Patents Examined by Matthew F DeSanto
  • Patent number: 10729385
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for the prevention of bodily injuries through active monitoring of bodily postures, supporting a body while in or restricting a body from entering predetermined postures which heighten the body's susceptibility to injury, and alerting one or more entities (e.g., an apparatus user) of a body's susceptibility to injury is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method may include one or more operations including monitoring one or more bodily postures and/or bodily movements, storing data associated with bodily postures and/or bodily movements, determining a risk of injury associated with bodily postures and/or bodily movements, and alerting one or more entities when a risk of injury associated with bodily postures and/or bodily movements reaches a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Timothy Pettit, Jason Joseph Wong
  • Patent number: 10729847
    Abstract: A medical device for delivery of a fluid to a patient from a line terminating in a tubing needle. The medical device includes a cannula assembly for coupling the fluid into a cannula that is inserted into the patient. The cannula assembly has a first locking element disposed in a fixed position with respect to the cannula. Coupling the line to the cannula assembly is an infusion flap. The infusion flap includes a second locking element for engaging the first locking element of the cannula assembly and a lift tab for disconnecting the infusion flap from the cannula assembly. Coupling of the first and second locking elements requires initial mating of the infusion flap and cannula assembly followed by locking through rotation of the infusion flap with respect to the cannula assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Larry B. Gray, Jared Hamilton, Richard Lanigan, Brian Tracey
  • Patent number: 10729846
    Abstract: A needle assembly to prevent fluid/vapor escape so as to reduce or prevent fluid exposure to a clinician during use of the needle assembly. The needle assembly may include a handle portion with a needle extending therefrom, and a base portion releasably coupled to the handle portion. The base portion may include a safety assembly to shield a distal tip of the needle and prevent user contact therewith. The base portion may further include a self-sealing pad covering a bottom external surface thereof. The self-sealing pad may include an upper surface designed to mate with the base portion and a raised portion compressively positioned in the opening of the bottom external surface. The needle assembly may further include a fluid isolation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Pearce, Bradley J. VanderStek, Jason R. Stats, William R. Barron
  • Patent number: 10716931
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a system and method for implanting an implantable medical device (IMD) within a patient may include an IMD including a housing and an attachment member, and a delivery catheter including a tethering snare that is configured to be selectively extended out of the delivery catheter and retracted into the delivery catheter. In at least one embodiment, a system and method for implanting an implantable medical device (IMD) within a patient may include an IMD including a housing and an attachment member, wherein the attachment member includes a central passage connected to a connection chamber, and a delivery catheter including first and second tethers that may be moved outwardly from and retracted into the delivery catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Eby, Alan Klenk
  • Patent number: 10709869
    Abstract: A hemodialysis split-tip catheter comprises an elongated portion, a proximal end and a distal end defining a longitudinal axis. The proximal end attaches to a hub with suture wings assembly, which in turn connected to extension tubings. The distal end has two distal tip segments splitted from each other. The first distal tip segment has a concave shape with respect to the longitudinal axis and the second distal tip segment has an approximately J-shape with respect to first distal tip segment. Diameter of concave shape of first distal tip segment is larger than diameter of J-shape of second distal tip segment to facilitate backward bend of second distal tip segment with respect to first distal tip segment after a catheter insertion inside a blood vessel to face a blood flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Mohamed A Basiony
  • Patent number: 10709868
    Abstract: A hemodialysis curved split-tip catheter comprises an elongated portion, a proximal end and a distal end defining a longitudinal axis. The proximal end attaches to a hub with suture wings assembly, which in turn connected to extension tubings. The distal end has two distal tip segments splitted from each other. The distal tip segments bend longitudinally inward toward a centerline of a blood vessel. First distal tip segment has a smaller angle, with respect to the axis extended from the dividing point longitudinally parallel to a centerline axis of a blood vessel, compare to second distal tip segment. This configuration to make the distal end of the catheter to be located not at the centerline axis of a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Mohamed A Basiony
  • Patent number: 10692590
