Patents Examined by Thaddeus B Cox
  • Patent number: 11141558
    Abstract: A mental targeting system. The mental targeting system has a housing which includes a base, at least one sidewall extending from the base, and a top surface, all of which defines an interior volume. A control circuit is disposed in the interior volume which is in electrical communication with a speaker, a microphone, a projector, a plurality of buttons, and a non-transitory computer readable medium. The speaker is disposed in a sidewall and plays sounds stored in the non-transitory computer readable medium. The projector includes a projection lens, and is disposed on the top of the housing where it projects light through a removably securable disc. A slot disposed in the sidewall below the projection lens is used to deposit and retrieve the disc. Full insertion of the disc into the slot positions a portion of the disc directly below, and parallel with, the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Steve Brophy
  • Patent number: 11141555
    Abstract: An apparatus for stimulating neurons that includes a stimulation unit for applying pulse-like tones, a measuring unit for picking up measurement signals that render neural activity by the stimulated neurons, a control. The control unit applies a first pulse train having varied pitch, takes the measurement signals picked up in response to the first pulse train to select a first pitch range or pitch in which there is phase synchronization between the pulse train and the neural activity, actuates the stimulation unit to apply two phase-shifted second pulse trains, the pitch of the pulse trains being varied in opposite directions and a pitch starting value of the second pulse trains based on first pitch range or pitch that is used to select a second pitch range or pitch resulting in minimum amplitude of the neural activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GRETAP AG
    Inventor: Peter Alexander Tass
  • Patent number: 11141093
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to deliver sensory stimulation to a user to enhance a target cognitive domain during a sleep session. Example target cognitive domains include memory consolidation, vigilance, verbal fluency, sleepiness, and/or other target cognitive domains. The stimulation is adjusted based on the target cognitive domain to be enhanced. Responsive to one or more brain activity parameters indicating the user is in sufficiently deep sleep, the system is configured to cause one or more sensory stimulators to provide sensory stimulation to the user according to a stimulation strategy associated with the target cognitive domain. The system is configured to determine the effect of the sensory stimulation provided to the user using a quantification method associated with the stimulation strategy and the target cognitive domain. The system includes one or more sensory stimulators, one or more sensors, one or more hardware processors, and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, David White, Birpal Singh Sachdev, William Gaussa
  • Patent number: 11141526
    Abstract: Systems, kits and methods for preparing an injection system and/or treating target lesions with a selective internal radiation therapy which includes a double-barrel syringe loaded with a two-component tissue glue and radioisotope loaded microspheres. The microspheres are loaded into the syringe based on the size of the target location and are administered with a needle or dual-lumen catheter. Dosing regimens for treating breast cancer lesions or surgical beds up to 130 mm in diameter and hepatocellular carcinoma lesions up to 50 mm are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BetaGlue Technologies S.p.A
    Inventors: Antonino Amato, Giovanni Paganelli
  • Patent number: 11135397
    Abstract: Described and disclosed herein are various embodiments of systems, devices, components and methods configured to deliver a two-dimensional acoustic coordinated reset neuromodulation therapy to a patient's auditory cortex. A novel auditory stimulation regime is employed, where suitably configured therapeutic signals that take into account the patient's tinnitus frequency and periodicity are employed to excite areas surrounding the center of tinnitus excitation in the patient's auditory cortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Aureliym GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Hauptmann, Mark Williams, Markus Haller, Sven J├╝rgen Grob
  • Patent number: 11134869
    Abstract: A sensor device for determining the concentration of an analyte under in-vivo conditions that includes an electrode system having an electrode with immobilized enzyme molecules and a diffusion barrier that controls diffusion from the exterior of the electrode system to the immobilized enzyme molecules. The diffusion barrier may include an aliphatic polyurethane. A process of manufacturing such a sensor device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Fink, Bernd Hiller, Ulrich Mueller, Markus Siebenhaar, Christoph Grulke
  • Patent number: 11123259
