Patents Examined by Navin Natnithithadha
  • Patent number: 10660622
    Abstract: Present invention solved the problem of complications occurred during transrectal prostate biopsy, mostly infectious and bleeding complications. Thus, the prostate biopsy needle according to the invention comprising a cannula (1), a pointed stylet (2), which is mounted slidably in the cannula (1), handles (3a, 3 b) for the biopsy gun, which are located on the back side of the needle. An inner surface (4) of the cannula (1) and/or an outer surface (5) of the cannula (1) and/or a surface of the stylet (2) is coated with at least one active layer (6) comprising a biologically active agent, wherein the active layer (6) preferably forms a biodegradable structure enabling controlled release of the biologically active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DEBN SP. Z O.O.
    Inventors: Marcin Sieczkowski, Artur Gibas, Marcin Matuszewski
  • Patent number: 10660543
    Abstract: An apparatus including a tubular channel having a pathway extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the tubular channel. The proximal end is configured to connect directly or indirectly to an end tidal CO2 monitor. The distal end has an opening. The apparatus further includes a detection member including a chamber disposed in fluid communication with the pathway of the tubular channel such that gas entering the tubular channel via the opening on the distal end passes into the chamber. A detection element is disposed within the chamber and includes a component that is sensitive to one or more systemic biomarkers such that, upon exposure to a predetermined concentration level of the one or more systemic biomarkers contained in the gas, a state of the detection element experiences a permanent alteration and the detection member indicates that the predetermined concentration level of the one or more systemic biomarkers is present in the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Bohnas Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Casey Johnson, Doran Thomas, Greg Bauer
  • Patent number: 10661094
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, easy to use treatment for spasticity that does not involve medication. Methods and devices herein use low-frequency repetitive magnetic fields to enhance communication in the spinal nerve, thereby allowing improved relaxation, control, and coordination in a muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wave Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventor: Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10660770
    Abstract: A method of making an internal bidirectional branch and an endoluminal prosthesis from a tubular segment of graft material. The tubular segment is partitioned into first and second sections along a length of the tubular segment. The first section has a width less than a width of the tubular segment, and the second section has a width less than the first section. The second section is partitioned into at least three sub-sections. The tubular segment is connected along a lateral edge of the first and third sub-sections of the second section. The tubular segment is turned inside out such that the bidirectional branch is positioned within a lumen of the first section and an opening of the second sub-section is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Blayne A. Roeder, Chantelle King, Nuno Dias, Marcelo Ferreira
  • Patent number: 10653856
    Abstract: A sleep assistance device is provided-for, including a housing, a contactless biometric sensor, a processor, memory, and a speaker. The processor may detect a user's sleep state by reading signals from the contactless biometric sensor based on at least one of a detected change in heartrate, body movement, or respiration. The processor may also arrange a soundscape including individual sound records representing sounds associated with the selected soundscape based, at least in part, on the detected sleep state of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Freed, Laura Ware, Jack Read, Debra Reich, Leela Keshavan, Brian David Mulcahey
  • Patent number: 10653343
    Abstract: A method for noninvasively measuring blood concentration of a substance, such as, for example, blood glucose levels, is described herein. The method may comprise measuring an initial absorption data using near infrared spectroscopy (NIR), and obtaining a second set of absorption data. The initial absorption data, along with the second set of absorption data, may then be adjusted by applying a convolution function and a Monte Carlo simulation to the raw data. In a step, an initial estimate of the level of the substance in the blood, such as, for example, initial blood glucose level, may be calculated based on the adjusted data and pulse oximetry information using a mixing model equation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Atam Dhawan
  • Patent number: 10653362
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter embedded with a motion and noise artifact (MNA) detection algorithm based on extraction of time-varying spectral features that are unique to the clean and corrupted components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Wavefront Research Inc.