    Abstract: The method set out herein involves conducting adaptive clinical trial to develop parenteral therapeutic product with variable dose drug delivery devices. The method comprises using a variable dose drug delivery device to respond modifications during the adaptive clinical trial, wherein the variable dose drug delivery device is able to deliver more than one dose level and is for delivering fluid formulation. Other methods set out herein involve using a variable dose drug delivery device equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) or near field communication (NFC) technology to improve patient adherence to drug administration in the adaptive clinical trial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10687787
    Abstract: A systems and methods for tissue characterization using ultrasound are disclosed. One embodiment is for a system with a novel YB-scan transducer. The YB transducer is comprised of a plurality of separate and independent piezo-elements. The system is configured to scan a tissue or organ using two different frequencies to produce 2D images and two-frequency attenuation data to characterize tissue types. Other embodiments are presented permitting conventional B-scan imaging combined with A-mode scanning for two-frequency tissue characterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Igor Yukov
  • Patent number: 10688279
    Abstract: A hemodialysis self-centric symmetric catheter comprises an elongated portion, a proximal end and a distal end defining a longitudinal axis. Distal end may have two distal segments that may split (separated) from each other with respect to a longitudinal axis at a proximal end of said two distal segments and re-bonded with a distal portion at a distal end of said two distal segments. Each distal segment has a curved portion. Proximal end of said two distal segments may be coupled with a distal end of elongated portion. First distal segment and second distal segment are exactly symmetric (similar) to each other. Each distal segment may have a lumen, a distal tip and a distal angled opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Mohamed A Basiony
  • Patent number: 10682470
    Abstract: A single-use needle cover configured to obscure, protect, or hide at least a portion of a needle from view before, during, and/or after an injection and/or aspiration procedure is disclosed. In some embodiments, the cover includes a housing at least partially containing the needle and configured to couple to a syringe, wherein the housing includes an axis and a guide member. In some embodiments, a sleeve has a plurality of tracks configured to slidingly receive the guide member, wherein the sleeve is configured to retract, extend, and rotate with respect to the housing. In some embodiments, after the sleeve has been retracted and extended one time, a first locking member inhibits further retraction of the sleeve and a second locking member inhibits rotation of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Rubinstein, Samuel Rosenberg, Theodore Mosler, Tianhong Ouyang, David Foshee, Mark W. Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10674997
    Abstract: An ultrasonic medical system comprising a tracking probe and a catheter is used for tracking a target inside human body. The ultrasonic probe has additional ultrasound sensors embedded around its main transducer array. A catheter is built with ultrasound transmitters at its distal end and sends active sound signals during each probe scanning cycle. The probe sensors track the 3D position of the target catheter using triangulation principle. The target position is rendered in the 3D anatomic context defined by the ultrasound images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Shaohua Hu
  • Patent number: 10675416
    Abstract: An automatic retractable syringe comprised of a syringe inside a compressed spring loaded locking safety sheath that moves into a protective position over the needle of the syringe that is triggered by the depression of the plunger, causing the positional locking mechanism to displace from its initial position and activate a compressed spring that expands, moving the locking safety sheath into its protective position and locks the sheath, preventing further movement of the locking safety sheath. An optional fusing system acts to permanently fix the locking mechanism in place to further secure the locking safety sheath in the protective position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: David Harold Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10667944
    Abstract: This invention is a handheld multipurpose device for standardizing intraocular access for injecting into or obtaining substance(s), content(s), medicine(s), or sample(s) from a human eye(s) or an animal eye(s), in any age group(s), once a specific marker(s) is placed at corneal scleral Limbus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Samer Jaber Bashir
  • Patent number: 10660508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for use in minimally invasive procedures whereby at least one, and preferably a plurality of laparoscopic instrument heads can be delivered through a single trocar and made accessible for attachment within a body cavity to the distal end of a needlescopic instrument under direct visualization via a laparoscope. The system and procedure will produce less scarring, less pain, and a reduced risk of infection at the surgical site. An addition benefit is that, because only 1 trocar is used instead of 3-5 trocars, there is a significant cost saving in each case and the surgeon is freer to move instrument locations and add/remove instruments since a new trocar does not need to be inserted every time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INNERSPACE SURGICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ricardo Alexander Gomez, Sandy Lawrence Heck, Eric William Conley
