Patents Examined by Gary Jackson
  • Patent number: 10695213
    Abstract: An invention concerns a moisture control in a cryotherapy system and creating of snow mist. The system comprises a treatment chamber for at least one person, a closable entry to the treatment chamber, and a cooling apparatus. The cooling apparatus comprises an evaporator configured to function with a coolant and a valve for flow control of the coolant, wherein the evaporator is placed in the treatment chamber and the valve is coupled to the evaporator. The system further comprises a ventilation aperture for obtaining an additional air into the treatment chamber, the ventilation aperture being placed far from the evaporator to such spot that the additional air flows from the ventilation aperture towards the centre of the treatment chamber and simultaneously mixes with an air included in the treatment chamber so that water vapour of the additional air changes from gas to solid ice crystals and forms snow mist in the treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OY CRYON LTD.
    Inventor: Martti Grohn
  • Patent number: 10694956
    Abstract: A method for video evaluation of the heart rate and/or respiratory rate of a baby, in particular under dim or nocturnal conditions, in a device comprising a video camera and a source of infrared light, the method comprising the steps of: A1—illuminating the baby with the infrared source, A2—capturing video images of the baby, B1—determining the position of the baby's head by finding an ellipse forming an outline of the head, B2—identifying an area of interest centered on a selected ellipse, C—evaluating, by plethysmographic analysis of the area of interest, the heart rate and/or respiratory rate of the baby, and associated system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Amaury Dumoulin, Guillaume Mathias, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 10694827
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a hair-removal system comprising: a mobile phone or tablet computer comprising wireless communication means, a calendar memory with hair-removal session history information and a database comprising treatment time interval and treatment parameters; a light-emitting hair-removal device comprising wireless communication means, said communication means being able to establish interactive communication with the wireless communication means of the mobile phone or tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Olivier Smal
  • Patent number: 10682256
    Abstract: A treatment apparatus for operatively correcting myopia or hyperopia in an eye includes a laser device controlled by a control device and that separates the corneal tissue by applying a laser beam. The control device controls the laser device to emit the laser beam into the cornea such that a lenticule-shaped volume is isolated in the cornea. The control device, when controlling the laser device, predefines the lenticule-shaped volume such that the volume has a minimum thickness of between 5 and 50 ?m. For myopia correction, the minimum thickness occurs on the edge of the volume, and for hyperopia correction the minimum thickness occurs in the region of the visual axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Mark Bischoff, Gregor Stobrawa, Wilfried Bissmann
  • Patent number: 10684449
    Abstract: A laser system including a laser source that generates a laser beam and an optical switch that receives the laser beam and sends the laser beam to either a fast path or a slow path, wherein the F/# of the fast path is lower than the F/# of the slow path. The laser system includes an afocal optical system in the slow path and receives the laser beam from the optical switch and an x-y scanner that receives either a laser beam from the slow path or a laser beam from the fast path. The laser system including a scan lens system that performs a z-scan for the scanning laser beam only in the case wherein the scanning laser beam is generated from the laser beam in the fast path. The laser system including an aspheric patient interface device that receives a laser beam from the scan lens system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Lensar, Inc.
    Inventors: George C. Curatu, Rudolph W. Frey, John McWhirter, Steven E. Bott
  • Patent number: 10674960
    Abstract: An intraoral multisensor device includes a mouthpiece, a plurality of sensors at least one of attached to or integrated with the mouthpiece, and a data communications unit configured to receive signals from the plurality of sensors. The mouthpiece has a form to permit stable arrangement at least partially within a person's mouth such that it can remain for hands-free sensing of a plurality of biological parameters. Also, an intraoral multisensor system includes an intraoral multisensor device and a data processing device adapted to communicate with the intraoral multisensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Aidar Health
    Inventor: Gene Yevgeny Fridman
  • Patent number: 10679757
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for establishing a blood pressure model. The method comprises: acquiring pulse wave data, electrocardiographic data, blood pressure data and body mass indexes of a plurality of subjects to be examined; determining pulse wave transit time and pulse wave intensity ratios based on the pulse wave data and the electrocardiographic data; establishing a blood pressure model based on the blood pressure data, the pulse wave transit time, the pulse wave intensity ratios, and/or the body mass index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hui Li
  • Patent number: 10667736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing sympathetic nervous system (SNS) tone for renal neuromodulation therapy are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, a detector attached to or implanted in a patient and a receiver communicatively coupled to the detector. The detector can measure cardiac data and the receiver and/or a device communicatively coupled thereto can analyze the cardiac data to provide one or more SNS tone indicators. The SNS tone indicators can be used to determine whether a patient will be responsive to a neuromodulation therapy and/or whether a neuromodulation therapy was effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ARDIAN LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Douglas Hettrick, Shantanu Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10667705
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for obtaining blood pressure measurements are presented. The blood pressure measurements may be obtained by determining a pulse-transit time (PTT) as a function of a photoplethysmography (PPG) measurement and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement. A mobile device includes outer body sized to be portable for a user of the mobile device. The mobile device also includes a plurality of light emitting components distributed along at least one portion of the mobile device and a plurality of light collecting components configured to measure reflected light from the plurality of light emitting components reflected off of blood vessels within the user. The light emitting and light collecting components are distributed along the at least one portion of the mobile device. The mobile device may also include a light guide configured to direct light emitted by the at least one light emitting component toward blood vessels with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Igor Tchertkov, Evgeni Yurij Poliakov, Russell Wayne Gruhlke, Russel Allyn Martin, Evgeni Petrovich Gousev, Muhammed Ibrahim Sezan
  • Patent number: 10667706
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for obtaining blood pressure measurements are presented. The blood pressure measurements may be obtained by determining a pulse-transit time (PTT) as a function of a photoplethysmography (PPG) measurement and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement. A mobile device includes outer body sized to be portable for a user of the mobile device. The mobile device also includes a plurality of light emitting components distributed along at least one portion of the mobile device and a plurality of light collecting components configured to measure reflected light from the plurality of light emitting components reflected off of blood vessels within the user. The light emitting and light collecting components are distributed along the at least one portion of the mobile device. The mobile device may also include a light guide configured to direct light emitted by the at least one light emitting component toward blood vessels with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Igor Tchertkov, Evgeni Yurij Poliakov, Russell Wayne Gruhlke, Russel Allyn Martin, Evgeni Petrovich Gousev, Muhammed Ibrahim Sezan
  • Patent number: 10660641
    Abstract: A joint assembly including first and second supports, a spring cage, first and second drive shafts, and first and second cables. The spring cage having a first end fixed to the first support and a second end fixed to the second support and defining a spring channel between the first and second supports. The first drive shaft rotatably disposed along a first longitudinal axis defined by the first support and the second drive shaft rotatably disposed along a second longitudinal axis defined by the second support. The first and second cables extending through the first support and having an end secured to the second support. The first and second cables translatable in a direction parallel to the first longitudinal axis to articulated the second support relative to the first support such that the second longitudinal axis is disposed at a total joint angle relative to the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: John Beardsley
  • Patent number: 10646275
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for ablating material in a region within a vascular system of a patient are provided. A determination of at least one of a type of material in the region and an indication of a distance to the material in the region is made based on at least one property of the region determined from light reflected from the region. Light from a light source is transmitted in at least one of a plurality of optical fibers based on the determination, and at least some of the transmitted light is received at a first emitter disposed along a length of a laser catheter proximate a distal end thereof. The first emitter radially transmits the at least some of the light from the length of the laser catheter so that the light impinges upon and ablates the material through an opening in the length of the laser catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Timothy M. Kowalewski, Darrin D. Beekman, Jack B. Stubbs, Gregory K. Peterson, Sachin Bijadi, Arthur G. Erdman
  • Patent number: 10646274
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining a type of a material in a region within a vascular system of a patient are provided. The determination is made after light has been reflected from the region after being supplied to the region from a light source by at least one optical fiber. The determination is made based on an analysis of the light reflected from the region and of a received at least one indication of a force applied to the material in the region by one or more of the at least one optical fiber. The indication of the force applied by the one or more of the at least one optical fiber is provided by at least one force sensor coupled to the at least one optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Timothy M. Kowalewski, Darrin D. Beekman, Sachin Bijadi
  • Patent number: 10646118
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining a type of a material in a region within a vascular system of a patient and/or a distance to the material are provided. At least one source fiber is provided that supplies light from a light source to a region within a vascular system of a patient. At least one return fiber is provided to receive light reflected from the region within the vascular system. At least one controller is provided to determine at least one property of the region within the vascular system from the reflected light, and to determine a type of a material in the region within the vascular system and/or an indication of a distance to the material. Techniques such as laser ablation may then be performed based on the determined material type and/or distance to remove unwanted buildup, deposits, etc., while avoiding harmful results such as tearing of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Timothy M. Kowalewski, Darrin D. Beekman, Jack B. Stubbs, Paul Anthony Iaizzo, Gregory K. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10639503
    Abstract: Devices, systems, kits and methods are provided, that simplify focused ultrasound treatment. Devices comprise a supporting structure and a focused ultrasound (FUS) transducer having a central axis that is affixed to the supporting structure. Devices may further comprise an imaging ultrasound transducer and/or an x-ray aim, that may be attached to the supporting structure along the central axis of the FUS transducer. The FUS transducer is connected to a controller configured to control application of focused ultrasound by the transducer and may be associated with an imaging unit for imaging the treatment region using ultrasound and/or x-ray image data. The devices are hand held and easy to manipulate and aim correctly, utilizing coupling member(s) as well as feedback from the concurrently imaged treatment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FusMobile Inc.
