Patents Examined by Joshua D Lannu
  • Patent number: 11331024
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of processing and analysis of biomedical signals, and provides a calibration method for the critical point of mental fatigue based on self-organized criticality. It constructs a self-organized criticality model by using the dynamic characteristics of a brain network, and deduces the avalanche dynamics of mental fatigue, which is consistent with the internal mechanism of evolution of fatigue complexity. The critical state of calibration is dynamically stable and robust. Through the verification of the behavior data, the reliability of the critical state of mental fatigue determined from physiological and behavioral dimensions is high, providing support for the setting of the fatigue category labels to complete more accurate classification and recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chi Zhang, Ying Li, Fengyu Cong, Hanbing Gao
  • Patent number: 10413755
    Abstract: This invention relates to adaptive resistance inhibiting 100 to 10,000 Gy, single fraction proton and carbon ion microbeam and nanobeam radiosurgery, proton spray chemotherapy and proton spray gadolinium and boron neutron capture therapy with least normal tissue toxicity. Secondary neutrons, protons, ions and radiation from the accelerator and the patient specific collimator are removed with tissue equivalent collimator that also generates proton and carbon ion microbeam and nanobeam. Laser interaction with micrometer and nanometer thick metallic and diamond like carbon targets are also used for proton and carbon ion beam generation. Polyenergetic proton beam is spatially separated. Ion beam and Laser ion beam is accelerated in a hybrid RF accelerator. It is split into microbeam and nanobeam. Secondary neutrons, protons and gamma radiation are removed with tissue equivalent collimators that also generate microbeams and nanobeams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Velayudhan Sahadevan
  • Patent number: 10251286
    Abstract: Disclosed are a housing for a medical implant, a medical implant for a human or animal organism, a method for manufacturing a medical implant, and a system comprising a medical implant and a transceiver unit that can be coupled to the medical implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CorTec GmbH
    Inventors: Jörn Rickert, Fabian Kohler, Martin Schüttler
  • Patent number: 10239071
    Abstract: A cartridge device is provided for applying a fiber matrix to a tubular member such as a saphenous vein graft. The cartridge includes a housing, a tubular member holder, a rotational drive, and a polymer delivery assembly. The housing defines a chamber which surrounds the tubular member holder. The rotational drive rotates the tubular member during the fiber application process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Neograft Technologies, Inc., University Of Pittsburgh—of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Lorenzo Soletti, Mohammed S. El-Kurdi, Jon McGrath, Andrew Ziegler, J. Christopher Flaherty, William R. Wagner, David Vorp
  • Patent number: 10237663
    Abstract: A device to transmit an audio signal to a user comprises a transducer and a support. The support is configured for placement on the eardrum to drive the eardrum. The transducer is coupled to the support at a first location to decrease occlusion and a second location to drive the eardrum. The transducer may comprise one or more of an electromagnetic balanced armature transducer, a piezoelectric transducer, a magnetostrictive transducer, a photostrictive transducer, or a coil and magnet. The device may find use with open canal hearing aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EarLens Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Puria, Micha Rosen, Jonathan P. Fay, Paul Rucker, James Stone
  • Patent number: 10232081
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to in situ tissue engineering, more specifically in situ vascular tissue engineering with the aim of providing a tissue structure which can be used e.g. as a substitute blood vessel or as a blood vessel functioning as cannulation site in hemodialysis. In particular, the disclosure involves tissue structure formation around a subcutaneously implanted synthetic rod. In addition, the disclosure involves a method for producing said synthetic rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden, Xeltis B.V., Universiteit Maastricht
    Inventors: Joris Ivo Rotmans, Tonia Caroline Rothuizen, Lorenzo Moroni, Clemens Antoni Van Blitterswijk, Febriyani Fiain Rochel Damanik, Tom Lavrijsen, Martijn Antonius Johannes Cox, Antonius Johannes Rabelink
  • Patent number: 10224136
    Abstract: A system including one or more bodies having an underlying structure resembling a double helix may be arranged and used, to produce useful electromagnetic effects for various agricultural applications, including promotion of growth in organisms and organic matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Energetics Ltd.
