Patents Examined by Samuel G. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10398913
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for a radiation irradiation device including a position-related information acquisition portion that acquires position-related information related to a position of a particular site; a model generation portion that generates a model outputting the position of the particular site based on the position-related information; and a particular site position calculation portion that outputs the position of the particular site based on the position-related information acquired by the position-related information acquisition portion, by using the model generated by the model generation portion. The model generated by the model generation portion is provided with a filter regulating an amount of change in the position of the particular site output by the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10383730
    Abstract: A method of implanting a penile prosthetic in a patient includes opening a proximal space inside of a crus penis and a distal space inside of an external portion of a penis of the patient. An implantable penile prosthetic is provided having a cylinder and a base, with the base adapted to be coupled to a reservoir and a pump and including an inflatable bladder. Inflation of the inflatable bladder of the base with liquid from the reservoir expands an outer diameter of the base to stabilize the implantable penile prosthetic within the penis of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Geoffrey A. Daniel
  • Patent number: 10383510
    Abstract: An implant delivery system can be configured to deliver an inflatable implant into a bladder via a urethra. The delivery system can comprise an elongate tubular body, an inflation tube and an implant decoupler. The tubular body can comprise a central lumen configured to hold an inflatable implant in an initial un-inflated state for delivery of the implant into the bladder. A method of use can include passing a distal tip of the elongate tubular body into the bladder. The implant can be inflated and released into the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Ernest G. Schutt, Kevin G. Connors, John Gillespie, Jr., Peter Dayton
  • Patent number: 10383715
    Abstract: A wirelessly controlled inflatable medical implant system includes an external control module and an implantable module. The external control module may transmit wireless power and control signals, which are received by circuitry on a flexible printed circuit board in the implantable module. In response to the received signals, circuitry in the flexible printed circuit board may cause a motor and pump combination to transfer fluid from a reservoir in the implantable device, through tubing, and into inflatable medical implant located in the penis. The flexible printed circuit board, motor, and pump may be placed within the fluid reservoir, which provides a heat sink that prevents overheating of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MHN BIOTECH LLC
    Inventors: Howard S. Newman, Marcel I. Horowitz
  • Patent number: 10384080
    Abstract: A method for generating a radiotherapy treatment plan for a patient is provided. The treatment plan is optimized using an optimization objective which is at least partly based on an initially planned dose to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RaySearch Laboratories AB
    Inventor: Kjell Eriksson
  • Patent number: 10383612
    Abstract: Organ manipulation devices for atraumatically grasping the surface of an organ and repositioning the organ to allow access to a location on the organ that would otherwise be substantially inaccessible. Methods of accessing a beating heart, retracting the heart using an organ manipulation apparatus, and stabilizing a surgical target area with a stabilizer. Both the organ manipulator and stabilizer are fixed to a stationary object which may be a sternal retractor. A system for performing beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting includes a sternal retractor, organ manipulator and stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Green, II, Jon M. Tanaka, Edward A. Pineda, Dwight P. Morejohn, Robert Mosley, Joshua Wallin, Iris Leon Corbin
  • Patent number: 10376399
    Abstract: An implantable device to treat obesity and a method of using the same, the device (31) is able to create a repetitive mechanical constraint on a gastrointestinal organ wall and includes: an energy source (36), and a mechanical stimulation element (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michele Diana, Peter Halvax, Fernand Martel, Bruno Mutet, Lee Swanstrom
  • Patent number: 10376358
    Abstract: A device for joining individual leaflets for repairing a cardiac valve of a patient has a base and projection fingers rising from the base to support adjacent leaflets for tacking together by sewing overlapping edges of adjacent leaflets prior to emplacement into the patient. The invention provides a cutting tool for excising leaflets from a pericardial tissue sheet according to predetermined sizes and shapes. A leaflet having a desired contour and size is obtained by pressing the tool formed as a cutter block against the tissue sheet. A set of blocks can be provided wherein each cutter block has an outer edge following a respective contour and size for a leaflet, and wherein the outer edge includes a raised cutting edge for pressing through the pericardial tissue sheet. The blocks can be held in a press for assisting in pushing the cutting edge through the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew W. Graybill, Randal J. Kadykowski, Kevin R. Line
  • Patent number: 10368992
    Abstract: Disclosed is a graft for implant after excision of the IPP (induratio penis plastica) plaque due to Peyronie's disease. The graft is formed by a loom woven fabric, with low porosity, deriving from a monofilament or multifilament yarn of fibers of resorbable polymer in PGA (polyglycolide).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Antonio Sambusseti
  • Patent number: 10350436
    Abstract: Multiple tumors are grouped into multiple treatment groups. Tumors in different treatment groups are treated by a radiosurgery in different treatment sessions than the tumors in the same treatment groups. The tumors can be grouped so as to decrease the biologically effective dose received by normal tissue in the treatment area. The radiosurgical planning system can divide the tumors into groups based on their location relative to each other and the radiation the tumors will be treated with and create a plan for treating the tumors according to the treatment groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas A. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10350428
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include methods of treating a patient with physiological responses arising from an injury or condition, such as post-operative pain, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive defects. These treatment methods can include the steps of generating a pulsed electromagnetic field from a pulsed electromagnetic field source which is configured to simultaneously increase the rate of ion-dependent signaling, such as CaM/NO/cGMP signaling and to minimize the rate of inhibition of such signaling by natural compounds and applying the pulsed electromagnetic field in proximity to a target region affected by the injury or condition for a first treatment interval followed by an inter-treatment period with no electromagnetic field between treatment intervals to reduce a physiological response to the injury or condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Endonovo Therapetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur A. Pilla
