Patents Examined by Jason E Flick
  • Patent number: 10500336
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the smart wear field. The smart wearable device comprises: a main body comprising a control unit and a biological feature parameter acquisition module, the biological feature parameter acquisition module is configured to acquire a monitored biological feature parameter of a user, and the control unit is configured to compare the monitored biological feature parameter and a pre-stored biological feature reference parameter so as to determine whether the user is in need of first aid according to the comparative result; a connecting part for putting on the smart wearable device on the body of the user; a power supply module for supplying power to the smart wearable device; and a first-aid processing module configured to give first aid to the user when it is determined according to the comparative result that the user is in need of first aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fei Xu, Jun Hong
  • Patent number: 10500391
    Abstract: An adapter (100) has a through hole (103). A first end portion (101) of the adapter includes a tubular portion (110) on which a first projection (111) and a second projection (112) are provided. The adapter can be connected to a male connector at a first position where a claw (32) of the male connector is engaged with the first projection (111) and at a second position where the claw (32) is engaged with the second projection (112). When the adapter is connected at the first position, a flow channel (11) of a male member (10) is sealed with a cover (4). When the adapter is connected at the second position, the adapter compressively deforms an outer circumferential wall (45) of the cover so that the flow channel of the male member is in communication with the through hole (103) of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: JMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10493404
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a regenerable, heat-abating, humidity-neutralizing, carbon dioxide removal system for a self-contained breathing apparatus. The self-contained breathing apparatus can include a carbon dioxide removal unit that scrubs carbon dioxide out of exhaled air from a user to provide humidified, scrubbed exhaled air. The self-contained breathing apparatus can further include a heat and humidity removal unit that is configured to receive the humidified, scrubbed exhaled air, and is configured to remove water vapor and heat associated with the water vapor from the humidified, scrubbed exhaled air in order to provide cooled, dehumidified inhalation air. The cooled, dehumidified air can be supplemented with oxygen and returned to the user at a comfortable temperature. In some implementations, the heat and humidity removal unit can replace conventional heat exchange and energy storage units, including heat exchange and energy storage units that use phase change materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Paragon Space Development Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Dee Pasadilla, Chad E. Bower, Laura Katrina Kelsey
  • Patent number: 10493247
    Abstract: A method for treating back pain in a patient in need of such treatment is provided. The method includes positioning a balloon catheter in or adjacent to a treatment zone containing a basivertebral nerve. A chemical denervation agent is administered with the balloon catheter such that the chemical denervation agent chemically ablates at least a portion of the basivertebral nerve. Kits, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Holding Company Sàrl
    Inventor: Mojan Goshayeshgar
  • Patent number: 10493240
    Abstract: A steerable-catheter handle includes an outer housing with a multilumen catheter body extending generally distally therefrom. An internal track, including at least one track-defining lateral edge element, is disposed between distal and proximal terminal ends of the outer housing, which also houses a manifold engaged with the catheter body, a working-channel port member in fluid and mechanical communication with at least a first catheter lumen, a vacuum channel port member in fluid communication with at least one catheter lumen via one or both of the working channel port member and the manifold, and a generally proximal catheter port open to the internal track, where a distal endmost portion of the catheter mechanically communicates with one or more control surfaces so that the distal endmost portion of the catheter is deflectable along at least two intersecting axes, and where a portion of the catheter body extends removably through the internal track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Travis E. Dillon, Luke T. Jungles, Michael Lee Williams
  • Patent number: 10493199
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device for administering a first medicament and a second medicament includes a first fluid reservoir configured to contain the first medicament and a second fluid reservoir configured to contain the second medicament. The fluid delivery device may include one or more basal drive mechanisms to provide a basal delivery of one or more of the first and second medicaments. The fluid delivery device may further include one or more bolus drive mechanisms to provide a bolus delivery of one or more of the first and second medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: VALERITAS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert R. Gonnelli, Steven F. Levesque, Ronald V. Nardi
