Patents Examined by William Thomson
  • Patent number: 10092770
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in a holdable spot applicator assembly, the holdable spot applicator assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are housed within a holdable elongated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Patent number: 10090694
    Abstract: Disclosed is a therapeutic lamp platform charging method and device. According to an exemplary embodiment of this disclosure, provided is a method of charging a power source operatively associated with a therapeutic lamp platform, the method comprising connecting a power port of a computing device to the therapeutic lamp platform charging port using an electrical cable; launching a charging software application on the computing device, the charging software application configuring the computing device to utilize a port operatively associated with the computing device to charge an external device; the computing device charging the therapeutic lamp platform rechargeable power source until the rechargeable power source reaches a substantially full charge; and disconnecting the electrical cable from the therapeutic lamp platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Patent number: 10080527
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for reducing noise in health monitoring including monitoring systems, methods and/or devices receiving a health signal and/or having at least one electrode or sensor for health monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: RHYTHM DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: George Stefan Golda, Daniel Van Zandt Moyer, Mark P. Marriott, Sam Eletr, Bruce O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10076444
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include an actuation structure, a nosecone fixed to the actuation structure by one or more links and one or more link pins, a housing tube having a first housing tube portion with a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion with a second stiffness, and an optic fiber disposed in the housing tube and the actuation structure. A compression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually curve the housing tube and the optic fiber. A decompression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually straighten the housing tube and the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10070923
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, a plurality of actuation controls of the handle, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner bore of the handle and the flexible housing tube. An actuation of an actuation control of the plurality of actuation controls may gradually curve the flexible housing tube. A gradual curving of the flexible housing tube may gradually curve the optic fiber. An actuation of an actuation control of the plurality of actuation controls may gradually straighten the flexible housing tube. A gradual straightening of the flexible housing tube may gradually straighten the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10065323
    Abstract: A robotic actuator includes an internal anchor and an instrument. The internal anchor is adapted to be inserted into a body via an entrance port, positioned inside the body, and magnetically coupled with an external anchor positioned outside the body. The instrument is adapted to be inserted into the body via the entrance port and secured to the internal anchor. The instrument includes an end-effector having multiple degrees of movement via multiple axes, and a plurality of actuators that provide the multiple degrees of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Bio-Medical Engineering (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Chung Kwong Yeung, Kai Leung Yung
  • Patent number: 10064754
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an actuation control of the handle, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, an optic fiber disposed within an inner portion of the handle and the flexible housing tube, and a cable disposed within the flexible housing tube and the actuation control. A rotation of the actuation control may be configured to gradually curve the flexible housing tube and the optic fiber. A rotation of the actuation control may be configured to gradually straighten the flexible housing tube and the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid, Justin M Raney
  • Patent number: 10064578
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect sleep stages of a subject analyze physiological parameters of the subject in combination with a subject's reactions to stimuli of increasing intensity and/or stimuli having different modalities. Stimuli are provided until a predetermined level of probability is reached for the accuracy of an estimation of the sleep stage of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Stefan Pfundtner, Brady Alexander Riedner, Michele Bellesi, Giulio Tononi
  • Patent number: 10064755
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an actuation control of the handle, a housing tube having a housing tube distal end and a housing tube proximal end, a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness, a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness, an optic fiber disposed within an inner portion of the handle and the housing tube, and a cable disposed within the housing tube and the actuation control. A rotation of the actuation control may be configured to gradually curve the housing tube and the optic fiber. A rotation of the actuation control may be configured to gradually straighten the housing tube and the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid, Justin M Raney
  • Patent number: 10058247
    Abstract: A multipurpose diagnostic examination apparatus includes a diagnosis control unit (DCU), an attachment unit, and an image capture device (ICD). The attachment unit is detachably connected to and extends from a front end of the DCU. A microcontroller of the DCU receives and processes actuation signals from trigger elements of the DCU to indicate actions to be performed by the ICD removably connected to a camera module of the DCU, and/or by a medical diagnostic device (MDD) connected to the DCU via the attachment unit. The microcontroller facilitates transmission of diagnostic image data captured by the ICD and processed by the camera module, and diagnostic examination data from the MDD, to a medical diagnostic examination system (MDES) accessible on a local user device via a connector interface of the DCU. The MDES, in communication with a remote user device over a communication network, facilitates remote viewing, selection, and diagnostic examinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: COMPREHENSIVE TELEMEDICINE
    Inventors: Boris Sagalovich, Gennady Ukrainsky, Danny Kopit
  • Patent number: 10052088
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for deploying an elongated unit in a body cavity, for introducing an interchangeable tool to a slender shaft having a distal end. The system comprising: an elongated unit comprising a longitudinal axis and a distal portion arranged to protrude through a first port into the body cavity. At least one maneuvering unit connected to the elongated unit for maneuvering the distal portion of the elongated unit in a 3D coordinate system to a determined depth and orientation in the body cavity. The at least one maneuvering unit is arranged to selectively deploy the distal portion of the elongated unit at the determined depth and orientation at a distance with respect to the distal end of the slender shaft and selectively align the longitudinal axis thereof with a longitudinal axis of the slender shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: EON SURGICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Danny Farin, Yehuda Bachar, Ronny Winshtein, Shaul Shohat
