Patents Examined by Sunita Reddy
  • Patent number: 10993793
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for following and conducting laboratory procedures for preventing errors and fatigue of the user. The system involves input means, such as a microscope, and a camera connected to the input means, while the camera creates images of the input means. A computer is connected to the camera, and it processes the images so that augmented reality glasses which are also connected to the computer, are capable of having those images projected thereon. The computer also has laboratory protocol files installed thereon, and it projects images of the protocols onto the glasses. The projected images do not interfere with a user's natural vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Haim Sheena
  • Patent number: 10993623
    Abstract: A device for carrying out mirror therapy includes: a camera for filming a healthy limb of a patient, a work surface on which the patient positions his healthy limb or affected limb, a screen for displaying the image of the healthy limb which is positioned on the work surface and which is filmed by the camera, the screen preventing the patient from directly seeing his healthy limb or affected limb on the work surface, and a support structure which is connected to the work surface and on which the screen and the camera are mounted. The device has a mirror fixed behind the screen. The camera films the healthy limb reflected in the mirror, and the image displayed by the screen is a reflection of the healthy limb in the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Fournier, Davy Christophe Luneau
  • Patent number: 10987483
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for closed-loop sleep protection and/or sleep regulation. According to an aspect, a biosignal parameter and ambient noise are measured. The biosignal parameter is used to determined sleep condition of a subject. The sleep condition is determined based on: (1) one or more of personalized sleep data, (2) historical sleep data collected for a subset of society, or (3) a combination of both. Based on the sleep condition, an arousal threshold is determined. Based on the ambient noise and the determined sleep condition, one or more actions are taken to regulate sleep and avoid sleep disruption by using sound masking or active noise reduction (ANR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Dale McElhone, Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, Adam C. Furman, Jonathan Zonenshine, Christopher R. Paetsch, Michael Patrick O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10980419
    Abstract: An implantable position detecting system is configured to detect a position of an implantable device with respect to a body structure. The system includes at least one proximity measuring transducer configured to be implanted on the body structure a distance from the implantable device, the at least one proximity measuring transducer being configured to receive energy from an external electromagnetic field generated by an external sensing interface, wherein the at least one proximity sensor is configured to emit an emitted signal responsive to the electromagnetic energy and to receive distance information comprising a sensing signal that is responsive to the distance from the implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHODX INC
    Inventors: John D. Lucey, Paul Ierymenko
  • Patent number: 10981016
    Abstract: A method of authorizing performance of transcranial magnetic stimulation on a subject using a head mount adapted to bear one or more magnetic assembly devices having unique identifiers. The method comprises connecting the one or more magnetic assembly devices to a control device, each magnetic assembly device being installed at a location on the head mount, receiving, at the control device, the identifiers of the connected magnetic assembly devices. determining whether the installed magnetic assembly devices are authorized for the treatment based on the received identifiers and treatment configuration information in a database, and energizing the connected magnetic assembly devices based on the determination of authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Leeam Lowin, David Leason
  • Patent number: 10974022
    Abstract: Provided is a nasal implant assembly comprising a hollow implant having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end configured to have a segment deposited with magnetic particles; and a medical syringe configured to be attachable to the proximal end of the hollow implant and also configured to be capable of retaining and transporting a magnetically active fluid composition through the implant to a nasal cavity of a subject. Also provided is a method of treating chronic rhinosinusitis in a subject, the method comprising the steps of positioning a nasal implant having magnetic particles into a nasal cavity; loading a medical syringe with a magnetically active fluid composition; and transporting the loaded magnetically active fluid composition to the nasal cavity to treat chronic rhinosinusitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Holman
  • Patent number: 10967146
