Patents Examined by Samuel G. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10286177
    Abstract: A device for preparing adipose tissue for transplantation from lobular fat extracted, for instance by liposuction, said fat consisting of a fluid component comprising an oily component, a blood component and/or sterile solutions and a solid component comprising cell fragments, cells and one or more cell macroagglomerates of heterogeneous size, comprising at least one washing and separating container (1) having a washing chamber (101) for washing the liposuctioned material, which container (1) has an inlet (102) and an outlet (103) for the liposuctioned material to enter the washing chamber (101) through the inlet (102) and for at least part of said material, particularly the fluid component, to exit said chamber (101) through the outlet (103), said washing chamber (101) including means for forming an emulsion of fluid components, by mechanical stirring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LIPOGEMS INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Tremolada
  • Patent number: 10286181
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is a computer-implemented method for delivering therapy to a user, comprising: providing data representative of an initial sensory stimulus to a sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus to the user; receiving alpha wave biometric data of the user from a brain electrical activity sensor while the sensory stimulus device provides the initial sensory stimulus; determining whether the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria; if the alpha wave biometric data meets sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, adjusting the sensory stimulus provided to the user by providing data representative of an adjusted sensory stimulus to the sensory stimulus device and causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the adjusted sensory stimulus; and if the alpha wave biometric data fails to meet sensory stimulus adjustment criteria, continue causing the sensory stimulus device to provide the initial sensory stimulus t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Mastrianni
  • Patent number: 10286178
    Abstract: A method of preparing adipose tissue for transplantation, from lobular fat extracted, for instance, by liposuction, said fat consisting of a fluid component comprising an oily component, a blood component and/or sterile solutions and of a solid component comprising cell fragments, cells and one or more cell macroagglomerates of heterogeneous size, characterized in that it includes at least one step of washing the cell aggregates carried out at the same time as a step of separating the fluid component, in emulsion form, from the solid component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LIPOGEMS INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Tremolada
  • Patent number: 10265240
    Abstract: A prosthetic penis provides the wearer with somatosensory feedback on another part of the wearer in response to external influences or stimuli on the prosthetic penis. Sensors on the prosthetic penis are mapped to output elements on an output device that is in contact with the wearer's body. The output device may be applied to the wearer's skin or inserted anally or vaginally. Feedback of touch, pressure, and/or temperature on the prosthesis is such that the wearer's perception mimics that of touch, pressure, and/or temperature stimuli on an actual, biological penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Franklin William Veaux
  • Patent number: 10265543
    Abstract: A treatment planning system for generating patient-specific treatment. The system including one or more processors programmed to receive a radiation treatment plan (RTP) for irradiating a target over the course of one or more treatment fractions, said RTP including a planned dose distribution to be delivered to the target, receive motion data for at least one of the treatment fractions of the RTP, receive temporal delivery metric data for at least one of the treatment fractions of the RTP, calculate a motion-compensated dose distribution for the target using the motion data and the temporal delivery metric data to adjust the planned dose distribution based on the received motion data and temporal delivery metric data, and compare the motion-compensated dose distribution to the planned dose distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Mingyao Zhu, Parag Jitendra Parikh, Karl Antonin Bzdusek
  • Patent number: 10245439
    Abstract: Methods for treating a patient using time varying magnetic field are described. The treatment methods combine various approaches for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CZ A.S.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10238887
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and technique for realizing the benefits of magnetic therapy in the medical field, in which permanent magnet devices and optional accoutrements are positioned against various human body portions. Preferably, the magnetic apparatus is relatively thin, and formed of ferrous and/or non-ferrous materials. The therapeutic effects of the magnetic apparatus are maximized, and the pad is maintained in contact with the body part through a specific treatment regime, providing a simple and economical way of realizing the benefits of magnetic therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Elberto Berdut-Teruel
  • Patent number: 10231902
    Abstract: A massage apparatus is provided. The massage apparatus includes a housing, an active assembly and a flexible component. The active assembly, which is fixed on one side of the housing approximately along an axis, includes an adjusting motor, a plurality of adjustable elements and a plurality of supporting elements. The flexible component clads the active assembly. The adjustable elements surrounding the axis are located outside the adjusting motor. The supporting elements surrounding the axis are located outside the adjustable elements and correspondingly coupled to the adjustable elements. The adjusting motor drives the adjustable elements to move toward directions different form the axis so that the support elements adjust the flexible component toward the directions different form the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: OIVITA CREATIVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chao-Yu Yueh
  • Patent number: 8556796
    Abstract: A urinary incontinence treatment apparatus comprises a restriction device implantable in a patient, for engaging the urethra or urine bladder to form a restricted urine passageway in the urethra or urine bladder. The restriction device is operable by an implantable operation device to change the restriction of the urine passageway. A control device is provided for controlling a source of energy, which may or may not be implanted, from outside the patient's body, to release energy for use in connection with the operation of the restriction device, i.e. to power the operation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Obtech Medical AG
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 8313422
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system for external manipulation of magnetic nanoparticles in vasculature using a remotely placed magnetic field-generating stator. In one aspect, the systems and methods relate to the control of magnetic nanoparticles in a fluid medium using permanent magnet-based or electromagnetic field-generating stator sources. Such a system can be useful for increasing the diffusion of therapeutic agents in a fluid medium, such as a human circulatory system, which can result in substantial clearance of fluid obstructions, such as vascular occlusions, in a circulatory system resulting in increased blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Pulse Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis M. Creighton
