Patents Examined by Navin Natnithithadha
  • Patent number: 11974834
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information may include: a processor configured to measure a current time interval between a plurality of element waveforms of the pulse wave signal, determine whether a current measurement posture of the user corresponds to a reference posture based on the current time interval of the plurality of element waveforms, and estimate the bio-information based on a determination of whether the current measurement posture corresponds to the reference posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ui Kun Kwon, Chang Soon Park, Seung Keun Yoon, Dae Geun Jang
  • Patent number: 11972843
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for quantitatively identifying a patient's sedation level and predicting adverse events, based on one or more capnograms or outputs from a pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, or ventilatory model. A sensor measures a carbon dioxide concentration of air exhaled by a patient into a breath receiver. A processor processes the sensor data to generate a capnogram including one or more respiratory cycles, computes the outputs of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, or ventilatory models, and extracts one or more of the resulting features from the capnogram and pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, or ventilatory model outputs. A multi-parameter metric is computed based on the one or more extracted features and estimates the current or predicted sedation level of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: George Cheeran Verghese, Margaret Gan Guo, Rebecca Mieloszyk, Thomas Heldt, Baruch Shlomo Krauss
  • Patent number: 11963763
    Abstract: A continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device may include a wearable portion having a sensor configured to produce glucose signals from interstitial fluid, a processor, a memory and transmitter circuitry. The memory may include a pre-determined gain function based on a point-of-interest glucose signal and glucose signals measured prior to the point-of-interest glucose signal. The memory may also include computer program code stored therein that, when executed by the processor, causes the CGM device to (a) measure and store a plurality of glucose signals using the sensor and memory; (b) for a presently-measured glucose signal, employ the plurality of previously-measured glucose signals stored in the memory and the pre-determined gain function to compute a compensated glucose value; and (c) communicate the compensated glucose value to a user of the CGM device. Numerous other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventor: Huan-Ping Wu
  • Patent number: 11967408
    Abstract: Method and system for providing diabetes management and insulin therapy based on substantially real time glucose monitoring system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventor: R. Curtis Jennewine
  • Patent number: 11937927
    Abstract: A transcutaneous sensor device configured for continuously measuring analyte concentrations in a host is provided. In some embodiments, the transcutaneous sensor device 100 comprises an in vivo portion 160 configured for insertion under the skin 180 of the host and an ex vivo portion 170 configured to remain above the surface of the skin 180 of the host after sensor insertion of the in vivo portion. The in vivo portion may comprise a tissue piercing element 110 configured for piercing the skin 180 of the host and a sensor body 120 comprising a material or support member 130 that provides sufficient column strength to allow the sensor body to be pushable in a host tissue without substantial buckling. The ex vivo portion 170 may be configured to comprise (or operably connect to) a sensor electronics unit and may comprise a mounting unit 150. Also described here are various configurations of the sensor body and the tissue piercing element that may be used to protect the membrane of the sensor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Sebastian Bohm, James H. Brauker, Paul V. Neale
  • Patent number: 11937791
    Abstract: Devices for sampling gastro-intestinal material are disclosed. In one arrangement a device comprises a capsule body that has a sample input valve. A suction mechanism is provided that is capable of generating a partial vacuum within the capsule body and thereby drawing gastro-intestinal material into the capsule body through the sample input valve. An actuator actuates the suction mechanism. The actuator comprises a dissolvable element and is configured so that the dissolvable element dissolves in a predetermined region of the gastro-intestinal tract and the dissolving of the dissolvable element causes actuation of the suction mechanism. The suction mechanism comprises a biasing member restrained by the dissolvable element prior to actuation of the suction mechanism. The dissolving of the dissolvable element releases the biasing member. The biasing member expands a sample chamber within the capsule body on release of the biasing member, and generates the partial vacuum within the capsule body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BIOME OXFORD LIMITED
    Inventors: Samuel Rees, Luke Ashton, Chris Iveson, Agnieszka Chomka, Soren Thomsen, Natasha Hui Jin Ng, Patrick Albers, Matthias Thurner, Rasmus Aarup Poulsen
  • Patent number: 11943876
    Abstract: Pre-connected analyte sensors are provided. A pre-connected analyte sensor includes a sensor carrier attached to an analyte sensor. The sensor carrier includes a substrate configured for mechanical coupling of the sensor to testing, calibration, or wearable equipment. The sensor carrier also includes conductive contacts for electrically coupling sensor electrodes to the testing, calibration, or wearable equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Halac, John Charles Barry, Becky L. Clark, Chris W. Dring, John Michael Gray, Kris Elliot Higley, Jeff Jackson, David A. Keller, Ted Tang Lee, Jason Mitchell, Kenneth Pirondini, David Rego, Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Peter C. Simpson, Craig Thomas Gadd, Kyle Thomas Stewart, John Stanley Hayes
  • Patent number: 11931144
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described herein for directly and accurately measuring sweat flow rates using miniaturized thermal flow rate sensors. The devices (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) include the flow rate sensors (220, 320, 420, 520, 620, 720, 820, 920, 1020, 1120, 1220, 1320, 1420) in or adjacent to a microfluidic component (230, 330, 430, 530, 630, 730, 830, 930, 1030, 1130, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1530) of a wearable sweat sensing device. The devices and methods optimize the sensitivity of the flow rate sensors, while minimizing the presence of noise, in order to accurately and directly measure sweat flow rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: University Of Cincinnati
    Inventors: Jason Charles Heikenfeld, Michelle D. Hoffman, Mikel Larson, Nicholas Bailey, Andrew Beckman, Adam Hauke
  • Patent number: 11925461
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a holder carrying thereon a sensor to measure a physiological signal of an analyte in a biological fluid, wherein the sensor has a signal detection end and a signal output end, and the holder includes an implantation hole being a channel for implanting the sensor and containing a part of the sensor, a fixing indentation containing the sensor, a filler disposed in the fixing indentation to retain the sensor in the holder, and a blocking element disposed between the implantation hole and the fixing indentation to hold the sensor in the holder and restrict the filler in the fixing indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: BIONIME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Mu Huang, Chieh-Hsing Chen
