Patents Examined by John P. Lacyk
  • Patent number: 11135063
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly configured to transfer the fluid from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable member during an inflation cycle. The pump assembly includes a first pump configured to inject the fluid into the inflatable member according to a first flow rate, and a second pump configured to inject fluid into the inflatable member according to a second flow rate, where the second flow rate is less than the first flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Noel Smith
  • Patent number: 11135130
    Abstract: A system for sexual stimulation is disclosed. The system includes an elongated shaped assembly comprising a user interface, a charging port, a heating element, at least one light emitting element, a vibrating element, and a speaker configured to emit sound and vibration to the elongated shaped assembly. The system also includes a processor that is configured for receiving, from a remote computing device of a user, a first signal for controlling at least one of sound and vibrations to emanate from the speaker, light to emanate from the at least one light emitting element, and heat to emanate from the heating element. The processor is also configured for sending at least one second signal to cause at least one of sound and vibrations to emanate from the speaker, light to emanate from the at least one light emitting element, and heat to emit from the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Mya Johnson
  • Patent number: 11123216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functional condom that enables a patient with erectile dysfunction to have normal sexual intercourse and, more particularly, to a condom including a micro-needle (13) provided on an inner surface of an upper portion (10), wherein the micro-needle (13) contains a drug (P) that is an erection-inducing substance. According to the present invention, patients, including those for whom pharmacotherapy is not possible due to side effects or due to a lack of therapeutic effect, may resolve erectile dysfunction without the use of painful injection therapy, by simply wearing the condom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: UFU HEALTH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung Jin Chung
  • Patent number: 11123258
    Abstract: A stimulation device is provided in accordance with one embodiment. The stimulation device includes a chamber which has a flexible wall portion. A drive unit of the stimulation device is in physical communication with the flexible wall portion so as to cause deflections of the flexible wall portion in opposing directions, thereby resulting in a changing volume of the chamber. The changing volume of the chamber results in modulated positive and negative pressures with respect to a reference pressure. An opening of the stimulation device is for applying the modulated positive and negative pressures to a body part. An appendage of the stimulation device may be used as a handle to allow a user to position the stimulation device over the body part. The stimulation device includes a control device for controlling the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOLUTO GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Lenke
  • Patent number: 11116934
    Abstract: A method or apparatus to improve sleep aid efficacy is described. The method comprises monitoring the sleeping patterns of a user utilizing a non-intrusive sleep monitoring device. The method further correlates the user's sleep quality and sleep quantity with use of the sleep aid. In one embodiment, the method adjusts the sleep aid based on the sleep statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 11103337
    Abstract: An artificial sphincter including an inflatable occlusion means for occluding a body passage, a stretchable fluid reservoir and a pump means. The pump means has a first port in fluid communication with the occlusion means and a second port in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir for selectively transferring an isotonic fluid from the occlusion means to said reservoir to deflate said occlusion means. The artificial sphincter further includes a pressure compensation balloon which is attached to the fluid reservoir and which, in use, is to be implanted in the abdomen of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Huseyin Luleci
  • Patent number: 11097127
    Abstract: A system that generates a three-dimensional model of a tissue surface, for example the inner surface of the heart from two-dimensional image data slices. On this surface, one or more pattern lines are drawn, e.g., by a physician using a user interface, to designate desired lesion(s) on the surface. From the pattern lines, a three-dimensional volume for a lesion can be determined using known constraints. Advantageously, the series of boundaries generated by the three-dimensional volume may be projected back onto the individual CT scans, which then may be transferred to a standard radiosurgical planning tool. A dose cloud may also be projected on the model to aid in evaluating a plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thilaka Sumanaweera, Ed Gardner, Oliver Blanck, Tao Cai, Darrin Uecker, Patrick Maguire
  • Patent number: 11101031
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using virtual reality content as therapeutic treatment of psychological, psychiatric or medical conditions of a user are provided. The system may comprise a VR device for displaying the VR content to the user and one or more biometric monitors for monitoring the user's biometrics before, during and/or after exposure to the VR content. The system may further include a processor and one or more modules for analyzing the user's biometrics. The method may include the steps of measuring the user's initial biometric data, exposing the user to selected VR content, measuring the user's biometric data during and/or after exposure to the VR content, analyzing changes in the user's biometric data resulting from the selected VR content, determining whether the selected VR content as a positive effect on the psychological, psychiatric or medical condition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: STORYUP, INC.