  • Patent number: 10485400
    Abstract: A tube for a steerable introduction element like a catheter, an endoscope or a sheath includes composite material of a shape memory alloy material and a non-shape-memory polymer material. The tube is used for making the introduction element steerable in a relatively easy way by modifying the temperature of the tube as required for achieving a preferred bending of the introduction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus Johannes Gerardus Hakkens
  • Patent number: 10478546
    Abstract: A hemodialysis vascular access device includes a proximal end sized and shaped to sealably couple to a hemodialysis catheter, a movable structure coupled to the proximal end, a fixation structure coupled to the movable region and sized and shaped for fixation on a patient, an elongated sleeve coupled to the fixation structure and sized and shaped for insertion into a patient's vasculature, and a valve at a distal end of the internal lumen. When a hemodialysis catheter is inserted into the device and coupled to the proximal end, distal movement of the proximal end relative to the fixation structure biases a distal end of the hemodialysis catheter from a position inside the elongated sleeve through a valve out of the device and into the patient's blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joram Slager, Joe McGonigle, Anh Tri La, David E. Babcock, Bruce Jelle, Aleksey Kurdyumov, Timothy M. Kloke, Charlie Olson, Gary Maharaj, Nathan Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10478551
    Abstract: A system and method can provide for a remote electronic device to be used to remotely initiate delivery of a medicament bolus with a medical device, such as an insulin pump, with the medical device providing audible or tactile confirmation of the programmed bolus. The bolus amount can be calculated by or programmed or otherwise entered into the smartphone, etc., and then transmitted to the medical device. When the pump receives the transmitted bolus amount, it issues one or more indications such as audible sounds and/or vibrations in any number of desired combinations. For instance, each individual sound or vibration may correspond to an increment of the medicament. The user can therefore determine the size of the medicament bolus by the number of sounds or vibrations and can confirm or cancel delivery of the bolus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Rosinko
  • Patent number: 10470748
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing an endovascular procedure using ultrasonic energy includes a catheter comprising a wave guide including an expandable portion for delivering the ultrasonic energy from a source for performing the endovascular procedure. The expandable portion may comprise a plurality of wires formed of a shape memory material. A retractable sheath may be provided for receiving the plurality of wires in the non-deployed position and for being withdrawn to expose the wires in the deployed position. A linear actuator for moving the plurality of wires in a longitudinal direction or a rotary actuator for rotating the plurality of wires may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: William Parmentier
  • Patent number: 10471235
    Abstract: A device for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: a shield having a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient; and an opening at the shield for allowing an umbilical catheter to extend therethrough. A method for protecting an umbilical stump-catheter interface, includes: providing a device having a shield with a wall that defines a cavity for accommodating an umbilical stump, wherein the shield further includes a base for attachment to a patient, and wherein the device further includes an opening at the shield; shielding the umbilical stump from an environment using the shield; and accommodating an umbilical catheter using the opening at the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Carl Linden Dambkowski, Eric Fayez Chehab, Siddhartha Joshi, Julie Papanek, Jonathan Andrew Fritz, James Wall, Ross Daniel Venook, Shivani Alexandra Torres, Joseph De-Chung Shih, Lauren So Young Wood
  • Patent number: 10456542
    Abstract: A novel nasogastric tube, that when properly inserted within a person, blocks the esophagus of the person to prevent gastric contents from being aspirated. The tube can be left in place during direct langroscopy and the device can include a preferably inflatable balloon for obstructing the person's esophagus. This balloon can be preferably provided on a slidable tube that allows for head movement/flexion without movement of the balloon placement. The tube can be a dual or single lumen device. With a duel lumen device, a first lumen can be connected to a suction tubing to suction gastric contents from the distal end of the tube, while the other lumen can open up above the cuff to allow for easier ventilation with a bag valve mask/BVM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Richard Travis
  • Patent number: 10449297