  • Patent number: 10661020
    Abstract: A mechanical device for assisting medication injection is provided herein comprising a connector having a distal end and a proximal end; a piston rod locked in said connector before medication injection; a spring configured to bias said piston rod distally; a releasable restraining means configured to releasably restrain said piston rod in a locked state against said biasing of said spring, wherein, upon release of said releasable restraining means, said piston rod moves distally under force of said spring; an activation means configured to release said releasable restraining means; and a mounting means for mounting a syringe at said distal end of said connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10653876
    Abstract: A medical device for treatment for overweight or obesity is presented. The medical device is attached or implanted in patient's target body organs, wherein in each one of the device attachments, or daily in the case of long continuous attachment, the device removes up to 100 grams of energy containing materials from the body. The medical device optionally contains needles or alternatively contains crawling worm-like arm. The energy containing materials may be fat cells, fatty acid molecules driven out from the fat cells or lipids or carbohydrates molecules such as glucose from the blood stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: David Hirshberg
  • Patent number: 10657786
    Abstract: The system of the preferred embodiments is a young child monitoring device including: at least one microphone designed to be temporarily attached in contact with at least one of the skin and the clothing of a user; a radio transmission circuit wired in electrical communication with the microphone and adapted to transmit a signal from the microphone via radio waves; an electromagnetic induction circuit designed to generate power by induction from radio waves; a temporary attachment including at least one of A) an adhesive patch, B) a clip, C) adhesive tape, D) a patch comprising at least the hooks of a hook and loop fastener and designed to attach at least the microphone to the user; a base station including a radio receiver adapted to receive a signal generated by the radio transmission circuit, wherein the base station is designed to at least one of I) notify a caregiver, II) generate an audio alert, III) generate a visual alert, IV) send an alert to a mobile electronic device associated with a caregiver, V)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Victoria H. Fan, Russell D. Fernald
  • Patent number: 10625029
    Abstract: A needle system for penetrating to or passing thought an object or an organ comprising a semiconductor die, one or more needles, wherein the needles move relative to the die using one or more actuators. The actuators are controlled by a controller wherein the controller instruct the needle to penetrate into or to pass through and/or retract from the object or organ. The needle system is used among other treatments for drug delivery, blood extraction, blood analysis, glucose measurements, blood measurements, nerve system stimulus treatment, hair removal, skin lesions coloring or removal or tattoo painting or removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: David Hirshberg
  • Patent number: 10610331
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of dentistry and is intended for restoration/reconstruction of teeth decayed/fractured below the gum line using reinforcement technology of composite materials. The indirect atraumatic method for restoration/reconstruction of teeth decayed/fractured below the gum line comprises using a metal mesh-reinforced composite (MMC) dental prosthesis according to M. L. Melikyan, which is made by a laboratory method using gypsum models. The metal mesh-reinforced composite (MMC) dental prosthesis is comprised of a flexible crown-root wire pin and reinforcing crown-root frame assembly made from a mesh and free mesh wires. The walls of the crown part of the dental prosthesis are formed from a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Melikset Litvinovich Melikyan, Karine Meliksetovna Melikyan
  • Patent number: 10603444
    Abstract: A medication delivery device, for use with a container having a distal end and a needle being placed at the distal end of the container, including: a push rod which is movable with respect to at least a portion of the container; a resilient member configured to bias the push rod to move toward the distal end of the container; a releasable restraining means configured to releasably restrain the push rod in a locked state against the biasing of the resilient member; a means to adjust amount of movement of the push rod with respect to the container in order to deliver a predetermined dose of medication; and an activation means configured to release the releasable means. The means to adjust amount of movement of the push rod with respect to the container is bi-directional. The device can accommodate containers of different size or shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Min Wei