Patents Examined by George Manuel
  • Patent number: 11369796
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods relating to neuromodulation. In particular, the present disclosure provides systems and methods for identifying optimized waveforms for blocking neural conduction. The systems and methods of neuromodulation disclosed herein facilitate the treatment of various diseases associated with pathological neural activity. The optimized waveforms for blocking neural conduction are identified through use of a global optimization algorithm based on predetermined performance criteria. A plurality of waveforms are generated and evaluated for neuronal conduction block using a computational model of extracellular neuronal stimulation, and at least on candidate waveform having an optimized shape capable of blocking neural conduction is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Warren Grill, Nikki Pelot, Timothy Hoer
  • Patent number: 11364373
    Abstract: Blood pump assemblies and methods of manufacturing and operating blood pump assemblies are provided. The blood pump assembly includes a pump and an impeller blade rotatably coupled to the pump. The blood pump assembly also includes a pump housing component sized for passage through a body lumen and coupled to the pump. The pump housing component includes a peripheral wall extending about a rotation axis of the impeller blade. The peripheral wall includes an inner peripheral wall surface and an outer peripheral wall surface. The peripheral wall also includes one or more blood exhaust apertures. Each blood exhaust aperture in the one or more blood exhaust apertures is defined by an inner aperture edge and an outer aperture edge. Each inner aperture edge is chamfered between the inner peripheral wall surface and the outer peripheral wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ABIOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Scott C. Corbett, Zhongwei Qi, Kar Lee
  • Patent number: 11350868
    Abstract: An electrocardiogram information processing method and workstation system. The method includes receiving electrocardiogram data output by multiple devices; performs data analysis on the electrocardiogram data, and generating report data and stores same; receiving a report data query by a user, queries corresponding report data according to a user ID of the user, and generating report result list for display and output; receiving a selection by the user, and obtaining selected report data according to the selection; receiving a report data consultation request input by the user; obtaining a user ID of an associated user corresponding to the user ID according to the report data consultation request, and sending the report data to a user equivalent of the associated user according to the user ID of the associated user; and receiving a consultation result feedback data sent by the user equivalent of the associated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Lepu CloudMed Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jun Cao, Chuanyan Hu, Tao Liu, Yan Jiang, Liang Tian, Huili Cao, Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 11348683
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for processing medical claims is disclosed. The system includes a medical device configured to be manipulated by a user while the user performs a treatment plan; a patient interface associated with the medical device, the patient interface comprising an output configured to present telemedicine information associated with a telemedicine session; and a processor. During the telemedicine session, the processor is configured to receive information from a medical device. Using the device-generated information, the processor is further configured to determine device-based medical coding information. The processor is further configured to transmit the device-based medical coding information to a claim adjudication server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ROM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Guaneri, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Jonathan Greene, Steven Mason
  • Patent number: 11337634
    Abstract: An ambulatory electrocardiography monitor is provided. The monitor includes a housing adapted to couple to a monitoring patch that includes electrocardiographic electrodes; and electronic circuitry provided within the housing. The electronic circuitry includes an electrocardiographic front end circuit; the microcontroller configured to: execute a power up sequence upon the housing coupling to the patch; after the execution of the power-up sequence, retrieve from the monitoring patch an identifier associated with the patch and a password for accessing results of a physiological monitoring conducted using the patch; read samples of the electrocardiographic signals, buffer the samples of the electrocardiographic signals, compress the buffered samples of the electrocardiographic signals, buffer the compressed samples of the electrocardiographic signals, and write-the buffered samples into a memory in association with the password and the identifier; and the memory electrically interfaced with the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Ezra M. Dreisbach, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Corey Bailey Williamson, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 11337757
    Abstract: A microwave ablation device including a cable assembly configured to connect a microwave ablation device to an energy source and a feedline in electrical communication with the cable assembly. The microwave ablation device further includes a balun on an outer conductor of the feedline, and a temperature sensor on the balun sensing the temperature of the balun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Brannan, Casey M. Ladtkow, Darion R. Peterson, Eric W. Larson, William J. Dickhans, Richard A. Willyard, Jason A. Case
  • Patent number: 11331491
