Patents Examined by Thaddeus Cox
  • Patent number: 10238891
    Abstract: This invention is a medicament delivery vehicle, the vehicle comprising tubular members adapted to removably receive the medicament and an expandable stent adapted to receive the tubular members. Also provided is a medicament delivery vehicle, the vehicle comprised of tubular members which receive the medicament wherein the medicament comprises discrete entities and each of said entities are removably positioned at predetermined regions within the members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Arnold M. Herskovic
  • Patent number: 10188869
    Abstract: Systems that integrate Transcranial Stimulation Biofeedback (TSB) Detector functions and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) functions, as well as methods of manufacturing such systems and methods of performing TSB detection and TMS using such systems, are provided. A system can include a hardware component and a software component in operable communication with the hardware component. The hardware component can include or be in operable communication with a TMS machine, and the software component can be configured to receive waveforms from the TSB Detector hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Mercedes Cabrerizo, Malek Adjouadi, Niovi Rojas, Juan Omar Perez, Anastasio A. Cabrera, Jesus De La Rua
  • Patent number: 10183175
    Abstract: A catheter treatment apparatus comprises an elongate tubular member and an expandable support. The expandable support comprises a radioactive substance to treat cancerous tissue and is configured to expand from a narrow profile for insertion to a wide profile to engage and treat tissue remaining after resection. The expandable support can be sized to fit within a volume of removed tissue to place the radioactive substance in proximity to the capsule and remaining tissue, to spare the capsule and proximate nerves and vessels to treat tissue in proximity to the capsule. The elongate tubular member may comprise a channel such as a lumen to pass a bodily fluid such as urine when the expandable support engages the tissue to treat the patient for a plurality of days. The treatment apparatus can be used to resect and diagnose tissue concurrently. Based on the diagnosis, targeted segmental treatment may be given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PROCEPT BIOROBOTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nikolai Aljuri, Surag Mantri
  • Patent number: 10173026
    Abstract: An infant pacifying apparatus which includes: sound system includes a sound generator and associated power source; an auditory output device associated with the sound system; a receiving portion is configured to: be located on a hand or an arm of an adult cradling an infant; and house or be connected to a housing for containing: the auditory output device; or the sound system and auditory output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Gro-Group International Limited
    Inventors: Dean Maxwell Smith, Mark Vincent Hubble, Jason Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 10149936
    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: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10143855
    Abstract: A radiotherapy feedback device is provided which provides one of a plurality of indication signals for presentation to a surgeon based on the status of a current surgical procedure. In some aspects, an indication signal is provided to the surgeon if the surgical procedure on an anatomical structure is of sufficient status so as to respond well to subsequent radiotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 10143419
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for controlled sympathectomy procedures for neuromodulation in the treatment of subjects having neoplastic conditions are disclosed. Systems, methods, and devices for interventionally treating a cancerous tumor and cancer related pain are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AUTONOMIX MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10142746
    Abstract: A hearing prosthesis including an actuator. The actuator includes a material that deforms in response to an electrical signal and that is adapted to, upon implantation in a recipient, transmit vibrations representative of a sound signal to an organ of the recipient, wherein the material is at least partially exposed to at least one of body tissue and fluid of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Marcus Andersson, Bart Valckaerts
  • Patent number: 10136944
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for controlled sympathectomy procedures for neuromodulation in the treatment of subjects having neoplastic conditions are disclosed. Systems, methods, and devices for interventionally treating a cancerous tumor and cancer related pain are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AUTONOMIX MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10129665
    Abstract: A device, including a vibratory apparatus having an actuator configured to generate vibrations upon actuation of the actuator, including plurality of lever arms, wherein the vibratory apparatus is configured such that at least a respective portion of respective lever arms of the plurality of lever arms move about at least one of a single or a respective hinge when the vibratory apparatus is generating vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Scott Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10117676
    Abstract: A method of embryo transfer (“ET”) that improves fertility rates by eliminating transferred air during the procedure is provided. Also provided is a method for hormonally enhancing the uterine wall of a patient either prior to or during the time of ET. Quantitative administration of transfer solutions is accomplished with a modified apparatus that provides for implantation of an embryo into the uterus of a patient. The apparatus comprises an outer sheath and an inner lumen arranged to be slidably disposed within the outer sheath. The inner lumen includes at least one visual marker situated on the exterior surface adjacent its distal end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Incintas Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Albert Pizolato
  • Patent number: 10112056