    Abstract: A device for delivery of particles into biological tissue includes at least one conduit and a propellant source fluidically coupled to the conduit and configured to deliver a propellant into the conduit. A particle source is configured to release elongated particles into the conduit, the elongated particles having a width, w, a length, l>w. The propellant source and the conduit are configured to propel the elongated particles in a collimated particle stream toward the biological tissue. An alignment mechanism is configured to align a longitudinal axis of the elongated particles to be substantially parallel to a direction of the particle stream in an alignment region of the conduit. The aligned elongated particles are ejected from the conduit and impact the biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David K. Biegelsen, Eugene M. Chow, Armin R. Volkel, Ashish Pattekar, Mandana Veiseh
  • Patent number: 10449337
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selective auto-retroperfusion along with regional mild hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CVDevices, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10449218
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a system of treating a sebaceous gland in human skin with light energy to reduce acne symptoms. The system includes: a composition comprising a metallic nanoparticle dispersed within a carrier; means to vibrate at least a portion of the skin surface to which the composition is applied; means to selectively remove at least some of the composition from the skin surface after application of the means to vibrate, while leaving the metallic nanoparticles in proximity to or within the sebaceous gland; and means to optically irradiate the skin to which the composition was applied with light energy after removal of at least some of the composition from the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, William A. Farinelli, Gerard van Hamel Platerink
  • Patent number: 10441721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug delivery device for selecting and dispensing a number of user variable doses of a medicament. The device comprises a dosing element (40, 30), which rotates in a first direction during dose selecting and rotates in a second, opposite direction during dose dispensing, and a display (60) for indicating the selected dose. The display (60) comprises at least one belt (61, 62) having symbols for indicating the selected dose and being coupled to the dosing element (40, 130) such that a rotation of the dosing element (40, 130) spools the belt (61, 62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Tom Oakley, Karl Hewson, Stuart Milne, Mark Pawulski
  • Patent number: 10441528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to osmotic delivery devices, formulations, and methods for delivery of two or more beneficial agents. In one aspect, the present invention provides osmotic delivery devices useful for substantially concurrent administration of two or more beneficial agents. In another aspect, the present invention provides beneficial agent formulations for use in the osmotic delivery devices. The formulations include formulations wherein beneficial agents are soluble in the vehicle, suspension formulations comprising particle formulations of one or more beneficial agent, and combinations thereof. Further, methods for treatment of a variety of diseases or conditions using two or more beneficial agents are disclosed, wherein the methods are preferably practiced using the osmotic delivery devices and/or formulations of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTARCIA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Alessi, Karling Alice Leung, Ryan D. Mercer, Cristina G. Negulescu, Catherine Manya Rohloff, Bing Yang
  • Patent number: 10441374
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for catheter manipulation. In particular, systems as described herein can be used to drive a catheter while maintaining control along three degrees of freedom. Systems as described herein can be used in a wide variety of settings, including MRI in which small, non-magnetic robot systems having motors that remain stationary during use are advantageous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Mohammad Ali Tavallaei, Maria Drangova
  • Patent number: 10426901
    Abstract: Disclosed is a syringe cap having a reuse prevention structure, including a reuse prevention cover which fixes a fixed body to the front end of a syringe barrel by fusion or welding, combines a separable body with the fixed body by a screw, and entirely covers the separable body and the fixed body, wherein the reuse prevention cover includes an upper body and a lower body. The upper body and the lower body are connected to each other by a connection breakable portion, and the connection breakable portion is broken by rotating the upper body in one direction relative to the lower body such that the upper body and the separable body are separated from the lower body and the fixed body, respectively. In addition, the connection breakable portion is easily broken by the twisting of the reuse prevention cover, and by the pushing-up motion of the separable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Hee Min Cho
  • Patent number: 10413715
    Abstract: This invention is an apparatus for physically enclosing access ports on intravenous (IV) tubing to defend against bacterial contamination. In one configuration, the invention encapsulates an IV manifold and contains a sliding door mechanism to allow access to the ports. In another configuration, the invention covers an individual access port and contains a flip-top cap to allow access to the port. In either configuration, a chemical solution can optionally be included on either the cushioned strip or the cushioned disc to provide additional bacterial protection to the ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan David Filz