    Inventors: Sarah E. Hill, Jeff M. Tarrant
  • Patent number: 11097080
    Abstract: The invention relates to psychology and is used in psychological correction of mental states and dependencies and correction of social behavior in methods aimed at attitude change. Provided is a classical conditioning tool kit for changing problematic attitude to positive attitude while providing psychological support by using tools of pleasant classical conditioning affecting all sensory channels of information perception of a human. The kit includes at least one flavoring food additive, at least one aromatic essential oil, at least one mineral, auto-training text for audio listening, and an image with a suggestive formula to change a problematic attitude to a positive attitude. One image with a selected suggestive formula for changing the attitude includes one or more linguistic phrases targeting kinesthetic sensations, and another image includes linguistic persuasions that assist with forming a new attitude. All tools evoke pleasant feelings in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Pavel Pavlovich Horoshutin
  • Patent number: 11090212
    Abstract: A neonatal incubator system includes a platform configured to support a neonate and an enclosure supported above the platform and configured to create a chamber around the neonate. The enclosure includes a movable side panel on a side of the enclosure openable to place the neonate on the platform enclosable to secure the neonate within the chamber. The enclosure also includes a latch engageable when the movable side panel is in a closed position and configured to maintain the movable side panel in the closed position, and also includes a biasing device configured to force the movable side panel away from the closed position when the latch is not engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Anirban Ghosh, R Sreenivasan, Dipali Prakash Dhokane
  • Patent number: 11077013
    Abstract: A stimulating mechanism for an adult toy is disclosed. The stimulating mechanism includes a first elongate cavity having a first end and a second end. The stimulating mechanism also includes a first magnet having a north pole side and a south pole side, and arranged inside the first elongate cavity. The stimulating mechanism further includes a second magnet having a north pole side and a south pole side, and arranged with respect to the first magnet. Herein, the second magnet is caused to recurrently change the magnetic orientation with respect to the first magnet such that the north pole side and the south pole side of the second magnet are alternatively facing one of the north pole side and the south pole side of the first magnet, causing the first magnet to linearly translate inside the first elongate cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Dangxiao Information Technology LTD.
    Inventor: Dan Liu
  • Patent number: 11071681
    Abstract: A personal massage device includes a front end and a back end, and may also include a third end. A curved shaft is enclosed in both the front end and the back end. A sliding component is placed on one end of the curved shaft. The design of the curved shaft and sliding component enables the front end to bend toward and away from the back end. If included, the third end can be attached to the back end. The device further includes a motor enclosed in each end. The motors in the front and third ends are adapted for creating vibration at various frequencies and amplitudes, while the motor in the back end rotates the curved shaft to generate the bending motion. To enhance the massaging effect of the device, the device is capable of simultaneously bending and vibrating, and simultaneously stimulating different areas of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LELO Inc.
