Patents Examined by Samuel Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10258537
    Abstract: A dual masturbator device for two adult males to masturbate simultaneously. The dual masturbator device has a Y-shaped design which permits entry of two male members for the purpose of mutual masturbation. The internal material mimics genital flesh, and allows the two adult males to feel each other through the material, increasing the sensation. The dual masturbator device also includes a temporary plug so that one opening can be used by a single male if preferred. The device can be made of clear material so that users are able to observe their members within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Nazir Lamin
  • Patent number: 10231625
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a catheter-based system of image-guided internally-administered treatment of medical conditions such as, for example, pancreatic cancer. A distal end of a catheter is positioned at a target site inside a patient's body. An imaging probe extended through the catheter collects image data of patient tissue at the target site. The image data is processed and a treatment plan is developed. A radiation source positioned at the distal end of the catheter without removing the catheter. In this way, images collected at the target tissue site can be used to develop a treatment plan and to guide the localized positioning and operation of a treatment device at the same internal tissue site—thereby providing higher resolution imaging than external-based imaging modalities and reduced exposure to radiation as compared to externally applied radiation therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Lanchun Lu, Zhilin Hu
  • Patent number: 10219906
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable penile prosthesis cylinder has a longitudinal axis and includes an inflatable portion. The inflatable portion includes a chamber that defines an inflatable chamber. The chamber wall includes at least one thin wall section and at least one thick wall section. The at least one thin wall section stretches a greater amount than the at least one thick wall section in a plane extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis when the inflatable chamber is transitioned from a deflated state to an inflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric F. Little
  • Patent number: 10213332
    Abstract: A suprapubic region compression assembly and method are disclosed for applying pressure to a user's suprapubic region thereby increasing the measurable, visible, or usable length of the user's penis. The suprapubic region compression assembly includes a compression plate, a notch, and a belt. The suprapubic region compression assembly has many advantageous features which provide performance, cost, comfort, and other features desired by consumers to increase the measurable, visible, or usable length of the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: David Wayne Cantrell
  • Patent number: 10213622
    Abstract: A system for radiation therapy include an imaging device (108) configured to scan an area of interest for tissue undergoing radiation therapy to collect one or more images of the tissue. An interpretation module (110) is configured to receive the one or more images of the tissue to determine a burn status of the tissue and provide adjustments for a radiation treatment plan in accordance with the burn status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Christopher Stephen Hall
  • Patent number: 10206771
    Abstract: Surgical articles, implants and components suitable for female pelvic health procedures are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Karen Pilney Montpetit, Brian P. Watschke
  • Patent number: 10207122
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic signals configured specifically to accelerate the asymmetrical kinetics of the binding of intracellular ions to their respective intracellular buffers, to enhance the biochemical signaling pathways plant animal and human molecules, cells, tissues, organs, portions of entire organisms and entire organisms employ for growth, repair and maintenance. Described herein are devices and methods that utilize repetitive bursts of waveforms configured to maximize the bound concentration of intracellular ions at their associated molecular buffers to enhance the biochemical signaling pathways living systems employ for growth, repair and maintenance. For example the systems and methods described herein may drive the binding of calcium to calmodulin (CaM), thereby enhancing the CaM-dependent nitric oxide (NO)/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Endonovo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur A. Pilla
  • Patent number: 10206045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sound transducer for producing sound vibrations, which can be inserted in an ear and can be used in particular for an implantable hearing aid. The sound transducer has at least one carrier layer and at least one piezoelectric layer, as a result of which a deflection via a bimorph principle is achieved, or a deflection can be detected by picking up a voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vibrosonic GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Kaltenbacher, Armin Schäfer, Jonathan Schächtele, Hans Zenner, Erich Goll, Ernst Dahlhoff, Paul Muralt, Janine Conde
  • Patent number: 10201716
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region includes an elongate body including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a tissue tract and carrying a plurality of elongate members including pathways for receiving a source of radiation. The elongate members are movable between collapsed and expanded configurations. During use, a tract is created through tissue, and the elongate body carrying the elongate members is advanced through the tract into a target location with the elongate members in the collapsed configuration. The elongate members are directed to the expanded configuration at the target location, and radiation is delivered to treat tissue at the target location, e.g., by introducing one or more radiation sources along the pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CIANNA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George D. Hermann, Eduardo Chi Sing, Gail S. Lebovic, Mark A. Cole, Mark A. Ritchart, Than Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10201412
    Abstract: Surgical instruments for pevlic repair are disclosed. The surgical instruments have straight portions and helical portions. Surgical methods for treating prolapse and other pelvic disorders are also disclosed, including passing a distal end region of the surgical instruments through pelvic tissue, associating an implant with the surgical instruments, and securing the implant in place to stabilize the vagina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Astora Women's Health, LLC
    Inventor: Georges Mellier
  • Patent number: 10195034
    Abstract: Systems and methods for magnetic induction of a penile prosthesis are disclosed. The magnetic induction system includes a wand that has a coil arrangement covered with a thermal and electrical insulator sheath operable to generate an alternating magnetic field. The coil arrangement of the sheath is configured to receive the length of the penile prosthesis therein. The penile prosthesis may be made from a shape memory material such that application of alternating magnetic fields generated by the magnetic induction system induces eddy currents that raise the temperature of the penile prosthesis to a temperature above the austenitic transformation temperature that allows the penile prosthesis to achieve an erect state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University
    Inventors: Alberto Colombo, Kevin McVary, Brian Le
  • Patent number: 10195456
    Abstract: Devices and methods for cosmetic skin treatment using a magnetic field are provided. A device can include a case, a stimulation head coupled with the case and including at least one coil of conductive wire for generating a magnetic field, and an electronic circuit housed in the case for driving the coils to generate the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Mercedes Cabrerizo, Malek Adjouadi, Niovi Rojas, Juan Perez
  • Patent number: 10195103
    Abstract: In a method of treating erectile dysfunction in a patient, a predetermined course of external counter-pulsation treatment is applied to a lower body portion of the patient. After the predetermined course of external counter-pulsation treatment is applied, a predetermined course of low intensity shockwave treatment is applied to a penile area of the patient. After the course of low intensity shockwave treatment, a predetermined course of carboxy therapy is applied to a corpora cavernosa of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BMR Medical LLC
    Inventors: Steven Morganstern, Carlos Becerra
  • Patent number: 10195107
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensing control method and apparatus, and a vibration massage apparatus. The method comprises: arranging a sensor which senses a trajectory of an external object, and controlling the change of output based on the direction of the trajectory. With the invention, a desirable control effect can be obtained based on the sensed direction of the trajectory of the external object without accurate positioning of the sensor. Not only the convenience of the sensing operation can be improved significantly, but also the control accuracy can be improved; meanwhile, the invention can be well applied to any device for control using several input control signals or variable input control signals for control, thus having a wide range of application and significantly optimizing user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: American Latex Corp.
    Inventor: Calvin Spencer Lee
  • Patent number: 10195105
    Abstract: A cap assembly for removable attachment to a non-mechanized masturbation device is provided. The cap assembly comprises at least one moveable extension member, and at least one actuator adapted to move the extension member. The actuator may include a motor. The actuator is adapted to move the extension member in one or more selected directions, such that the extension member can contact an elastomeric gel provided as part of the non-mechanized masturbation device, and move a portion of the elastomeric gel to impart sensation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: THIKA HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Vivien Johan Cambridge
  • Patent number: 10182896
    Abstract: The present invention provides an artificial insemination apparatus and methods for use with livestock that maintains the sterility of the semen until it is deposited at an optimum location in the reproductive tract of the animal without the maneuvering or tissue injury problems associated with prior art devices. Embodiments of the present invention comprise a uniquely shaped opening that is provided at the tip of a sheath that is used with an artificial insemination gun, and a movable or deformable plug or diaphragm that fits into and covers this opening. The plug or diaphragm has a rounded (convex) exterior surface, and may be made of a rigid or rubberized material that completely covers the opening at the tip of the sheath, and seals it closed in a smooth, flush engagement to prevent contaminants from collecting upon the tip, or entering into the sheath during the trip through the reproductive tract of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Ainley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10154907
    Abstract: A male sexual impotence treatment apparatus comprises an adjustable non-inflatable restriction device implanted in a male impotent patient. The restriction device directly engages a portion of the normal penile tissue of the patient, such as both of the corpora cavernosa as a single unit or one or more of the exit veins from the penis, to affect the blood flow leaving the penis. An adjustment device mechanically adjusts the restriction device to temporarily restrict the blood flow leaving the penis when the patient wishes to achieve erection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10137056
    Abstract: A device for sexual stimulation of the human body, the device including a phallus-shaped stimulation body. The thickness and/or the length of the stimulation body is variable in regions. The stimulation body has a preferably exchangeable stimulation element to permit the regional variation of the thickness, and the stimulation element is movable in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the stimulation body and/or in the circumferential direction of the stimulation body. The stimulation element expediently has at least one magnetic holding device, preferably a permanent magnet, and at least one magnetic carrier for the stimulation element is arranged movably inside the stimulation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Stanislav Kotlov
  • Patent number: 10124187
    Abstract: Devices and methods for contactless skin treatment use feedback power control for non-invasive treatment of skin and human tissue. Electromagnetic energy heats skin or tissue. A feedback system measures an output physical quantity before the output of electromagnetic waves from the device into the patient. Alternatively the feedback system scans values of a physical quantity on or near the patient. The devices and methods allow for delivering the optimum amount of energy to the patient while reducing the thermal load of the device. Methods and an apparatus for treatment of target biological structure by combination of magnet treatment and electromagnetic treatment. The method and apparatus may be used for aesthetic applications, e.g. cellulite treatment, body shaping, skin rejuvenation or enhancing skin appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BTL Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10123933
    Abstract: A modular male sexual aid device includes a housing, a plurality of ring segments, and an end cap. The housing includes a base and a pair of walls. Each of the walls extends longitudinally between a bottom end and a top end. Each ring segment is removably connected to one of the walls of the housing such that the central passages of the ring segments define a masturbation passage. At least one of the walls of the housing can be pivotally mounted to the base such that it is movable between an upright assembled position and an outwardly extending disassembled position. The end cap is removably connected to the top ends of the walls such that the walls are prevented from rotating outwardly away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Polydigitech Inc.
    Inventor: Ben C. Shao