Patents Examined by John P. Lacyk
  • Patent number: 11324596
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implant includes an inflatable member and a pump assembly configured to facilitate a transfer of a fluid from the reservoir to the inflatable member. The inflatable member defining a lumen and including a structural member. The inflatable member includes a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Gindele, Matthew Lee Nelson, Ryan Earl Fredrick, Jonathan J. Lund
  • Patent number: 11324595
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implant includes an inflatable member and a pump assembly configured to facilitate a transfer of a fluid from the reservoir to the inflatable member. The inflatable member has a sidewall that defines a lumen. The sidewall has an outer surface and an inner surface disposed opposite the outer surface. The inner surface has a series of undulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Ryan Earl Fredrick, John Anders Bostrom, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Mark Edward DiLoreto, Mitul Shah
  • Patent number: 11318064
    Abstract: Embodiments of the improved stimulation device include a cup and a driver. The cup has a cavity surrounded by a rim. The driver comprises a plate disposed on an underside of the cup, a cam disposed adjacent to the plate, and a motor mechanically coupled to the cam. The driver is configured to intermittently vary a volume of the cavity of the cup from a first volume to a second volume without returning the cup from the second volume to the first volume. In some embodiments, the cup returns from the second volume to the first volume, in between intermittent varying from the first volume to the second volume, due to the resilient nature of the material of the cup and/or the configuration of the cup. This varying of the volume between the first and second volumes creates a pressure field in a chamber formed by the cavity and a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Uccellini Inc.
    Inventors: Lora LeeAnne Haddock DiCarlo, Lola Vars, Ada-Rhodes Short, Avery Smith, Kim Porter Henneman, Douglas S. Layman, Blake Michael Larkin, Mark Hazelton, Mazie Houchens
  • Patent number: 11318327
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for use in adaptive radiotherapy and a treatment planning device. The method may comprise accessing a first medical image and a second medical image that represent a region of interest of a patient at different times. Each medical image is segmented into a target region and at least one non-target region. The method may further comprise accessing a deformation vector field including a plurality of vectors, wherein each vector defines a geometric transformation to map a respective voxel in the first medical image to a corresponding voxel in the second medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Elekta, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil Matthew Willcut, Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 11318065
    Abstract: The invention discloses a connecting mechanism of a dildo. One end of a driving mechanism connecting end is connected to one end of a connecting mechanism body, and the other end of driving mechanism connecting end is provided with a driving mechanism connecting member. One end of a dildo connecting end is provided with a dildo connecting member, and the other end of the dildo connecting end is connected to the other end of the connecting mechanism body. The other end of the dildo connecting end is provided with a connecting column, the inside of the other end of the connecting mechanism body is provided with an internal connecting cavity matched with the connecting column, and the connecting column is inserted into the internal connecting cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: YouJun Hu
  • Patent number: 11311382
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly. The pump assembly includes a pump bulb, a valve body, a push valve movably coupled to the valve body, a first fluid port, and a second fluid port. The push valve includes a movable valve element configured to move between an inflation position and a deflation position within a bore of the valve body. The movable valve element in the inflation position defines a fluid passageway through the bore to transfer fluid from the pump bulb to the second fluid port. The movable valve element, when moved to the deflation position, is configured to change the fluid passageway through the bore to transfer fluid from the second fluid port to the first fluid port such that the pump bulb is bypassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, Ryan Earl Fredrick, Mark Edward DiLoreto, John Anders Bostrom
  • Patent number: 11311453
    Abstract: An interactive sex toy with sensory feedback is described herein. The sex toy may include a main body upper shell, a main body lower shell, and several trigger buttons, wherein the four trigger buttons are encased in the main body shell. Each of the four trigger buttons may include a mechanical spring and a conductive foam plastic. A motor maybe activated on a condition that at least one of the four trigger buttons is depressed. A pressure level may increase when an additional trigger button is depressed. A method for using an interactive sex toy with sensory feedback may include receiving physical pressure readings from an interactive sex toy with sensory feedback at a first device, converting the physical pressure readings to pressure parameter instructions, transmitting the pressure parameter instructions to a second device, and actuating a sex toy with the pressure parameter instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Danxiao Information Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Dan Liu
