Patents Examined by Samuel G. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11554002
    Abstract: A wirelessly powered inflatable medical implant system includes a medical provider software application, a patient external controller and a MR-Conditional, nonferrous pump in reservoir implant. The medical provider software application programs the patient external controller for the patient to transmit wireless power and control signals to circuitry in a pump in reservoir implant. In response, the pump in reservoir implant, containing a fluid reservoir and pump package submerged therein, transfers fluid from the reservoir through tubing, and into one or more inflatable medical implants. Submerging the pump package within the reservoir simplifies surgery in males and pump placement in females and provides pump package heatsinking to limit implant overheating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: MHN BIOTECH LLC
    Inventors: Howard S. Newman, Marcel I. Horowitz, Arthur L. Burnett
  • Patent number: 11554267
    Abstract: The improvement of administration of a therapeutic agent to a targeted region of a patient's brain is herein described. A magnetic material, preferably soluble iron, is administered to the patient. A magnetic field, for example via transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), is applied to the targeted region of the patient's brain. The magnetic field is used to agitate magnetic material localized to the targeted region of the brain, temporarily forming openings in the blood-brain barrier (BBB), increasing local perfusion, or both at the targeted region. A therapeutic agent is administered to the patient and is delivered to the targeted region of the patient's brain through openings in the BBB, local perfusion, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SYNAPTEC NETWORK, INC.
    Inventor: Sheldon Jordan
  • Patent number: 11554245
    Abstract: Systems tune, control, or remediate the intrinsic Circadian clock. A light controller sets spectral distribution, intensity of a bioactive spectral band to shift or entrain circadian response to enhance performance and/or synchronize with local or expected conditions. The systems enhance performance under conditions that might be changing, disrupted, or otherwise present an irregular phase or unnatural change in the subject's circadian status, for example, due to geographically discontinuous activity or spectrally deficient workplace illumination, or due to divergent individual sleep/wake behaviors of subjects in a structured group activity. An illumination recipe that compensates for the deficiency of lighting or of participant sleep or behavior patterns, or age- or disease-related changes, to evoke, shift, or align circadian response and improve behaviors such as classroom alertness, relaxation, excitability, attention, or focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: BROWN UNIVERSITY, EMMA PENDLETON BRADLEY HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Eliza Van Reen, Gustavo E. Fernandes, Jingming Xu, Mary A. Carskadon
  • Patent number: 11547623
    Abstract: An infant care station is described herein that can include a wall of the infant care station, wherein the wall includes a primary latch and at least one secondary latch that includes a hinge with at least one bottom pin and at least one top pin, wherein the infant care station is an incubator, a warmer, or a combination thereof. In some examples, one or more pin acceptors are proximate the hinge, wherein the one or more pin acceptors hold the at least one bottom pin and the at least one top pin of the hinge in a closed position of the wall, and wherein the at least one top pin of the wall is released from the one or more pin acceptors in response to a force applied to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Harish Kamath, Vernon Quadros, Nagapriya Kavoori Sethumadhavan, Mohanavenkatesh Thangavelu, Rajendra Naik
  • Patent number: 11540972
    Abstract: A finger-splinting sheath device is provided for use as a self-treatment aid in assisting a bowel in a patient suffering from complications of pelvic organ prolapse, namely rectocele. The finger-splinting sheath device generally includes a monolithic molded body including a flange-element, and a sheath-element having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the sheath-element is coupled to the flange-element at the proximal end and is closed at the distal end. The sheath-element generally includes an elliptical cross-section configured to receive two-fingers therein, wherein the sheath-element functions to splint the two fingers during use. A method for using the device includes inserting the device with two fingers within the sheath-element into the vagina and applying pressure to the vaginal walls to assist a bowel movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Lynnda Rachel Do Coutto
  • Patent number: 11541251
