Patents Examined by Natasha Patel
  • Patent number: 11819690
    Abstract: A hearing device is provided. The hearing device comprises a first portion configured to be arranged at a head of a user and to provide a signal to a second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Werner Meskens, Tadeusz Jurkiewicz, Steve Winnal, Limin Zhong
  • Patent number: 11819682
    Abstract: Devices and methods of use for introduction and implantation of an electrode as part of a minimally invasive technique. An implantable baroreflex activation system includes a control system having an implantable housing, an electrical lead, attachable to the control system, and an electrode structure. The electrode structure is near one end of the electrical lead, and includes a monopolar electrode, a backing material having an effective surface area larger than the electrode, and a releasable pivotable interface to mate with an implant tool. The electrode is configured for implantation on an outer surface of a blood vessel and the control system is programmed to deliver a baroreflex therapy via the monopolar electrode to a baroreceptor within a wall of the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: CVRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Cates, Eric Lovett, Loren Murney, Kip Ludwig, Paul Pignato, Brian Soltis
  • Patent number: 11806118
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for operating a physiological monitoring system that comprises a distributed algorithm. The physiological monitoring system may comprise a sensor and a physiological monitor that may be communicatively coupled with the sensor. The sensor may store algorithm configuration data; and the physiological monitor may store an executable code segment configured to execute a first algorithm. The physiological monitor may be configured to receive the algorithm configuration data and to configure or modify at least part of the first algorithm based upon the algorithm configuration data to determine at least one physiological parameter of a subject based on physiological signal provided by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Daniel Lisogurski
  • Patent number: 11806541
    Abstract: Systems and methods involve an intrathoracic cardiac stimulation device operable to provide autonomous cardiac sensing and energy delivery. The cardiac stimulation device includes a housing configured for intrathoracic placement relative to a patient's heart. A fixation arrangement of the housing is configured to affix the housing at an implant location within cardiac tissue or cardiac vasculature. An electrode arrangement supported by the housing is configured to sense cardiac activity and deliver stimulation energy to the cardiac tissue or cardiac vasculature. Energy delivery circuitry in the housing is coupled to the electrode arrangement. Detection circuitry is provided in the housing and coupled to the electrode arrangement. Communications circuitry may optionally be supported by the housing. A controller in the housing coordinates delivery of energy to the cardiac tissue or cardiac vasculature in accordance with an energy delivery protocol appropriate for the implant location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Bodner, Randy Bierwerth
  • Patent number: 11801379
    Abstract: Connectors and related methods for fluidly coupling a blood pump with an aorta facilitate implantation of the blood pump. A method of fluidly coupling a blood pump with an aorta includes positioning a connector device defining a passageway extending between a proximal opening and a distal opening. The connector device includes a support member surrounding the distal opening. The support member is interfaced with a wall of the aorta so that the distal opening is at a desired location of an inlet opening in the aorta. The support member is attached to the aorta around the distal opening so as to form a fluid seal and stabilize the connector device. A slit is incised in the wall of the aorta to form the inlet opening in the aorta. A proximal opening of the tubular connector is fluidly coupled with an outflow graft tube of the blood pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventor: Sarah Cohen
  • Patent number: 11801384
    Abstract: Method for calibrating a nerve stimulation device comprising (a) providing the user with an initial stimulus at a sub-sensory level and obtaining feedback regarding whether the stimulus is felt; (b) if it is not felt, increasing the stimulation level by a first level variation and again obtaining feedback; (c) repeating the previous step until feeling the stimulus is reported; (d) reducing stimulus by the initial level variation; (e) repeating the process from the previously established level while using a second level variation is used which is smaller than the first level variation; (f) once stimulus feeling is reported, the level is again reduced by the second level variation; (g) this level, achieved after the second “crossing” of the threshold, can be used as the sensory threshold value; (h) additional calibration rounds can be conducted using ever-lower level variations for each subsequent round to more accurately the sensory threshold is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: NEUVANA, LLC
    Inventors: Ami Brannon, Kermit Falk, Vincent Manopoli