    Abstract: A method of optimizing transcranial magnetic stimulation is described. An electrical signal is applied to a coil to generate one or more magnetic field pulses for transcranial magnetic stimulation of a target cortical region of a patient. The transcranial magnetic stimulation has stimulation parameters including orientation of the coil relative to the patient and intensity of the magnetic stimulation. At least the orientation of the coil relative to the patient is varied. At different orientations of the coil relative to the patient, neuron activation at the target cortical region is determined by monitoring changes in blood flow and/or blood oxygenation, e.g. using near infra-red spectroscopy. Based on information obtained during the monitoring, one or more optimal coil orientations for the transcranial magnetic stimulation are determined. Apparatus for carrying out the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Monash University
    Inventors: Paul B. Fitzgerald, Richard H. Thomson
  • Patent number: 10117033
    Abstract: An implantable actuator system is disclosed. The system comprises a hermetically sealed housing; an actuator positioned in the housing, the actuator having at least one element displaceable relative to the housing; a coupling element connecting the actuator to the recipient's ear; and a diaphragm positioned at an end of the housing to provide a hermetic seal between the coupling element and the housing, wherein the diaphragm has sufficient flexibility to permit the coupling element to transmit vibrations to or from the actuator, wherein a liquid is positioned around the displaceable element of actuator to dampen the frequency response of the actuator, and in certain aspects, to make the system insensitive to differences in pressure between inside and outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: Jan Vermeiren
  • Patent number: 10105272
    Abstract: A patient holding hospital unit is described. The patient holding hospital unit has a supporting surface configured to receive a patient and a life support system. The supporting surface has a container restrained to the supporting surface that contains an anesthesia machine, reservoirs and related ducts, perfusion devices, an automatic control system, a power supply unit, a power supply line. The container also has dispensing valves arranged on an external surface of the container together with a control interface and the supply valves and electric connector of the power supply line are arranged at a connecting member adapted to be mounted to a base member configured to supply gases under pressure to the reservoirs and power to the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: Pier Giulianotti, Arturo Vittori, Andreas Vogler
  • Patent number: 10105548
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facial treatment device and a system including the treatment device combining light and electromagnetic therapy for facial treatments. The facial treatment device includes a mask base; a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed across an inner side of the facial treatment device; and one or more electromagnetic field producing units, each configured for producing an electromagnetic field located over the periphery of the mask base. The system includes the facial treatment device and a control unit that allows controlling the operation of the LEDs and the one or more electromagnetic field producing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AGAS YALEE CONCEPT LTD.
    Inventor: Ayelet Mofar
  • Patent number: 10098623
    Abstract: A surgical device for stabilizing or immobilizing moved tissue or for positioning organs, especially a part of a beating heart, includes a flexible arm, especially a link arm, fixed or fixable to a base member which arm can be brought into different positions and/or attitudes and at the free end of which at least one retaining element is arranged, and comprising a tightening mechanism by which the arm can be fixed at a desired position. The tightening mechanism is tightened and/or released by means of a manually controllable external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Robert Vogtherr, Dominik Seyfried, Andreas Elisch, Thomas Beck, Michele Genoni, Dieter Weisshaupt, Pedro Morales
  • Patent number: 10102955
    Abstract: An electrical system including multiple bodies having an underlying structure resembling a double helix may be arranged and used, to produce useful electromagnetic effects for various applications, including therapy and the promotion of growth in organisms and organic matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL ENERGETICS LTD.
    Inventors: David G. Schmidt, Terrence S. McGrath
  • Patent number: 10099067
    Abstract: Radiation therapy dose calculation methods, systems and computer program products, for use with a treatment delivery device for treating a patient and utilizing a scattered radiation detector in making independent dose calculations. The scattered radiation detector is configured to acquire measurement information during patient treatment, which is used to determine an estimate of the output of the treatment delivery device. Other information is acquired including patient imaging data, gantry angle information and collimator position information utilized during patient treatment. The acquired information is utilized along with the treatment delivery device output estimate to determine dose delivered to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Nuclear Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Kapatoes, Thomas Allen Simon, William E. Simon
  • Patent number: 10098721
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a trocar or needle system for use in inserting and deploying pelvic implants are provided. The needle device can include a solid or hollow shaft portion with a non-circular cross-section. A grip element can be provided to slide along a length of the needle shaft to further facilitate handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Allen, James R. Mujwid, Johannes N. Gaston
  • Patent number: 10098952
    Abstract: The present application relates to activable inorganic nanoparticles which can be used in the health sector, in particular in human health, to disturb, alter or destroy target cancerous cells, tissues or organs. It more particularly relates to nanoparticles which can generate a surprisingly efficient therapeutic effect, when concentrated inside the tumor and exposed to ionizing radiations. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a population of nanoparticles as defined previously, as well as to their uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: NANOBIOTIX
    Inventors: Elsa Borghi, Laurent Levy, Agnès Pottier