Patents Examined by Raymond P Dulman
  • Patent number: 11944464
    Abstract: The invention provides a method (10) for detecting a neural respiratory drive measure of a user. The method includes obtaining (100) an EMG signal and processing (200, 280) the EMG signal to produce a surrogate respiration signal and a processed EMG signal. Inhalations of the user are then detected (300) based on the surrogate respiration signal. The detected inhalations are then used in conjunction with the processed EMG signal to determine (400) a neural respiratory drive measure of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Jakob Van De Laar, Sandrine Magali Laure Devot, Rene Martinus Maria Derkx
  • Patent number: 11896389
    Abstract: A paralysis monitoring system can be utilized during various medical procedures. Generally, the system is used during procedures involving anesthesia, when general paralysis is necessary, e.g., during surgery that requires cutting through or mobilizing muscle tissue. The paralysis monitoring system stimulates a nerve with low voltage signals and can provide for continuous monitoring and recording of the evoked muscle activity throughout and after a procedure. By monitoring a quantitative response of the muscle activity to nerve stimulation, an anesthesiologist may adjust subsequent doses of a paralytic agent to achieve a desired level of paralysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Robert S. Bray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11825907
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining sensory threshold information for a shoe-type device, the shoe-type device, and a method of controlling the shoe-type device are disclosed. The method of determining sensory threshold information includes executing a program for sensory threshold testing, determining sensory threshold information of a user based on a choice input by the user that is received in a process of the sensory threshold testing, and transmitting the determined sensory threshold information to the shoe-type device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Seoul National University R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Segon Roh, Jeongin Moon, Prabhat Pathak, Jooeun Ahn, Changhyun Roh, Youngbo Shim
  • Patent number: 11813045
    Abstract: An implantable intravascular pressure sensor comprising a first transducer arranged to provide a pressure dependent signal in response to alternating electrical signals of a first frequency band, a second transducer arranged to provide a reference signal in response to alternating electrical signals of a second frequency band different from the first frequency band and an antenna coupling for sending and receiving said signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Mohammad Reza Bahmanyar, Christopher Neil McLeod, Olive H Murphy
  • Patent number: 11786147
    Abstract: Aspects describe capturing the dynamic movement of one or more leaders and generating stimulus signals in real time for one or more followers to perform substantially the same movement. A model of each follower is optionally employed to transform the observed movement of a leader to a series of movement cues that will overcome any follower physical and cognitive limitations while maximizing the movement compliance and benefit from the directed movement. Also provided is the capability of establishing a library of therapeutic, fitness, rehabilitation or dance movement scripts that may be replayed at the follower's convenience without a leader present. Additionally, one aspect provides for continually monitoring follower movement to detect unstable movement, an increased likelihood of a fall and gait anomalies and initiating a stimulus pattern to reduce the chance of a fall or injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Frederick Michael Discenzo
  • Patent number: 11786125
    Abstract: An implantable device includes a substrate and protective cover that cooperate to define an enclosed sensor volume. A sealed enclosure is provided within the sensor volume, with an electronic component assembly (ECA) being located within the sealed enclosure. A flexible circuit board assembly (FCBA) is electrically coupled with the ECA through a wall of the sealed enclosure. At least one transducer is provided on the FCBA in contact with the substrate, and the FCBA is held apart from the enclosure via a polymeric spacer provided therebetween. An inert polymer fill is provided within the sensor volume external to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: George Mikhail, Binh Vu, Jochen Walser, Dan Dlugos, Mark Fichman, Seulki Lee, Navid Shahriari, Erfan Sheikhi, Maria Op de Beeck
  • Patent number: 11786140
    Abstract: Devices and methods for determining fluid flow resistance at a targeted location in a bodily fluid vessel by monitoring changes in pressure gradients across the location while fluid flow is being manipulated by introducing infusate into the target area at different rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: CorFlow Therapeutics AG
    Inventor: Robert S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11779238
    Abstract: An implantable sensor for implantation in a vessel, comprising a plurality of electrodes for placement on, in or adjacent a vessel wall, means for providing a drive signal to the electrodes, means for measuring at least one of impedance and capacitance between at least two of the plurality of electrodes, and means for wirelessly communicating data from the sensor and a blood vessel monitoring system comprising same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Foundry Innovation & Research 1, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fiachra M. Sweeney, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Douglas S. Sutton, Brian Wilfley, Edward McKenna, Xuance Zhou, Peter Callas, Danyang Fan
  • Patent number: 11759134
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting deceptive intent of a subject include observing eye movements of the subject and correlating the observed movements to known baseline neurophysiological indicators of deception. A detection system may record eye movement data from the subject, compare the eye movement data to a data model comprising threshold eye movement data samples, and from the comparison make a determination whether or not the subject is lying. The detection system may create an alert if deception is detected. The eye movements detected include saccadic and intersaccadic parameters such as intersaccadic drift velocity. Measurements may be collected in situ with a field testing device, such as a non-invasive, non-contact device attached to the subject's computing device and configured to non-obtrusively record the eye movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Richard E. Dale, Richard Besserman, Troy Lee McDaniel
  • Patent number: 11759111
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor unit (2) for determining the core body temperature by means of measured values which can be determined outside the body on a surface, comprising at least one heat flow sensor (20, 20?), and at least one temperature sensor (21, 21?), which can be easily compactly produced and installed and allows optimized determination of the core body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: GreenTeg AG
