Patents Examined by George Manuel
  • Patent number: 12021329
    Abstract: An implantable blood pump system is disclosed herein. The implantable blood pump system includes an implantable blood pump, a controller coupled to the blood pump, a connector receptacle, and a connector insert. The connector receptacle can include a plurality of contacts, and a following surface. The connector insert can be received within the connector receptacle to couple a plurality of insert contacts with the plurality of contacts of the connector receptacle. The connector insert can include walls defining a follower receptacle that can receive a portion of the following surface when the connector insert is in a desired alignment with respect to the connector receptacle, and a cam surface that can engage with the following surface to bias the connector insert to the desired alignment with respect to the connector receptacle when the connector insert is inserted into the connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: John Mark Di Paola, Michael McCoy, John Duc Nguyen, Jaime Romero, Dustin Roelle, Andrew Wong, Dmitry Protsenko, Michael Sahines
  • Patent number: 12011608
    Abstract: A cardiac medical system, such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system, receives a cardiac electrical signal by and senses cardiac events when the signal crosses an R-wave sensing threshold. The system determines at least one sensed event parameter from the cardiac electrical signal for consecutive cardiac events sensed by the sensing circuit and compares the sensed event parameters to P-wave oversensing criteria. The system detects P-wave oversensing in response to the sensed event parameters meeting the P-wave oversensing criteria; and adjusts at least one of an R-wave sensing control parameter or a therapy delivery control parameter in response to detecting the P-wave oversensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Xusheng Zhang, Paul J. Degroot
  • Patent number: 12004796
    Abstract: A cryoablation method, system, and device that allows for real-time and accurate assessment and monitoring of PV occlusion and lesion formation without the need for expensive imaging systems and without patient exposure to radiation. The system includes a cryoballoon catheter with a cryoballoon, a distal electrode, a proximal electrode, and a temperature sensor. Impedance measurements recorded by the electrodes may be used to predict ice formation, quality of pulmonary vein occlusion, and lesion formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic CryoCath LP
    Inventors: Boaz Avitall, Catherine R. Condie
  • Patent number: 12004714
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes an insertion section main body extending along a longitudinal axis, a rotation supporter attached to the insertion section main body, a power transmission member rotatably supported by the rotation supporter and having a blade to which a fluid is supplied, external teeth arranged on an outer circumferential surface of the power transmission member in a circumferential direction, a tubular rotation member disposed outside the power transmission member in a radial direction, internal teeth arranged on an inner circumferential surface of the rotation member in the circumferential direction, and a fluid duct configured to supply the fluid to the blade. The power transmission member is configured to rotate by receiving power generated in the blade due to supply of the fluid. The rotation member is configured to rotate about the longitudinal axis by receiving the power from the power transmission member as the internal teeth are meshed with the external teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuto Maekawa
  • Patent number: 12003127
    Abstract: A mobile phone cover is provided comprising: a holder 120, 1120, 2120, 3120 for receiving and retaining a mobile phone 108, the mobile phone comprising an energy supply; a portable charging device 106, 1106, 2106, 3106 having two or more charging stations 110, 1110, 2110, 3110, each charging station 110, 1110, 2110, 3110 being configured and arranged for receiving and retaining a rechargeable instrument 104, the rechargeable instrument 104 comprising an energy storage; the portable charging device 106, 1106, 2106, 3106 being further configured and arranged: to transfer energy, in use, from the energy supply of the mobile phone 108, placed in the holder, to the two or more charging stations 110, 1110, 2110, 3110; and to transfer energy, in use, from the charging stations 110, 1110, 2110, 3110 to the energy storage of the rechargeable instrument 104 placed in the respective charging station 110, 1110, 2110, 3110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Salvia BioElectronics B.V.
    Inventors: Daniël Willem Elisabeth Schobben, Hubert Cécile François Martens, Marjolein Wilhelmina Maria Schets
  • Patent number: 11978559
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a condition of a user. A treatment apparatus is configured to be manipulated by the user for performing an exercise, and an interface is communicably coupled to the treatment apparatus. One or more sensors are configured to sense one or more characteristics of an anatomical structure of the user. A processing device and a memory is communicatively coupled to the processing device. The memory includes computer readable instructions, that when executed by the processing device, cause the processing device to: receive, from the sensors, one or more sensor inputs representative of the one or more of characteristics of the anatomical structures; calculate an infection probability of a disease based on the one or more characteristics of the anatomical structures; and output, to the interface, a representation of the infection probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11969587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stent pump for intravascular, intraventricular or intraatrial placement inside the human heart comprising: —a preferably tubular housing having an inlet and an outlet, —an impeller, and —a stream former, wherein the impeller and optionally the stream former are arranged within the housing, characterized in that the stream former is arranged downstream of the impeller, and the housing, the stream former and/or the impeller are deployable from a first position, in which the housing, the stream former and/or the impeller are folded for being arranged within a delivery device, into a second, expanded position, in which the housing, the stream former and/or the impeller are deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Werner Mohl
    Inventor: Werner Mohl
  • Patent number: 11967454
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a corrosion resistant permanent magnet, to a method for producing a corrosion resistant permanent magnet, and to an intravascular blood pump comprising the magnet. The magnet is corrosion resistant due to a composite coating comprising a metal layer, optionally a metal oxide layer, a layer formed from poly(2-chloro-p-xylylene), and a linker layer between the metal oxide layer and the poly(2-chloro-p-xylylene) layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: ABIOMED EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Siess, Claudia Mourran
  • Patent number: 11955223
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a technique implemented by a computing device. The technique includes the steps of (1) receiving one or more characteristics associated with a user, wherein the one or more characteristics comprise personal information, performance information, measurement information, cohort information, familial information, comorbidity information, healthcare professional information, or some combination thereof; (2) determining, based on the one or more characteristics, one or more conditions of the user, wherein the one or more conditions pertain to cardiac health, pulmonary health, bariatric health, oncologic health, cardio-oncologic health, or some combination thereof; (3) based on the one or more conditions, identifying, using one or more trained machine learning models, one or more subgroups to present via the display, wherein the one or more subgroups represent different partitions of the one or more characteristics; and (4) presenting, via the display, the one or more subgroups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Rosenberg, Steven Mason
  • Patent number: 11955218
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented system includes a treatment apparatus configured to be manipulated by a user while performing an exercise session, patient interfaces associated with users, and a server computing device configured to receive treatment data pertaining to the user, determine whether at least one characteristic of the user matches at least one second characteristic of a second user, where the second user belonging to a cohort. Responsive to determining the at least one characteristic of the user matches the at least one second characteristic of the second user, the server computing device is configured to assign the user to the cohort and select, via a trained machine learning model, a treatment plan for the user. Responsive to transmitting a signal to the patient interfaces of users in the cohort, the server computing device enables the patient interfaces to establish the virtual shared session between the patient interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11950861
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system includes an assistant interface for providing remote medical assistance to aid a patient in performing various aspects of a rehabilitation regimen for a body part comprising a joint, a bone, or a muscle group. The assistant interface is configured to communicate, via a network connection, a telemedicine signal with the patient interface. The telemedicine signal is configured to control the patient interface and/or a treatment apparatus configured to be manipulated by the patient to perform the rehabilitation regimen. The patient interface and the treatment apparatus are at a patient location geographically separate from a location of the assistant interface. The telemedicine signal includes one or more of an audio signal, an audiovisual signal, an interface control signal for controlling a function of the patient interface, and/or an apparatus control signal for changing an operating parameter of the treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Steven Mason, Jonathan Greene, Joseph Guaneri
  • Patent number: 11950923
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses monitor mammal conditions, report condition changes, and provide neurocode-based treatment in response to condition changes. A mammal implantable controller includes modules to monitor, wirelessly communicate to external computers, and administer treatment received from a remote computer based on monitoring of changes in mammal condition as analyzed by the remote computer. External computers can be provided in the form of a mobile device (e.g., smartphone/tablet), resident treatment pods, and treatment servers. Treatment can be provided to change biological function or trigger cell death in cancer cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Electroceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor Schuler, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 11944443
    Abstract: Fast recovery electrocardiogram (ECG) signal method and apparatus are provided. In one embodiment, an ECG apparatus includes an input for receiving a biometric cardiogram signal, such as a Wilson Central Terminal (WCT) signal, and a combiner, such as an adder, for producing a compensated signal. Processing circuitry produces an ECG reflective of the compensated signal and also outputs a signal corresponding to high frequency response of the compensated signal to compensate for low response of the biometric cardiogram signal to high frequency spikes. A resultant ECG is produced by the processing circuitry having pacing signal contribution within the biometric cardiogram signal cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventor: Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 11937841
