Patents Examined by Timothy A Stanis
  • Patent number: 11951352
    Abstract: A muscle stretching device comprises a base and a pair of footrests adjustably mounted to the base. The footrests may have an upper surface angled upwardly and a lateral portion height greater than a medial portion height thereof. The footrests may have an upstanding edge rim. The footrests may extend rearwardly from the base. The base may include front and rear fixation pins constructed and arranged to extend upwardly from a top surface of the base. Each footrest may comprise a front fixation opening for connection to a front fixation pin of the base, and a plurality of rear fixation openings for connection to a rear fixation pin of the base. The rear fixation openings may comprise a medial rear fixation opening, an intermediate rear fixation opening and a lateral rear fixation opening. The muscle stretching device may be used for stretching of the user's lower lateral rotation muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Andrew Maurice Frankson
  • Patent number: 11944581
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating between multiple lower limb exoskeletons are provided. A first exoskeleton boot can receive, responsive to transmitting a first packet, a second packet from a second exoskeleton boot through a wireless connection between the first exoskeleton boot and the second exoskeleton boot. The first exoskeleton boot can determine a latency for communication between the first exoskeleton boot and the second exoskeleton boot based on a time difference between transmission of the first packet and receipt of the second packet and update, responsive to the comparison, a model indicating data weighted based on the latency for controlling the first exoskeleton boot and the second exoskeleton boot. The first exoskeleton boot can generate, using data from the model, a command to cause an electric motor of the first exoskeleton boot to generate torque to aid a limb of a user in performing a movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Dephy, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Mooney, Jean-Fran├žois Duval, Rachel Harris
  • Patent number: 11944583
    Abstract: A rotatable and retractable beauty instrument based on signal synchronization includes a main body. A back cover and a positioning head cover are respectively provided at rear and front sides of the main body. A synchronous rotating disk, a rise-fall retractable body and an active rubber body are sequentially arranged between the main body and the positioning head cover. A control main board is arranged between the main body and the back cover, and a direct-current speed-reducing motor is arranged on the control main board. A synchronous transmission circuit board is arranged on one surface of the synchronous rotating disk, and the rise-fall retractable body and multiple springs are arranged at a top of the other surface of the synchronous rotating disk. Based on the combination of the rise-fall retractable body and the synchronous rotating disk, the automatic extension and retraction is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Jinyun Lin
  • Patent number: 11938082
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of massaging devices are disclosed herein. One exemplary embodiment includes a piston having a longitudinal axis, a massaging head connected to the piston, a motor located on a first side of the longitudinal axis and a handle located on a second side of the longitudinal axis. A drive mechanism for moving the piston and massage head is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HYPERICE IP SUBCO, LLC
    Inventors: Philip C. Danby, John Charles Danby
  • Patent number: 11938077
    Abstract: An apparatus for testing and exercising pelvic floor musculature, the apparatus comprising an elongate housing adapted for a pelvic floor aperture. The housing accommodates an oscillator and an accelerometer connected to a signal processor configured for communicating signals representative of values read from the accelerometer. A result is calculated from an applied oscillation and a response measured, and used for characterizing the musculature. In one embodiment the frequency resulting in the greatest response from the musculature is measured, and this frequency is applied during exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Pelvital USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Leivseth, Ole Jakob Olsen
  • Patent number: 11925593
    Abstract: A muscle memory training apparatus restores muscle memories that have become aberrant to previous normal or superior performance. It restores reflex stabilization muscle memories thereby providing a stable platform upon which voluntary muscle memories are restored. It is based on the universally accepted fact that muscle memories may be improved with practice and the yet to be accepted fact that reflexes execute muscle memories that may likewise be improved. The apparatus generates movements, perturbations, that are applied to the user; thereby stimulating reflex sensory neurons, effectuating stabilization reflexes, executing reflex muscle memories, and contracting muscles that countervail the apparatus perturbations. The perturbations and thereby the execution of the muscle memories is repeated over a protracted period and practiced multiple times per second. Practice improves the performance of the stabilization reflexes thereby restoring stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Gaetano Cimo
  • Patent number: 11925594
