Patents Examined by Tuan V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10805662
    Abstract: A server device and method are provided for use in predictive server-side rendering of scenes based on client-side user input. The server device may include a processor and a storage device holding instructions for an application program executable by the processor to receive, at the application program, a current navigation input in a stream of navigation inputs from a client device over a network, calculate a predicted future navigation input based on the current navigation input and a current application state of the application program, render a future scene based on the predicted future navigation input to a rendering surface, and send the rendering surface to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Chiyuan Chu, Eduardo Alberto Cuervo Laffaye, Johannes Peter Kopf, Alastair Wolman, Yury Degtyarev, Kyungmin Lee, Sergey Grizan
  • Patent number: 10799264
    Abstract: A surgical device includes an outer member, an inner member, and at least one locking element. The inner member is at least partially supported within the outer member. The at least one locking element is configured in a first arrangement of the surgical device to lock the inner member in a first position and configured in a second arrangement of the surgical device to unlock the inner member from the first position. The at least one locking element is configured to change from the first arrangement to the second arrangement upon coupling the inner member in an operational arrangement to a hand piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Tejas Satish Inamdar, Mireille Akilian, Peter Cesarini
  • Patent number: 10799331
    Abstract: A system for mechanically capturing and removing a thrombus from a blood vessel includes a flexible guidewire adapted to contact the thrombus in the blood vessel, an aspiration catheter, an elongate catheter, and a self-expanding body fixedly attached to a distal end portion of the elongate catheter. The self-expanding body extends distally from the elongate catheter for capturing the thrombus. The self-expanding body preferably has a proximal end portion with a tapered shape and an open distal end. The self-expanding body is permeable for allowing blood to pass through the self-expanding body and into the central lumen of the aspiration catheter. The system may further include a thrombolytic drug to help dissolve the thrombus before capturing the thrombus with the self-expanding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: David L Hauser
  • Patent number: 10792032
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for surgical fastening is disclosed. An illustrative apparatus for tissue suturing includes a cartridge having a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis, a reciprocating needle drive, and an actuator capable of releasably engaging the needle drive to rotate the needle. A method for suturing tissue is provided that includes placing a suturing device having a cartridge containing a suturing needle to span at least one tissue segment, activating an actuator to cause rotational movement of the suturing needle through the at least one tissue segment, and deactivating the actuator to stop an advancing movement of the suturing needle to cause a suturing material to be pulled through the at least one tissue segment forming a stitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Meade, Niall G. Deloughry, Gerald I. Brecher, James H. Bleck
  • Patent number: 10792472
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus used in an ostomy procedure includes an introducer configured for atraumatic insertion in a tissue opening and a dilator. The dilator includes an elongate body and an extension movably coupled to the elongate body. A distal portion of the elongate body is disposed within and axially movable relative to the introducer between first and second positions. The extension is configured to move from a retracted state to an expanded state in response to movement of the dilator relative to the introducer from the first position to the second position. In the retracted state, the extension is disposed within the introducer, and in the expanded state the extension projects laterally outward from the distal portion of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Jeevan Maddur Shankarsetty
  • Patent number: 10792490
    Abstract: Implant tools and techniques for implantation of a medical lead, catheter or other component are provided. The implant tools and techniques are particularly useful in implanting medical electrical leads in extravascular locations, including subcutaneous locations. An implant tool for implanting a medical lead may include a handle and a shaft adjacent the handle. The shaft has a proximal end, a distal end, and an open channel that extends from near the proximal end to the distal end, the open channel having a width that is greater than or equal to an outer diameter of the implantable medical lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Seifert, Nathan L. Olson, Rebecca L. Poindexter
  • Patent number: 10796409
    Abstract: An application processor includes a reconfigurable hardware scaler which includes dedicated circuits configured to perform different scaling techniques, respectively and a shared circuit configured to be shared by the dedicated circuits. One of the different scaling techniques is performed by one of the dedicated circuits and the shared circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Sung Chul Yoon, Ha Na Yang
  • Patent number: 10792059
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a nasal epistaxis clamp. The present invention provides a nasal epistaxis clamp comprising a solid plastic surface at one end, having an external linear ribbed surface; and expandable limbs at the opposite end, wherein the medial surface of each limb comprises a plurality of bubbles. Also provided are methods and kits for using the nasal epistaxis device for treatment of nasal bleeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Adolfo Napolez
  • Patent number: 10789490
    Abstract: A method for computing a display of additional information for display on a display unit. The insertion of additional information supports the driver in the longitudinal guidance of a transportation vehicle. The insertion of the additional information takes place as an augmented reality display, so that the additional information is computed contact-analogously to one or more objects in the environment of the transportation vehicle. The position of a transportation vehicle traveling in front is detected. When the observer transportation vehicle is approaching the transportation vehicle in front, an animated graphic is displayed section by section in a periodically recurring manner starting from the observer transportation vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Andro Kleen, Anne-Marie Wesseling, Robert Jan Wyszka, Adrian Haar
  • Patent number: 10779976
    Abstract: For percutaneous minimally-invasive intervention in vessels originating from other tortuous vessels, such as the tortuous aortic arch, guide wires/catheters are used to enable procedural catheters to access the vessels where an interventional procedure is needed. Two new methods for fixing a stabilization wire/catheter and providing the needed tension and stabilization without a second percutaneous access are disclosed (1) using a micro-anchor and pin and (2) using a modified Fogarty Balloon. These methods are also usable for access to and treatment of peripheral embolisms in tortuous vessels as well as renal and other visceral interventions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Mubin I. Syed
