Patents Examined by John P. Lacyk
  • Patent number: 11660193
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a penile prosthetic comprising: an expandable conduit; a pump; a reservoir; a first conduit that couples the expandable conduit to the pump; a second conduit that couples the reservoir to the pump; and a plate that couples to the expandable conduit, wherein the plate includes a concave surface. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Bryan T. Kansas
  • Patent number: 11660248
    Abstract: An electric massage instrument can efficiently and easily control ultrasonic vibration function and infrared irradiation function to be simultaneously applied to a desired part. A single circuit board on which an electronic circuit having an ultrasonic vibration function and an infrared irradiation function is arranged in a gripping part gripped by hand, and irradiation parts of the infrared radiation function are provided on the contact part side of the tip end arranged to extend the circuit board. A housing forming a gripping part and a contact part is a single continuous housing made of synthetic resin, and the single circuit board extending to the tip end is fitted and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: TRUSTLEX INC.
    Inventor: Junichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11654026
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an implant includes a sheath defining a lumen, a cable member disposed within the lumen defined by the sheath, and a tensioner. The tensioner is configured to engage the cable to apply tension to the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edward DiLoreto, Karl Alan Jagger, Thomas Skoog, Robert J. Berkenes, Alex Alden Peterson
  • Patent number: 11648371
    Abstract: Systems methods are described for modifying sleep patterns based on biofeedback. The method may include identifying a target sleep pattern from a plurality of candidate sleep patterns, receiving biofeedback information from a user, identifying a stimulus pattern based on the target sleep pattern and the biofeedback information, and providing at least one stimulus to the user based on the stimulus pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Alan Kelly
  • Patent number: 11647948
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for training a subject to improve psychophysiological function for performance of stress-inducing activity includes a sensor interface device and a non-transitory, tangible computer readable storage medium storing computer program code. The sensor interface provides measurement of a physiological parameter of the subject, indicating stress in the subject. The computer readable storage medium stores computer code that provides a set of training segments presenting the subject with one or more visual, audible, or tactile prompts wherein at least one of the training segments simultaneously presents the subject with a stress-inducing prompt while inducing the subject to perform a relaxation-inducing protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Optivio, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Kusik, Dejan Stankovic, Andrew M. Bourhis
  • Patent number: 11642545
    Abstract: A method for anti-inflammatory treatment of diabetic retinopathy can include systemic administration of an A2aAR agonist and providing local electric field stimulation to the retina. The electric field stimulation causes translocation of A2aRs from cytosol to the cell membranes and makes them active and available for binding with adenosine and adenosine agonists. Increased numbers of active A2aRs on cellular membranes leads to several-fold increase in the anti-inflammatory signal transduced into the cells. Amplified adenosine-A2aR signaling pathway causes significant inhibition of production of proinflammatory cytokines and other cytotoxic activity of microglia thus protecting the retina from destruction by the immune system and preserving eyesight. A treatment apparatus can include a multicoil applicator with coils adapted for positioning near eyes for stimulating retina, a pulse generator functionally coupled to the applicator and a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Minnesota Medical Physics LLC
    Inventors: Victor I. Chornenky, Ali Jaafar
  • Patent number: 11638808
    Abstract: The scope of the invention encompasses novel, multifunctional tools for maintaining the neovagina. The tools comprise novel dilator shapes that conform the anatomical pathway of the neovagina. The tools may further include a douching function for the effective and thorough washing of the neovagina, which is not achieved with standard douching devices. The tools may also comprise a measurement function for medical evaluation of the neovagina and to aid in proper dilation. Also presented herein are novel devices for delivery of agents to the natal vagina, including insemination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Maurice Marcel Garcia
  • Patent number: 11633326
    Abstract: A system for user interaction is provided. The system includes an input device configured to receive movement data and to transmit a movement signal corresponding to the movement data. An output device is configured as an adult sex toy, and the output device is configured to receive the movement signal from the input device and to move in response to the movement signal. An application is configured to provide communication between the input device and the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventor: Vivien Johan Cambridge
  • Patent number: 11612540
    Abstract: A medical, or fertility aid, or sensual device including: an outer cylindrical phallic shaped outer cover; a cylindrical phallic shaped liquid filled enclosed casing pocket; rechargeable vibrating/infrared/ultrasound core inserted into the outer cover, wherein the liquid filled pocket contains a ferrous metal disk which can be bent; and a sheath encasing the outer cover. One embodiment relates to a vibrating, and or infrared, and/or ultrasound, and heat emitting and self-hardening dildo fertility devise which offers a solution for women with endometrial or uterine caused infertility. It can also be used as an aid in re-habilitation for women recovering from trauma to the vagina due to radiation therapy in the treatment of cervical and uterine cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Loanna Haseltine
  • Patent number: 11602484
    Abstract: A handheld acupuncture tapping device includes a case that is divided into a head and a handheld part. At least one control button is disposed on the outer surface of the case, and at least one light unit, a vibration unit, a control module, and a contact unit are disposed within the case. The control module is electrically connected to the light unit and the vibration unit for driving the light unit and the vibration unit to generate a light and a vibration signal respectively. Further, the user can control the control module by the control button to adjust the intensity of the light and the waveform, frequency and amplitude of the vibration signal. The contact unit is disposed in front of the light unit and the vibration unit, so that the light and the vibration signal are projected on the contact unit and transmitted to an outside. The user can use the light and the vibration signal generated by the handheld acupuncture tapping device to tap or massage the treatment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Shun-Hung Cho
  • Patent number: 11602483
