Patents Examined by Manolis Pahakis
  • Patent number: 11569015
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a corrosion-resistant permanent magnet, to a method for producing a corrosion-resistant permanent magnet, and to an intravascular blood pump comprising the magnet. The magnet is corrosion resistant due to a composite coating comprising a first layer structure and optionally a second layer structure on the first layer structure, each layer structure comprising an inorganic layer, a linker layer on the inorganic layer, and an organic layer formed from poly(2-chloro-p-xylylene) on the linker layer. The inorganic layers comprise aluminum and/or aluminum oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Abiomed Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Claudia Mourran, Thorsten Siess
  • Patent number: 11565114
    Abstract: An example of a system may include a processor, and a memory device comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to access at least one of patient input, clinician input, or automatic input, use the patient input, clinician input, or automatic input in a search method, the search method designed to evaluate a plurality of candidate neuromodulation parameter sets to identify an optimal neuromodulation parameter set, and program a neuromodulator using the optimal neuromodulation parameter set to stimulate a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Ewan Gillespie, Michael A. Moffitt, Que T. Doan, Changfang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11547472
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for therapeutically modulating nerves in or associated with a nasal region of a patient for the treatment of a rhinosinusitis condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Neurent Medical Limited
    Inventors: David Townley, Brian Shields
  • Patent number: 11547298
    Abstract: One aspect of the apparatus comprising, a sensor configured to acquire a biological signal of a user, and a controller configured to, determine whether the biological signal is continuously outside a predetermined range for a first time period, after determining that the biological signal has been continuously outside the predetermined range for the first time period, then determine whether the biological signal is inside the predetermined range, and activate an alarm if the controller has determined that (i) the biological signal has been outside the predetermined range for the first time period, and (ii) the biological signal has been continuously inside the predetermined range for a second time period, the second time period being longer than the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takamasa Kogure
  • Patent number: 11540775
    Abstract: The embodiments include an apparatus used in combination with a computer for sensing biopotentials. The apparatus includes a catheter in which there is a plurality of sensing electrodes, a corresponding plurality of local amplifiers, each coupled to one of the plurality of sensing electrodes, a data, control and power circuit coupled to the plurality of local amplifiers, and a photonic device bidirectionally communicating an electrical signal with the data, control and power circuit. An optical fiber optically communicated with the photonic device. The photonic device bidirectionally communicates an optical signal with the optical fiber. An optical interface device provides optical power to the optical fiber and thence to the photonic device and receives optical signals through the optical fiber from the photonic device. The optical interface device bidirectionally communicates an electrical data, control and power signal to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Neuro-Kinesis Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Shachar, Marc Rocklinger, Eli Gang
  • Patent number: 11541235
    Abstract: Device/system that provides pain relief by delivering stimulation that neither generates action potentials nor completely blocks neural transmission (in the peripheral nerve). The present teachings provide relief by modulating release of neurotransmitters in peripheral nerves to cause neuromodulation at the level of the peripheral nerve (modulation of neural signals in the peripheral nerve). The present teachings provide relief by modulating release of neurotransmitters in peripheral nerves to cause neuromodulation at the level of the peripheral nerve (modulation of neural signals in the peripheral nerve) to alter the frequency of physiologically generated neural transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Matthew G. deBock, Nathan Crosby
  • Patent number: 11534340
    Abstract: Systems and methods here may be used to support a laser eye surgery device, including a base assembly mounted to an optical scanning assembly via, a horizontal x axis bearing, a horizontal y axis bearing, and a vertical z axis bearing, mounted on the base assembly, configured to limit movement of the optical scanning assembly in an x axis, y axis and z axis respectively, relative to the base assembly, a vertical z axis spring, configured to counteract the forces of gravity on the optical scanning assembly in the z axis, and, mirrors mounted on the base assembly and positioned to reflect an energy beam into the optical scanning assembly no matter where the optical scanning assembly is located on the x axis bearing, the y axis bearing and the z axis bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip H. Gooding, Georg Schuele
  • Patent number: 11529096