  • Patent number: 10779626
    Abstract: A skin treatment apparatus, preferably an epilator, comprising at least one detector for detecting approximation and/or contact with the skin and a control unit to actuate the device depending on the signal received from the detector. The control unit has at least one regulator which increases the speed of the drive unit upon detection of an increased resistance and/or current consumption by a sensor and/or decreases the speed of the drive unit upon detection of an decreased resistance and/or current consumption by a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Tarik Mehaddene, Frieder Grieshaber, Bernhard Kraus, Torsten Klemm
  • Patent number: 10783852
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible display module and a manufacturing method thereof. The flexible display module comprises a flexible display panel and a sensing module arranged on the flexible display panel. The sensing module is used for sensing a degree of bending of said flexible display panel. In this way, the flexible display module can perform corresponding operations according to the sensed degree of bending of the display panel, as a result, practicability of the flexible display module can be enhanced, and the operation modes and application scenarios of the flexible screen can be expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Mu Zeng, Guowen Yang, Tao Wang, Sehyuck Park
  • Patent number: 10776992
    Abstract: A wearable display device is described that is connected to a host device. The wearable display device includes one or more sensors configured to generate eye pose data indicating a user's field of view, one or more displays, and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to output a representation of the eye pose data to the host device and extract one or more depth values for a rendered frame from depth data output by the host device. The rendered frame is generated using the eye pose data. The one or more processors are further configured to modify one or more pixel values of the rendered frame using the one or more depth values to generate a warped rendered frame and output, for display at the one or more displays, the warped rendered frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Melkote Krishnaprasad, Sudipto Banerjee, Pawan Kumar Baheti, Ajit Venkat Rao
  • Patent number: 10765841
    Abstract: A system for use in prevention of stroke is provided that has a shaft that carries an occluding balloon. The occluding balloon is inflated to occlude blood flow through at least one of a right carotid artery and a left carotid artery. An actuation device for causing inflation of the occluding balloon is present. The inflation is applied in a cyclical nature based upon a cardiac cycle. The cyclical inflation of the occluding balloon in turn causes a resulting cyclical occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Zhadkevich
  • Patent number: 10765327
    Abstract: Disclosed is finger cuff that is connectable to a patient's finger to aid in measuring the patient's blood pressure. The finger cuff may comprise: a shell, a bladder, and a clamping mechanism. The shell may have a finger cavity. The finger cavity of the shell may be placed under a patient's finger to receive the patient's finger. Further, the finger cavity may include a light emitting diode (LED)—photodiode (PD) pair. The bladder may include a pair of openings and the bladder may be mountable within the finger cavity such that the pair of openings surround the LED-PD pair, respectively. The clamping mechanism may be used to suitably clamp the patient's finger received in the finger cavity of the shell against the bladder mounted within the finger cavity of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Peiyuan Li, Hendrik Petrus Van Der Weij, Jeroen Van Goudoever
  • Patent number: 10758344
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to prosthetic valves and methods of use thereof. In one implementation, a prosthetic valve may include an annular outer frame formed at least partially of struts intersecting at outer frame junctions and an inner frame situated within the outer frame. The inner frame may be formed at least partially of struts intersecting at inner frame junctions. The valve may include at least one inner frame tissue anchor extending from an inner frame junction. Outer frame junctions along a ventricular end of the outer frame may be angularly offset from inner frame junctions along a ventricular end of the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Ilia Hariton, Boaz Harari
  • Patent number: 10762653
    Abstract: A virtual viewpoint image generation apparatus including: a first generation unit configured to generate, based on a plurality of captured images obtained by a plurality of first cameras, a first virtual viewpoint image in accordance with a position and direction of a virtual viewpoint; a determination unit configured to determine, in accordance with evaluation results of the first virtual viewpoint image, whether or not to generate a second virtual viewpoint image whose image quality is higher than that of the first virtual viewpoint image based on one or a plurality of captured images obtained by one or a plurality of second cameras; and a second generation unit configured to generate the second virtual viewpoint image whose image quality is higher than that of the first virtual viewpoint image in accordance with determination by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Takashi Hanamoto
  • Patent number: 10751052
    Abstract: Surgical devices and methods for operating surgical devices during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical device is provided having a handle housing with an elongate shaft, an end effector on the distal end of the elongate shaft, a drive assembly, and a trigger coupled to the handle housing. Various overload mechanisms are provided for transferring a closing force from the trigger to the drive assembly unless the closing force exceeds a predetermined threshold force in which case the overload mechanism prevents transfer of the closing force to the drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Chester O. Baxter, III, David A. Deupree, Gregory G. Scott, Disha V. Labhasetwar
  • Patent number: 10751082
    Abstract: An atherectomy catheter directs particles generated by a cutting element into a collection chamber. A lumen configured to direct fluid into the tissue collection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Zhiyong Zhang, John Robert Moberg, Hussain S. Rangwala, Thomas John McPeak, William Joseph Whealon, Richard S. Kusleika
  • Patent number: 10751256
    Abstract: A system includes a pacifier, an aroma device secured to the pacifier, and an aroma scented material. The pacifier includes a solid body with a front surface and a back surface; and a nipple secured to and extending from the front surface. The aroma device includes a housing secured to and protruding from the back surface of the body, the housing forming an inner cavity. The an aroma scented material is removably secured within the inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Stephanie Cigainero