  • Patent number: 11918326
    Abstract: In a sphygmomanometer of the present invention, a cuff is attached to a rotating shaft on a rear surface side opposite to a front surface side arranged facing a subject during blood pressure measurement. A swing mechanism maintains a tilt angle of a central axis of the cuff with respect to a horizontal plane at a certain standby angle in a standby state of an upper arm not being inserted into the cuff, and also allows the tilt angle of the cuff to become either larger or smaller than the standby angle by the upper arm being inserted into the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Koga, Toshihiko Ogura, Jun Yamagishi, Takuya Nagata
  • Patent number: 11918782
    Abstract: Method and system for providing an integrated analyte monitoring system and on-body patch pump with multiple cannulas and a sensor combination is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventor: R. Curtis Jennewine
  • Patent number: 11911151
    Abstract: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Peyser, Adam Heller
  • Patent number: 11896354
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus, may include: a touch sensor; a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse waves from a user's finger when the user's finger is in contact with the touch sensor; a contact pressure measurer configured to measure a contact pressure between the user's finger and the touch sensor; a fingerprint recognizer configured to recognize a fingerprint of the user's finger; and a processor configured to determine a degree of position coincidence between the user's finger and the pulse wave measurer based on the recognized fingerprint, and to estimate a blood pressure of the user based on the pulse waves and the contact pressure according to the determined degree of position coincidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun Park, Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Youn Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 11883164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data are disclosed, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. The sensor can be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. Reference data resulting from benchtop testing an analyte sensor prior to its insertion can be used to provide initial calibration of the sensor data. Reference data from a short term continuous analyte sensor implanted in a user can be used to initially calibrate or update sensor data from a long term continuous analyte sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv U Kamath, Jack Pryor, Paul V. Goode, Jr., James H Brauker, Aarthi Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 11872029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated sleep diagnosis and treatment device, and more particularly to an integrated apnea diagnosis and treatment device. The present invention additionally relates to method of sleep diagnosis and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Hani Kayyali, Robert Schmidt, Mohammad Modarres-Zadeh, Brian Kolkowski
  • Patent number: 11864894
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing calibration of analyte sensor including applying a control signal, detecting a measured response to the control signal, determining a variance in the detected measured response, and estimating a sensor sensitivity based on the variance in the detected measured response is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Gary Alan Hayter, Kenneth J. Doniger, Erwin Satrya Budiman, Songbiao Zhang, John Charles Mazza
  • Patent number: 11864896
    Abstract: Computer based systems and methods for estimating a user state are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods comprise inputting a first input at an intermittent interval and a second input at a frequent interval into a user state estimation model to estimate the user state. In some embodiments, the first inputs are enhanced by injecting a noise input to create a plurality of enhanced first inputs whereby the plurality of enhance first inputs correspond to the plurality of second inputs at the frequent interval. In some embodiments, the first input comprises a self-reported input and the second inputs comprise a physiological input, a performance input or a situational input. In some embodiments, a machine learning algorithm creates the state estimation model. In some embodiments, the state estimation model estimates a future user state. In some embodiments, a computer based system for estimating a user state is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Aptima, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Durkee, Scott Pappada, Andres Ortiz, William DePriest, John Feeney, Alexandra Geyer, Seamus Sullivan, Sterling Wiggins
  • Patent number: 11857333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated sleep diagnosis and treatment device, and more particularly to an integrated apnea diagnosis and treatment device. The present invention additionally relates to methods of sleep diagnosis and treatment. The sleep disorder treatment system of the present invention can use a diagnosis device to perform various forms of analysis to determine or diagnose a subject's sleeping disorder or symptoms of a subject's sleep disorder, and using this analysis or diagnosis can with or in some embodiments without human intervention treat the subject either physically or chemically to improve the sleeping disorder or the symptoms of the sleeping disorder. The diagnostic part of the system can use many different types of sensors and methods for diagnosing the severity of the symptoms of or the sleep disorder itself. The treatment part of the system can use a device to physically or chemically treat the subject's symptoms or sleep disorder itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Hani Kayyali, Dan Bishop, Brian M. Kolkowski
  • Patent number: 11786680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated sleep diagnosis and treatment device, and more particularly to an integrated apnea diagnosis and treatment device. The present invention additionally relates to methods of sleep diagnosis and treatment. The sleep disorder treatment system of the present invention can use a diagnosis device to perform various forms of analysis to determine or diagnose a subject's sleeping disorder or symptoms of a subject's sleep disorder, and using this analysis or diagnosis can with or in some embodiments without human intervention treat the subject either physically or chemically to improve the sleeping disorder or the symptoms of the sleeping disorder. The diagnostic part of the system can use many different types of sensors and methods for diagnosing the severity of the symptoms of or the sleep disorder itself. The treatment part of the system can use a device to physically or chemically treat the subject's symptoms or sleep disorder itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Hani Kayyali, Daniel Bishop, Brian M. Kolkowski
  • Patent number: 11786167
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: obtaining EEG data from one or more single channel EEG sensor worn by a user; classifying, using a processor, the EEG data as one of nominal and abnormal; and providing an indication associated with a classification of the EEG data. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: EPITEL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael K. Elwood, Mitchell A. Frankel, Mark J. Lehmkuhle, Jean M. Wheeler, Robert Lingstuyl, Erin M. West, Tyler D. McGrath