Patents Examined by Thaddeus B Cox
  • Patent number: 11517761
    Abstract: This disclosure refers to methods and devices for electromagnetic stimulation of tissues. Some methods comprising the steps: a) disposing an arrangement of electromagnetic transducers encompassing a volume containing a tissue; b) applying an electromagnetic field stimulus to a tissue through the arrangement of electromagnetic transducers according to an activation pattern for a period of time; wherein the activation pattern allows to vary the intensity and direction of the electromagnetic field vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Velasco Valcke
  • Patent number: 11517709
    Abstract: A system and method for brainwave entrainment using virtual objects and gamification, in which brainwave entrainment is applied using some combination of gaming elements, brainwave is enhanced by virtue of the user's active participation, and long-term use is encouraged by virtue of the entertaining nature of the gamification. Depending on configuration, the system and method may comprise a display comprising virtual objects, a light-producing device (other than the display), an audio-producing device such as speakers or headphones, a haptic feedback device such as a vibratory motor, a means for monitoring the user's attention, and a software application which applies brainwave entrainment using some combination of the display, the light-producing device, the audio-producing device, and the haptic feedback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BLUE GOJI LLC
    Inventor: Coleman Fung
  • Patent number: 11517490
    Abstract: A patient isolation unit (PIU) for use in marine rescues. The PIU of this invention is useful to safely transport personnel exposed to, or potentially exposed to, an identified and/or known infectious agent or chemical warfare agent (CWA) on marine vessels and/or aircraft such as Coast Guard boasts, cutters and aircraft. The PIU has a generally tapered tubular shape compatible with wire rescue baskets conforming in shape to the human body and into which an injured, sick, or disabled person can be safely strapped, such as the Stokes litter rescue basket for hoisting and fit in rotary wing aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Jenkner
  • Patent number: 11517205
    Abstract: A system having a scope with a longitudinal length extending between a proximal end and a distal end includes a plurality of markers spaced along the longitudinal length. The system also includes a disassociation and positioning device that is configured to enhance unsedated transnasal endoscopic procedures by at least partially occluding the vision of a patient while enabling body cavity access, and optionally record and sense body functions such as temperature, heart rate and oxygenation of the blood stream. The system further includes a sensor integrated into the distraction device, wherein the sensor is configured to detect the markers on the longitudinal length of the scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, A Body Corporate
    Inventors: Joel Friedlander, Jeremy Prager, Emily Deboer, Robin Deterding
  • Patent number: 11510765
    Abstract: Described is a catheter for being retained inside the body for extended periods, and a catheter mating device that can connect to the catheter to move the catheter inside of the body or remove it from the body. The catheter mating device has a stem with an apparatus at its distal end. The apparatus is moveable between a first position and a second position. When in its first position, the distal end is configured to fit in the proximal end of the catheter. When in its second position, the distal end engages the proximal end of the catheter and connects the catheter mating device to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Spinal Singularity, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Herrera, Jeff Kasalko
  • Patent number: 11510677
    Abstract: Loop ostomy device including an elongate rod having expanded end portions is restrained beneath an exteriorized loop of bowel by retaining elements that can be removably passed over a portion of the rod to a position in proximity to the bowel. In methods of use, the loop ostomy device, after being deployed through the bowel mesentery, and after maturation of the stoma, is inserted along with the open bowel through the aperture of an ostomy appliance wafer that is fixed to the body wall and into the pouch of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Arnold R Leiboff
  • Patent number: 11504546
    Abstract: A brachytherapy needle guidance device is a device that facilitates the placement of a brachytherapy needle into a treatment region in tissue. This tissue may a breast tissue and the brachytherapy needle may be a fiducial needle. The brachytherapy needle guidance device may have an anchoring feature that anchors the brachytherapy needle guidance device into the tissue once it is properly positioned. The brachytherapy needle guidance device is used by software for treatment planning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Alvaro Martinez, Mary Ann Slavik, Emily Lin
  • Patent number: 11504255
    Abstract: A bariatric device includes an esophageal member having an esophageal surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the esophagus and an anchoring technique anchoring the esophageal member to the portion of the esophagus. The bariatric device includes a cardiac member having a cardiac surface that is configured to generally conform to the shape and size of a portion of the cardiac portion of the stomach and a connector connected with the esophageal member and the cardiac member to cause strain to be applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach. The strain applied by the cardiac member to the cardiac portion of the stomach causes satiety in the absence of food. The connector is adapted to pass through the gastroesophageal junction while leaving a continuous portion of the gastroesophageal junction substantially unrestrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: BFKW, LLC
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, James A. Foote, Paul R. Kemmeter, Frederick J. Walburn, Peter M. Wilson, Adam I. Lehman, Barry J. Smith, Robert J. Chappolini
  • Patent number: 11497935
    Abstract: A tandem applicator assembly for brachytherapy that includes a tandem and a camera system. The tandem has a tubular main body with a trail end and a lead end. A transparent cap is affixed to the lead end. The camera system is removably received by the tandem through the trail end of the tubular main body. The camera system is disposed inside of the transparent cap. The camera system includes at least one digital camera configured to acquire color images from a patient through the transparent cap. The tandem applicator assembly may be used with a treatment planning system and method for customizing a treatment plan for a patient undergoing brachytherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Dung B. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11491343
