Patents Examined by Navin Natnithithadha
  • Patent number: 10932724
    Abstract: A method for monitoring autoregulation includes, using a processor, receiving a blood pressure signal, a regional oxygen saturation signal, and a blood volume signal from a patient. The method also includes determining a first linear correlation between the blood pressure signal and the regional oxygen saturation signal and determining a second linear correlation between the blood pressure signal and the blood volume signal. The method also includes determining a confidence level associated with the first linear correlation based at least in part on the second linear correlation and providing a signal indicative of the patient's autoregulation status to an output device based on the linear correlation and the confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, Dean Montgomery, James N. Watson
  • Patent number: 10932692
    Abstract: A gas flow-focusing device (FFD) may include a cylindrical body that may include a funneling part to receive exhaled CO2-enriched air, and a CO2 sampling part. The CO2 sampling part and the funneling part are in fluid flow communication. The CO2 sampling part may include a CO2 sampling chamber to accept the CO2-enriched air, and a CO2 sampling tube to sample the CO2-enriched air. The funneling part and the CO2 sampling part may structurally form between them a ring-shaped gas chamber to contain a pressurized propellant gas, and a hollow channel in order to channel the pressurized propellant gas from the gas chamber to the CO2 sampling chamber. The gas chamber may include a gas intake opening through which propellant gas may fill the gas chamber. A prong-free cannula (PFC) may include two FFDs for sampling CO2, and a plurality of apertures for providing, there through, oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ORIDION MEDICAL 1987 LTD.
    Inventor: Michael Kertser
  • Patent number: 10925609
    Abstract: A system including an anoscope having a first channel extending along a longitudinal axis and a second channel positioned at an angle to the first channel. For hemorrhoid treatment, an elastic band ligation device is insertable into the second channel, the elastic band ligation device carrying an elastic band and having an advancer movable in a distal direction to dislodge the elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory Piskun
  • Patent number: 10925522
    Abstract: A method for dynamic analysis of a physiological parameter of a user includes: generating a first event label corresponding to a first measurement value of the physiological parameter measured at a first time point; generating a second event label corresponding to a second measurement value of the physiological parameter measured at a second time point; calculating a time difference between the first and second time points; calculating a measurement value difference between the first and second measurement values when a time difference between the first and second time points is smaller than a time length threshold; and providing an analysis outcome based on the first and second event labels and the measurement value difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bionime Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Luen Chang, Cheng-Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 10926105
    Abstract: A surgical implant includes a biocompatible member configured for securement to an underlying target surgical site and a radiation source integrated into or onto the biocompatible member. The surgical implant may be one of a clip, pin, or coil and the radiation source includes at least one brachytherapy capsule, or other radioactive material incorporated therein or provided thereon. The radioactive material provides a dose of radiation to the target surgical site. The surgical implant may also be formed from titanium, stainless steel or polymers. A surgical applier is provided for allowing a surgeon to apply the implant to a patient's tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: David Racenet, Gerald Hodgkinson, Abhinav Kachru
  • Patent number: 10925547
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a physiological condition of a user includes a first measuring apparatus for personal use, a second measuring apparatus for use by medical professionals, and a server. The first measuring apparatus measures a first physiological parameter of the user. The second measuring apparatus measures a second physiological parameter of the user. The server receives the first and second physiological parameters measured by the first and second measuring apparatuses. The measured values of the first and second physiological parameters are associated with a disease condition, a health condition, a nutrient intake condition, a fitness condition or an exercise condition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bionime Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Luen Chang, Cheng-Wei Lu, Kuo-Chih Ho, Kai-Fa Chang, Yung-Feng Lai, Jui-Chi Weng
  • Patent number: 10925524
    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 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Pryor, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Paul V. Goode, Jr., James H. Brauker, Aarthi Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10925705
    Abstract: An intravaginal pessary device in an applicator is provided. The device has a top and a bottom, and a sidewall that extends between the top and the bottom. The sidewall, top and bottom form an outer periphery defining a total area of the device. The pessary device has a maximum diameter that is less than about 25 mm. The pessary device and applicator exhibit a maximum expulsion force that is below 1500 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alexzandra Joan Ramachandran, Robert Clark Avery, Jr., Nancy Karapasha
  • Patent number: 10926052
    Abstract: There is provided an airway tube for breath sampling, comprising a breath sampling port comprising two or more inlets adapted to sample breath from the airway tube. The inlets are connected to each other through a junction located outside of the air passageway of the airway tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ORIDION MEDICAL 1987 LTD.
    Inventors: Joshua Lewis Colman, Gershon Levitsky
  • Patent number: 10925515
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting volatile organic compounds from a gas sample such as alveolar breath or room air comprises an exhaust portion having at least a flow measuring device, and a discriminating device for distinguishing between alveolar and non-alveolar breath. The apparatus further comprises a collection portion distinct from and parallel with the exhaust portion having at least a collection component for receiving and concentrating gas samples within a collection chamber and a sampling component having a plurality of sampling devices for receiving the concentrated gas sample from the collection chamber and isolating VOCs contained in the gas sample. The collection chamber is compressible via a drive mechanism for precisely actuating the chamber to draw a gas sample into the collection chamber and circulating the sample to the sampling devices. Use of a drive mechanism enables the exhaust portion to be distinct from the collection portion, thereby mitigating cross-contamination therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PICOMOLE INC.
    Inventor: Chris Purves
  • Patent number: 10925512
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to devices, systems and methods for in-vivo diagnosis of disease-state tissue within a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell P. Dresher
  • Patent number: 10918315
    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: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Steve Masterson, John Nolting, James R. Petisce, Jack Pryor, Sean Saint, Peter C. Simpson, Vance Swanson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10918316
    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: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Pryor, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Paul V. Goode, Jr., James H. Brauker, Aarthi Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10918313
    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: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Steve Masterson, John Nolting, James R. Petisce, Jack Pryor, Sean Saint, Peter C. Simpson, Vance Swanson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10918314
    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: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Steve Masterson, John Nolting, James R. Petisce, Jack Pryor, Sean Saint, Peter C. Simpson, Vance Swanson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10918317
    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: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Pryor, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Paul V. Goode, Jr., James H. Brauker, Aarthi Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10918318
    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 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Pryor, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Paul V. Goode, Jr., James H. Brauker, Aarthi Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 10918367
    Abstract: A heart rotator tool uses a malleable guide rail with a distal end adapted to conform to a desired shape along a surface of a heart tissue. A suction cup is adapted for grasping the heart tissue. A slider is slidably mounted on the guide rail which is flexible to conform to the shape of the guide rail while sliding, the slider having a distal end connected to the suction cup and having a proximal end for providing a handgrip. A vacuum tube is joined to the suction cup and carried by the slider. The vacuum tube is adapted to selectively (i.e., selectably couple a vacuum source to the suction cup. After arranging the guide rail around the heart and sliding the suction cup to a desired position, the vacuum is activated and subsequent sliding of the suction cup via movement of the handgrip rotates the heart as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 10912465
    Abstract: A device adapted for determining cardiac viability, wherein said device includes: a cannula having a hollow body and at least a distal end adapted for insertion into a heart and operator end for adapted for an operator to position the catheter in the ventricular apex and adapted for connection to a plumbing system; an inflatable balloon positioned near to the distal end in fluid communication with the hollow body to allow for selected inflation of the balloon, a controller adapted to calculate the viability of the heart from pressure data detected within cannula or balloon which is inflated to various degrees with an incompressible fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Organ Transport PTY LTD
    Inventors: Ruchong Ou, John Woodard, Jonathan Cavendish Nevile
  • Patent number: 10905846
    Abstract: A phototherapy mask adapted to fit over the eye area of the user. The mask comprises a plurality of semiconductor light sources such as, but not limited to, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or laser diodes, fiber optics, full spectrum light sources, RGB LEDs, piezo transducers, vibrational transducers (ultrasonic or otherwise), or a combination thereof, that provide therapeutic and rejuvenating effects to human tissue. The light sources are arranged so as to focus on the eye areas, and light enters through the eyes (open or closed). The light sources emit energy in the form of photons when switched on, which deliver energy to targeted tissue, penetrating the layers of skin and the eyes to produce a non-thermal photochemical effect at the cellular level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelia Weber, Dale Weber