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing neuromodulation field design for pain therapy are discussed. An exemplary neuromodulation system includes an electrostimulator to stimulate target tissue to induce paresthesia, a data receiver to receive pain data including pain sites experiencing pain, and to receive patient feedback on the induced paresthesia including paresthesia sites experiencing paresthesia. The neuromodulation system includes a processor circuit configured to generate a spatial correspondence indication between the pain sites and the paresthesia sites over one or more dermatomes, determine an anodic weight and a cathodic weight for each of multiple electrode locations using the spatial correspondence indication, and generate a stimulation field definition for neuromodulation pain therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica Block, Tianhe Zhang, Natalie A. Brill
  • Patent number: 11324941
    Abstract: The invention provides an intraventricular pulsating blood pump fixedly disposed at the ventricularapex inside the ventricle to generate pulsation action. The pulsating blood pump is substantially jellyfish-shaped and includes a bell-shaped pump body and a driving source, an opening of the bell-shaped pump body faces to the outlet of the ventricle, the driving source drives the bell-shaped pump body to contract or relax, and the contraction or relaxation of the bell-shaped pump body drives the blood in the ventricle to eject directionally to the artery and form a convoluted blood flow field between the inner wall of the bell-shaped pump body and the inner wall of the ventricle. The invention not only provides assist to ventricular by pulsating blood flow, but also optimizes the flow field and pressure distribution in the ventricle, the blood pump of the invention is better in biocompatibility than the blood pumps in prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: magAssist Inc.
    Inventors: Boling Xu, Weiguo Dang, Penghui Huang
  • Patent number: 11325005
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for operating an electromechanical device are disclosed. The system includes, in one example, the electromechanical device, a patient portal, and a computing device. The computing device is configured to receive user data relating to a user, and receive treatment data relating to treatment plans and outcomes. The computing device is also configured to generate a prehabilitation plan by using a machine learning model to process the user data and the treatment data. The computing device is further configured to select, for the electromechanical device, an electromechanical device configuration that enables exercises of the prehabilitation plan to be performed by the user such that performance improves an area of the user's body. The computing device is also configured to enable the electromechanical device to implement the electromechanical device configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ROM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11324441
    Abstract: An electrocardiography and respiratory monitoring patch is provided. The monitoring patch includes a backing. Electrocardiographic electrodes are affixed to and conductively exposed on a contact surface of the backing to sense electrocardiographic data. A circuit includes circuit traces and each circuit trace is coupled to one of the electrocardiographic electrodes. At least one respiratory sensor is positioned adjacent to the backing to sense respiratory data including SpO2 or respiratory rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix
  • Patent number: 11328807
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system comprising a treatment apparatus, a patient interface, and a processing device is disclosed. The processing device is configured to receive treatment data pertaining to the user during the telemedicine session, wherein the treatment data comprises one or more characteristics of the user; determine, via one or more trained machine learning models, at least one respective measure of benefit one or more exercise regimens provide the user, wherein the determining the respective measure of benefit is based on the treatment data; determine, via the one or more trained machine learning models, one or more probabilities of the user complying with the one or more exercise regimens; and transmit the treatment plan to a computing device, wherein the treatment plan is generated based on the one or more probabilities and the respective measure of benefit the one or more exercise regimens provide the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11317862
    Abstract: A method and system for determining training status of a user from exercises using a device with a heart rate sensor, a processor, memory, an output device and software. The training status is selected from a fixed group of alternatives. Each exercise is monitored using the heart rate sensor. Chosen exercise characteristics of each executed exercise are determined using obtained heart rate data and the determined characteristics of each executed exercise are stored in a memory. The chosen exercise characteristics include values of at least following variables: a date of the exercise, a value depicting physical readiness level for exercise during the exercise, a value depicting a training load of the exercise. When the exercises have been executed, values of selection variables are calculated using the stored exercise characteristics in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tero Myllymäki, Joonas Korhonen, Mikko Seppänen, Kaisa Hämäläinen, Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki
  • Patent number: 11318297
    Abstract: A medical lead includes a main body having a length extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a longitudinal axis parallel to the length, and a proximal portion adjacent to the proximal end and a distal portion adjacent to the distal end; a plurality of electrodes defining an electrode region; and an imaging marker positioned between the electrode region and the proximal end and separated from the electrode region by a distance in an axial direction. The imaging marker may include one or more marker segments. The imaging marker may be disposed in a pocket of a sleeve at least partially surrounding the main body and comprising one or more pockets for receiving the imaging marker. The medical lead may be operatively connected to an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiashu Li, Patrick Helm, Sean P. Skubitz, Ashutosh Chaturvedi
  • Patent number: 11317975