    Abstract: A medical device may comprise an instrument comprising a shaft and a working end comprising a jaw mechanism, and a translating mechanism moveable in a first direction and a second direction relative to the jaw mechanism, the first and second directions opposite to one another. The medical device may further comprise a controller configured to in response to a first input, control movement of the translating mechanism from a proximal position to an intermediate position relative to the jaw mechanism, in response to a second input, control movement of the translating mechanism from the intermediate position to a distal position relative to the jaw mechanism, control movement of the translating mechanism from the distal position back to the proximal position, and monitor a position of the translating mechanism to determine whether the translating mechanism has moved from the distal position back to the proximal position after a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Rosa, Salvatore J. Brogna
  • Patent number: 11938329
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices include circuitry positioned adjacent to header-related structures, rather than having the header and related structures sitting atop the position of the circuitry within a device housing. A circuit board within the device housing may be positioned adjacently to a lead bore of the header. Feedthrough conductors may extend from the circuitry to conductors of the header while being positioned adjacently to the circuit board. Lead frame conductors may extend to the electrical connectors of the lead bores while also being adjacent to the upper portion of the circuitry. Device height may be reduced by having the circuitry be positioned adjacent to one or more of the various header-related structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Deininger, Jeffrey Clayton, Michael Baade, Anthony Chasensky
  • Patent number: 11937948
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to techniques for identifying false detection of asystole in a cardiac electrogram that include determining whether at least one of a plurality of false asystole detection criteria are satisfied. In some examples, the plurality of false asystole detection criteria includes a first false asystole detection criterion including a reduced amplitude threshold for detecting cardiac depolarizations in the cardiac electrogram, and a second false asystole detection criterion for detecting decaying noise in the cardiac electrogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ya-Jian Cheng, Jerry D. Reiland
  • Patent number: 11942205
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system includes a treatment apparatus manipulated by a patient while performing an exercise session and a patient interface that receives a virtual avatar. The patient interface presents the virtual avatar. The virtual avatar uses a virtual representation of the treatment apparatus to guide the patient through an exercise session. A server computing device provides the virtual avatar of the patient to the patient interface and receives a message pertaining to a trigger event. The message includes a severity level of the trigger event. The server computing device determines whether a severity level of the trigger event exceeds a threshold severity level, and responsive to determining the severity level of the trigger event exceeds the threshold severity level, replaces on the patient interface the presentation of the virtual avatar with a presentation of a multimedia feed from a computing device of the medical professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11931017
    Abstract: A tool actuation connector includes a tool activation interface, a longitudinal lock interface and a rotation lock interface. The tool actuation connector includes a latching spring, an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve. The latching spring includes a plurality of spring hooks, for coupling with the tool activation interface. The inner sleeve is operable to longitudinally move relative to the latching spring. The inner sleeve couples the latching spring to the activation interface when the inner sleeve is located over the latching spring and releases the latching spring from the activation interface when the inner sleeve moves away from the latching spring toward the proximal direction. The outer sleeve is rotationally locked with the inner sleeve and is operable to longitudinally move relative to the inner sleeve. The outer sleeve is further operable to rotationally lock with the tool via the rotation lock interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: VALUEBIOTECH ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Nir Geffen, Avraham Rami Lore, Eldar Cohen, Alexander Mikler, Paul Price, Antonello Forgione, Renzo Zaltieri
  • Patent number: 11931586
    Abstract: A cardiac pacing system having a pulse generator for generating therapeutic electric pulses, a lead electrically coupled with the pulse generator having an electrode, a first sensor configured to monitor a physiological characteristic of a patient, a second sensor configured to monitor a second physiological characteristic of a patient and a controller. The controller can determine a pacing vector based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor, and cause the pulse generator to deliver the therapeutic electrical pulses according to the determined pacing vector. The controller can also modify pacing characteristics based on variables including a signal received from the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: AtaCor Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sanghera, Alan Marcovecchio, Sean P. McGeehan
  • Patent number: 11923057
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system may include a treatment device configured to be manipulated by a user while the user is performing a treatment plan and a patient interface comprising an output device configured to present telemedicine information associated with a telemedicine session. The computer-implemented system may also include a first computing device configured to: receive treatment data pertaining to the user while the user uses the treatment device to perform the treatment plan; write to an associated memory, for access by an artificial intelligence engine, the treatment data; receive, from the artificial intelligence engine, at least one prediction; identify a threshold corresponding to the at least one prediction; and, in response to a determination that the at least one prediction is outside of the range of the threshold, update the treatment data pertaining to the user to indicate the at least one prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene