Patents Examined by Navin Natnithithadha
  • Patent number: 10993793
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for following and conducting laboratory procedures for preventing errors and fatigue of the user. The system involves input means, such as a microscope, and a camera connected to the input means, while the camera creates images of the input means. A computer is connected to the camera, and it processes the images so that augmented reality glasses which are also connected to the computer, are capable of having those images projected thereon. The computer also has laboratory protocol files installed thereon, and it projects images of the protocols onto the glasses. The projected images do not interfere with a user's natural vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Haim Sheena
  • Patent number: 10993641
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, James Patrick Thrower, Paul V. Goode, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10993642
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, James H. Brauker, Mark C. Brister, Paul V. Goode, Jr., Apurv Ullas Kamath, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10993659
    Abstract: Described embodiments include an apparatus, including a display and a processor. The processor is configured to navigate a catheter to a particular location within a body of a subject, using each one of a plurality of electrodes coupled to the body of the subject. The processor is further configured to identify, subsequently, from a signal that represents an impedance between a given pair of the electrodes, that a phrenic nerve of the subject was stimulated by a pacing current passed from the catheter into tissue of the subject at the particular location, and to generate an output on the display, in response to the identifying. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Botzer, Daniel Osadchy
  • Patent number: 10993623
    Abstract: A device for carrying out mirror therapy includes: a camera for filming a healthy limb of a patient, a work surface on which the patient positions his healthy limb or affected limb, a screen for displaying the image of the healthy limb which is positioned on the work surface and which is filmed by the camera, the screen preventing the patient from directly seeing his healthy limb or affected limb on the work surface, and a support structure which is connected to the work surface and on which the screen and the camera are mounted. The device has a mirror fixed behind the screen. The camera films the healthy limb reflected in the mirror, and the image displayed by the screen is a reflection of the healthy limb in the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Fournier, Davy Christophe Luneau
  • Patent number: 10987025
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a respiratory sensor for a medical monitoring system that does not require an internal power source. The systems and methods adjust an electrical characteristic of a respiratory sensor based on a property of interest of an airflow path, receiving an excitation signal, and generating a response based on the excitation signal and the electrical characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ville Vartiovaara, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Patent number: 10987483
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for closed-loop sleep protection and/or sleep regulation. According to an aspect, a biosignal parameter and ambient noise are measured. The biosignal parameter is used to determined sleep condition of a subject. The sleep condition is determined based on: (1) one or more of personalized sleep data, (2) historical sleep data collected for a subset of society, or (3) a combination of both. Based on the sleep condition, an arousal threshold is determined. Based on the ambient noise and the determined sleep condition, one or more actions are taken to regulate sleep and avoid sleep disruption by using sound masking or active noise reduction (ANR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dale McElhone, Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, Adam C. Furman, Jonathan Zonenshine, Christopher R. Paetsch, Michael Patrick O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10980474
    Abstract: Providing an indication of a state of awareness for a patient includes a receiver configured to acquire an EEG signal; a first bandpass filter coupled with the receiver and configured to filter the EEG signal to generate a first signal in a first frequency band; and a second bandpass filter coupled with the receiver and configured to filter the EEG signal to generate a second signal in a second frequency band. Also included are a mixer coupled with the first and second bandpass filters and configured to combine the first signal and the second signal to produce a combined signal; and a visual display screen configured to display the combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Scheib
  • Patent number: 10980419
    Abstract: An implantable position detecting system is configured to detect a position of an implantable device with respect to a body structure. The system includes at least one proximity measuring transducer configured to be implanted on the body structure a distance from the implantable device, the at least one proximity measuring transducer being configured to receive energy from an external electromagnetic field generated by an external sensing interface, wherein the at least one proximity sensor is configured to emit an emitted signal responsive to the electromagnetic energy and to receive distance information comprising a sensing signal that is responsive to the distance from the implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHODX INC
    Inventors: John D. Lucey, Paul Ierymenko
  • Patent number: 10980452
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, James H. Brauker, Mark C. Brister, Paul V. Goode, Jr., Apurv Ullas Kamath, Steve Masterson, Aarthi Mahalingam, John Nolting, James R. Petisce, Jack Pryor, Sean Saint, Vance Swanson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10980485
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus as an aspect of the present invention includes: a first signal acquirer that acquires a pulse wave signal of a living body; a second signal acquirer that acquires a body motion signal of the living body; a frequency analyzer that converts the pulse wave signal and the body motion signal to a frequency domain to generate frequency domain signals, and estimates a frequency of a pulse wave of the living body on the basis of the frequency domain signals; and a time domain analyzer that calculates biological information about the living body on the basis of the frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kanishima, Takashi Sudo
  • Patent number: 10980488
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for displaying a blood pressure monitoring instrument reading along with inaccuracy values that vary over apparatus life and according to current operating conditions are disclosed. These inaccuracy values account for variability under different operating environments, over time and number of device measurement cycles, and across the range of possible instrument reading conditions. Determination of inaccuracy values may be based both on apparatus history and measurement under the current operating condition. Methods can further include informing a user of confidence in the instrument's current measurements based on the instrument's measurements and inaccuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PACIFIC DELTA LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Christopher Himley
  • Patent number: 10981016
    Abstract: A method of authorizing performance of transcranial magnetic stimulation on a subject using a head mount adapted to bear one or more magnetic assembly devices having unique identifiers. The method comprises connecting the one or more magnetic assembly devices to a control device, each magnetic assembly device being installed at a location on the head mount, receiving, at the control device, the identifiers of the connected magnetic assembly devices. determining whether the installed magnetic assembly devices are authorized for the treatment based on the received identifiers and treatment configuration information in a database, and energizing the connected magnetic assembly devices based on the determination of authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SERAYA MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Leeam Lowin, David Leason
  • Patent number: 10974022
    Abstract: Provided is a nasal implant assembly comprising a hollow implant having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end configured to have a segment deposited with magnetic particles; and a medical syringe configured to be attachable to the proximal end of the hollow implant and also configured to be capable of retaining and transporting a magnetically active fluid composition through the implant to a nasal cavity of a subject. Also provided is a method of treating chronic rhinosinusitis in a subject, the method comprising the steps of positioning a nasal implant having magnetic particles into a nasal cavity; loading a medical syringe with a magnetically active fluid composition; and transporting the loaded magnetically active fluid composition to the nasal cavity to treat chronic rhinosinusitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Holman
  • Patent number: 10973430
    Abstract: A system is disclosed including: one or more electroencephalography (EEG) sensor nodes in a fully reconfigurable sensor network configured to detect electrical signals indicating activity of a brain of a subject and to transmit signal information relating to the detected electrical signals, each EEG sensor node embodying an analog front end (AFE) circuit, and a centralized command control node (CCN) in the sensor network in communication with the one or more EEG sensor nodes and configured to receive the transmitted signal information from the one or more EEG sensor nodes and to perform a processing technique on the received information resulting in processed signal data, wherein the one or more EEG sensor nodes are configured to detect the electrical signals without a driven right leg (DRL) circuit in the sensor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Bashir I. Morshed, Ruhi Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10974004
    Abstract: Techniques for automated titration of CPAP device for a subject include receiving multiple ultrasound images representing a cross section of an airway in a neck of the subject at corresponding different times. Multiple different positive pressure values imposed by a device on the airway of the subject are also received at each of the corresponding times. For each of the ultrasound images, a mask of pixels associated with an air-tissue interface is automatically formed, and a value of a statistic of pixels within the mask is automatically determined. A titration pressure for a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device is automatically determined based on the positive pressures and the value of the statistic for each of the ultrasound images. Output data that indicates the titration pressure for the CPAP device is presented on a display device, such as by operating the CPAP device itself at the titration pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: University Of Maryland, Baltimore, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Wolf, Amal Isaiah
  • Patent number: 10973444
    Abstract: A glucose meter includes a housing, and a first chamber and a second chamber defined in the housing. A first barrel is installed in the first chamber and adapted to accommodate multiple lancets therein. A second barrel is installed in the second chamber and adapted to accommodate multiple test strips therein. Additionally, each of the first and second chamber includes a hinged lid which is lifted to expose the first and second barrel from the top end of the first and second chamber. The hinged lids are actuated by buttons on the housing. The lancets are adapted to prick a user's finger in order to reveal blood. A user then positions the blood on the test strip to be absorbed and tested by the glucose meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michaels
  • Patent number: 10966631
    Abstract: A breath sampling device including a housing having a fluid inlet positioned at a fluid inlet end, a fluid outlet positioned at a fluid outlet end, a fluid channel extending between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet, and a sensor fluidly coupled to the fluid channel. The sensor is structurally configured to detect a presence of a target gas in a gas sample and a filter assembly fluidly coupled to the fluid channel and positioned between the fluid inlet and the sensor. The filter assembly is structurally configured to absorb heat, water vapor, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sensirion AG
    Inventors: Joseph R. Stetter, Vinay Patel, Melvin Findlay
  • Patent number: 10966654
    Abstract: A device (10) to be inserted in a woman's vagina to aid in measuring muscles operatively associated with the woman's vagina. The device (10) includes a motion detector (24) that is a gyroscope and that detects angular movement about at least one axis, and preferably detects angular movement about three mutually perpendicular axes. Preferably the motion detector (24) is a combination of a gyroscope and accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Analytica Limited
    Inventor: Peter Bartlett
  • Patent number: 10967146
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technology for a sensor network, machine to machine (M2M), machine type communication (MTC) and internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure can be utilized for intelligent services (smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail trading, security and safety-related services, etc.) based on the technology. A control method of a control device for managing a user's sleep environment according to the present invention may comprise the steps of: obtaining sleep-related information of the user on the basis of user sensing data sensed by a sensor; and controlling, on the basis of the sleep-related information, a first wavelength band output of at least one electronic device comprising a light source. The present invention may also include other embodiments, not limited to the above embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dusan Baek, Sooyoung Lee