    Abstract: Actuators and methods of use are provided. An actuator may include an inner member made from an elastic material and defining a compartment for receiving an actuating fluid, the inner member being moveable in a longitudinal direction from a relaxed state to an expanded state by introducing an actuating fluid into the inner member; and an outer member made from an inelastic material and being disposed around the elastic inner member to control expansion of the elastic inner member in a radial direction, the outer member being moveable from a folded relaxed configuration to an unfolded extended configuration as the inner member moves from the relaxed state to the expanded state, wherein the movement of the actuator between the relaxed state and the expanded state causes a movement of a structure to which the actuator is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Marko Popovic, Cagdas Onal, Daniil Effraimidis, Brian Jennings, Gregory D. McCarthy, Nicholas Corso
  • Patent number: 11918805
    Abstract: A skin stimulation brush includes stimulation brush pins, each including a base bottom member made of a metal, which is connected to an electric circuit so as to allow conduction of electricity from the electric circuit; a body member being an elongated tubular body, which has a proximal end portion at which the base bottom member is disposed; an electrode member connected to an opening of the body member on a distal end side, and having a distal end being exposed; and a metal shaft inserted into a tubular inner portion of the body member with an air gap, which is configured to couple the base bottom member and the electrode member while being in a compressed state in a length direction of the body member. The metal shaft has pliability that allows bending in a radial direction. The body member has elasticity that allows bending in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: G.M Corporation
    Inventors: Yuko Okamura, Takashi Hosokawa, Manami Matsuoka, Fujio Aramoto
  • Patent number: 11911335
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bidirectional reciprocating oscillating massager, including a peripheral component, wherein a first gear box fixing member and a second gear box fixing member are respectively arranged inside the peripheral component; the first gear box fixing member and the second gear box fixing member are connected through a bolt; rotating slots are formed in tops of both the first gear box fixing member and the second gear box fixing member; inner walls of the rotating slots are rotatably connected with driven shafts; outer walls of the driven shafts are sleeved with driven teeth; the same motor is fixedly connected inside the first gear box fixing member and the second gear box fixing member; an output shaft of the motor is connected with a driving tooth; and the driving tooth are meshed with the driven teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dongguan Xiangyao Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11896549
    Abstract: A seat device includes a massage mechanism configured to massage a first muscle and a vibration generation mechanism configured to administer a vibratory stimulus having a frequency that causes muscle tone to a second muscle, the second muscle being an antagonist muscle of the first muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Noso, Takashi Ogiso, Hideaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11889911
    Abstract: A skin care device includes a handle extended along a lengthwise direction; a head portion provided at an end portion of the handle, and including an accommodating portion in which an accommodating space is formed by a bottom portion and a main lateral wall portion extended from the bottom portion along a height direction; and a massage member detachably mounted to the head portion and including a contact surface portion to come into contact with a skin, at least one partition wall extended protruding from a rear of the contact surface portion and dividing the accommodating space into a plurality of accommodating spaces when the massage member is mounted to the head portion, and a plurality of through holes distributed and arranged in the contact surface portion and allowing the plurality of accommodating spaces divided by the partition wall to communicate with the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Soontack Lee
  • Patent number: 11883343
    Abstract: A soft wearable muscle assisting device has at least a wearable body interface and attached thereon elements of active and passive components, adapted to together assist a user in changing or maintaining a position of a first body part articulated to a second body part. The wearable body interface comprises at least two gar-ment portions. The active and passive components comprise at least one actively powered element. The passive components comprise at least a first passive component and a second passive component that both extend between the at least two garment components and comprise elastic material for storing energy provided by the user and/or by the at least one actively powered element. The first and a second passive components are arranged on opposite sides of a joint of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ETH ZURICH
    Inventors: Robert Riener, Jaime Duarte, Kai Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11883345
    Abstract: A stabilizing medical belt or harness method and apparatus for averting injury in individuals that are prone to falls is configured to be worn by the user as a belt or harness and operated autonomously. Power is preferably provided by a battery pack located on the belt or harness. The invention includes a plurality of gyroscopic drives that produce a strong stabilizing effect when activated by a central computer that detects when the user is about to slip or fall. The medical stabilizer belt or harness will also aid patients in physical therapy by assisting in balance during recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Airborne Motors, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Antoine Marcel, Jeffrey Scott Chimenti
  • Patent number: 11877976
