Patents Examined by Joseph Stoklosa
  • Patent number: 10675082
    Abstract: A surgical system includes an electrosurgical tool configured to be releasably coupled to a surgical robotic system having a control system. The tool has a shaft having an end effector with treatment electrodes configured to apply electrosurgical power to a tissue, and aspiration and irrigation tubes having ports in the vicinity of the electrodes. The control system can control a flow rate of an irrigation fluid based on deviation of power delivered by the electrodes to the tissue from a power set point, or based on an aspiration rate that is controlled based on tissue impedance. The tool can have first and second ports and a conduit configured to selectively provide or aspirate fluids through at least one of the ports. At least one of a flow rate and an aspiration rate are controlled by the control system based on a rotational angle of the shaft relative to a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Heather Doak
  • Patent number: 10653334
    Abstract: A system for performing at least one impedance measurement on a biological subject, the system including a measuring device having a first housing including spaced pairs of foot drive and sense electrodes provided in electrical contact with feet of the subject in use, a second housing including spaced pairs of hand drive and sense electrodes provided in electrical contact with hands of the subject in use, at least one signal generator electrically connected to at least one of the drive electrodes to apply a drive signal to the subject, at least one sensor electrically connected to at least one of the sense electrodes to measure a response signal in the subject and a measuring device processor that at least in part controls the at least one signal generator, receives an indication of a measured response signal from the at least one sensor and generates measurement data indicative of at least one measured impedance value and a client device in communication with the measuring device, the client device being ada
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jack Gerald Cosentino, Tim Essex, Matthew Joseph Miller
  • Patent number: 10646401
    Abstract: A moxibustion apparatus includes: a case; a heat storage unit arranged inside the case and including a heat storage material, a heat insulating member covering an outer surface of the heat storage material, an exposed portion exposed to the outside of the heat insulating member, a heating coil embedded in the heat storage material and electrically heated, and a charging terminal that has one side exposed to the outside of the case and is connected to an external power source to provide power to the heating coil; and a moxibustion unit configured to receive heat accumulated in the heat storage material through the exposed portion to locally heat acupuncture points of a user's abdomen, and including a protrusion portion that protrudes to have an end portion thereof formed into a spherical shape or a gently curved shape and is exposed to the outside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Sang Dae Lee
  • Patent number: 10639190
    Abstract: A temperature-regulating sports wrap is provided, including a first web of fabric having elongate side edges and first and second end edges, a second web of fabric is secured to the first web of fabric. At least one pocket is defined between opposing surfaces of the first and second webs and opens along one of the elongate side edges. At least one first strip extends outwardly from the first side edges along an axis parallel to the elongate side edges, has one of a hook-and-loop fastener material. At least one second strip extends inwardly from the second side edges, is secured to a surface of one of the first and second webs. The at least one second strip has the opposite one of a hook-and-loop fastener material from the at least one first strip, the at least one second strip extends inwardly at a non-parallel angle from the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MONTEREY BAY ASSOCIATES
    Inventor: Dave Roberts
  • Patent number: 10631887
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a shaft defining an axis, an end effector coupled to a distal portion thereof, a fixed handle coupled to a proximal portion thereof, a drive bar, a movable handle, and a linkage. The drive bar is disposed within the shaft and operably coupled to the end effector. The movable handle is movable relative to the fixed handle between open and closed positions and is coupled to the drive bar via a first pin on the axis. The linkage includes a first end portion coupled to the movable handle via a second pin and a second end portion coupled to the shaft via a third pin on the axis. In the closed position of the movable handle, the second pin is disposed in a near-over-center position relative to the axis to reduce a force necessary to maintain the movable handle in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott E. M. Frushour, Eric R. Larson
  • Patent number: 10610126
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device. An implantable device includes a casing, and a marker coupled to the casing, wherein the marker includes a detectable material encased in a biocompatible material, and wherein the marker facilitates accurately locating and retrieving the implantable device after implantation in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Gene A. Bornzin, Didier Theret, Zoltan Somogyi
  • Patent number: 10610127
    Abstract: An electrophysiological laboratory system comprises a subsystem configured to perform diagnostic and/or therapeutic functions, a medical device, and an interface module disposed therebetween. The medical device comprises a shaft having proximal and distal portions, high- and low-impedance electrical pathways disposed within the shaft, and an electrode disposed at the distal portion of the shaft and electrically coupled to one or both of the high- and low-impedance electrical pathways. The electrode is configured to perform diagnostic and/or therapy delivery functions. The interface module comprises a high-impedance channel configured to couple the high-impedance pathway of the medical device to the subsystem, and to attenuate magnetic resonance RF and gradient field pulses generated by the MRI system. The interface module further comprises a low-impedance channel configured to couple the low-impedance pathway of the medical device to the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrilation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Curtis Deno, Jeffrey A. Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 10596389
    Abstract: A process for heat treating biological tissue includes generating treatment radiation having a predetermined wavelength and average power. The treatment radiation is applied to biological tissue, such as retinal tissue, such that at least one treatment spot is formed on the biological tissue and the biological tissue is heat stimulated sufficiently to create a therapeutic effect without destroying the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, David B. Chang, Benjamin W. L. Margolis
  • Patent number: 10588529
    Abstract: An ECG monitoring system includes two or more active electrodes, each active electrode having an electrode pad fixable to a patient to sense physiological potentials from the patient, a common connection port, and a wireless transmitter. The system further includes a common connector electrically connected to the common connector port of each of the two or more active electrodes to provide a comparator signal to each of the active electrodes. Each of the active electrodes compares the physiological potentials sensed at the electrode pad against the comparator signal to generate a cardiac signal, and then wirelessly transmits the cardiac signal with the wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Emma Elina Ikonen, Jussi Olavi Halinen, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Juha Petri Virtanen
  • Patent number: 10583271
    Abstract: A catheter comprises a flexible polymer catheter body including a proximal shaft section and a distal working section, a wire support structure embedded within the distal working section of the catheter body, a proximal adapter mounted to the proximal shaft section of the catheter body, and a wire disposed within the catheter body. The wire has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the wire being operably connected to the proximal adapter, and the distal end of the wire is anchored to the wire support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bogusky
  • Patent number: 10575785
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a housing; a first structure extending outwardly from a surface of the housing; and a plurality of first electrodes disposed on the first structure and separated from each other by an insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Ok Jung, Dong Wook Kim, See Youn Kwon
  • Patent number: 10568572
    Abstract: Example headsets and electrodes are described herein. Example electrode units described herein include a guide defining an opening and an electrode disposed in the opening. The electrode has a housing, a spring, and a pin. The pin is biased outward from a first end of the housing via the first spring. The example electrode units also include a second spring disposed over the opening adjacent a second end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Marko Jovanovic, Kashyap Fruitwala, Mohammad Moradi, Batia Bertho, Reimond Bausse, Mehran Mahinpour Tirooni, Yakob Badower
  • Patent number: 10569077
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a reduced Larsen Effect electrode. Specifically, the disclosure relates to an electrode with an insulation-coated electrode wire coaxially surrounded over a substantial portion thereof, by predetermined assembly of alternating rigid and isolating layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alpha Omega Neuro Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: John Rizik
  • Patent number: 10561528
    Abstract: Disclosure includes fluid-circulating heat exchange catheters, systems and related methods useable for controlling a patient's body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: James D Mazzone, Masoumeh Mafi, Alex L Lim, Jack I Irwin, Dung A Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10555680
    Abstract: A method and system for mapping an anatomical structure includes sensing activation signals of intrinsic physiological activity with a plurality of mapping electrodes disposed in or near the anatomical structure, each of the plurality of mapping electrodes having an electrode location. A vector field map which represents a direction of propagation of the activation signals at each electrode location is generated to identify a signature pattern and a location in the vector field map according to at least one vector field template. A target location of the identified signature pattern is identified according to a corresponding electrode location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Shibaji Shome, Shantha Arcot-Krishnamurthy, Allan C. Shuros, Barun Maskara, Sunipa Saha
  • Patent number: 10556532
    Abstract: A seating system includes a seat, individually selectable and controllable thermal units individually positioned at respective locations within the seat corresponding to anatomical locations of a person sitting in the seat, and a controller. The thermal units to generate heat when activated. The controller to individually activate a subset of the thermal units to deliver heat to the anatomical locations of the person sitting in the seat corresponding to the respective locations within the seat of the activated thermal units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: David Gallagher, Francesco Migneco, Vyachislav Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10555683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a physiological monitoring device. Some embodiments of the invention allow for long-term monitoring of physiological signals. Further embodiments may also allow for the monitoring of secondary signals such as motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Bahney, Hung H. Ho, Shena H. Park, Genaro S. Sepulveda, Mark J. Day, Yuriko Tamura
  • Patent number: 10542935
    Abstract: A sensor is disclosed comprising, in at least one embodiment an electrode, a track and an electrical connector, wherein, the track is comprising an electrically conductive flexible and elastic material that comprises an electrically conductive material that is non-contiguous that when stretched is able to transmit an electrical signal from an electrode to an electrical connector and from an electrical connector to an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Smart Solutions Technologies, S.L.
    Inventors: Agustin Macia Barber, Daniel Llorca Juan, Christian Vicente Rengel, Borja Gonzalvez Munoz
  • Patent number: 10537466
    Abstract: A method of reducing the likelihood of shivering comprises monitoring at least one physiological characteristic in a human or animal subject to detect preshivering and acting to reduce the likelihood of shivering when preshivering is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: James Palazzolo, Richard A. Helkowski, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10524956
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention includes applying adhesive onto skin of a human subject. An applicator is then brought into contact with the adhesive such the adhesive is disposed between the applicator and the subject's skin. The applicator is activated to cool a tissue region via the subject's skin, via the heat-transfer surface of the applicator, and via the adhesive. While the tissue region cools, the adhesive also cools, thereby reversibly strengthening adhesion between the subject's skin and the heat-transfer surface and forming a strong bond therebetween. The strengthened adhesion inhibits any movement of the applicator relative to the skin. After cooling the tissue region, the adhesive is warmed, thereby weakening the adhesion which allows the heat-transfer surface of the applicator to be easily separated from the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard C. DeBenedictis, Like Zeng, George Frangineas, Jr., Joel N. Jimenez Lozano