Patents Examined by Scott T Luan
  • Patent number: 10485705
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fragmenting a lens by a laser cataract surgery system includes a sub-nanosecond laser source generating a treatment beam that includes a plurality of laser beam pulses. An optical delivery system is coupled to the sub-nanosecond laser source to receive and direct the treatment beam. A processor is coupled to the sub-nanosecond laser source and the optical delivery system. The processor includes a tangible non-volatile computer readable medium comprising instructions to determine a lens cut pattern for lens fragmentation and determine a plurality of energies of the treatment beam as a linear function of a depth of the lens cut pattern. The treatment beam is output according to the lens cut pattern and the determined energies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander Vankov
  • Patent number: 10470931
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus comprises: an observation optical system; first and second irradiation optical systems to irradiate first and second laser lights for treatment toward a patient's eye; and first and second guide optical systems to irradiate first and second guide lights toward the eye. The second irradiation optical system displaces a condensing position of the second laser light to either one of a position far from of a reference plane on which the observation optical system is focused and a position short of the reference plane, so that a spot size of the second laser light on the reference plane is increased to a larger size than a spot size of the first laser light on the reference plane. The first and second guide optical systems respectively condense the first and second guide lights on the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiro Asakura, Seiki Tomita, Tokio Ueno
  • Patent number: 10405809
    Abstract: An injectable detecting device is provided for use in physiological monitoring. The device includes a plurality of sensors axially spaced along a body that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, a monitoring unit within the body coupled to the plurality of sensors configured to receive data from the plurality of sensors and create processed patient data, a power source within the body coupled to the monitoring unit, and a communication antenna external to the body coupled to the monitoring unit configured to transfer data to/from other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MONITORING, INC
    Inventors: Yatheendhar D. Manicka, Badri Amurthur, Mark Bly, Kristofer James, Imad Libbus, Scott T. Mazar, Jerry S. Wang
  • Patent number: 10285634
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embody software that is operable when executed to determine, based on cardiac-activity data, a shift in sympathovagal balance (SVB) during the period of time; obtain an emotional-state characteristic the emotional-state characteristic being based on brain-wave activity data; and determine, based on the SVB shift and the emotional-state characteristic, an estimate of an emotional state of the user during the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jawahar Jain, Siddharth, Sajid Sadi, Pranav Mistry
  • Patent number: 10282881
    Abstract: An operator telerobotically controls tools to perform a procedure on an object at a work site while viewing real-time images of the work site on a display. Tool information is provided in the operator's current gaze area on the display by rendering the tool information over the tool so as not to obscure objects being worked on at the time by the tool nor to require eyes of the user to refocus when looking at the tool information and the image of the tool on a stereo viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Daniel J. Halabe, Christopher J. Hasser, Brian D. Hoffman, David Q. Larkin, Catherine J. Mohr, Paul W. Mohr, Tao Zhao, Wenyi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10278808
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system for translocating a multilayer patch. The system includes a support structure having a contact surface for bonding to the patch. The support structure has a shape configured to support the patch following separation of the patch from a surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Emory University, University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Timothy W. Olsen, Paul E. Loftness, Arthur G. Erdman
  • Patent number: 10271792
    Abstract: A biological information measuring apparatus (measuring apparatus) includes a band which fixes a case unit to a living body. The band is provided with a recessed groove part on a side facing the living body. The groove part has a depth of 1020 ?m or more and 1140 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10265088
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a handle having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion may extend at an angle from the first portion. The handle may also include a passage configured to receive a medical device therethrough and defined by the first portion. Further, the handle may include an actuator operably coupled to the first portion. The apparatus may also include an endoscopic insertion device coupled to and extending distally of the first portion of the handle. Further, manipulation of the actuator may be configured to deflect a distal portion of the insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Ciulla, Timothy James McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10258808