    Abstract: A system to provide physical therapy in the form of heating, cooling and/or percussion, comprising: a device that contains a battery, a motor, and a switch to turn the device on or off or put the device in heating mode or put the device in cooling mode or put the device in percussion mode; wherein the device contains a motor and a pushing rod that supply the movement that results in percussion of a removable heating/cooling attachment and a removable percussion attachment; wherein the front of the device connects to the removable heating/cooling attachment that contains an electronic component to control heating or cooling and a cooling fan; wherein the removable heating/cooling attachment can be used for heating or cooling; wherein a housing shell for the heating/cooling attachment is made of plastic, foam, or metal, or any combination of plastic, foam and metal; wherein the front part of the heating/cooling attachment is made of metal that has the capability to be in contact with human skin in order to prov
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: ThreeSixty Sourcing Limited
    Inventors: Quanqin Dai, Yong Yu, Guorong Xu
  • Patent number: 11865709
    Abstract: Provided is an assisting torque setting apparatus and method, wherein the apparatus is configured to calculate an evaluation value of at least one index based on gait data of a user, set a stable assisting torque based on the evaluation value, set a basic assisting torque corresponding to a gait motion of the user based on the gait data, and set a final assisting torque based on the stable assisting torque and the basic assisting torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngbo Shim, Sunghwan Ahn, Seungyong Hyung, Youngjin Park, Keehong Seo, Bokman Lim
  • Patent number: 11857482
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of massaging devices are disclosed herein. One exemplary embodiment includes a piston having a longitudinal axis, a massaging head connected to the piston, a motor located on a first side of the longitudinal axis and a handle located on a second side of the longitudinal axis. A drive mechanism for moving the piston and massage head is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HYPERICE IP SUBCO, LLC
    Inventors: Philip C. Danby, John Charles Danby
  • Patent number: 11833101
    Abstract: A rejuvenation and massage device is provided for treating mucosa tissue, such as vaginal tissue, affected by Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) or other conditions, through vibration, thermal loading, and light emittance for a duration of time. In one embodiment, the device is an insertable device that includes Low-Level Laser Light (LLLT) therapy to treat the vaginal tissue. The light emittance by one or more light emitters is in a range sufficient to provide therapeutic effects through light radiation. To enhance the therapeutic effects of light radiation provided by the device, the device is configured to provide increased energy density into target tissue of vaginal muscles though a light configuration component (e.g., a focusing component, such as a concave lens assembly, a convex assembly, a pre-lensed light emitter or other focusing optical mechanism) associated with the light emitter that concentrates the light emitted from the light emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Joylux, Inc.
    Inventors: Colette Courtion, Nicolas Loebel, Roger Andersen, Kevin Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Yana Klimava
  • Patent number: 11826298
    Abstract: A human motion assistance device has an upper torso harness and a preloaded leg strap arrangement affixed to the upper torso harness. The preloaded leg strap arrangement has an X-bracket connected to the upper torso harness. The preloaded leg strap arrangement further uses a plurality of blocks and a preloaded strap routed through the blocks and connected to the X-bracket. The preloaded leg strap arrangement further uses a knee pad with a split seam. The preloaded strap is under tension, even when the human motion assistance device is in a relaxed state. The preloading provides an immediate force which increases under a loaded state. The potential energy stored during the loaded state is released when transitioning from a standing position to a crouched, squatting, or seated position. The configuration allows for maximizing the energy storage without putting excess shoulder pressure on the user when standing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SpringActive, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A Holgate, Jeffrey A. Ward, Chase Wheeler, Dustin Vehon
  • Patent number: 11819471
    Abstract: A transformable physical therapy tool set is provided. The physical therapy tool set includes at least one receiving scraping tool defining a receiving tool handle portion and a receiving tool working portion. The receiving tool handle portion defines a tool insert to receive an insertable scraping tool at least partially therein and the receiving tool working portion defines a working edge for use with soft tissue mobilization. The physical therapy tool set also includes at least one insertable scraping tool defining an insertable tool handle portion and an insertable tool working portion configured to be received by the tool insert. The receiving scraping tool is operable in an instance in which the insertable scraping tool is inserted at least partially within the tool insert. A method of manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: McArdle's Custom Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew McArdle, Thomas McArdle
  • Patent number: 11801359
    Abstract: A portable oxygen concentrator designed for medical use where the sieve beds, adsorbers, are designed to be replaced by a patient. The concentrator is designed so that the beds are at least partially exposed to the outside of the system and can be easily released by a simple user-friendly mechanism. Replacement beds may be installed easily by patients, and all gas seals will function properly after installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Inogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenton Taylor, Peter Hansen, John Stump, Patrick Burgess