    Abstract: A coil apparatus for use in a transcranial magnetic stimulation apparatus is provided to further increase an electric field intensity on a head surface. The coil apparatus includes a wound-wire coil disposed on or near a head surface so as to generate a current by an induced electric field through electromagnetic induction in a magnetic stimulation-target region of a brain for stimulating neurons. The wound-wire coil includes a near-head-surface conductive wire portion disposed on or near the head surface, and a far-head-surface conductive wire portion disposed farther from the head surface than the near-head-surface conductive wire portion. A distance between the near-head-surface conductive wire portion and the far-head-surface conductive wire portion is set to be changed so that an intensity of the induced electric field becomes larger than that of a surrounding region of the magnetic stimulation-target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Youichi Saitoh, Masaki Sekino, Keita Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11491299
    Abstract: A heating oven for use with a heat-not-burn portable heating device for the delivery of vaporized natural consumables, and methods of operating the oven are disclosed. The oven heats a flower stick filled with natural consumables to vaporize volatile compounds for the inhalation and enjoyment of the user. The oven operates by both conduction and convection via knitted wire filters that have high surface area and thermal mass to enable rapid heat transfer and stabilization of temperatures. The oven operates according to one or more temperature profiles for the duration of a heating session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Lee Simpson, Matthew James Bickerton
  • Patent number: 11496845
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes an elongate body, a first connector, and a second connector. The first connector has a first axis and is configured to be repeatedly attached to and detached from a percutaneous implant of a bone conduction acoustic prosthesis system. The second connector has a second axis and is configured to be repeatedly attached to and detached from a component of the acoustic prosthesis system, the component external to the recipient. The first axis and the second axis are offset from one another along a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Emelie Lager, Madeleine Gustavsson, Henrik Fyrlund
  • Patent number: 11491349
    Abstract: A patient irradiation treatment plan verification system, the system constituted of: a treatment irradiation source arranged to output a treatment irradiation beam; a first detector; and a patient support member arranged to support a patient, the patient support member positioned between the treatment irradiation source and the first detector, wherein the first detector is arranged to detect the output treatment irradiation beam after the output treatment irradiation beam has irradiated the supported patient and output information regarding the detected irradiation beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Marash
  • Patent number: 11484026
    Abstract: The invention relates to an artificial womb system for supporting newborns, in particular extremely premature infants between the 21/0 and 28/0 week of pregnancy, comprising the following: a chamber (1) of the artificial womb, said chamber being formed by an at least partially ultrasound-permeable wall (2) and comprising a lumen (14) for maintaining a physiologically intraamnial pressure and for receiving the artificial amniotic fluid (15) and a newborn or a premature infant, at least one access for supplying the premature infant in the artificial womb with nutrients, a dialysis device (9), and an oxygenator (8) and/or a gassing device for supplying oxygen to the newborn or premature infant, wherein means are provided in order to maintain an intraamnial pressure of >0 mBar in the chamber (1) of the artificial womb, said pressure acting on the newborn, in addition to the atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Tchirikov
  • Patent number: 11487028
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for supporting the testing of a brachytherapy applicator prior to the use of the brachytherapy applicator in brachytherapy radiation treatments. The invention also relates to a method for testing of a brachytherapy applicator prior to the use of the brachytherapy applicator in brachytherapy radiation treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Frank Verhaegen, Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, Robert Voncken
  • Patent number: 11482034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for detecting light allowing retrieval of a physiological parameter of a user carrying said device. To improve the efficiency of light capturing, the device (1, 2, 3, 4) comprises a light source (10) arranged for emitting light of at least a first wavelength into tissue of the subject, a wavelength converter (20) arranged for receiving at least part of the emitted light after interaction of the emitted light with the tissue and for converting the received light into at least a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and a light sensor (30) arranged for receiving light converted by said wavelength converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Yannyk Parulian Julian Bourquin
  • Patent number: 11478606
    Abstract: Wearable devices can be used to provide therapy to users and/or to monitor various physiological parameters of the user. In some cases, therapy can be triggered automatically based on the monitored physiological parameters reaching or exceeding predefined thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: New Heights Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Trent K. English, Katherine S. English
  • Patent number: 11478605
    Abstract: An autonomic nerve control device includes an obtainer that obtains a physiological quantity of a user before the user occupies a moving body, and a controller that controls the autonomic nerves of the user occupying the moving body based on the physiological quantity of the user obtained by the obtainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Shinichi Shikii, Koichi Kusukame, Kenichiro Nosaka, Aki Yoneda
  • Patent number: 11471703
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for pulse parameter modulation. The systems may perform the methods to obtain information related to a treatment plan; determine a backward window based on the information related to the treatment plan, within which one or more radiation pulses have been transmitted; determine backward information associated with the backward window based on the information related to the treatment plan and the backward window; determine a forward window based on the information related to the treatment plan, within which one or more radiation pulses are to be transmitted; determine forward information associated with the forward window based on the information related to the treatment plan, the backward information, and the forward window; and determine one or more pulse parameters of the forward window based on the forward information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: UIH-RT US LLC
    Inventors: Johannes Stahl, Jonathan Maltz
  • Patent number: 11471642
    Abstract: A personal therapy system includes a sensory stimulation pack having a heating device and/or a scent-emitting device, and a holder including a holder body receiving the sensory stimulation pack within a cavity. The holder body has two disc-shaped body pieces releasably attachable to contain the sensory stimulation pack, and vents for outputting heat or scent from the cavity. Surfaces of the holder body have selectively smooth or not smooth textures for varied tactile stimulation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Jason S. Gornto