    Abstract: A method is for dynamically adjusting a circadian rhythm of an observer via a user device that includes control circuitry and an associated memory. The method includes identifying future events to precondition for and determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events. Determining the schedule includes determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events, including identifying a circadian shift needed, to the circadian rhythm of the observer, for the at least one identified future event, determining a timeframe for preconditioning, determining a per-day shift needed based upon the identified circadian shift needed and the determined timeframe, and determining if the needed per-day shift exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Robert S. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10252058
    Abstract: A system and method that includes receiving data from sensors such as electroencephalography, heart rate, accelerometer, blood oxygen saturation, pressure, temperature, and galvanic skin response sensors; determining user physiological information such as brain activity patterns during sleep, quantity of movement during sleep, breathing depth and rate, blood pressure, heart rate and stroke volume, heart rate variability, perspiration level and stress level based, at least in part, on sensor data; evaluating the physiological information to determine at least one of sleep quality, sleep apnea potential, quality of physical activity, and need for stress management for a user; and providing to user based, at least in part, on the evaluation, at least one recommendation such as timing, intensity, level, and type of physical activity to improve sleep quality, time and type of food consumption to improve sleep quality, relaxation techniques to reduce stress level, and nutritional supplements to improve sleep qualit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Eco-Fusion
    Inventor: Oren Fuerst
  • Patent number: 10231781
    Abstract: A method of treating a mobile target tissue with a laser beam includes: providing a laser device for generating a laser beam and providing an optical fiber having a delivery end for guiding the laser beam to the target tissue; a controller causes the laser device to generate one or more laser pulses substantially along the same longitudinal axis. The controller causes the laser device to provide one or more laser pulses. The one or more pulses are selected to allow a vapor bubble formed by the one or more pulse to expand an amount sufficient to displace a substantial portion of the liquid medium from the space between the delivery end of the fiber and the target tissue. The one or more pulses are delivered to the target tissue through the vapor bubble after the vapor bubble has reached its maximum extent and has begun to collapse to reduce retropulsion of the mobile target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventors: Tal Waisman, Arkady Khachaturov, Assaf Preiss
  • Patent number: 10206598
    Abstract: A muscular fatigue determination apparatus includes an information obtaining unit that obtains loads applied to a pedal of a bicycle, rotation speeds of a crank of the bicycle, and myoelectric potentials of a user, the myoelectric potentials and the loads being in a one-to-one relationship, the myoelectric potentials and the rotation speeds being in a one-to-one relationship, and a muscular fatigue information generation unit that generates muscular fatigue information regarding the user on the basis of whether a difference between the myoelectric potentials of the user is larger than a first threshold, each of the myoelectric potentials being associated to a load range that is one of load ranges and to a rotation speed range that is one of rotation speed ranges, each of the loads belonging to one of the load ranges and each of the rotation speed ranges belonging to one of the rotation speed ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Souksakhone Bounyong, Koji Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10166030
    Abstract: A surgical tool system includes a surgical tool shaft having a distal end and a proximal end. A plurality of surgical tool tips detachably connect to the distal end of the shaft. The surgical tool shaft includes a low power electrical interface, a high power electrical interface, and a mechanical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Modular Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Newell, Luke Clauson, Amir Belson
  • Patent number: 10154816
    Abstract: An adhesive wearable device includes a cover assembly, a sensor assembly and an electronic module. The cover assembly includes a top cover. The top cover defines an accommodating chamber and a plurality of exhaust holes. The sensor assembly includes a sensor board, and an adhesive pad mounted under the sensor board. The sensor board defines a plurality of through-holes. A bottom surface of the sensor board is equipped with a plurality of sensor units. The adhesive pad defines an opening corresponding to the sensor units, a plurality of perforations and guiding channels extending radially from the opening to the perforations. The electronic module is disposed on and is electrically connected with the sensor board. The cover assembly covers up the sensor assembly and the electronic module. The exhaust holes are communicated with the opening by virtue of the accommodating chamber, the through-holes, the perforations and the guiding channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James Lee, Kuo Yang Wu, Wen Bing Hsu, Chen Mo Chiang