    Inventors: Ari Hananel, Ron Aginsky
  • Patent number: 10631790
    Abstract: A vital sign measurement apparatus including: an input operation section; a first measurement section capable of measuring first vital signs; first and second operating systems; a first arithmetic processing section that runs on the first operating system and that arithmetically processes the first vital signs on the basis of an input signal from the input operation section, thereby generating a first arithmetically processed signal; a second arithmetic processing section that runs on the second operating system, that is communicable with the first arithmetic processing section, and that generates a second arithmetically processed signal on the basis of the input signal from the input operation section by use of the first arithmetically processed signal transmitted from the first arithmetic processing section; and an output control section that can receive the first and second arithmetically processed signals and that outputs at least one of the received arithmetically processed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Toyomura, Asao Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10631792
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a patient's susceptibility to develop cardiorespiratory instability wherein physiological parameters are analyzed with respect to a dynamics systems model to produce and indicator associated with a probability that the patient will become unstable is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH—OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HGIHER EDUCATION
    Inventor: Michael R. Pinsky
  • Patent number: 10624787
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a tissue part of an eye by means of laser radiation includes a suction-ring unit (16) which is capable of being mounted onto the eye, with a ring axis (22), a mechanical interface unit (34) which is separate from the suction-ring unit (16), which is capable of being moved along the ring axis (22) in coupling contact with the latter, and which is capable of being mechanically coupled with optical means (70) which focus the laser radiation onto or into the tissue part (12) of the eye, and sealing means (44, 52) which upon movement of the interface unit (34) in coupling contact with the suction-ring unit (16) form a space (58) which is capable of being evacuated and which is delimited by sealing surfaces (46, 60) of the interface unit (34) and of the suction-ring unit (16) and of the sealing means (44, 52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Christof Donitzky, Thomas Deisinger, Bernd Zerl
  • Patent number: 10610411
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting an angle of incidence of a laser surgery system include a laser source to produce a laser beam and an optical delivery system to output the laser beam pulses to an object at an adjustable incident angle. A first rotator assembly receives the beam from the laser source along a first beam axis. The first rotator assembly rotates around the first beam axis and the first rotator assembly outputs the beam along a second beam axis different from the first beam axis. A second rotator assembly receives the beam from the first rotator assembly along the second beam axis. The second rotator assembly rotates around the second beam axis. The second rotator assembly follows the rotation of the first rotator assembly and the first rotator assembly is independent of the rotation of the second rotator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Fu, Bryant M. Moore
  • Patent number: 10610158
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring a subject are described. A monitoring device configured to be attached to a body of a subject includes a sensor that is configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from the subject and a motion sensor configured to detect and/or measure subject motion information. The physiological sensor and motion sensor are in communication with a processor that is configured to receive and analyze signals produced by the physiological sensor and motion sensor. The processor is configured to process motion sensor signals to identify an activity characteristic of the subject. Once an activity characteristic is determined, the processor is configured to select a biometric signal extraction algorithm or circuit in response to the activity characteristic of the subject, and then process physiological sensor signals via the biometric signal extraction algorithm or circuit to produce physiological information about the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Edward Aumer, Steven Francis LeBoeuf