    Abstract: A system includes a treatment device configured to be manipulated by a user while the user performs a treatment plan and a patient interface associated with the treatment device. The system also includes a computing device configured to: receive treatment data pertaining to the user who uses the treatment device to perform the treatment plan; write to an associated memory, for access at a computing device of a healthcare provider, treatment information; communicate with an interface, at the computing device of the healthcare provider; and modify at least one of the at least one aspect and any other aspect of the treatment plan in response to receiving treatment plan input including at least one modification to the at least one of the at least one aspect and any other aspect of the treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ROM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11315683
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media that facilitate monitoring the integrity of telemetry connectivity between an implantable device and an external device are provided. In one embodiment, an implantable device includes a monitoring component that monitors advertisement signal information identifying an amount of advertisement signals transmitted to the external device within a defined time period, and telemetry session information identifying an amount of the telemetry sessions that are established between the external device and the implantable device within the defined time period. A connectivity assessment component of the implantable device further determines whether a telemetry connectivity problem exists between the external device and the implantable device based on a degree of miscorrelation between the advertisement signal information and the telemetry session information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Yoder, Bo Zhang, Gary P. Kivi, Richard A. Sanden
  • Patent number: 11311717
    Abstract: A lead body for implantation includes at least one segmented electrode with a first electrode segment and a second electrode segment radially positioned about a lumen and electrically isolated from each other. A sectioned hypotube includes a distal end and a proximal end and a first conducting section and a second conducting section each extending between the distal and proximal ends. The first conducting section of the sectioned hypotube is coupled to the first electrode segment adjacent the distal end and the second conducting section of the sectioned hypotube is coupled to the second electrode segment adjacent the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical Components LLC
    Inventors: Robert R. Cass, Paul Noffke, Alan Carlson
  • Patent number: 11309085
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system comprising a treatment device, a patient interface, and a processing device is disclosed. The treatment device is configured to be manipulated by a user while the user performs a treatment plan. The patient interface comprises an output device configured to present telemedicine information associated with a telemedicine session. The processing device is configured to receive a treatment plan for a patient; during the telemedicine session, use the treatment plan to generate at least one parameter; and responsive to at least one trigger condition occurring, control at least one operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11304645
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for medical procedures are disclosed herein and include receiving a first set of biometric data for a first portion of a body part and determining a first range of values in the first set of biometric data, determining first visual characteristics based on the first range of values and rendering a global view of the first portion of the body part rendered with the first visual characteristics. A second range of values in a second set of biometric data for a second portion of the body part may be determined and the second portion of the body part may be a subset of the first portion of the body part. Second visual characteristics may be determined based on the second range of values and a local view including the second portion of the body part rendered with the second visual characteristics may be rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Andres Claudio Altmann, Vadim Gliner, Israel Zilberman, Yair Palti, Remi Bettan
  • Patent number: 11305103
    Abstract: A housing having an interior and an exterior. A pump rotor is configured to be received within the interior of the housing, the pump rotor includes a magnet. A stator having a delivery configuration and an operative configuration is included, the stator in the delivery configuration has a delivery diameter, the stator in the operative configuration being configured to be disposed around the exterior of the housing and to form an assembled pump having a diameter greater than the delivery diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HeartWare, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Larose, Gill B. Bearnson, Stanley P. Mack, Charles R. Shambaugh
  • Patent number: 11295848
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system includes a treatment apparatus configured to be manipulated by a patient while performing a treatment plan, and a server computing device configured. The server computing device receives treatment plans that, when applied to patients, cause outcomes to be achieved by the patients, receives monetary value amounts associated with the treatment plans, where a respective monetary value amount of the monetary value amounts is associated with a respective treatment plan of the treatment plans. The server computing device receives constraints including rules pertaining to billing codes associated with the treatment plans. An artificial intelligence engine generates optimal treatment plans for a patient based on the treatment plans, the monetary value amounts, and the constraints, wherein each of the optimal treatment plans complies with the constraints and represents a patient outcome and an associated monetary value amount generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ROM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene