly. The main body is to be wore on an user's head. The at least one light emitting assembly is located on the main body for projecting at least an eyebrow-shaped light beam to an eyebrow growing area of the head when the main body is wore on the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Chung-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 10765367
    Abstract: Modular physiological sensors that are physically and/or electrically configured to share a measurement site for the comfort of the patient and/or to ensure proper operation of the sensors without interference from the other sensors. The modular aspect is realized by providing outer housing shapes that generally conform to other physiological sensors; mounting areas for attachment of one sensor to another sensor; providing release liners on the overlapping sensor attachment areas; and/or providing notches, tabs or other mechanical features that provide for the proper placement and interaction of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Kevin Forrest
  • Patent number: 10765370
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlled sympathectomy procedures for neuromodulation are disclosed. A system for controlled micro ablation procedures is disclosed. A guidewire including one or more sensors or electrodes for accessing and recording physiologic information from one or more anatomical sites within the parenchyma of an organ as part of a physiologic monitoring session, a diagnostic test, or a neuromodulation procedure is disclosed. A guidewire including one or more sensors and/or a means for energy delivery, for performing a neuromodulation procedure within a small vessel within a body is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Autonomix Medical, INC.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10765885
    Abstract: A phototherapy device comprises a face mask having a rigid (or semi-rigid) shell contoured to the human face. A flexible array of LEDs is affixed to the inner surface of the mask. A flexible, quantum dot-containing film is situated over the flexible array of LEDs. The quantum dots in the QD-containing film are selected to photo-luminesce at one or more particular wavelengths in response to photoexcitation by the light emitted from the LEDs. The LEDs emit “primary light” and the quantum dots down-convert at least a portion of the primary light to “secondary light.” The flexible, quantum dot-containing film may be interchangeable such that the wavelength(s) of the secondary light may be tailored to various phototherapy treatment regimes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Torsten Schanze
  • Patent number: 10758743
    Abstract: A therapeutic treatment system and method are provided. The therapeutic system includes a light source adapted to irradiate at least a portion of the brain with light and a non-light energy source adapted to apply non-light energy to the at least a portion of the brain. The therapeutic treatment method includes irradiating at least a portion of a patient's brain with light and applying a non-light energy to the at least a portion of the patient's brain. The therapeutic treatment method provides therapeutic treatment without damaging the scalp tissue of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Pthera LLC
    Inventors: Luis De Taboada, Jackson Streeter
  • Patent number: 10758143
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a blood pressure parameter detection method. The method includes: detecting, by user equipment UE, an electrocardiogram ECG signal of a user by using a first ECG contact and a second ECG contact that are connected to an ECG detection circuit of the UE; when determining that the detected ECG signal matches a pre-stored reference ECG signal, enabling, by the UE, a photoplethysmogram PPG detection circuit, and detecting a PPG signal of the user by using a PPG detection point connected to the PPG detection circuit; and when determining that the detected PPG signal matches a pre-stored reference PPG signal, enabling, by the UE, a blood pressure detection application, and processing the detected ECG signal and the detected PPG signal by using the blood pressure detection application to obtain a blood pressure parameter of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonglin Gui, Bo Yang, Qizhi Zhan, Honggang Li, Zexu Qian
  • Patent number: 10758168
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are provided to automatically assess a plurality of fatigue mitigation strategies. In the context of a method, fatigue information is received for a subject and determination is made as to whether the subject is fatigued. In an instance in which the subject is fatigued, the method determines an estimated effectiveness of each of a plurality of fatigue mitigation strategies based upon fatigue information for the subject and one or more constraints and characteristics of a respective fatigue mitigation strategy. The determination of the estimated effectiveness of each of the plurality of fatigue mitigation strategies may also be based upon at least one of a time to become effective, a duration of the effectiveness and a side effect. The method also identifies at least one fatigue mitigation strategy to address fatigue of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Lisa C. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10751001
    Abstract: A method for noise information management is provided including obtaining, via at least one physiological sensor, physiological information of a patient, and obtaining, via a noise acquisition unit, noise information corresponding to noise occurring during collection of the physiological information. The method also includes recording the physiological information on at least one physiological recording channel and recording the noise information on at least one noise recording channel at a sample rate corresponding to a rate used to record the physiological information. Also, the method includes associating the noise information with environmental information corresponding to at least one of a time or location at which the physiological information was acquired from the patient to provide a case noise profile. Further, the method includes storing the case noise profile as part of an archive containing plural case noise profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Adrian Warner, Dan Schneidewend, Claudio Mejia, Vivek Sachdev
  • Patent number: 10751544
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical stimulation device for stimulating nerve cells, wherein the stimulation device has at least one implant component, which is designed for implanting in a natural inner cavity of the body of a living being, through which cavity a bodily fluid flows, having the following features: a) the implant component has at least one supporting structure, which can be expanded in a radial direction for fastening in the natural inner cavity, b) a plurality of light sources is fastened to the supporting structure, which light sources are designed to emit light in the radial direction with respect to the supporting structure, c) a plurality or electrodes is fastened to the supporting structure, which electrodes are designed to capture electrical body signals, d) the supporting structure has a plurality of openings and/or channels, through which the bodily fluid can flow after implantation in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER NEUROBIOLOGIE MAGDEBURG, OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG, OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MEDIZINISCHE FAKULTAET
    Inventors: Michael Lippert, Frank Ohl, Kathrin Janitzki, Hans-Joachim Heinze
  • Patent number: 10736581
    Abstract: A health monitoring system receives a health condition reading from a mobile device. The health condition reading is compared to ranges of data defining acceptable health conditions. If the health condition reading lies outside one of the ranges of data, then an alert may be generated and sent to the mobile device. The alert informs a user that the health condition reading is unacceptable, perhaps requiring medical attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Maria Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 10722318
    Abstract: A device for providing a colorfield for guiding a surgical tool within a surgical volume is provided. The device may include a coupling mechanism configured to couple the device to a surgical tool, and a light source configured to selectively emit light having a first predetermined color upon at least one of a surgical volume and the surgical tool. The first predetermined color may be selected based, at least in part, on a current spatial position of a portion of the surgical tool relative to a first pre-defined zone within the surgical volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Hyosig Kang
  • Patent number: 10722164
    Abstract: A system and method for detection and analysis of learner's/performers cognitive flow have been provided. The system is configured to measure the cognitive state of the performer, while they are performing tasks of various complexity levels, using physiological responses like brain activation, heart rate variability and galvanic skin response. The system uses a Bayesian network based framework to probabilistically evaluate the cognitive state of the learner from the difficulty levels of the tasks, IQ level of the learner and observations made using the physiological sensing. The system also measures the actual cognitive state using a questionnaire. The predicted cognitive state and the actual cognitive state is compared and based on the outcome of comparison a relevant step is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Debatri Chatterjee, Aniruddha Sinha, Meghamala Sinha, Sanjoy Kumar Saha
  • Patent number: 10722727
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating multiple simultaneous electronic signals is disclosed. The apparatus a signal generator (104), a non-transitory memory (106), a processor (102) configured and disposed to access the non-transitory memory (106), a plurality of laser activation pins (126), a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) activation pins (124). The processor is configured and disposed to activate one or more of the plurality of laser activation pins (126) coordinated to a first output (118) of the signal generator (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Bonnie Brandes
  • Patent number: 10716706
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for fragmenting a crystalline lens, to facilitate its removal from the lens bag during an ophthalmic laser surgery. First, a predetermined pattern is used to make Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) cuts that section the lens into asymmetrical, operational segments. At least one operational segment is then selected and softened with a plurality of compact LIOB cuts. Once softened, the selected segment is aspirated. The remaining operational segments are then subsequently removed. During a procedure, an imaging unit can monitor movements of the lens bag to ensure proper placement of the LIOB cuts on the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: BAUSCH & LOMB INCORPORATED, TECHNOLAS PERFECT VISION GMBH
    Inventors: Frieder Loesel, Jochen Kandulla, Friedrich Moritz, Gwillem Mosedale, Holger Schlueter, Roland Toennies, Gerhard Youssefi, David Haydn Mordaunt
  • Patent number: 10716704
    Abstract: An ophthalmoscope having a laser device for laser irradiation of an eye, in particular for performing a photocoagulation on fundus of the eye of the eye, includes an illuminator for illuminating the eye as well as a camera for acquiring an image of the eye. The illuminator is adapted to generate visible and infrared lights. The ophthalmoscope further includes a control unit adapted to trigger the illuminator for generating a light pulse of visible light and to read out from the camera a control image of the eye acquired by the camera during the light pulse. The ophthalmoscope is configurable to acquire an image of an eye and perform a laser treatment of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: OD-OS GMBH
    Inventors: Ben Liesfeld, Winfried Teiwes, Ulrike Weber, Kay-Uwe Amthor, Stephan Kirsch
  • Patent number: 10709607
    Abstract: A process for preventing or treating myopia includes applying a pulsed energy, such as a pulsed laser beam, to tissue of an eye having myopia or a risk of having myopia. The source of pulsed energy has energy parameters including wavelength or frequency, duty cycle and pulse train duration, which are selected so as to raise an eye tissue temperature up to eleven degrees Celsius to achieve therapeutic or prophylactic effect, such as stimulating heat shock protein activation in the eye tissue. The average temperature rise of the eye tissue over several minutes is maintained at or below a predetermined level so as not to permanently damage the eye tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, David B. Chang, Benjamin W. L. Margolis
  • Patent number: 10709828
    Abstract: A sheath device for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is described. The device has a first sheath with a proximal end and a distal end. When the device is used as intended, the distal end of the first sheath is provided for arrangement in the patient's body and the proximal end of the first sheath is provided for arrangement outside the patient's body. The first sheath comprises a tubular section and a sheath housing, which is disposed at the proximal end of the section and has a receiving channel for a strand-shaped body. The device solves the problem of reliably fixing a second sheath or a catheter with respect to the first sheath by providing a clamping element on the receiving channel for fixing a strand-shaped body in the receiving channel by way of clamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Thomas Toellner, Robert Decke
  • Patent number: 10709611
    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, where each of the top and bottom lenticular incision includes a center spherical portion and an edge transition portion that is not located on the same spherical surface as the spherical portion but has a steeper shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Fu, Alireza Malek Tabrizi
  • Patent number: 10709608
    Abstract: A process for preventing or treating myopia includes applying a pulsed energy, such as a pulsed light beam, to tissue of an eye having myopia or a risk of having myopia. The source of pulsed energy has energy parameters including wavelength or frequency, duty cycle and pulse train duration, which are selected so as to raise an eye tissue temperature to achieve therapeutic or prophylactic effect, such as stimulating heat shock protein activation in the eye tissue. The average temperature rise of the eye tissue over several minutes is maintained at or below a predetermined level so as not to permanently damage the eye tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, David B. Chang, Benjamin W. L. Margolis
  • Patent number: 10702326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical devices and methods for treating a lesion such as a vascular stenosis using non-thermal irreversible electroporation (NTIRE). Embodiments of the present invention provide a balloon catheter type NTIRE device for treating a target lesion comprising a plurality of electrodes positioned along the balloon that are electrically independent from each other so as to be individually selectable in order to more precisely treat an asymmetrical lesion in which the lesion extends only partially around the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc., AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Neal, II, Paulo A. Garcia, Rafael V. Davalos, Peter Callas