Patents Examined by Navin Natnithithadha
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10952835
    Abstract: An external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support disposed at the outer fundus vesicae position and fixing the front end to the pelvic pecten pubis position to lift internal organs. An injection channel is provided inside an external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support structure, and a screw hole is formed at an input hole, so that the support can be connected to an in-vitro device. According to the external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support, a tomoscan three-dimensional modeling technology is used to generate a model file which completely conforms to physiological shapes of the pelvic pecten pubis and the outer fundus vesicae and the spatial form of the abdominal cavity of a typical person, and the external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support of a frame structure and medical material quality is obtained using 3-D printing technologies. Before a surgery is conducted, a virtual reality technology is used to simulate and verify a surgical safety scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Liaoning Weng Ling Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian Zhou
  • Patent number: 10952652
    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: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Peyser, Adam Heller
  • Patent number: 10940286
    Abstract: A method for promoting continuous sleep of a subject by eliminating and/or preventing sleep associations includes: (a) providing an apparatus including at least one sensor and at least one output device; (b) monitoring a state of the subject using the apparatus; (c) determining the subject is in an awake state using the at least one sensor; (d) in response to determining the subject is in the awake state, initiating and maintaining an output using the at least one output device; (e) determining the subject is in a sleep state using the at least one sensor; (f) halting the output in response to determining that the subject is in the sleep state such that the apparatus does not produce any output; (g) repeating at least step (b) during a sleep session. The method further includes modifying an intensity of the output over time until the intensity reaches zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventor: Sujay M. Kansagra
  • Patent number: 10940334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for radiation therapy. The methods comprise: acquiring an image of a treatment area using a Robotic Sculpted Beam Radiation Treatment System (“RCBRTS”); presenting, by a Mobile Computing Platform (“MCP”), the image in a GUI; creating a Real-Time Beam Sculpting Treatment Plan (“RTBSTP”) for the patient based on user inputs to MCP via GUI; verifying an expected effectiveness of RTBSTP using a virtual measurement component of GUI (where the virtual measurement component simultaneously provides distance measurements and radiation dose deposition measurements associated with the patient's anatomy and RTBSTP); verifying the final treatment plan using cross sectional 3D view and/or AR view; programming RCBRTS such that radiation therapy delivery will be provided in accordance with RTBSTP; setting RCBRTS so part of it will be inserted into a cavity formed during a medical procedure; and/or performing operations by RCBRTS to apply radiation to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SENSUS HEALTHCARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kalman Fishman, Yonatan Vainer
  • Patent number: 10940326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of equipment with a rotating magnetic field. Disclosed are a device with a high energy rotating magnet and a massage chair structure with a rotating magnet. The present disclosure includes a vertically driven revolving axle connected to a motor. A top end of the vertically driven revolving axle is connected to a gear set. The gear set meshes with a driving gear. A base revolving plate is fixed on an upper portion of the driving gear. A magnetic assembly is installed on the base revolving plate. The present disclosure offers improved physical performance, low cost, and an enhanced effect of magnetic therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Heye Health Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhicai Fang, Lijiang Hu, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 10932938
    Abstract: A clamp installation tool is provided. The tool may include a longitudinal main body, a selectable retention mechanism, and a tip manipulation member. The longitudinal main body may have an elongate member with a longitudinal support platform to support a clamp. The selectable retention mechanism may have a plurality of bosses to be received into corresponding apertures of the clamp, and the tip manipulation member may be coupled to a distal end of the longitudinal main body and arcuately articulable relative to the longitudinal main body. The tool may be operable to install a clamp inside a body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED BARIATRIC TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: C. Kenneth French
  • Patent number: 10932700
    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: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 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