  • Patent number: 11793409
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for the early detection of invalidating states of persons, such as a postoperative bleeding of a patient for example, in particular secondary bleeding after organ surgery, comprising a detector unit (30) for continuously detecting multiple selected parameters. The detector unit has sensors (14, 16, 18), a computing unit, an interface and an analysis logic which evaluates the probability of the presence of a health anomaly, such as the probability of postoperative bleeding for example, on the basis of the present parameter states. Additionally, a display device (40) is provided by means of which the evaluation is displayed. The pressure in the postoperative organ compartment and/or a parameter which represents the expansion of the section of the skin adjoining the organ compartment is selected as the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ISAR-M GmbH
    Inventor: Anne Schardey
  • Patent number: 11794006
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a brain stimulation systems, devices and methods to: induce lucid reality; improve sleep; improve motor performance; improve learning; enhance gaming activities; improve mental health; and any combination thereof. The system comprises at least one head mounted device; at least one power supply unit; at least one communication unit; at least one microcontroller; at least one external device; and at least one cloud-based storing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NYX Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomer Aharonovitch, Ophir Orenstein
  • Patent number: 11794028
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure a method is described. According to the method, an emitter of a transcranial electromagnetic treatment (TEMT) system is positioned at a location relative to a head of a patient such that the emitter emits an electromagnetic frequency signal toward the head of the patient. The emitter is activated to apply TEMT to the patient to treat amyloid oligomers. In some examples, the TEMT has a frequency between 1 MHz and 430 THz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NeuroEM Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Arendash, Robert Baranowski
  • Patent number: 11793445
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting arrhythmias in cardiac activity. The methods and systems declare a current beat, from the CA signals, to be a candidate beat or an ineligible beat based on whether the current beat satisfies the rate based selection criteria. The determining and declaring operations are repeated for multiple beats to form an ensemble of candidate beats. The method and system calculate a P-wave segment ensemble from the ensemble of candidate beats, perform a morphology-based comparison between the P-wave segment ensemble and at least one of a monophasic or biphasic template, declare a valid P-wave to be present within the CA signals based on the morphology-based comparison, and utilize the valid P-wave in an arrhythmia detection process to determine at least one of an arrhythmia entry, arrhythmia presence or arrhythmia exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Neha Malhotra, Fujian Qu, Jong Gill, Stuart Rosenberg, Gene A. Bornzin, Fady Dawoud
  • Patent number: 11794010
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for neurostimulation via vestibular stimulation are described. One example is a device for administering thermal stimulation to an ear canal of a subject. The device may include an earpiece configured to be at least partially insertable into the ear canal of the subject; a thermoelectric device thermally coupled to the earpiece and configured to heat and/or cool the earpiece to thereby heat and/or cool the ear canal of the subject; and a controller configured to administer a selected treatment plan including administering a caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) stimulus to the ear canal of the subject in a condition-treatment effective amount during a first treatment interval. The treatment plan may be effective to produce a durable improvement in at least one symptom of the condition for a time of at least 1 week following cessation of the administering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Scion NeuroStim, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Black, Lanty L. Smith, Leseo L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11794014
    Abstract: A method, comprising detecting, in at least a first brain region of a patient, an electrical activity relating to an epileptic activity; determining a first regularity index of said electrical activity; and applying at least one first electrical stimulation to at least one neural target of said patient for treating said epileptic event, in response to said first regularity index being within a first range. A non-transitive, computer-readable storage device for storing instructions that, when executed by a processor, perform the method. A medical device system suitable for use in the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Flint Hills Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 11786743