  • Patent number: 10154779
    Abstract: An illuming device for use in medically illuminating tissue of interest within a patient generally includes a light diffusing optical fiber and an at least partially optically opaque sheath that is mounted over the fiber for selective, sliding movement along the length thereof. By sliding the sheath relative to the optical fiber after it has been inserted into a patient to illuminate a particular area of tissue, the length, size, and/or shape of the light that is exposed to the tissue can be selectively controlled. Such in situ variation of the properties of the exposed light permit use of a single instrument and a single procedure regardless of variation in the size and shape of the diseased tissue being medically treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William Spencer Klubben, III, Jeffrey L Mooney, Peter Gerard Wigley
  • Patent number: 10154888
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ablation instruments and methods of use thereof, in particular to ablation catheters and methods for providing visual confirmation of pulmonary isolation during an ablation procedure and preferably, in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CARDIOFOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Sagon, Gerald Melsky
  • Patent number: 10149725
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgery (CAS) navigation assembly comprises a micro-electromechanical sensor (MEMS) navigation unit having one or more MEMS to provide at least orientation data. A support receives the MEMS navigation unit therein, the support being adapted to be mounted on the instrument in a fixed orientation relative to established navigated features of the instrument. At least two mating ball-in-socket features are disposed between the MEMS navigation unit and the support at opposed ends thereof for releasably engaging the MEMS navigation unit in precise orientational alignment within the receptacle, the at least two mating ball-in-socket features comprising catches aligned along an axis extending between the opposed ends, at least one of the catches being a biased catch. A method of connecting a MEMS navigation unit with a mating support fixed to a CAS instrument navigated by the CAS system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ORTHOSOFT INC.
    Inventors: Tin Nguyen, Yvan Leone, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10149717
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure pertain to a device with an elongated body having a distal end. The distal end may comprise a port that permits discharge of a laser energy towards a tissue from an optical fiber located in the distal end. An exterior surface of the distal end may include a cauterization portion that permits discharge of a cauterization energy towards the tissue. In some aspects, the device includes an insulative portion that attaches the distal end to the elongated body and limits energy transfer therebetween. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Rongwei Jason Xuan, Jian James Zhang, Aditi Ray, Honggang Yu
  • Patent number: 10143589
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making improved surgical incisions in corrective eye surgery are provided. It was observed that a uniform elongated AK (or LRI) incision provides a non-uniform corrective effect due to non-uniform post-surgical relaxation of ophthalmic tissue. The method and apparatus leverage this observation to provide for creation of a surgical incision that is structured to be non-uniform along its length in such a manner as to at least partially counteract an expected variation in ophthalmic tissue relaxation to provide overall increased uniformity of corrective effect. An automated laser surgery system includes a laser control system configured to control laser delivery to cause selective ablation of ophthalmic tissue to provide an elongated structured incision that varies along its length in at least one of a depth, a profile, a width, and an angle of attack relative to a surface of the ophthalmic tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Anita Nevyas-Wallace
  • Patent number: 10136859
    Abstract: An outpatient ambulatory patient worn apparatus for managing chronic lung disease includes a plurality of sensors configured to be worn by a patient and to measure a plurality of physiological data. The plurality of sensors includes at least an oximeter, a respiratory rate sensor, and at least one activity or motion sensor. A central monitoring unit (CMU) is worn by the patient in an outpatient setting during activities of daily living. The CMU categorizes each recorded measurement of each of the plurality of sensors stored in a set of time stamped primary data by a predominate activity type to generate a set of activity type stamped data, the predominate activity types include rest, exertion, and sleep. A generate report process provides at least one or more reports. An outpatient ambulatory patient worn long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) apparatus and a method for managing chronic lung disease are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Cutaia