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for a rotating shield brachytherapy device. As disclosed herein, the rotating shield brachytherapy (RSBT) apparatus may comprise a radiation source, a drive assembly, a catheter, and an applicator. The applicator can have an outer surface and opposed proximal and distal end portions and a longitudinal axis extending along a length of the catheter. The distal end portion of the catheter can comprise one or more radiation shields and is configured to receive the radiation source. The drive assembly can be configured to engage the proximal end portion of the catheter to selectively rotate the catheter about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Ryan T. Flynn, Yusung Kim, Xiaodong Wu, Karolyn M. Hopfensperger, Quentin E. Adams
  • Patent number: 11541253
    Abstract: A device for measuring radiation dosage is disclosed, comprising a flexible sheet, one or more detector assemblies disposed on the sheet, and detector retaining means for retaining the one or more detector assemblies on the sheet such that the one or more detector assemblies adopt the same curvature as the sheet when the sheet is deformed. Each one or more detector assembly comprises a plurality of beads threaded onto a fibre, the plurality of beads comprising radiation-sensitive material for recording information about a radiation dosage to which each bead is exposed, and the detector retaining means is configured to permit each one or more detector assembly to be subsequently detached from the sheet without removing the plurality of beads from the fibre. A method of detecting radiation dosage using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TrueInvivo Limited
    Inventor: Shakardokht Jafari
  • Patent number: 11534619
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a body region are provided herein. A treatment device for treating a body region is provided, and may include a first applicator and a second applicator. The first and second applicators are held on the body region by a belt. The first applicator may include a first magnetic field generating device and a radiofrequency electrode. The second applicator may include a second magnetic field generating device. The first and second magnetic field generating devices may each generate a time-vary magnetic field with a plurality of sequential magnetic impulses to cause muscle contraction in the body region. The radiofrequency electrode may provide radiofrequency waves causing heating of tissue within the body region. The treatment device may further include an energy storage device and a switching device. The switching device my discharge energy from the energy storage device to the first or the second magnetic field generating device to generate the time-vary magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Medical Solutions A.S.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 11523931
    Abstract: A device for remodeling a penis, comprising a generally cylindrical hollow assembly having a lumen extending between proximal and distal ends, the distal end being in communication with the lumen to facilitate insertion of the penis into the lumen, the generally cylindrical structure having an interior surface facing the lumen and an exterior surface facing away from the lumen, a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, the transverse direction being orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, the generally cylindrical assembly adapted to snugly and resiliently grip the penis, and includes an elastic fabric with one or more regions reinforced with a plastically deformable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Suresh Subraya Pai, Celso Jacinto Bagaoisan, Ian L. Goldman, John M Strobel
  • Patent number: 11497933
    Abstract: The invention relates to the radiation treatment of colorectal cancerous tissue in the rectum of a human or animal subject. In particular the invention relates to an endorectal probe device for effecting radiation treatment of colorectal cancerous tissue in the rectum of a human or animal subject. Furthermore the invention relates to an afterloading apparatus for effecting radiation treatment of colorectal cancerous tissue in the rectum of a human or animal subject using an endorectal probe device according to the invention. Moreover the invention relates to a method for effecting radiation treatment of colorectal cancerous tissue in the rectum of a human or animal subject, wherein the method implements the endorectal probe device according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: Universiteit Maastricht, Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, Stichting Maastricht Radiation Oncology “Maastro-Clinic”
    Inventors: Frank Verhaegen, Murillo Bellezzo, Evert Van Limbergen, Maaike Berbee, Brigitte Reniers, Gabriel Paiva Fonseca
  • Patent number: 11491342
    Abstract: Methods and devices producing time varying magnetic field have therapeutic uses. The device contains a coil made of insulated wires, an energy storage device, an energy source and a switch. The coil is flexibly attached in a case. The device has at least one blower for cooling the coil. The methods and devices can be used in for example in physiotherapy, neuropsychiatric therapy, aesthetic therapy, urology or urogynecology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Medical Solutions A.S.