    Abstract: A medical device stores a set of stimulation profiles, wherein each stimulation profile of the set of stimulation profiles is associated with a set of values for stimulation parameters; selects from the set of stimulation profiles, one or more active stimulation profiles; produces, by a stimulation generator, multiple electrical pulses based on the one or more active stimulation profiles; and separately controls parameter values of respective individual pulses of the multiple pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik J. Peterson, Mandla Shongwe
  • Patent number: 11779754
    Abstract: A cochlear implant exomagnet that includes a magnet apparatus and a magnet mount configured to secure the magnet apparatus to a cochlear implant in such a manner that the magnet apparatus is not located within the internal magnet pocket of the cochlear implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: James George Elcoate Smith, Sarah Elizabeth Clabeaux
  • Patent number: 11759620
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for administration of nitric oxide (NO) with use of left ventricular assists devices (LVADs), as well as systems and methods for monitoring the NO delivery devices and/or the LVAD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jim Potenziano, Douglas Alan Greene, Craig Flanagan
  • Patent number: 11737780
    Abstract: A method for conducting intrabody surgery by means of a surgical device having a cutting arrangement actuated by a driveshaft and rotationally supported by the guide wire. A receiving cannel extends through the cutting arrangement and movably receives the guidewire. A plurality of sensors is provided within the cutting arrangement to emit signals capable of changing parameters depending on the composition of the occlusion, so as to allow the control unit to generate signals controlling operation of the cutting arrangement. The method includes the steps of detecting parameters within the intrabody area by the sensors to controlling operation of the cutting arrangement with the power and control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Pavel V. Efremkin
  • Patent number: 11737778
    Abstract: A device for intrabody surgery comprises a cutting arrangement rotatable by a hollow driveshaft, which is formed by a hollow front cutting region and a rear region. The front region includes multiple longitudinal drilling sections interconnected by transversely oriented cutting blade sections. The drilling sections are positioned at an angle to each other defining in combination with the cutting blades a conically shaped grid formation having a hollow internal cavity. The grid formation defines a plurality of ports between the drilling sections and the blades. A low-pressure zone is formed within the hollow internal cavity, wherein cut occlusion materials are aspired by the low-pressure zone through the plurality of ports into the hollow internal cavity for further evacuation from the cutting arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Pavel V. Efremkin
  • Patent number: 11724114
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator (IPG) is disclosed having an improved ability to steer anodic and cathodic currents between the IPG's electrodes. Each electrode node has at least one PDAC/NDAC pair to source/sink or sink/source a stimulation current to an associated electrode node. Each PDAC and NDAC receives a current with a magnitude indicative of a total anodic and cathodic current, and data indicative of a percentage of that total that each PDAC and NDAC will produce in the patient's tissue at any given time, which activates a number of branches in each PDAC or NDAC. Each PDAC and NDAC may also receive one or more resolution control signals specifying an increment by which the stimulation current may be adjusted at each electrode. The current received by each PDAC and NDAC is generated by a master DAC, and is preferably distributed to the PDACs and NDACs by distribution circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Pujitha Weerakoon, David M. Wagenbach, Philip L. Weiss, Goran N. Marnfeldt, Kiran K. Gururaj
  • Patent number: 11726567
    Abstract: A device is provided for delivering somatosensation. A garment is wearable on a body part, and includes an array of electrodes in electrical contact with skin of the body part when the garment is worn on the body part. An electronics module is configured to use the array of electrodes of the garment to apply a somatosensation pattern providing guidance in performing a motor action, or providing a pain sensation to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventors: Samuel Colachis, Eric Meyers, Justin Sanchez, David Friedenberg
  • Patent number: 11723621
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a wearable patch device configured to be secured to a body of a patient, the wearable patch device comprising a patch body, a first discrete transducer associated with a first position of the patch body, a second discrete transducer associated with a second portion of the patch body, and a wireless transmitter, and electronics including one or more processors and one or more memory devices and configured to receive signals based on transducer readings of the first and second discrete transducers and determine an amount of blood flow through one or more valves of a heart of the patient based on the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Yaron Keidar