  • Patent number: 11298846
    Abstract: A device for loading brachytherapy seeds and spacers into a sleeve. The device holds two or more seed or spacer cartridges of different radioactive species and dosage. The user rotates a selector for selecting a desired cartridge and, with each depression of a spring-biased plunger, pushes a seed or spacer into a channel in an inspection area. The process is repeated for the desired number and order of seeds and spacers in sequence to form a strand. The strand can be seen in the channel with the unaided eye through a transparent window. Once the strand is arranged as desired, it is pushed into a sleeve that is held in a removable sleeve holder. If desired, the end portions of the filled sleeve may be cut off using a sleeve cutter to shorten the filled sleeve. The filled sleeve is implanted into patient using a needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Isoray Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Griffin Hanberg, Donald Stefero, Michael L Krachon, Brian Berry
  • Patent number: 11298281
    Abstract: An infant care device includes a mattress and mattress tray configured to support a baby and an enclosure/barrier surrounding the mattress to create a chamber around the baby. A plurality of sensors, such as load cells, are distributed beneath the mattress and mattress tray. A control unit receives information from the load cells and is able to determine the position of the baby on the mattress. A safe zone and a potential fall zone are defined in the control unit. When the determined location of the baby is within the potential fall zone, the control unit operates a resistance mechanism to restrict movement of the baby toward a perimeter edge of the mattress and generates an alarm. Multiple embodiments of the resistance mechanism are disclosed to restrict the movement of the baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Shruti Abhijit Gadgil, Nagapriya Kavoori Sethumadhavan, Helge B. Klockow
  • Patent number: 11298501
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for treating memory impairment, and more specifically to customized visual presentation for treating memory-related disorders and diseases. The disclosed systems and methods can predict clinical status of patients based on platform user behavior, such as those of patients. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MapHabit, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Zola, Matthew Golden
  • Patent number: 11285006
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly configured to facilitate a transfer of a fluid from the reservoir to the inflatable member. The pump assembly includes a pump bulb, and a valve body defining a fluid passageway. The valve body includes a refill valve disposed in the fluid passageway. The refill valve includes a valve member. In response to the pump bulb being compressed, the valve member moves within the fluid passageway in a first direction to a closed position in which the valve member blocks the fluid from being transferred around the refill valve. In response to the pump bulb being uncompressed, the valve member moves within the fluid passageway in a second direction to an open position in which the valve member allows the fluid to transfer around the refill valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, Ryan Earl Fredrick, John Anders Bostrom, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Gary A. Rocheleau, Travis J. Schauer
  • Patent number: 11278736
    Abstract: Brachytherapy radioisotope carrier systems and methodology for providing real-time customized brachytherapy treatment to subjects with tumors difficult to control using conventional radiation therapy techniques. The invention generally relates to devices, methods and kits for providing customized radionuclide treatments, to help cure, slow progression or regrowth, or ameliorate the symptoms associated with tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David Brachman, Peter Nakaji, Heyoung McBride, Emad Youssef, Theresa Thomas
  • Patent number: 11278410
    Abstract: A device for extending a penile implant includes a support segment having a tip portion and a receiving segment coupled to a distal end of the penile implant. The receiving segment is configured to rotatably receive a threaded portion to secure the support segment to the penile implant. An extension segment is configured to at least partially surround the threaded portion to extend a length between the tip portion and the penile implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Tariq Hakky
  • Patent number: 11273318
    Abstract: A wireless teeth whitening system includes a mouthpiece that is devoid of any electrical circuitry so that it may easily be cleaned and sterilized. A control module may be coupled to the mouthpiece. This module has an electrical circuit board with LEDs and heating elements mounted on it. When the control module is coupled to the mouthpiece, the system may be used to whiten teeth. The control module includes a battery that may be inductively charged, and may be wirelessly controlled via Bluetooth from a mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: GLO SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Levine, Jordan Goncalves
