Patents Examined by Zahed Kabir
  • Patent number: 11071871
    Abstract: An intracardiac system has an intracardiac pacemaker and a cover. The cover at least partially surrounds the pacemaker. An inner surface of the cover, which faces the pacemaker, includes an inner layer with bioresorbable material. There are also described methods for implanting and explanting an intracardiac pacemaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Doerr, Dirk Muessig
  • Patent number: 11064918
    Abstract: The invention provides a body-worn patch sensor for simultaneously measuring a blood pressure (BP), pulse oximetry (SpO2), and other vital signs and hemodynamic parameters from a patient. The patch sensor features a sensing portion having a flexible housing that is worn entirely on the patient's chest and encloses a battery, wireless transmitter, and all the sensor's sensing and electronic components. It measures electrocardiogram (ECG), impedance plethysmogram (IPG), photoplethysmogram (PPG), and phonocardiogram (PCG) waveforms, and collectively processes these to determine the vital signs and hemodynamic parameters. The sensor that measures PPG waveforms also includes a heating element to increase perfusion of tissue on the chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Erik Tang, Matthew Banet, Marshal Dhillon, James McCanna
  • Patent number: 11058340
    Abstract: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor for simultaneously measuring a blood pressure (BP), pulse oximetry (SpO2), and other vital signs and hemodynamic parameters from a patient. The neck-worn sensor features a sensing portion having a flexible housing that is worn entirely on the patient's chest and encloses a battery, wireless transmitter, and all the sensor's sensing and electronic components. It measures electrocardiogram (ECG), impedance plethysmogram (IPG), photoplethysmogram (PPG), and phonocardiogram (PCG) waveforms, and collectively processes these to determine the vital signs and hemodynamic parameters. The sensor that measures PPG waveforms also includes a heating element to increase perfusion of tissue on the chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Erik Tang, Matthew Banet, Marshal Dhillon, James McCanna, Mark Dhillon
  • Patent number: 11045373
    Abstract: A portable, personal therapy chamber for provision of infrared radiation therapy. The therapy chamber includes a pair of telescopically positionable cabins that are lightweight and easily portable by a single user. The therapy chamber is configured for use by a single person lying generally prone on a surface. The cabins are disposed to overlie the user and include a plurality of infrared radiation elements that direct infrared energy toward the user's body. When using the therapy chamber, the user's head extends from an open end of the cabin. A facial treatment fixture is integrated with the cabin to be extendable longitudinally from a terminal end thereof and to overlie the user's face/head. The therapy chamber can be configured to provide mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy in addition to infrared therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Sunlighten, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Michael Zack
  • Patent number: 11045094
    Abstract: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor for simultaneously measuring a blood pressure (BP), pulse oximetry (SpO2), and other vital signs and hemodynamic parameters from a patient. The neck-worn sensor features a sensing portion having a flexible housing that is worn entirely on the patient's chest and encloses a battery, wireless transmitter, and all the sensor's sensing and electronic components. It measures electrocardiogram (ECG), impedance plethysmogram (IPG), photoplethysmogram (PPG), and phonocardiogram (PCG) waveforms, and collectively processes these to determine the vital signs and hemodynamic parameters. The sensor that measures PPG waveforms also includes a heating element to increase perfusion of tissue on the chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Erik Tang, Matthew Banet, Marshal Dhillon, James McCanna
  • Patent number: 11039751
    Abstract: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor for simultaneously measuring a blood pressure (BP), pulse oximetry (SpO2), and other vital signs and hemodynamic parameters from a patient. The neck-worn sensor features a sensing portion having a flexible housing that is worn entirely on the patient's chest and encloses a battery, wireless transmitter, and all the sensor's sensing and electronic components. It measures electrocardiogram (ECG), impedance plethysmogram (IPG), photoplethysmogram (PPG), and phonocardiogram (PCG) waveforms, and collectively processes these to determine the vital signs and hemodynamic parameters. The sensor that measures PPG waveforms also includes a heating element to increase perfusion of tissue on the chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Erik Tang, Matthew Banet, Marshal Dhillon, James McCanna, Mark Dhillon
  • Patent number: 11039956
    Abstract: An ophthalmological laser therapy device including a laser system, an x-y scanner, collecting optics and a z-scanner. The invention also relates to a method for processing a tissue of an eye by a therapeutic laser beam of an ophthalmological laser therapy device. The invention provides an ophthalmological laser therapy device and a corresponding method which permit, with minimal engineering complexity, a very quick positioning of the laser spot in a large volume region, in particular in a large x-y region perpendicular to the optical axis. The problem is also solved by a method for processing a tissue of the eye or a material located in an eye using an ophthalmological laser therapy device, wherein each sub-section of the tissue of the eye is processed using a corresponding positioning or the device for the adjustable redirecting of the laser beam in an image field of the collection optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Beate Böhme, Marco Hanft, Thomas Nobis
