Patents Examined by Quang D Thanh
  • Patent number: 11684539
    Abstract: A body massager includes a portable housing including a backrest and a seat support. A longitudinal guide is provided in the backrest cooperating with a carriage for translation of the carriage within the backrest and a motor drives the carriage along the guide. A pair of massage members are supported by the carriage and extend from the backrest for imparting a rolling massage effect upon the back of the user. A second motor drives the massage members for generating a rotary kneading massage effect or for adjusting a width of the rolling massage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: FKA Distributing Co., LLC
    Inventors: Roman S. Ferber, Stephen Chung
  • Patent number: 11684796
    Abstract: A method for using a sonic wave to influence material in a target structure requires using a confined plasma antenna to generate an electromagnetic carrier wave, ?. The confined plasma antenna also pulses the carrier wave at a sonic frequency, f, to create a sonic wave. In detail, pulsing the carrier wave results in a sequential plurality of solitons which are separated from each other by a periodicity p, wherein ?¬ęp. For the present invention, f is selected to resonate with a material (e.g. a cellular structure) in a target structure (e.g. a patient).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Crown Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Edward Grant, Matthew T. Case
  • Patent number: 11679059
    Abstract: A system and method for mechanical CPR can include a device for providing compressive force to various locations on a patient, and biological monitoring systems to measure the effectiveness of the various locations of compressive force in pumping blood through the patient. The system can also include providing decompressive force to increase the efficacy of blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Norman Alan Paradis
  • Patent number: 11660249
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present concept are directed to CPR chest compression machines that include a sensor to detect a parameter about a patient, such as an indication of patient recovery, and include a processor that determines whether to cease series of successive compressions on the patient in response to the detected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Isabelle L. Banville, Fred W. Chapman, Joseph L. Sullivan, Steven Duke
  • Patent number: 11654072
    Abstract: A knee rehabilitation machine with multi-position synchronous force application includes a bottom box, a vertical box, and a suspension box. The vertical box is vertically arranged at an end of the bottom box, and an upper end of the vertical box is horizontally fixed with the suspension box. A pressing unit swing lever mechanism is arranged in the bottom box, and a vibration unit, a pulling unit, and a transmission mechanism of a pressing unit are arranged in the vertical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Jinghao Fei
  • Patent number: 11628120
    Abstract: Devices for soothing a baby may simulate the feel of massage by a caregiver with a circular massaging motion. An apparel component, such as a swaddle blanket or sleep sack, may be configured to receive the device. At least one clip may facilitate placement of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Baby Soothe Inc.
    Inventor: Lauren Piccirillo
  • Patent number: 11596576
    Abstract: An acupuncture robot and an intelligent acupuncture system and method are provided. The acupuncture robot includes an acupuncture treatment host, a treatment electrode and a palm fixing frame, wherein the palm fixing frame is used for fixing a palm, and the treatment electrode is used for carrying out acupuncture massage treatment on holographic acupuncture points of a second metacarpal bone of the palm of a patient; and the acupuncture treatment host is in communication connection with a server to acquire an operation instruction, instructs, according to the operation instruction, the patient to use the acupuncture robot, and controls, according to the operation instruction, the treatment electrode such that same carries out acupuncture massage treatment on the holographic acupuncture points of the second metacarpal bone of the patient. The intelligent acupuncture system includes the acupuncture robot and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Xibi Dong
  • Patent number: 11590346
    Abstract: A device for providing fractional treatment of a body orifice includes a source of fractionated energy and a source of electrical muscle (EMS) energy. A programmed controller controls the application of fractionated and/or EMS energy. A probe is inserted by its distal end into the body orifice. The source of fractionated energy is positioned for transmitting fractionated energy from the source of fractionated energy through the probe to tissue in the vicinity around the body orifice; and, the source of EMS is positioned for transmitting EMS energy from the source of EMS energy through the probe to tissue in the vicinity around the body orifice. The programmed controller is configured to control the activation of fractionated energy and EMS energy one of simultaneously or sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: POLLOGEN LTD.