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technology for a sensor network, machine to machine (M2M), machine type communication (MTC) and internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure can be utilized for intelligent services (smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail trading, security and safety-related services, etc.) based on the technology. A control method of a control device for managing a user's sleep environment according to the present invention may comprise the steps of: obtaining sleep-related information of the user on the basis of user sensing data sensed by a sensor; and controlling, on the basis of the sleep-related information, a first wavelength band output of at least one electronic device comprising a light source. The present invention may also include other embodiments, not limited to the above embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Dusan Baek, Sooyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10952835
    Abstract: An external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support disposed at the outer fundus vesicae position and fixing the front end to the pelvic pecten pubis position to lift internal organs. An injection channel is provided inside an external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support structure, and a screw hole is formed at an input hole, so that the support can be connected to an in-vitro device. According to the external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support, a tomoscan three-dimensional modeling technology is used to generate a model file which completely conforms to physiological shapes of the pelvic pecten pubis and the outer fundus vesicae and the spatial form of the abdominal cavity of a typical person, and the external intra-pelvic fundus vesicae support of a frame structure and medical material quality is obtained using 3-D printing technologies. Before a surgery is conducted, a virtual reality technology is used to simulate and verify a surgical safety scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Liaoning Weng Ling Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian Zhou
  • Patent number: 10940334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for radiation therapy. The methods comprise: acquiring an image of a treatment area using a Robotic Sculpted Beam Radiation Treatment System (“RCBRTS”); presenting, by a Mobile Computing Platform (“MCP”), the image in a GUI; creating a Real-Time Beam Sculpting Treatment Plan (“RTBSTP”) for the patient based on user inputs to MCP via GUI; verifying an expected effectiveness of RTBSTP using a virtual measurement component of GUI (where the virtual measurement component simultaneously provides distance measurements and radiation dose deposition measurements associated with the patient's anatomy and RTBSTP); verifying the final treatment plan using cross sectional 3D view and/or AR view; programming RCBRTS such that radiation therapy delivery will be provided in accordance with RTBSTP; setting RCBRTS so part of it will be inserted into a cavity formed during a medical procedure; and/or performing operations by RCBRTS to apply radiation to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kalman Fishman, Yonatan Vainer
  • Patent number: 10940286
    Abstract: A method for promoting continuous sleep of a subject by eliminating and/or preventing sleep associations includes: (a) providing an apparatus including at least one sensor and at least one output device; (b) monitoring a state of the subject using the apparatus; (c) determining the subject is in an awake state using the at least one sensor; (d) in response to determining the subject is in the awake state, initiating and maintaining an output using the at least one output device; (e) determining the subject is in a sleep state using the at least one sensor; (f) halting the output in response to determining that the subject is in the sleep state such that the apparatus does not produce any output; (g) repeating at least step (b) during a sleep session. The method further includes modifying an intensity of the output over time until the intensity reaches zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventor: Sujay M. Kansagra
  • Patent number: 10940326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of equipment with a rotating magnetic field. Disclosed are a device with a high energy rotating magnet and a massage chair structure with a rotating magnet. The present disclosure includes a vertically driven revolving axle connected to a motor. A top end of the vertically driven revolving axle is connected to a gear set. The gear set meshes with a driving gear. A base revolving plate is fixed on an upper portion of the driving gear. A magnetic assembly is installed on the base revolving plate. The present disclosure offers improved physical performance, low cost, and an enhanced effect of magnetic therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Heye Health Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhicai Fang, Lijiang Hu, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 10932938
    Abstract: A clamp installation tool is provided. The tool may include a longitudinal main body, a selectable retention mechanism, and a tip manipulation member. The longitudinal main body may have an elongate member with a longitudinal support platform to support a clamp. The selectable retention mechanism may have a plurality of bosses to be received into corresponding apertures of the clamp, and the tip manipulation member may be coupled to a distal end of the longitudinal main body and arcuately articulable relative to the longitudinal main body. The tool may be operable to install a clamp inside a body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: C. Kenneth French