    Abstract: A sexual stimulation device comprising: (a) an elongate member comprising a proximal end, and a distal end dimensioned for placement in an orifice of a user; (b) an external stimulation arm comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and an external stimulation surface; and (c) a flexible connecting portion that connects the elongate member to the external stimulation arm at their respective proximal ends; wherein the flexible connecting portion permits movement of the external stimulation arm relative to the elongate member between an open position and a compressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WOW TECH CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Florin Baetica, Bruce Donald Murison
  • Patent number: 11122985
    Abstract: A stimulating section applies stimulation to a living body. A first lead electrode and a second lead electrode are attached on the living body. A first amplifier circuit amplifies potential difference that is evoked between the first lead electrode and the second lead electrode due to the stimulation. A first switch cancels electrical connection between the first amplifier circuit and each of the first lead electrode and the second lead electrode at least while the stimulation is applied. A high-pass filter includes a capacitor (C) and filters a frequency component of an output from the first amplifier circuit that is no less than a predetermined value. A second amplifier circuit amplifies the output from the first amplifier circuit. A second switch stops charging/discharging of the capacitor (C) and decreases a gain of the second amplifier circuit at least while the first switch cancels the electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Sato, Toshiki Maeda
  • Patent number: 11116427
    Abstract: A device for monitoring breathing activity of, e.g., athletes while exercising includes a breathing activity sensor configured to be worn by a wearer and to provide a breathing activity signal indicative of the breathing activity of the wearer. A motion sensor is configured to be worn by the wearer and to provide a motion signal indicative of the motion activity of the wearer. A processing arrangement is coupled to the breathing activity sensor to process the breathing activity signal and produce a processed breathing activity signal. The processing arrangement includes filter circuitry having a first filtering bandwidth and a second filtering bandwidth. The first filtering bandwidth is larger than the second filtering bandwidth. The filter circuitry is coupled to the motion sensor and operates with one of the first filtering bandwidth and the second filtering bandwidth selected as a function of the motion signal from the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.r.l.
    Inventor: Stefano Rossi
  • Patent number: 11116993
    Abstract: A catheter apparatus (10) includes a tubular member (11); multiple fluid-flow pipe members (13), each having a proximal end (19) and a distal end (18), and being disposed along a first axial direction of the tubular member; multiple node members (15) disposed along a first axial direction of the tubular member, wherein two adjacent node members (15) form a segment (1a); and a periphery member (14), wherein the periphery member (14) wraps the multiple node members (15) to form a space (1b) with the segment (1a) formed between the two adjacent node members (15). The catheter apparatus (10) can irradiate the entire diffuse tumor during one brachytherapy process without repeated placement of the catheter. Meanwhile, it can be smoothly inserted into the patient's narrow body cavity because there are no external balloons. A brachytherapy system adopts the catheter apparatus (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BRAXX BIOTECH CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kai-Lin Yang, Hsuan-Mien Wang, Wei-Jer Chang
  • Patent number: 11116995
    Abstract: A dose rate-volume histogram is generated for a target volume. The dose rate-volume histogram can be stored in computer system memory and used to generate a radiation treatment plan. An irradiation time-volume histogram can also be generated for the target volume. The irradiation time-volume histogram can be stored in computer system memory and used to generate the radiation treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Khuntia, Edward Vertatschitsch, Eric Abel, Anthony Magliari, Christel Smith
  • Patent number: 11110302
    Abstract: A multi-robotic arm apparatus for intraoperative radiotherapy is provided. The apparatus may comprise a chassis, a main robotic arm mounted on the chassis for moving a radiation head installed at an end thereof, a first robotic arm mounted on the chassis having a first robotic arm end gripper for gripping an imaging device or a treatment applicator; and a second robotic arm mounted on the chassis having a second robotic arm end gripper for gripping a simulation applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
    Inventors: Jianrong Dai, Chuanmeng Niu, Pan Ma, Minghui Li
  • Patent number: 11110220
    Abstract: An operable implant adapted to be implanted in the body of a patient. The operable implant comprising an operation device and a body engaging portion, the operation device comprises an electrical motor comprising a static part comprising a plurality of coils and a movable part comprising a plurality of magnets, such that sequential energizing of said coils magnetically propels the magnets and thus propels the movable part. The operation device further comprises an enclosure adapted to hermetically enclose the coils of the static part, such that a seal is created between the static part and the propelled moving part with the included magnets, such that the coils of the static part are sealed from the bodily fluids, when implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 11114207
    Abstract: A medical system capable of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things includes a conditioner, a control terminal device and a computation device. A patient may perform a physiological tissue stimulation treatment through the conditioner, which may adjust a stimulation parameter according to a feedback result of the stimulation, and transmits a signal of a feedback result indicative of an abnormal stimulation through the Internet of Things to the control terminal device, which has a disease analysis module built therein capable of further identifying an abnormal signal indicative of a disease and the physiological tissue for the feedback result indicative of the abnormal stimulation, so that a medical caring staff adjusts the stimulation parameter for the conditioner with respect to the abnormal signal. Moreover, the medical caring staff may interact with the computation device through the control terminal device to perform a big data analysis for optimization of the stimulation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shuenn-Yuh Lee, Yu-Jin Lin
  • Patent number: 11103155
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for determining the frequency of a periodic physiological process of a subject, particularly respiration rate or heart rate, are disclosed. In one arrangement plural time windows of physiological data are obtained. Reference features corresponding to modulation modes are identified. Modulations of the reference features are extracted. Quality parameters are obtained by processing the extracted modulations. The quality parameters represent how strongly the extracted modulation exhibits a waveform of the periodic physiological process. The extracted modulations are processed to calculate the frequency of the periodic physiological process of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: David Andrew Clifton, Drew Birrenkott, Lionel Tarassenko, Marco Pimentel
  • Patent number: 11103721
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for providing a portable magnetic field therapy system for treatment of diseases and adverse health conditions, such as cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Natives, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Butters, Bennett M. Butters, Mike Ammerman, Scott Conway, Robert Fish, Larry Hood, Jared Nathanson, Kevin Oberkramer, Kathryn Kukulka, Andrew March
  • Patent number: 11103191
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a first classification assigned to a periodic component of an electrical waveform that represents electrical activity in a patient's heart may be identified (302). A corresponding periodic component of a hemodynamic waveform that represents hemodynamic activity in the patient's cardiovascular system may be analyzed (306, 318, 328). The corresponding periodic component may be causally related to the periodic component of the electrical waveform. Based on the analysis, the previously-assigned classification may be assigned (312, 324) to the corresponding periodic component of the hemodynamic waveform in response to a determination, based on the analyzing, that the previously-assigned classification also applies to the corresponding periodic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Erina Ghosh, Cristhian Potes, Richard Earl Gregg
  • Patent number: 11103720
    Abstract: This invention presents methods for targeting and killing types of cells or organisms using Magneto-Electric Nano-Particles under the control of an external magnetic field. A method was also presented for using Magneto-Electric Nano-Particles to stimulate or rejuvenate cells under an external magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Ping Liang
  • Patent number: 11096594
    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: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a Body Corporate
    Inventors: Joel Friedlander, Jeremy Prager, Emily Deboer, Robin Deterding
  • Patent number: 11090040
    Abstract: A medical device includes an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device has an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member and a second arm extending from the elongate member. The first arm is configured to move with respect to the second arm. The energy delivery device includes an energy element. The energy element is configured to delivery energy to a portion of a filament when the filament is disposed between the first arm and the second arm. The energy device includes an actuation member. The actuation member is configured to move the first arm with respect to the second arm in response to the actuation member being actuated. The actuation member is operatively coupled to the energy element such that the energy element is activated in response to the actuation member being actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jozef Slanda, Peter J. Pereira, Manuel B. Teixeira