    Inventor: David G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10213615
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure relates a system that can employ micromagnetic stimulation to activate or suppress one or more areas of the central nervous system. A portion of the central nervous system can be exposed. A probe can be configured to be located in proximity to the exposed portion of the nervous system. A microcoil (of a size less than or equal to 10 millimeters) can be coupled to the probe and configured to activate or suppress the portion of the central nervous system via electromagnetic induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Gale, Hyun-Joo Park, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10201715
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a substrate and a plurality of biological material stimulators positioned on the substrate. Each biological material stimulator forms a fluctuating magnetic field capable of inducing a current in biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Jian-Ping Wang, Walter C. Low, Mahendra DC
  • Patent number: 10195466
    Abstract: The described invention provides methods for irradiating skin cancer cells, such as melanoma cells, at a high radiation rate (e.g., of 2,400 mu/min) and a modest total dose (e.g., of 0.5 Gy) to treat skin cancer or induce apoptosis in skin cancer cells. The radiation may be administered in a plurality of treatments and used in conjunction with chemotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: K. Stephen Suh, Sreeja Sarojini, Mehmet Tuna, Joseph Barbiere, Alois M. Ndlovu, Andrew L. Pecora, Anthony Ingenito
  • Patent number: 10188869
    Abstract: Systems that integrate Transcranial Stimulation Biofeedback (TSB) Detector functions and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) functions, as well as methods of manufacturing such systems and methods of performing TSB detection and TMS using such systems, are provided. A system can include a hardware component and a software component in operable communication with the hardware component. The hardware component can include or be in operable communication with a TMS machine, and the software component can be configured to receive waveforms from the TSB Detector hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Mercedes Cabrerizo, Malek Adjouadi, Niovi Rojas, Juan Omar Perez, Anastasio A. Cabrera, Jesus De La Rua
  • Patent number: 10182843
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed towards a medical device, method and system thereof for the placement or passage of patches, sutures, anchors, tags, tissue sensors and more particularly to a medical device for repairing female pelvic organ or tissue prolapsed region. The device may be used for the placement of stereotactic markers into tissue near joints or tumors for guidance during orthopedic or neurosurgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Phillip A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10166143
    Abstract: A light-guided, ophthalmic-treatment-system for administering therapeutic agents to, into or through the scleral wall of the eye globe using any one of a variety of therapeutic applicators in conjunction with either transcorneal or transpupillary viewing methods or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Paul T. Finger, Toby Welles
  • Patent number: 10159510
    Abstract: A device and method for improving fertility among couples after intercourse is disclosed. The device and method uses an intravaginal device that collects ejaculate from the vaginal canal after intercourse and presents it to the os of the cervix. The device also serves to contain ejaculate near the cervical os to increase the chances of successful fertilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Truth in Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Sherman Souther, Hamilton Souther
  • Patent number: 10154934
    Abstract: An isolation and treatment enclosure system for a patient includes a bed module that supports the patient, a spool disposed at a first end of the bed module, and a flexible, continuous enclosure disposed on the spool. The flexible, continuous enclosure can be extended from the spool along a length of the bed module so as to create a tube in which the patient and the bed module are enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas M. Canty
  • Patent number: 10149750
    Abstract: A graft device is provided comprising a flow conduit and a surrounding covering. The graft device can connect a first body space and a second body space. In one embodiment, the flow conduit is a vein, such as a harvested saphenous vein, useful as an arterial graft, for example and without limitation, in a coronary artery bypass procedure. Also provided are methods of preparing a graft device and connecting the graft device between a first body space and a second body space, such as the aorta and a location on an occluded coronary artery, distal to the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: David Wagner, Lorenzo Soletti, Mohammed S. El-Kurdi, Jon McGrath, John T. Garibotto, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10136979
    Abstract: There is provided a method for controlling a flow of intestinal contents in the intestinal passageway of a patient's intestines. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood circulation in the intestinal tissue wall) at least one portion of the intestinal tissue wall to influence the flow in the intestinal passageway, and stimulating the constricted wall portion to cause contraction of the wall portion to further influence the flow in the intestinal passageway. The method can be used for restricting or stopping the flow in the intestinal passageway, or for actively moving the fluid in the intestinal passageway, with a low risk of injuring the intestines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10130807
    Abstract: An implantable medical device, including a magnet and a body encompassing the magnet, wherein the implantable medical device includes structural components in the body configured to move away from one another upon initial rotation of the magnet relative to the body when the magnet is subjected to an externally generated magnetic field, thereby limiting rotation of the magnet beyond the initial rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Charles Roger Aaron Leigh, Grahame Michael David Walling, Mark Alan Von Huben, James Vandyke, Nam Long Tuong
  • Patent number: 10130788
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to detect transitions in sleep state of a subject during a sleep session; provide sensory stimulation to the subject with a timing based on the detected transitions in sleep state; subsequent to the sleep session, obtain reference indications of transitions in sleep state; compare the detected transitions in sleep state to the reference indications of transitions in sleep state during the sleep session; based on the comparison, adjust baseline sleep state criteria to enhance correlation between detected transitions in sleep state during the sleep session using the baseline sleep state criteria and the reference indications of transitions in sleep state during the sleep session; and subsequent to adjustment of the baseline sleep state criteria, utilize the adjusted baseline sleep state criteria to detect transitions in sleep state of the subject for the purpose of controlling the one or more sensory stimulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Michele Bellesi, Brady Alexander Riedner, Giulio Tononi, Juan Benzo
  • Patent number: 10124188
    Abstract: The present invention is a magnetic moxibustion neck protecting apparatus, including: a textile and multiple magnetic stripes fixed and distributed on the described textile; the multiple magnetic stripes are set based on the preset primary spacing; the described magnetic stripes include substrate and multiple magnets set on the stripes based on the preset secondary spacing; the described textile has a piece which is protruded outward from the center to form an arc and allow the apparatus to form fit around the neck. The magnetic moxibustion neck protecting apparatus provided by this utility model can conduct magnetotherapy with good efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Zhongping Lou