    Inventor: Filip Sedic
  • Patent number: 11071680
    Abstract: An erectile dysfunction treatment system comprising a base unit capable of interfacing with the human body, a frame unit, a vacuum cylinder unit, a cap assembly with distraction means, a yoke assembly capable of interfacing with a human penis, and at least one vacuum line attachment. Use of the system involves the user preparing and inserting the penis into the yoke assembly, securing the penis in the yoke assembly, securing the frame around the penis secured in the yoke assembly, moving the yoke assembly so as to apply a distractive force to the inserted and secured penis, applying a vacuum to the inserted and secured penis and allowing distractive force and vacuum to operate for a therapeutic amount of time. The erectile dysfunction treatment system may be used to treat disorders such as Peyronie's disease and other forms of erectile dysfunction and may be used to enhance penile length and girth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Sergio Castaneda
  • Patent number: 11075002
    Abstract: The present invention is adapted for recognition technology improvement, which provides a memory identification and recovery method based on recognition, including: S1. collecting the data information from the scene of activity through a recognition device; S2. conducting salient feature extraction to the data information collected from the scene and generating feature marks; S3. building mapping relations between the generated feature marks and the extracted data information, automatically generating memory information in the database, and storing the information in the database; S4. inputting related data information for searching; S5. selecting a corresponding method to search the generated memory information in the database based on the input data information; S6. determining if there is related data information in the memory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Robert K F Teng
  • Patent number: 11071683
    Abstract: A personal sex toy includes vertical legs and a support body fixedly adjustable along a length of the vertical legs. Slide mount plates are coupled to the support body. The slide mount plates each include a linear slide support. A sliding rod includes a first end and a second end. The sliding rod is slidably engaged within the linear slide supports. A handle is coupled to the first end of the sliding rod. A phallic member is releasably coupled to the second end of the sliding rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: William Jaimie Ray
  • Patent number: 11065474
    Abstract: A system to align an object using a light reflector, including: an input unit for pre-setting a first region in which radiation is to be emitted to the object; a display unit for displaying information on the first region; a radiation unit for emitting radiation to the first region; a reflector formed to correspond to the shape of the first region and configured to be attached to the first region; a light unit for emitting light in the same direction as the radiation to the first region; a camera for photographing a region of the reflector when the reflector reflects light emitted by the light unit; and a control unit for controlling the display unit to display the region of the light reflector which reflects light photographed by the camera, and determining whether the radiation is aligned to the first region of the object based on whether the region of the light reflector is included in the shape of the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Catholic University of Korea Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Tae-Ho Kim, Seong-Hee Kang, Dong-Su Kim, Min-Seok Cho, Dong-Seok Shin, Tae-suk Suh, Kyeong-Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11058540
    Abstract: An epicardial device for reducing or preventing regurgitation of blood through a valve of a heart includes a main body having a segment adapted to apply force to an epicardial surface of the heart. A member that applies counterforce to the force applied by the segment is also provided. A foundation is configured to be anchored to the epicardial surface of the heart. The foundation includes a surface configured with attachment features. The device further includes a surface configured with mating attachment features configured to attach to the attachment features of the foundation. The mating attachment features and attachment features are separable and reattachable to allow repositioning of at least a portion of the device relative to the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mitre Medical Corp.
    Inventors: John MacMahon, Evan Anderson, Jeremy Boyette
  • Patent number: 11051943
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder includes an outer tube member having a longitudinal axis, an inner tube member contained within the outer tube member, and one or more tensile support members within the inner tube member. The inner tube member includes at least one inflatable chamber section, at least a portion of which is defined by a wall of the inner tube member. The one or more tensile support members extend between interior surfaces of the wall, and are placed in tension when the at least one chamber section is in an inflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric F. Little
  • Patent number: 11052016
    Abstract: Generally, a system for soothing a baby during imaging by an imaging device is provided. The system can include: a capsule incubator for positioning the baby within the imaging device, the capsule incubator can include: a bottom portion having an inner surface, a bed positioned on top of the inner surface for positioning the baby thereon, and one or more members coupled to the bottom portion that are positioned in a first position to open the capsule incubator and a second position to close the capsule incubator; a vibrational device including a vibrational element that extends from outside of the capsule incubator into the capsule incubator and is coupled to the bed to cause the bed to vibrate with a predetermined vibrational frequency, thus causing the baby to vibrate with the predetermined vibrational frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Aspect Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Uri Rapoport, Shmuel Azulay
  • Patent number: 11045374
    Abstract: An incubator includes an incubator main body, a baby accommodation chamber disposed in the incubator main body and capable of being shielded from external air, and a humidifier disposed in the incubator main body so as to generate steam for supplying humidified air into the baby accommodation chamber. The humidifier has a connection portion to which a water supply hose is connectable so as to supply water for generating the steam from a water supply container located outside the incubator main body. In addition, the humidifier includes a humidifying tank which stores the water for generating the steam, a water supply port portion which supplies the water into the humidifying tank in communication with the connection portion, and a float valve which opens and closes the water supply port portion by moving upward and downward in response to a water level of the water stored inside the humidifying tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Wakabayashi, Kenji Kobayashi, Ichiro Matsubara