  • Patent number: 10925609
    Abstract: A system including an anoscope having a first channel extending along a longitudinal axis and a second channel positioned at an angle to the first channel. For hemorrhoid treatment, an elastic band ligation device is insertable into the second channel, the elastic band ligation device carrying an elastic band and having an advancer movable in a distal direction to dislodge the elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory Piskun
  • Patent number: 10926105
    Abstract: A surgical implant includes a biocompatible member configured for securement to an underlying target surgical site and a radiation source integrated into or onto the biocompatible member. The surgical implant may be one of a clip, pin, or coil and the radiation source includes at least one brachytherapy capsule, or other radioactive material incorporated therein or provided thereon. The radioactive material provides a dose of radiation to the target surgical site. The surgical implant may also be formed from titanium, stainless steel or polymers. A surgical applier is provided for allowing a surgeon to apply the implant to a patient's tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: David Racenet, Gerald Hodgkinson, Abhinav Kachru
  • Patent number: 10925705
    Abstract: An intravaginal pessary device in an applicator is provided. The device has a top and a bottom, and a sidewall that extends between the top and the bottom. The sidewall, top and bottom form an outer periphery defining a total area of the device. The pessary device has a maximum diameter that is less than about 25 mm. The pessary device and applicator exhibit a maximum expulsion force that is below 1500 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alexzandra Joan Ramachandran, Robert Clark Avery, Jr., Nancy Karapasha
  • Patent number: 10918367
    Abstract: A heart rotator tool uses a malleable guide rail with a distal end adapted to conform to a desired shape along a surface of a heart tissue. A suction cup is adapted for grasping the heart tissue. A slider is slidably mounted on the guide rail which is flexible to conform to the shape of the guide rail while sliding, the slider having a distal end connected to the suction cup and having a proximal end for providing a handgrip. A vacuum tube is joined to the suction cup and carried by the slider. The vacuum tube is adapted to selectively (i.e., selectably couple a vacuum source to the suction cup. After arranging the guide rail around the heart and sliding the suction cup to a desired position, the vacuum is activated and subsequent sliding of the suction cup via movement of the handgrip rotates the heart as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 10905846
    Abstract: A phototherapy mask adapted to fit over the eye area of the user. The mask comprises a plurality of semiconductor light sources such as, but not limited to, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or laser diodes, fiber optics, full spectrum light sources, RGB LEDs, piezo transducers, vibrational transducers (ultrasonic or otherwise), or a combination thereof, that provide therapeutic and rejuvenating effects to human tissue. The light sources are arranged so as to focus on the eye areas, and light enters through the eyes (open or closed). The light sources emit energy in the form of photons when switched on, which deliver energy to targeted tissue, penetrating the layers of skin and the eyes to produce a non-thermal photochemical effect at the cellular level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelia Weber, Dale Weber
  • Patent number: 10905899
    Abstract: The invention provides a two-step tapered applicator, which can be used to deliver high-dose-rate vaginal brachytherapy to a female patient's vagina post-hysterectomy. In certain embodiments, once inserted through the female patient's vaginal opening (or introitus), the applicator of the invention causes less physical discomfort to the female patient than currently available applicators. In other embodiments, the applicator is used in a female patient whose vaginal apex is larger in diameter than her vaginal introitus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Amandeep Mahal, James Yu, Shari Damast, Rajwant Mahal
  • Patent number: 10905894
    Abstract: A pain relief device is provided. The pain relief device includes: (i) a body portion including a contact region configured for contacting a subject; and (ii) a monopolar transmitter including a single electrical pole for providing an electrical signal to the body portion for treatment of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Prezacor, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Karpf
  • Patent number: 10888419
    Abstract: A device prepares leaflets for cardiovascular valve reconstruction from a pericardial tissue sheet harvested from a patient. A cutting tool is adapted to cut a predetermined pattern having a selected leaflet size. The device is continuously adjustable using a plurality of slidable blade segments forming a closed periphery. Radially-slidable links are slidably attached to respective blade segments. An adjustment disc is coupled to the links, wherein rotation of the adjustment disc varies a radial position of the links to modify an overlapping of the blade segments in order to select a corresponding size of the closed periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsubouchi, Randal J. Kadykowski