    Abstract: An apparatus for stimulation of erogenous body zones, such as a dildo and/or vibrator, having a through heating repeatedly moldable polymeric core (2) which becomes plastically moldable upon heating to a temperature above about 40° C., and which is dimensionally stable at normal body temperature and below. In result of its moldability, the apparatus can eliminate the need for separate articles for different kinds of stimulation. A tensile and elastic skin (3) encloses the polymeric core (2). The skin smoothens the shape of the apparatus and reduces the need for precision when reshaping the polymeric core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Rikard Almgren
  • Patent number: 11602424
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating urinary retention of a patient by discharging urine from the urinary bladder. The apparatus comprises an expandable member, adapted to be implanted inside the urinary bladder of a patient, for discharging urine from the urinary bladder as a result of its expansion in volume, an implantable control device for controlling the volume of the expandable member, and an external energy transmission device for wireless transmission of energy from the outside of the patient's body to the inside of the patient's body configured to operate the expandable member and other energy consuming implantable parts of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 11583380
    Abstract: A surgically implanted occluding assembly comprises an implant body having a longitudinally split generally “C”-shaped cross-section tube circumscribing an anatomical lumen. In one embodiment, the surgically implanted occluding assembly is a male continence device selectively occluding a urethra. In some embodiments an occluding magnet is rigidly affixed with the implant body, and an external selective occlusion control assembly is used to selectively activate the surgically implanted occluding assembly. The external assembly has a magnet, and body supporting the magnet. The external selective occlusion control assembly is configured to be selectively placed and retained adjacent to the surgically implanted occluding assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Richard A. Helms, Ken L. Adam, Lewis A. Ratajczak, Joseph T. Mahon, Scott A. Olson
  • Patent number: 11577078
    Abstract: An improved implantable auditory stimulation system includes two or more implanted microphones for transcutaneous detection of acoustic signals. Each of the implanted microphones provides an output signal. The microphone output signals may be combinatively utilized by an implanted processor to generate a signal for driving an implanted auditory stimulation device. The implanted microphones may be located at offset subcutaneous locations and/or may be provided with different design sensitivities, wherein combinative processing of the microphone output signals may yield an improved drive signal. In one embodiment, the microphone signal may be processed for beamforming and/or directionality purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Brian M. Conn, Jose H. Bedoya
  • Patent number: 11576838
    Abstract: A grip for sexual articles like butt-plugs, anal beads and dildos that enables better control through a flexible finger attachment that is collapsible for comfortable sitting while the sexual article is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Stephen Callow
  • Patent number: 11559697
    Abstract: A system includes a communication interface for receiving information that includes data collected from an array of neural activity sensors that were placed on a patient during a session of applied stimuli. A processor is configured to analyze the received information to obtain a frequency spectrum for each sensor for a given stimulus of the applied stimuli. Neural network frequencies that correspond to an indicated impaired functionality of the nervous system of the patient are selected. For each selected frequencies, a spatial map of neural activity is generated. Each of the generated spatial maps is compared with retrieved corresponding spatial maps to identify treatment frequencies from among the selected neural network frequencies. A treatment protocol is generated for input into an electromagnetic field generator to cause the generator to apply to the patient an electromagnetic field at each identified treatment frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Yaron Segal
  • Patent number: 11559656
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to reduce sound sensitivities, improve state regulation, and/or reduce auditory processing and social engagement deficits in individuals with such deficiencies by recruiting the anti-masking functions of the middle ear muscles in order to optimize the transfer function of the middle ear for the processing of human speech. In certain embodiments, an individual may be subjected to a training protocol comprising one or more training sessions. During each training session, acoustic stimuli are provided to a subject for a period of time, with or without accompanying visual stimulation. A user response may be determined, for example, before beginning the protocol, during a session, after a session, and/or upon completion of the protocol. Such user response may be employed to adjust the acoustic stimulation, and the adjusted acoustic stimulation may be provided to the subject during a subsequent training session (or at a subsequent time within the same training session).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Polyvagal Science LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Porges
  • Patent number: 11559457
    Abstract: A rotational swing system is used for providing vestibular stimulation. The rotational swing system may include a rotational swing that is actuated by a motor. The system has a support frame arranged so that the motor does not need to bear the weight of the swing, thereby reducing the cost of the motor. When the system is used in a classroom to provide vestibular stimulation to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the automatic actuation of the swing by the motor helps to free the teacher's attention for addressing the needs of the other children in the classroom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, for and on behalf of the University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Inventors: Deana Jo Aumalis, Stephanie Rose Krueger, Haley B. Brunick, Chris Kelley, Scott Banwell, Michael E. Langley, Jr., Christina Carmen
  • Patent number: 11553907
    Abstract: A wicking component is integrated into an arthroscopically deployable bone anchor, and is intended to improve soft tissue-to-bone repair. Once deployed, the fibrous wick component extends from within the bone tunnel, out of the hole, and to the bone-tendon interface on the bone surface. The tissue is approximated against the bone, sandwiching the wick material between the bone and tissue. The wick component is ideally a polymeric fibrous or tissue-based scaffold that provides a pathway for cells (autologous bone marrow constituents and blood) to travel from within the bone to the soft tissue-bone interface, accelerating and promoting the healing response. The system provides a biomimetic structure that stimulates the extracellular matrix to encourage cell attachment and potentially improve the healing response. The wick component does not need to be integrated into a suture anchor and installed when the suture anchor is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Nason, Kevin N. Baird, Derek J. Harper
  • Patent number: 11547542
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and other pelvic defects or dysfunctions, in both males and females, using one or more lateral implants to reinforce the supportive tissue of the urethra. The implants can be configured as a sling device having at least one extension arm and a tissue support portion having an eyelet, wherein a portion of the at least one extension arm is adapted to slide through and adjustably attach with the eyelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica L. Roll, John Fritz Otte, Mona N. Dahdah, Brian G. Fischer