  • Patent number: 10342997
    Abstract: System and method of dynamically presenting visual representations of a target volume in an anatomical context to an operator-user of a charged particle radiation therapy system. The visual representations are integrated as a part of a treatment console graphical user interface (GUI) and presented as a part of a holistic view of treatment information. The visual representations are digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRRs) constructed based on anatomical images captured before the therapy session, or alternatively during a treatment session using an imaging system attached to the radiation treatment system. In an online mode, the on-screen visual representations are rendered in synchronization with the irradiation delivery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Spatola, Richard Kane
  • Patent number: 10327880
    Abstract: An inflated implant, such as an attenuation device, previously implanted in a urinary bladder can later be removed according to a number of different methods. Preferably, removal is accomplished transurethrally. In one embodiment, removal is accomplished by reducing the inflated implant from an enlarged profile to a reduced profile so that it may be withdrawn transurethrally by a removal system. The removal system can be configured differently depending upon whether reduction from the enlarged profile to the reduced profile is accomplished by deflation, compression, and/or other ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 10327983
    Abstract: Triple area vibrator designed to stimulate three erogenous zones simultaneously or independently, providing stimulation to the vagina, clitoris, and anal/perianal regions. Also functions as a g spot rocker vibrator designed to stimulate both the g spot and the clitoris. Alternatively, the invention may also be used as a prostate massager. Among the unique aspects of the invention is that the multiple vibrating appendages resemble the shape of a cannabis leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Heather Nicole Schnurr
  • Patent number: 10328177
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for treating penile implant infections that uses a synthetic high-purity calcium sulfate mixed with antimicrobials, which is capable of providing prolonged exposure of antimicrobials to the infection site and capable of acting as an intracorporal filler preventing fibrosis and loss of phallic length. The technique is especially useful for high-risk patients, and provides another medium for which antimicrobial agents can be delivered to a surgical infection site while at the same time acting as a filler, preventing fibrosis, and loss of the space. The antimicrobial cast lasts 4-6 weeks, making timely re-implantation easier, and preventing intracorporal fibrosis and loss of phallic length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Rafael Carrion, Daniel Roberto Martinez, Eihab Akary, Tariq Said Hakky
  • Patent number: 10314761
    Abstract: A Unified Dildo and Bottom Open Anatomically Contoured Harness Plate that includes a harness plate with an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the harness plate is contoured, at least one elongated member with a base and a tip, the base extending outward from the outer surface of the harness plate; the elongated member includes cavity enclosed by the outer surface and opens to the inner surface; an opening in the inner surface and outer surface of the harness plate, positioned underneath the base of the elongated member; and at least one upper connection mount and at least one bottom connection mount on the harness plate for securing the harness plate to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Perfect Fit Brand, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Callow
  • Patent number: 10301596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for inhibiting an inflammatory response in chondrocytes, and dedifferentiation or destruction of chondrocytes by irradiating damaged chondrocytes with low-dose radiation, and a method of treating a disease of cartilage by irradiating damaged chondrocytes with low-dose radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Sang Gu Hwang, Eun Hee Hong
  • Patent number: 10299983
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interactive treatments of female sexual disorders are presented. A programmable sexual stimulation device is provided, which transmits and receives data relating to the use and function of the device. The sexual stimulation device may be programmed to implement a particular combination of mechanical actions which have been customized by a user or a health care professional involved in the treatment or preference of the user. The device may also collect data on the type of mechanical actions input by the user and transmit the data to a remote location for viewing by the user or the healthcare professional. The device may also communicate with external devices which aid in the treatment programs, such as audio or image display devices which can coordinate the function of the sexual stimulation device with the presentation of audio or visual information to provide additional sources of sexual arousal to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jane Mertens, Dean P. Bauer, Yuval Shenkal, Harvey W. Starr
  • Patent number: 10292896
    Abstract: The present invention is a physiological measurement and stimulation device that can autonomously adapt its actuation output behavior based on acquired data in the form of biofeedback sensory measurements. When operating the invention, the user can place the device on the body at the intended area of operation, at which time the physiological measurements sensors can initiate data collection. Either prior to or following this time, the actuator can be activated and controlled manually and/or autonomously per a command signal generated by the control system. The operation of the present invention can be continued until the invention detects that a predetermined threshold has been reached. When the invention is used as a sexual stimulation device, the predetermined threshold can be physiological data corresponding to various stages of arousal or orgasm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Liang Shian Chen, James Wang, Elizabeth Klinger, Anna Kim Lee
  • Patent number: 10293177
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for treating cognitive dysfunction in a subject in need thereof. The system can include a neural stimulation system that receives an indication of an ambient audio signal detected by a microphone. The system selects, from a profile, an audio signal including a fixed parameter and a variable parameter. The system sets the variable parameter to a first value. The system generates an output signal based on the fixed parameter and the first value, and provides the output signal to the speaker. The system measures a physiological condition of the subject, adjusts the variable parameter to a second value, generates a second output signal based on the fixed parameter and the second value of the variable parameter, and provides the output signal to the speaker to cause the speaker to provide modified sound to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary John Hambrecht Malchano, Martin Warren Williams