    Abstract: A sleep assessment system includes a blood flow measurement unit and a assessment unit. The blood flow measurement unit acquires first information related to the blood flow of the user. The assessment unit determines the sleep stage of the user based on the first biological information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Watanabe, Osamu Tochikubo
  • Patent number: 11517715
    Abstract: A medical probe includes a shaft for navigation in a patient body, and first and second deflection mechanisms. The shaft ends with a flexible section and a spring, followed by a rigid distal tip having one or more medical devices coupled thereto. The first deflection mechanism is configured to deflect the flexible section relative to the shaft. The second deflection mechanism is configured to deflect the distal tip relative to the first flexible section by using the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventor: Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 11504064
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to delivery devices and interventional devices configured to enable monitoring of pressure and other hemodynamic properties before, during, and/or after a cardiac procedure. A guide catheter includes a routing lumen or a routing groove for routing a sensor wire to a desired location during a cardiac procedure. A guide catheter includes one or more pressure sensors positioned to provide desired pressure measurements when the guide catheter is deploying an interventional device. An interventional device may also include one or more associated sensors for providing hemodynamic information before, during, and/or after deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Abunassar, Brandon W. Chu, Patricia H. Ho, Koji J. Kizuka, Benjamin L. Lee, Tamer M. Mahmoud, Sean A. McNiven, Scott C. Mosher, Santosh V. Prabhu, Lauren G. Troxler, Dylan T. Van Hoven
  • Patent number: 11504534
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for selectively and reversibly modulating targeted neural and non-neural tissue of a nervous system for the treatment of pain. An electrical stimulation is delivered to the treatment site that selectively and reversibly modulates the targeted neural- and non-neural tissue of the nervous structure, inhibiting the perception of pain while preserving other sensory and motor function, and proprioception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Schepis, David M. Page, Natalia Alexeeva, Lee C. Burnes
  • Patent number: 11484731
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for implementing an optogenetics treatment using a probe and probe controller are described. A probe controller controls a probe to perform the method that includes emitting, by a light source of the probe, the probe is embeddable in a tissue, a light wave to interact with a corresponding chemical in one or more cells in the tissue. The method further includes capturing, by a sensor of the probe, a spectroscopy of the light wave interacting with the corresponding chemical. The method further includes sending, by the probe, the spectroscopy to an analysis system. The method further includes receiving, by the probe, from the analysis system, adjusted parameters for the light source, and adjusting, by a controller of the probe, settings of the light source according to the received adjusted parameters to emit a different light wave to interact with the corresponding chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hariklia Deligianni, Ko-Tao Lee, Ning Li, Devendra Sadana, Roy R. Yu
  • Patent number: 11484698
    Abstract: A circulatory support device includes a flexible cannula having a fluid outlet at a proximal end; and a pump assembly disposed at a distal end of the flexible cannula. The pump assembly includes a pump housing having a fluid inlet defined therein; a motor disposed within a distal end of the housing; and an impeller, driven to rotate by the motor, and configured to push blood toward the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Lloyd Radman
  • Patent number: 11478380
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an eye interface device, a scanning assembly, a beam source, a free-floating mechanism, and a detection assembly. The eye interface device interfaces with an eye. The scanning assembly supports the eye interface device and scans a focal point of an electromagnetic radiation beam within the eye. The beam source generates the electromagnetic radiation beam. The free-floating mechanism supports the scanning assembly and accommodates movement of the eye and provides a variable optical path for the electronic radiation beam and a portion of the electronic radiation beam reflected from the focal point location. The variable optical path is disposed between the beam source and the scanner and has an optical path length that varies to accommodate movement of the eye. The detection assembly generates a signal indicative of intensity of a portion of the electromagnetic radiation beam reflected from the focal point location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Schuele, Phillip Gooding
  • Patent number: 11471108