    Inventors: Jakub Ladman, Zden{hacek over (e)}k Hurych, Ji{hacek over (r)}í Mrázek, Ondra Prouza, Ondrej Pribula
  • Patent number: 11484732
    Abstract: A radiation medical device, including a main support, and a radiation assembly (30) and an imaging assembly (20) respectively located at both ends of the main support. After an imaging scan is completed and pathological tissue positioning pictures are taken, a patient is directly moved to the other end of the main support to allow the radiation assembly (30) to perform radiation therapy to improve the efficiency of the radiation therapy after the completion of pathological tissue positioning, and effectively reduce movement of the patient when the patient is being moved for radiation therapy after the imaging assembly (20) completes pathological tissue positioning, thus reducing pathological tissue positioning error caused by too much movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Liu, Jian Zhang, Yuelin Shao
  • Patent number: 11478489
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the treatment of primary and metastatic cancer using radiation. Specifically, the disclosure relates to methods providing for the selective accretion of cytoprotective agent in tissues and/or organs, sensitive to radiation that are adjacent to malignant tumors prior to radiation of the tumors at a dose that otherwise would be toxic to the tissues and/or organs, but are necessary to achieve ablative outcome on the tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY, BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: James Tour, Cullen Taniguchi, Kathy Mason
  • Patent number: 11478274
    Abstract: A kit and method for intrauterine insemination is provided. The steps of the method include self-monitoring of a menstrual cycle of a patient by said patient, making an abrasion on the endometrial lining of a uterus of the patient following menstruation by the patient, predicting timing of ovulation by using an ovulation monitoring system or inducing ovulation; preparing sperm for insemination during ovulation by the patient, guiding an intrauterine insemination catheter accompanied by a cervical shield into the patient, depositing a semen sample into the uterine cavity or cervical canal, removing the catheter from the body of the patient while using a holding tool to hold the cervical shield in place at the entrance to the uterine cavity, and leaving the cervical shield in place for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: InnoMed Seven, LLC
    Inventors: Kirby J. Plessala, Deneen T. Plessala, Peter T. Falkner
  • Patent number: 11471701
    Abstract: A body-insertable device having an adjustable radiation emission direction and radiation emission range, which includes a first outer body extending to be long and an accommodation space having a first accommodation space and a second accommodation space having different distances to the first outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Young Kyung Lim, Ui Jung Hwang, Young Moon Goh, Hak Soo Kim, Dong Ho Shin, Se Byeong Lee, Jong Hwi Jeong, Joo Young Kim, Tae Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11464994
    Abstract: Combined methods for treating a patient using time-varying magnetic field are described. The treatment methods combine various approaches for aesthetic treatment. The methods are focused on enhancing a visual appearance of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Medical Solutions A.S.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 11452547
    Abstract: An intravaginal conception assistance device for collecting and presenting ejaculate relatively close to a cervix. The device has a cup part for collecting the ejaculate present in a vaginal canal and presenting it relatively close to the cervix upon moving through the vaginal canal towards the cervix. The cup part is substantially invertible. The cup part can be brought from a first, substantially non-inverted state into a second, substantially inverted state in which the cup part has been folded substantially inside out. As a result, insertion of the cup part into the vaginal canal can be facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Rosesta Medical B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Sebastian Stal
  • Patent number: 11446515
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing treatment to at least one tissue includes a distal balloon, a proximal balloon, and at least one intermediate balloon positioned between the distal balloon and the proximal balloon and inflatable independently from the distal and proximal balloons. A source lumen is positioned within at least the intermediate balloon receives a radiation source to treat target tissue adjacent the intermediate balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Gary Lamoureux, Juan-Carlos Diaz, Gil'ad Cohen
  • Patent number: 11446203
    Abstract: A sexual stimulation system, preferably including one or more excitation devices and one or more accessories. An excitation device, preferably including one or more housings, and optionally including one or more stimulation units, power modules, sensors, user input elements, communication modules, processors and/or control modules. An accessory, preferably including one or more mating elements, and optionally including one or more user interface elements. A method of use, preferably including configuring the system in a mated configuration, configuring the system in an unmated configuration, and/or providing stimulation using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Crave Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Topolovac, Tian Yi Chang, Calvin Fung, Tad Masek, Christine Concho
  • Patent number: 11439435
    Abstract: A stage device capable of performing piercing vibration and translational driving by using one actuator, and performing very low-speed driving in the translational driving with high accuracy. The stage device includes an X stage having a vibration actuator that includes an vibration element and a contact body, one of which is a movable body connected to an object to be driven, and drives the object to be driven in an X-axis direction, and a control section that controls driving of the vibration actuator. The control section causes two-phase AC voltages to be applied to an electromechanical energy conversion element to thereby excite predetermined vibrations in the vibration element, to drive the vibration actuator by switching between a movement mode for moving the object to be driven in the X-axis direction and a vibration mode for vibrating the object to be driven in the X-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Matsumoto, Hitoshi Nishitani