    Inventor: Zion Azar
  • Patent number: 11571502
    Abstract: A pressure measuring line with a connector can be used to connect the pressure measuring line to a blood treatment apparatus, and to a membrane. In some embodiments, the pressure measuring line comprises at least two consecutive lumen sections, namely the first lumen section and the second lumen section. The first lumen section can include a first lumen geometry and the second lumen section can include a second lumen geometry. The first lumen geometry and the second lumen geometry can differ from each other in at least their diameters. Further, a monitoring method and devices can be used in conjunction with the pressure measuring lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Klewinghaus, Alexander Schroers
  • Patent number: 11547788
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically removing by suction urine voided by a female. The system includes an integrated external catheter and suction regulator unit. The external catheter is applied at the female's urethra opening to receive urine voided by the female. The suction regulator is connected to a receptacle for collecting the urine and is operative to regulate suction applied to the canister from a hospitals' suction line to a regulated value which is applied the external female catheter, whereupon urine from the external female catheter is carried by the regulated suction through the suction regulator and into the receptacle. The external catheter includes an internal suction tube and an external removable and replaceable liquid permeable cover located on the internal suction tube. The external catheter is malleable so that it can be conformed to the anatomy of the female.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Patent number: 11523939
    Abstract: A microfluidic flow restrictor that uses micron-sized beads to impede flow is described. The flow rate can be adjusted by adding or removing the beads using injection needles through self-sealing ports, one injection needle injecting or aspirating beads and another injection needle pushing or pulling fluid from outside of a bead trap within the flow restrictor. In alternative embodiments, the beads or other filler material can be trapped in a manifold bead trap such that they block a subset of fluid channels of the flow restrictor, allowing fluid to flow freely through the rest of the fluid channels. The flow restrictor can be integrated with a contact lens or implantable medical device for use in dispensing liquid therapeutic agents at flow rates of microliters per minute or moving body fluids at a controlled rate from one part of the body to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California
    Inventors: Yu-Chong Tai, Aubrey M. Shapero, Nicholas E. Scianmarello, Mark S. Humayun
  • Patent number: 11510845
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to the field of cardiac resuscitation, and in particular to devices for assisting rescuers in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are described herein. A method for managing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) treatment to a person in need of emergency assistance includes monitoring, with an electronic medical device, a parameter that indicates a quality level of a CPR component being provided to the person by a user; determining, with the electronic medical device, that the parameter indicates that the quality level of CPR being provided is inadequate; and providing, to one or more rescuers of the person, an audible, visual, or tactile indication that a different person should perform the CPR component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Jensen, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11486382
    Abstract: A device for supplying and/or aspirating a fluid substance to or from a human or animal body is provided, which device has a drive unit with a drive, an attachment part, and coupling element. The attachment part has a peristaltic pump unit with a pump head having roller elements which are movable freely and independently of one another and serve for rolling on a hose. The coupling element serves to transmit a movement from the drive to the pump head. The pump head has a decoupled state in which the roller elements apply no or a comparatively low mechanical pressure to the hose, and a coupled state in which the roller elements are pressed by the coupling element against the hose with a comparatively high mechanical pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MEDELA HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Lukas Bannwart
  • Patent number: 11484463
    Abstract: A compression wave massage device for body parts is described, particularly for erogenous zones such as the clitoris, including a pressure field generation device and a drive device. The pressure field generation device has a cavity with a first end and a second end, located opposite the first end and distanced from the first end, with the first end being provided with at least one opening for placement on a body part. The drive device causes a change of the volume of the cavity between a minimal volume and a maximal volume such that in at least one opening a stimulating pressure field is generated. The cavity is formed by a single chamber, and the ratio of the volume change to the minimal volume is not below 1/10, preferably not below 1/8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: EIS GmbH
    Inventor: Florian M. Witt
  • Patent number: 11471368
    Abstract: A compression garment having one or more flex frames that can be shortened or lengthened to apply or release a compressive force to the limb or other anatomical feature of a user. The compression garment can have a wire made of shape memory material (shape memory alloy). A controller of the compression garment can supply an electrical input to the wire, generating heat that can cause the wire to contract such that the flex frame deflects to a shorter length to apply a compressive force to the limb or other anatomical feature of the user. The one or more flex frames can be contracted in unison or in sequence to direct the flow of bodily fluids in the limb or other anatomical feature of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Koya Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Doraiswamy, Connor Meehan, Jay Zuerndorfer, Ian Kovacevich, John Pamplin, Jarren Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11446198
    Abstract: A lower support type rehabilitation device for fingers includes a cover plate having a hand covering portion and a plurality of through holes. A plurality of finger supports are disposed on the hand covering portion, each having a first finger base, a second finger base pivotally connected to the first finger base, two side arms and a beam disposed on the first finger base. A traction device is disposed on the hand covering portion and has a first processing module, a plurality of driving modules electrically connected to the first processing module, a plurality of pulling ropes connected to the plurality of driving modules and a plurality of pressure sensors electrically connected to the first processing module. Each of the plurality of pulling ropes passes through one of the plurality of through holes for fixing to the beam of the first finger base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yang-Kun Ou, Chun-Chih Chen, Yu-Ling Wang, Yu-Ning Huang
  • Patent number: 11395871
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically removing by suction urine voided by a female. The system includes an integrated external catheter and suction regulator unit. The external catheter is applied at the female's urethra opening to receive urine voided by the female. The suction regulator is connected to a receptacle for collecting the urine and is operative to regulate suction applied to the canister from a hospitals' suction line to a regulated value which is applied the external female catheter, whereupon urine from the external female catheter is carried by the regulated suction through the suction regulator and into the receptacle. The external catheter includes an internal suction tube and an external removable and replaceable liquid permeable cover located on the internal suction tube. The external catheter is malleable so that it can be conformed to the anatomy of the female.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Patent number: 11389341
    Abstract: An incontinence pant including a main body having a front portion, a back portion, a crotch portion, a waist opening, and two leg openings. An elasticized waist cuff is formed at the waist opening and an elasticized leg cuff is formed at each of the two leg openings. Suspended mesh lining is disposed within the main body and is attached at each of the elasticized waist cuff and the two elasticized leg cuffs. The elasticized cuffs each have a pocket depth of at least 1 inch to form an absorbent area receiving a portion of an absorbent pad to capture leaked fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Tailored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Patent number: 11382819
    Abstract: A wire-driven wrist three-degree-freedom training mechanism comprises a wrist executing mechanism, a wrist linking mechanism, a forearm mechanism and an elbow linking mechanism, and adopts a wire-driven design, through comprehensive utilization of two rotation pairs in the training mechanism, wherein wrist three-degree-freedom passive training is realized through two driving motors. By way of the implementation of the wire-driven wrist three-degree-freedom training mechanism, a patient can adopt a passive training manner to perform rehabilitating training of the upper limbs. The wire-driven wrist three-degree-freedom training mechanism includes a position compensation mechanism and can be adapted to individual differences of patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SHANGHAI FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hongliu Yu, Shengli Luo, Suowen Ma, Weisheng Zhang, Qiaoling Meng, Wentao Shi, Bingshan Hu, Sujiao Li, Duojin Wang
  • Patent number: 11376465
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automating neuromuscular training may be used in conjunction with a human trainer or by a person training alone. The apparatus and method may be applied to various forms of neuromuscular training. The apparatus may be employed by a person desiring training in an environment with a human trainer as well as, or alternatively, in a home environment for personal training. Embodiments enable training of relative motions between body parts such as the head, neck, shoulders, upper torso, lower torso. These relative motions may be linear and/or angular. Pressure/sensor assemblies facilitate both the suggestion of desired motions as well as sensing of the person's neuromuscular response to these suggestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Russell Todd Scheinberg