    Inventors: Michele Zahner, Thomas Helbling, Lukas Durrer, Etienne Schwyter
  • Patent number: 11738191
    Abstract: Disclosed are a medical device apparatus, system, and method. A method includes receiving biometric information, by an external device external to a body of a user, of the user from an internal device within the body of the user, and wirelessly transmitting stimulus information configured to specify a stimulus based on the biometric information, and power to the internal device configured to drive the internal device and to apply the stimulus in response to the transmitted stimulus information. A method also includes wirelessly transmitting, from an internal device in a body of a user, biometric information of the user to an external device located outside the body of the user, and wirelessly receiving from the external device stimulus information configured to specify a stimulus, and power configured to drive the internal device and to apply the stimulus to the user in response to the received stimulus information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation
    Inventors: Hyungwoo Lee, Duk Lyul Na, Dae Won Seo, Young Min Shon, Jin San Lee, Woo Ram Jung, Sang Joon Kim, Joonseong Kang, Wonseok Lee
  • Patent number: 11723582
    Abstract: Systems and methods for non-invasive and/or non-contact measurement of a subject's tremor in the context of therapeutic intervention is presented. The system includes a memory, a communications interface, a sensor to measure a signal associated with position or motion of an extremity of the subject, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive the signal from the sensor. The processor is further configured to communicate, via the communications interface, the signal, login credentials, and position or motion data to a remote server coupled to a remote electronic health record database. The remote server is configured to receive the signal from the sensor. The processor is configured to receive an analysis that quantified the severity of tremor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: i2Dx, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Johnson, Janos Redei, Ethan C. Green
  • Patent number: 11723808
    Abstract: Provided herein are microbial infection indicator devices, including dressing with indicators, standalone indicator inserts or disks that can be freely placed at a wound site or dressing, and applications thereof for displaying a visible or detectable signal to a user upon detection of an analyte or biomarker indicative of an infection, such as a color change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Burnet, Philip Bowler, Sarah Wroe, Jade Steven, Daniel Metcalf, David Parsons, Lucy Ballamy, Andrea Heinzle, Eva Sigi, Daniel Luschnig, Clemens Gamerith
  • Patent number: 11717275
    Abstract: Apparatus, comprising: a sheath (22), advanceable through an endoscope (10), and having distal openings comprising a first opening (30a) and a plurality of second openings (30b) surrounding the first opening; a housing (24), coupled to a proximal portion of the sheath; a first needle (28a), extending through the housing and sheath toward the first opening; a plurality of second needles (28b), extending through the housing and sheath toward a respective second opening; a first handle (26a), slidably coupled to the housing along an axis such that the first needle slides through the sheath and a distal tip of the first needle moves with respect to the first opening; and a second handle (26b), slidably coupled to the housing along a different axis such that the second needles slide through the sheath and a distal tip of each second needle moves with respect to its respective second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: Ziv Belsky, Jesse Lachter, Gilad Hizkiyahu
  • Patent number: 11701018
    Abstract: Wireless, variable inductance and resonant circuit-based vascular monitoring devices, systems, methodologies, and techniques, including specifically configured anchoring structures for same, are disclosed that can be used to assist healthcare professionals in predicting, preventing, and diagnosing various heart-related and other health conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Foundry Innovation & Research 1, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fiachra M. Sweeney, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Jessi Johnson, Pablo Martin, Stephen Sheridan, Douglas S. Sutton, Friedrich Wetterling, Conor M. Hanley
  • Patent number: 11659994
    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: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: PHOTONO OY
    Inventors: Antti Kontiola, Edward Häggström, Ari Salmi, Heikki Nieminen
  • Patent number: 11653970
    Abstract: Provided is a plasma guide wire including a core shaft, a coil, a tip, a coil-core shaft joining region, and first to third insulating resin tubes. The first insulating resin tube is disposed on the outer periphery of the coil, and extends proximally from the tip to beyond the coil-core shaft joining region. The second insulating resin tube is disposed on the outer periphery of the core shaft, is joined to the proximal end of the first insulating resin tube, and extends from the proximal end of the first insulating resin tube to the proximal side of the core shaft. The second insulating resin tube is harder than the first insulating resin tube. The third insulating resin tube is disposed on at least a portion of a region of the inner periphery of the first insulating resin tube, proximal to a location facing the proximal end of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadahiro Koike
  • Patent number: 11638555
    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: May 2, 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: 11622749
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gastrointestinal liquid biopsy sampling device. The sampling device includes an enclosure and expandable materials. The enclosure includes through holes cut in the wall of the enclosure, and targeted dissolution membranes covering the through holes that can be dissolved at targeted regions. The expandable materials are arranged at the positions corresponding to the through holes. The expandable materials expand after absorbing liquid and close the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Xiaodong Duan, Lei Liu
  • Patent number: 11602286
    Abstract: Embodiments of a simulated valve device can be used to determine whether a valve device would fit within a particular airway. The simulated valve device can include a shaft having at least one strut extending radially therefrom. The strut and at least part of the shaft can be surrounded by a membrane for viewing through a bronchoscope. In some embodiments, the membrane can include markings for viewing by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon J. Shuman