  • Patent number: 8261751
    Abstract: A guiding system includes a capsule-type apparatus and a position controlling apparatus. The capsule-type apparatus includes a permanent magnet, which is fixed to a capsule-shaped casing, and is introduced into a subject. The position controlling apparatus includes a relative position controlling mechanism that changes a relative position between a predetermined axis and the subject, and a magnetic field generating mechanism that forms, in a space in which the subject is laid, a magnetic field that includes at least one of a component of a trapping magnetic field that attracts the permanent magnet to the predetermined axis and a component of a gradient magnetic field that attracts the permanent magnet in a direction same as or opposite to a direction in which the relative position is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Hironao Kawano, Atsushi Chiba
  • Patent number: 8201557
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method to compensate for a non-zero mixed venous partial pressure of inert blood soluble gas when determining physical parameter(s) of a patient in successive inert gas rebreathing tests. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining the partial pressure of said inert blood soluble gas inhaled and/or exhaled by said patient in a period prior to said successive rebreathing test; obtaining the partial pressure of said inert blood soluble gas inhaled and/or exhaled by said patient in said successive rebreathing test; determining said physical parameters) using said partial pressure of said inert blood soluble gas inhaled and/or exhaled by said patient and obtained in said period prior to said successive rebreathing test and said partial pressure of said inert blood soluble gas inhaled and/or exhaled by said patient and obtained in said successive rebreathing test. Furthermore the present invention relates to a corresponding system and computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Innovision A/S
    Inventors: Jørgen Grønlund Nielsen, Peter Christian Clemensen
  • Patent number: 8109865
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using antiprotons for terminating unwanted or undesirable cells which can be used in the treatment of conditions caused by the existence and/or proliferation of such undesirable cells. Such conditions include cardiovascular ailments, Parkinson's disease, wet macular degeneration, endocrine disorders, dermatological ailments, and cancer. Because of the unique nature of antiprotons and their annihilation characteristics, the preferred antiproton delivery device (1010, 1015, 1030) embodiments further incorporate detector arrays (1050a), capable of detecting characteristic emissions in the course of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hbar Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Peter Jackson
  • Patent number: 8096939
    Abstract: A urinary incontinence treatment apparatus comprises an operable restriction device (4) to be implanted in a patient for engaging the urethra (66) or urine bladder, to form a restricted urine passageway in the urethra or urine bladder. The restriction device is operable to change the restriction of the urine passageway. An energy transmission device (10) is provided for wireless transmission of energy from outside the patient's body to inside the patient's body for use in connection with the operation of the restriction device including enlarging or restricting the urine passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Obtech Medical AG
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 8096938
    Abstract: An anal incontinence disease treatment apparatus and method include and use an operable restriction device implanted in a patient and engaging the colon or engaging the rectum to form a restricted fecal passageway in the colon or rectum. A source of energy for energizing the restriction device is provided, as well as a control device for releasing energy from the source of energy from outside the patient's body. The released energy is used in connection with the operation of the restriction device, i.e. to enlarge and contract the fecal passageway to allow or substantially prevent passage of fecal material through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Obtech Medical AG
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 8033981
    Abstract: A radioactive member for use in brachytherapy comprising a molded elongate, bioabsorbable carrier material with spaced radioactive sources disposed therein, and methods for the manufacture thereof. The radioactive members may be used in the treatment of, for example, prostate cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Medi-Physics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rapach, Kevin Helle, Charles E. Shanks, Jay Christopher Reed
  • Patent number: 8025620
    Abstract: Tissue stabilizers including a clamp assembly, a turret assembly, an articulating arm having a tension element extending therethrough, a collet assembly and a head-link assembly are disclosed. Methods of stabilizing tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Olson, Michael J. Hobday, Steven C. Christian, Tom P. Daigle, Robert H. Reetz, Douglas H. Gubbin, Roderick E. Briscoe, William A. Steinberg, Adam A. Podbelski, Christopher J. Plott, Patrick J. Cloutier, Gerard C. Forest, Christopher P. Olig
  • Patent number: 8016746
    Abstract: A body implantable penile prosthetic assembly includes a pump and a release mechanism. The pump is connectable to a pressure reservoir and a penile implant, where the pressure reservoir contains a pressurized liquid at a first pressure when implanted. The release mechanism is connectable between the pressure reservoir and the penile implant and is configured to release the pressurized liquid from the pressure reservoir to inflate the penile implant to a second pressure that is less than the first pressure. The pump is operable to transfer the pressurized liquid from the penile implant to the pressure reservoir to deflate the penile implant, and pressurize the pressurized liquid in the pressure reservoir from the second pressure to at least the first pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Nicholas Ellering
  • Patent number: 8007427
    Abstract: A radioactive member for use in brachytherapy comprising a hollow elongate bioabsorbable suture member with radioactive seeds and spacer members without different coloration and diameter from the radioactive seeds alternately disposed therein, and methods for the manufacture and the use thereof. The radioactive members may be used in the treatment of, for example, prostate cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Medi-Physics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Reed, Mike Rapach, Kevin Helle, Juliano Oei
  • Patent number: 8002692
    Abstract: A method of preparing an opening formed in a penis for reception of a penile prosthetic includes measuring a length of the opening formed in the penis with a shaft of an instrument, and moving a dilation head longitudinally along the shaft of the instrument and dilating a diameter of the opening formed in the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Randy L. Morningstar, Donald Wolf