  • Patent number: 11266558
    Abstract: Equipment for reducing spread of aerosol and other droplets in nasal and oral airways is provided. The equipment includes a shield optionally combined with a drape. The equipment limits the spread of aerosol and other droplets from a person's mouth and nose thereby reducing the need to decontaminate the procedure room after a procedure. The equipment also provides additional protection to the care-provider conducting the procedure. Additionally, the containment unit also reduces the exposure of the person to pathogens during the procedure, e.g., to pathogens present in the room where procedure is conducted and/or pathogens from the care provider. The equipment or parts thereof may be for single-use or can be reused after disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alessandro Villa, Elena Villa
  • Patent number: 11266564
    Abstract: According to one example, a suction-based attachment system includes a body plate configured to be positioned against a pelvis of a person, and a suction docking protrusion coupled to the body plate. The body plate has a back surface configured to face the pelvis of the person, and a front surface configured to face away from the pelvis of the person. The suction docking protrusion includes a suction docking surface that is configured to operate as an attachment area for a suction cup included on a prosthetic phallic device, via an air vacuum formed in-between the suction docking surface and the suction cup included on the prosthetic phallic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PD Products, LLC
    Inventor: Kristian Broms
  • Patent number: 11266476
    Abstract: Apparatuses for storage and distribution of headgear having sensors and a gel distribution apparatus can be configured to permit storage of the headgear while also protecting the gel distribution modules of the headgear from being inadvertently actuated for deployment of gel to avoid unintended gel leaks or gel applications. In some embodiments, the storage apparatus can be sized and configured to fit within a vending machine for providing remote distribution of the headgear while also protecting the headgear from damage during falls that can occur when the vending machine is activated to distribute a headgear to a customer. Methods of distributing the headgear can utilize an embodiment of the storage device and/or use of at least one vending machine or a network of vending machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Carmelo Montalvo, Andrew Martin
  • Patent number: 11259952
    Abstract: A system and method directed for a sizing device and erectile ring is described where the sizing device properly measures one's girth to correctly find the proper size erection ring. The sizing device has a measuring tape that will slide through a plurality of perimeter components with a track running through each of the perimeter components for the measuring tape to easily travel through whereby a measurement is then obtained when the perimeter components come into contact with the penis whereby then an erectile is created from the sizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Joshua M. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11246782
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for an extracorporeal, artificial, placenta. In some embodiments, an artificial placenta and amniotic bed system may comprise a control unit, a gas delivery unit, a gas exchange unit or membrane oxygenator, a fluids delivery unit, an amniotic fluid bed, and a human machine interface. In some embodiments, the artificial placenta and amniotic bed systems, devices, and methods described herein may improve survival rates and minimize long-term disabilities in preterm, gestational-age, newborns. In some embodiments, the extracorporeal systems, devices, and methods comprise an artificial network through which oxygen and nutrient-rich blood may flow into a fetus (residing in an amniotic fluid bed), while carbon dioxide and wastes may be removed, thus re-establishing a form of intrauterine placental circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Amnion Life, LLC
    Inventors: Amir Fassihi, Milos Ljubisa Radovanovic
  • Patent number: 11241359
    Abstract: A device for mutual sexual stimulation of partners is provided. The device includes a central area forming a base for at least three arms that extend therefrom in a common plane, the three arms comprising a pair of outer arms and an inner arm that is disposed in the common plane between the outer arms, where each of the outer arms includes at least one pressure sensor and at least one vibration motor. The device also includes a controller operatively coupled with the at least one pressure sensor and the at least one vibration motor, and configured to detect a pressure applied to a first outer arm of the pair of outer arms and activate the vibration motor in a second outer arm of the pair of outer arms in response to the detected pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Megan Swartz