    Abstract: Brain drainage device having a rod-shaped hollow body with an inner drainage channel for insertion through the cranium into the brain, a first sensor arrangement with at least one sensor for measuring a physical parameter, and a signal interface; wherein the rod-shaped hollow body has a first region A which, in the applied state, is designed to protrude into the ventricle situated in the brain; wherein the rod-shaped hollow body has a second region B, which is arranged proximally from the first region, wherein the second region is designed to lie in the region of the brain mass in the applied state; wherein the first sensor arrangement is arranged in the second region in order to measure a physical parameter of the brain mass; wherein the first sensor arrangement is connected to the signal interface such that measurement data determined by the first sensor arrangement are transmitted to a measuring system that is to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Gero Lange, Heinz Eder, Christian Roederer
  • Patent number: 11464573
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for providing real-time surgical assistance to a surgical robot using an imaging module, a context computer module, and a quantum analysis module are disclosed. The imaging module receives one or more data related to a patient from an intra-operative database and performs a first step analysis based on the received data. The context computer module determines a type of resource required for analysis based on data received from a historical database and the intra-operative database. The quantum analysis module receives data from the imaging module and the context computer module. The quantum analysis module receives real-time data from operation room (OR) equipment and performs quantum analysis on the received data and real-time data. The quantum analysis module facilitates real-time surgical assistance and recommendations to the surgical robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: IX Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael John Baker
  • Patent number: 11464964
    Abstract: A system includes spatially isolated nodes proximal to a cortical surface or spinal cord, a telemetric antenna array located above the dura, the telemetric antenna array configured to provide power to and exchange data with the spatially isolated nodes, and a power and data distribution unit configured to power the spatially isolated nodes, aggregate recorded data, send the aggregated recorded data and commands through a wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: David A. Borton, Marc Powell
  • Patent number: 11457942
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a handle assembly, an elongated shaft, an end effector, a rotation mechanism, and an articulation mechanism is disclosed. The rotation mechanism is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the handle assembly and effects rotation of the end effector about the second longitudinal axis. The articulation mechanism is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the handle assembly and effects movement of the end effector from a first position where the first longitudinal axis is substantially aligned with the second longitudinal axis to a second position where the second longitudinal axis is displaced from the first longitudinal axis. The articulation mechanism comprises a first articulation control disposed in mechanical cooperation with the handle assembly, a first cable and a second cable. Actuation of the first articulation control in a first direction causes the first cable to move distally and causes the second cable to move proximally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Stanislaw Marczyk, Russell Pribanic, Kenneth W. Horton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11445934
    Abstract: A system comprises a medical instrument, including a sensing tool, and a processing unit configured to apply a segmentation function using a first seed to a three-dimensional image of a patient anatomy to create a model; receive position data from the instrument while navigating the patient anatomy; register a position of the instrument with the model; receive data related to the patient anatomy from the sensing tool; and update the model in response to detecting a difference between the model and the patient anatomy. Updating the model includes reapplying the segmentation function using a second seed corresponding to a passageway of the patient anatomy that is not present within the model. Detecting the difference between the model and the patient anatomy includes analyzing temporal information obtained from shape data generated by the sensing tool while the instrument traverses portions of the patient anatomy not represented by the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Zhao, Vincent Duindam, Caitlin Q. Donhowe, Timothy D. Soper, Federico Barbagli
  • Patent number: 11445935
    Abstract: A probe generates location signals, and has an electrode at a distal end which acquires from heart chamber surface positions electrical signals due to a conduction wave traversing the surface. A processor derives LATs from the electrical signals, calculates a first time difference between LATs at a first pair of positions and a second time difference between LATs at a second pair of positions. The processor calculates first and second LAT-derived distances as products of the first and second time differences with a conduction wave velocity, identifies an arrhythmia origin at a surface location where a first difference in distances from the location to the first pair of the positions is equal to the first LAT-derived distance, and a second difference in distances from the location to the second pair of the positions is equal to the second LAT-derived distance, and marks the origin on a surface representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Gal Hayam, Michael Timofeyev, Tal Haim Bar-On, Amardeep Saluja