    Inventors: Ki H. Chon, Jo Woon Chong, Duy Dao, Hamed Salehizadeh
  • Patent number: 10653450
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a medical device includes a base member and an adjustment member. The adjustment member is movably coupled to the base member. The adjustment member has a body portion and a coupling portion. The coupling portion is configured to couple a medical tool to the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, David Copeland, William J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10646685
    Abstract: Multipurpose lighting systems and methods of providing controllable lighting are provided. A lighting system includes a sheet of flexible material, a plurality of light sources and a controller. The plurality of light sources are attached to the sheet of flexible material and configured to emit diffused light. The controller is coupled to the plurality of light sources and is configured to control one or more of the plurality of light sources according to one of a plurality of prescribed lighting characteristics associated with a respective plurality of different lighting tasks. In some examples, the lighting system includes a camera coupled to the sheet of flexible material configured to capture at least one image of an object synchronously with the light emitted by the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Mark S. Rea, Mariana Gross Figueiro, Martin B. Overington, Jean Paul Freyssinier, Robert White
  • Patent number: 10646208
    Abstract: A marker delivery device, “adaptor”, for a MRI breast biopsy system is described and claimed. The marker adaptor for the MRI breast biopsy device provides the operator with the ability to easily mark after an MRI biopsy procedure through the biopsy sleeve. The flexible shaft marker snaps into the marking adaptor which creates the oval shape that mates with the inner surface of the sleeve. This locks the orientation of the sleeve and marker, with adaptor, together. The marker adaptor also contains a hard-stop which allows the user to place the biopsy marker in the correct location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Householder, Andrew P. Nock
  • Patent number: 10646226
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reversibly controlling a size and/or restricting the movement of a body orifice, such as a pyloric opening, using an implantable device configured to allow a distance between opposed ends thereof to be adjusted. A device is provided having attachment members and a connector portion extending therebetween and configured such that a size of the pyloric opening is decreased upon the implantation of the device. The connector can be adjustable to allow a size of the pyloric opening to be adjusted after it has been restricted. The connector can include two or more bridge portions having different lengths such that cutting a first bridge portion can increase the distance between the attachment members so as to increase the size of the pyloric opening. To revert to a natural size of the body orifice, the entire connector can be cut or otherwise broken and/or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Coleman, Christy Cummins
  • Patent number: 10638962
    Abstract: Biocompatible implantable sensor apparatus and methods of implantation and use. In one embodiment, the sensor apparatus is an oxygen-based glucose sensor having biocompatibility features that mitigate the host tissue response. In one variant, these features include use of a non-enzymatic membrane over each of the individual analyte detectors so as to preclude contact of the surrounding tissue with the underlying enzyme or other matrix, and mitigate vascularization, and insulation of the various electrodes and associated electrolytic processes of the sensor from the surrounding tissue. In one implementation, the sensor region of the implanted apparatus is configured to interlock or imprint the surrounding tissue so as to promote a high degree of glucose molecule diffusion into the individual detectors, and a constant and predictable sensor to blood vessel interface, yet preclude the tissue from bonding to the sensor, especially over extended periods of implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GlySens Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Lucisano, Timothy Routh, Joe Lin
  • Patent number: 10645502
    Abstract: Provided herein are various connectors that allow for translating the axial movement of an implantable hearing transducer from a first direction to a second direction. In various arrangements, these connectors form a spanning connector that extend across a portion of a tympanic cavity of a patient. One end of the connector can be affixed to the tympanic cavity, and a second end may engage an auditory component. In such an arrangement, a vibratory actuator may engage the connector between the first and second ends. Such an arrangement can provide improved alignment of actuator movement with a direction of movement of an auditory component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Pergola
  • Patent number: 10638971
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for characterizing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in the treatment of OSA, and devices thereof. The methods comprise measuring polysomnography of said patients; analyzing polysomnography, and determining a characteristic of the polysomnography and selections of suitable treatments based on the patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Somnics, Inc. (USA)
    Inventors: Chung-Chu Chen, Chen-Ning Huang
  • Patent number: 10632036
    Abstract: A device (4) aligns and connects a housing hood (3) to a housing (2). The device (4) has a first connecting piece (5) and a second connecting piece (6). The first connecting piece (5) has a clamp bearing element (51) and the second connecting piece (6) has a lamella element (61). The lamella element (61) is arranged movably along the clamp bearing element (51). The device (4) has a clamping element (7) for clearance-free clamping the lamella element (61) with the clamp bearing element (51). An alignment of the hood (3) on a housing (2) can be carried out simply and rapidly and requires only weak clamping forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Markus Hampe, Robert Lischinski, Tjeerd Jan Pieter Gerbranda, Eduard Engelsman, Danker Kemper
  • Patent number: 10632278
    Abstract: An earphone includes a loudspeaker, a microphone, a housing supporting the loudspeaker and microphone, and an ear tip surrounding the housing and configured to acoustically couple both the loudspeaker and the microphone to an ear canal of a user, and to acoustically close the entrance to the user's ear canal. A processor receives input audio signals from the microphone, detects peaks having a frequency of around 1 Hz in the input audio signals, based on the detected peaks, computes an instantaneous heart rate, measures a frequency of an oscillation within the instantaneous heart rate, and based on the frequency of the oscillation, computes a rate of respiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Romain Kirszenblat, Lifun Lin, Mikhail Ioffe, Tegan Ayers, Randy Michael Carbo
  • Patent number: 10631758
    Abstract: A method for determining lung function in a patient is disclosed, in which a multi-lumen catheter with an expandable occluding element at its end is used to isolate a targeted lung compartment, and respiratory characteristics at the targeted lung compartment are measured over multiple respiratory cycles. The relation between various characteristics of the respiratory cycle is used to determine compliance of lung tissue within the targeted lung compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventors: Srikanth Radhakrishnan, Surag Mantri, Ryan Olivera
  • Patent number: 10624615
    Abstract: A cell collection apparatus for collecting and isolating a sample having a sample collection section with a reservoir barrel, a fitting slidably movable within the reservoir barrel, and a proximal attachment, the proximal attachment located on the distal side of the fitting; a detachable section having a plunger, the plunger detachably connected to the proximal attachment by a distal attachment; and whereby after detachment of the detachable section, the sample collection section is centrifuged to separate the sample into its components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen S Ho
  • Patent number: 10617322
    Abstract: A method of calculating blood flow in an organ of a subject using output radiofrequency signals transmitted to the organ and input radiofrequency signals received from the organ, the method comprises determining a phase shift of the input radiofrequency signals relative to the output radiofrequency signals and using the phase shift to calculate the blood flow in the organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cheetah Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanan Keren, Avram B. Simon
  • Patent number: 10617336
    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: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, James H. Brauker, Paul V. Goode, Jr., Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor