Patents Examined by Raymond P Dulman
  • Patent number: 11564585
    Abstract: An intracranial pressure monitoring device includes a housing defining a first internal chamber, a plurality of strain gauges disposed on an inner surface of a diaphragm defined by a wall of the first internal chamber, a device for generating orientation signals, and circuitry coupled to the plurality of strain gauges and to the device. The circuitry is configured to generate intracranial pressure data from signals received from the plurality of strain gauges, generate orientation data based on the orientation signals received from the device, and store the intracranial pressure data and the orientation data in a computer readable storage such that the intracranial pressure data and orientation data are associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Branchpoint Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Hughes, Alexander Strachan
  • Patent number: 11564667
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for restoring normal microbiota in pre-term newborns or newborns delivered by Cesarean section and methods for preventing or ameliorating diseases associated with delivery by Cesarean section or pre-term birth comprising administering to said newborns at the time of birth or shortly thereafter an effective amount of a vaginal microbiota inoculum obtained from the newborn's mother or a donor or an effective amount of a probiotic composition. The invention also relates to a device for collecting maternal vaginal microbiota from the vaginal canal of a patient. The device can have a housing forming a cavity, an absorbent material removable disposed within the cavity, and a deployment element disposed in the housing and movable along a length of the housing. The movement of the deployment element can displace the absorbent material out of the cavity and in to the vaginal canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventor: Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello
  • Patent number: 11564625
    Abstract: The disclosure provides tissue force sensor systems and methods for tissues, e.g., laryngeal tissue. The systems include a top housing including on an upper side an attachment mechanism for connecting the top housing to a medical device, e.g., a laryngoscope, and on a lower side a first cavity for receiving a top portion of a force measurement device such as a load cell; a bottom housing including on a lower side an attachment mechanism for connecting the bottom housing to a handle, holding system, or suspension system for holding or supporting the medical device, and on an upper side a second cavity for receiving a bottom portion of the force measurement device; and an attachment device for connecting the top housing to the bottom housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Inventors: Allen Lee Feng, Phillip Changhun Song
  • Patent number: 11564596
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide for regular, periodic or continuous monitoring of fluid volume based on direct measurement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) physical dimension using a wireless measurement sensor implanted in the IVC. By basing diagnostic decisions and treatments on changes in an IVC physical dimension, information on patient fluid state is available across the entire euvolemic range of fluid states, thus providing earlier warning of hypervolemia or hypovolemia and enabling the modulation of patient treatments to permit more stable long-term fluid management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Foundry Innovation & Research 1, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanson S. Gifford, III, Mark E. Deem, Conor M. Hanley, Fiachra M. Sweeney, Jeffry J. Grainger, John R. Britton, Annette Kent
  • Patent number: 11540772
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides alert implants that comprise a medical device and an implantable reporting processor (IRP), where one example of such a medical device includes a component for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) such as a tibial extension, a femoral component for hip replacements, a breast implant, a distal rod for arm or leg breakage repair, a scoliosis rod, a dynamic hip screw, a spinal interbody spacer, and tooling and methods that may be used to form the alert implant, and uses of such alert implants in the health maintenance of patients who receive the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Canary Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Bailey, Douglas Bensch, Douglas Brajer, Fred Cushner, Aimee L. Desaki, Jeffrey M. Gross, Winslow T. Harte, Nicholas H. Helseth, David A Herrin, William L. Hunter, Dermot Keenan, George A. Morales, Shane Murphy, Stephen Raitt, Thomas Snopek, Curtis Troupe
  • Patent number: 11540756
    Abstract: A biological fluid collection system that receives a sample and provides flow-through blood stabilization technology and a precise sample dispensing function for point-of-care and near patient testing applications is disclosed. A biological fluid collection system of the present disclosure is able to effectuate distributed mixing of a sample stabilizer within a blood sample and dispense the stabilized sample in a controlled manner. In this manner, a biological fluid collection system of the present disclosure enables blood micro-sample management, e.g., passive mixing with a sample stabilizer and controlled dispensing, for point-of-care and near patient testing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Adam Edelhauser, Bradley M. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11529076
    Abstract: A method of monitoring respiration with an acoustic measurement device, the acoustic measurement device having a sound transducer, the sound transducer configured to measure sound associated with airflow through a mammalian trachea, the method includes correlating the measured sound into a measurement of tidal volume and generating at least one from the group consisting of an alert and an alarm if the measured tidal volume falls outside of a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignees: Thomas Jefferson University, RTM Vital Signs LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey I Joseph, Noud Van Helmond, Marc C Torjman, Denise L Devine, Nance K Dicciani, Channy Loeum
  • Patent number: 11523753
    Abstract: Systems and methods of tracking a head of a patient are provided. The system includes a motion tracking system and a head tracker. The head tracker includes a frame, at least one trackable target coupled to the frame, at least one nose pad coupled to the frame, and a pair of adjustable ear coupling members coupled to the frame and shaped for engaging with at least a portion of a back surface of an ear of the patient. The head tracker is configured to apply a clamping force to hold the trackable target in a stable spatial relationship with a location of interest in the head. The motion tracking system includes a sensor for tracking the trackable target and a processor configured for determining a position of the location of interest from the position and orientation of the trackable target and the stable spatial relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CLARONAV INC.
    Inventor: Doron Dekel
  • Patent number: 11517251
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device for measuring breast volume is disclosed, which comprises a housing comprising an enclosure having an opening, a flexible membrane sealingly covering said opening so as to provide an enclosed space within said enclosure, a gas disposed within said enclosed space, and at least one pressure sensor coupled to said enclosure so as to measure pressure of said gas within said enclosed space. The flexible membrane is configured to reversibly flex into said enclosed space in response to pressure of a breast against the membrane. The flexure of the membrane causes a change in the pressure and volume of the gas within said enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Parham A. Ganchi, Reza Mollaaghababa
  • Patent number: 11517293
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a disposable negative-pressure anterior chamber Paracentesis syringe which belongs to the technical field of medical supplies. It comprises nine parts, including a needle cap, a Paracentesis syringe, a needle base, an internal needle, a protective cover of the internal needle, an airlock, a needle tube, a collection tube and a collection tube rack. The invention has the advantages that it fixes the Paracentesis syringe during puncture and limits the depth of the needle insertion, releases the aqueous humor slowly to prevent a sudden drop of the intraocular pressure, reduces the risk of the intraocular infection by separating the anterior chamber from outside and the collection tube can collect and store the aqueous humor directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hangzhou Sightnovo Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan Zhao
  • Patent number: 11504003
    Abstract: Anchors and anchoring methods suitable for use with implantable assemblies that include an implantable device, including but not limited to implantable sensing devices and implantable wireless sensing devices adapted to monitor physiological parameters within living bodies. Such an implantable device has a housing containing a transducer, electrical circuitry, and an antenna. The transducer is located at a first end of the housing opposite a second end of the housing. At least the transducer is located within a housing portion of the housing in which the antenna is not located. The implantable assembly further includes an anchor is adapted for securing the implantable device within a living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: UIM Pressure Implant Inc.
    Inventor: Nader Najafi
  • Patent number: 11504058
    Abstract: A patient monitor can noninvasively measure a physiological parameter using sensor data from different measurement sites on a patient. The patient monitor can combine all sensor data from different measurement sites into a raw or minimally processed data form to generate a single, robust measurement of the physiological parameter. An optical sensor of a patient monitor can include multiple photodetectors each configured to generate a signal when detecting light attenuated by the patient's tissue. A measurement of a physiological parameter can be determined based on at least in part on the multiple signals from the multiple photodetectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Vikrant Sharma, Philip Perea, Prashanth Iyengar
  • Patent number: 11504054
    Abstract: An intra-uterine monitoring system is described. The system comprises an implantable sensor device, shaped and dimensioned for implantation in a uterus for measuring conditions within the uterus to generate sensor data, and a wearable receiver device, for wirelessly receiving the sensor data generated by the implantable sensor device. In this way, real-time, in-vivo monitoring of the intra-uterine environment can be performed. The implantable sensor device can be kept small and simple, requiring only the mechanical and electronic structures necessary to take sensor measurements and transmit those to the receiver device. By making the receiver device wearable, it can be kept in relatively close proximity to the implantable sensor device on a long-term basis, making regular monitoring viable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hywel Morgan, Ying Cheong, Nick Macklon, Shilong Lu
  • Patent number: 11497399
    Abstract: Intraocular pressure sensors, systems, and methods of use. Implantable intraocular pressure sensing devices that are hermetically sealed and adapted to wirelessly communicate with an external device. The implantable devices can include a hermetically sealed housing, the hermetically sealed housing including therein: an antenna in electrical communication with a rechargeable power source, the rechargeable power source in electrical communication with an ASIC, and the ASIC in electrical communication with a pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Qura, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. Adams, Celso Tello, Marcel David Ackermann, Jean-Noël Fehr
  • Patent number: 11484217
    Abstract: Methods and systems monitor and assess brain bioimpedance through the use of an ocular window that assesses dynamic changes in cerebral blood volume (CBV). That ocular window is implemented through an ocular bioimpedance device that, in a non-invasive manner, measures numerous different brain health indicators using the bioimpedance measurements collected through the regions around the eyes. The ocular bioimpedance device may be goggles with localized measurement electrodes that include cathodes and anodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Ward, Mohamad Hakam Tiba, Ashwin Belle, Sardar Ansari, Parag G. Patil
  • Patent number: 11478347
    Abstract: A sphincter sizing instrument includes a body that defines a lumen and a shaft that longitudinally translates through the lumen relative to the body. The body includes opposing proximal and distal ends. The distal end includes a first magnetic coupling feature and a first mechanical coupling feature. The shaft includes opposing proximal and distal ends and a coupler coupled with the distal end. The coupler includes a second magnetic coupling feature and a second mechanical coupling feature. The second magnetic coupling feature is configured to attract and couple with the first magnetic coupling feature to form a magnetic connection. The second mechanical coupling feature is configured to couple with the first mechanical coupling feature to form a mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Kevin M. Fiebig, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael D. Cronin
  • Patent number: 11478185
    Abstract: A system for detecting pressure sores includes an artificial skin configured to be coupled to a patient's skin. The artificial skin includes a substrate and a strain sensor configured to detect deformation of the substrate. A transmitter is configured to transmit signals indicative of the deformation of the substrate. A control system is configured to receive the signals from the transmitter. The control system includes a timer to track a period of time that the substrate is deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Michael Churilla, Frank E. Sauser, Charles A. Lachenbruch
  • Patent number: 11471050
    Abstract: An intraocular pressure measurement arrangement is disclosed for measuring pressure of an eye of a patient. The arrangement can include at least one source for producing mechanical waves of several frequencies from a distance to the eye of the patient to generate at least one surface wave to the eye, a detector for detecting at least one surface wave from a distance from the eye to extract surface wave information, and a device for determining pressure information of the eye based on the surface wave information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PHOTONO OY
    Inventors: Antti Kontiola, Edward Hæggström, Ari Salmi, Heikki Nieminen
  • Patent number: 11471069
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing an air leak in a lung compartment of a patient may include: advancing a diagnostic catheter into an airway leading to the lung compartment; inflating an occluding member on the catheter to form a seal with a wall of the airway and thus isolate the lung compartment; measuring air pressure within the lung compartment during multiple breaths, using the diagnostic catheter; displaying the measured air pressure as an air pressure value on a console coupled with the diagnostic catheter; and determining whether an air leak is present in the lung compartment based on the displayed air pressure value during the multiple breaths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventor: Surag Mantri
  • Patent number: 11446014
    Abstract: A forceps is provided that includes a housing defining an internal passageway and a longitudinal axis, first and second jaws slidably and pivotably connected to the housing, a first connection member having a first end pivotably attached to the first jaw, a second connection member having a first end pivotably attached to the second jaw; and a driver pivotably connected to the other ends of the first connection member and the second connection member, wherein the jaws have an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein longitudinal movement of the driver in a first direction rotates the first and second jaws relative to the housing from the open configuration towards the closed configuration, wherein longitudinal movement of the driver in the first direction also moves the first and second jaws longitudinally along the longitudinal axis of the housing from the open configuration towards the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Todd Adkisson, Luke T. Jungles, Kenneth C. Kennedy, II