  • Patent number: 10052231
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end, an auto-fixing actuation control, a flexible housing tube having a flexible housing tube distal end and a flexible housing tube proximal end, a first flexible housing tube portion having a first stiffness, and an optic fiber disposed within an inner bore of the handle and the flexible housing tube. An actuation of the auto-fixing actuation control may gradually curve the flexible housing tube. A gradual curving of the flexible housing tube may gradually curve the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10052232
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, and inner bore of the handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, and an optic fiber disposed within the inner bore of the handle and the housing tube. The housing tube may include a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness. The second stiffness may be greater than the first stiffness. A surgeon may aim the steerable laser probe by varying a rotational position of the handle and an amount of compression of the actuation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10052230
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, an optic fiber, and an optic fiber sleeve. The housing tube may have a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness. The second stiffness may be greater that the first stiffness. The optic fiber may be disposed within an inner bore of the handle, the optic fiber sleeve, the actuation structure, and the housing tube. The optic fiber sleeve may enclose at least a portion of the optic fiber and the optic fiber sleeve may be disposed within the actuation structure and the housing tube. A compression of the actuation structure may be configured to curve the housing tube and the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10039671
    Abstract: A method for providing faster visual and functional recovery of patients following refractive surgery such as laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is disclosed. The method comprises providing a covering to the eye of a patient comprising an inner portion having an inner rigidity and at least one inner radius of curvature; and an outer portion having an outer rigidity and at least one outer radius of curvature; wherein the inner rigidity is greater than the outer rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NexisVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, Jr., Cary J. Reich, Yair Alster, Matt Clarke, Kuangmon Ashley Tuan, Brian Levy
  • Patent number: 10022555
    Abstract: A radiant energy bandage system is disclosed including a plurality of therapeutic lamps and a controller for operating the lamps. Batteries power the lamps and are secured to a wearable fabric layer supporting the lamps and the controller. According to an exemplary embodiment, provided is a phototherapy device comprising a stretchable and/or flexible wearable therapeutic lamp platform including a plurality of radiant lamps configured to provide radiant energy to a user treatment area, a stretchable and/or flexible reflective wall including a plurality of radiant energy communication areas aligned with the radiant lamps and disposed to communicate the radiant energy to the user treatment area; and a stretchable and/or flexible adhesive layer including a first surface and a second surface, the first surface removably attached to the reflective layer and the second surface operatively associated with removably attaching the wearable therapeutic lamp platform to the user treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Jeff Michaelson, Bradley Feild Craddock, Lulin Ding, Marc-Aurelian Vivant
  • Patent number: 10022554
    Abstract: The radiant energy bandage system is disclosed including a plurality of therapeutic lamps and a controller for operating the lamps. Batteries power the lamps and are secured to a flexible fabric layer supporting the lamps and the controller. A foam and reflective layer includes a spacer foam and radiant energy reflector. A plurality of spacer windows are aligned with the lamps for communicating lamp radiation therethrough. A sheer mesh fabric layer is supposed to cover the foam and reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Jeff Michaelson, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Patent number: 10016134
    Abstract: A portable medical device for communication of medical data information has a medical device part that includes a first processor and first storage means, and means for executing one or more medical related functions, a communication device part comprising a second processor, second storage means, and communication means. The medical device part and the communication device part are connected allowing for exchange of data information according to a predetermined protocol. The exchange of communication may be under the control of the medical device part, but the functionalities of each device part otherwise is separated providing for easy interchangeability of the communication device part or the medical device part. Also disclosed is a method for communication of medical data information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Egesborg Hansen, Michael Eilersen, Niels Pryds Rolsted
  • Patent number: 10004458
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlled sympathectomy procedures for neuromodulation are disclosed. A system for controlled micro ablation procedures is disclosed. A guidewire including one or more sensors or electrodes for accessing and recording physiologic information from one or more anatomical sites within the parenchyma of an organ as part of a physiologic monitoring session, a diagnostic test, or a neuromodulation procedure is disclosed. A guidewire including one or more sensors and/or a means for energy delivery, for performing a neuromodulation procedure within a small vessel within a body is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: AUTONOMIX MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9974692
    Abstract: A system and method for performing a femto-fragmentation procedure on tissue in the crystalline lens of an eye requires that a laser beam be directed and focused to a focal point in the crystalline lens of the eye. The focal point is then guided, relative to an axis defined by the eye, to create a segment cluster by causing Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) of tissue in the crystalline lens. The resultant segment cluster includes a plurality of contiguous, elongated segments in the crystalline lens that are individually tapered from an anterior end-area to a posterior end-area. Specifically, this is done to facilitate the removal of individual segments from the segment cluster in the crystalline lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: BAUSCH & LOMB INCORPORATED, TECHNOLAS PERFECT VISION GMBH
    Inventors: Toh Seng Goh, Brian D. McCary, David Haydn Mordaunt, Frieder Loesel, Jochen Kandulla, Gerhard Youssefi, Werner Banghard