  • Patent number: 11026666
    Abstract: An articulated tool positioning apparatus comprising a base member, an intermediate member, an end member and a first tool holder arranged in succession, each of the base member, intermediate member, end member and tool holder having a respective central opening. A first plurality of coupled guides id positioned between the base member and the intermediate member and a second plurality of coupled guides is positioned between the intermediate member and the end member. A third plurality of coupled guides is diposed between the end member and the tool holder. The base member, intermediate member, end member, first tool holder and first second and third pluralities of coupled guides all have a central opening and guide openings or securing points for securing pluralities of flexible control links to the base member or to an object separated from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Robert, David Allen Zitnick, Peter John Kenneth Cameron, Leonard M. Faria, Andrea Bajo
  • Patent number: 11026587
    Abstract: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor for simultaneously measuring a blood pressure (BP), pulse oximetry (SpO2), and other vital signs and hemodynamic parameters from a patient. The neck-worn sensor features a sensing portion having a flexible housing that is worn entirely on the patient's chest and encloses a battery, wireless transmitter, and all the sensor's sensing and electronic components. It measures electrocardiogram (ECG), impedance plethysmogram (IPG), photoplethysmogram (PPG), and phonocardiogram (PCG) waveforms, and collectively processes these to determine the vital signs and hemodynamic parameters. The sensor that measures PPG waveforms also includes a heating element to increase perfusion of tissue on the chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Erik Tang, Matthew Banet, Marshal Dhillon, James McCanna, Mark Dhillon
  • Patent number: 11020605
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for reduction of muscle fatigue, enhancement of wound healing and tissue repair and/or reduction of pain. The methods comprise irradiating a muscle or an injured tissue of a subject, as applicable, with pulsed blue and/or red light having an average irradiance that ranges from 0.1 mW/cm2 to 20 mW/cm2 at a radiant exposure that ranges from 0.5 J/cm2 to 60 J/cm2. The pulsed blue and/or red light is preferably applied with a flexible light source that includes a flexible light emitter positioned between a flexible anode and a flexible cathode. The flexible light emitter may comprise a printed LED film or OLEDs that emit blue and/or red light, or a printed LED film or OLEDs that emit blue light in combination with a quantum dot film that converts a portion of the blue light emission into red light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CAREWEAR CORP.
    Inventor: John C. Castel
  • Patent number: 11006889
    Abstract: We report a method for optimizing the therapeutic efficacy of evoked responses elicited by one or more electrical impulses delivered to a neural structure, comprising: comparing a test evoked response to an evoked response elicited by therapeutically efficacious electrical stimulation; adjusting at least one parameter of the electrical impulses in response to a determination that said test evoked response is not similar to the therapeutic evoked response; determining that the test evoked response resembles the therapeutic evoked response after performing at least one of said adjustments; and saving to memory at least one adjusted parameter that increased the similarity between the test evoked response and the therapeutic evoked response. We also report a medical device system configured to implement the method. We also report a non-transitory computer readable program storage unit encoded with instructions that, when executed by a computer, perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 11006884
    Abstract: This specification describes a method of visually displaying electrocardiogram data in a compressed manner on the display screen wherein rhythmic information is visible and a method of categorizing zones of the electrocardiogram data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ICENTIA INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Fecteau, Germain Éthier
  • Patent number: 10994136
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for providing pain relief to a patient. Recording circuitry may receive electrical signals corresponding to evoked compound action potentials in the patient that may be produced in response to external stimulation of a location where the patient is experiencing pain. The received electrical signals may be stored in a memory. Internal stimulation may then be applied to the patient and control circuitry may receive electrical signals corresponding to evoked compound action potentials in the patient that may be produced in response to the internal stimulation. The control circuitry may then adjust electrical parameters of the internal stimulation, such as to reduce a difference between the electrical signals corresponding to evoked compound action potentials produced in response to the internal stimulation and electrical signals corresponding to evoked compound action potentials produced in response to the external stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Natalie A. Brill, Rosana Esteller
  • Patent number: 10973688
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser surgical system uses a confocal detector assembly to continuously detect a confocal signal during laser treatment, and based on the confocal signal, detects in real time a loss of tissue contact with the patient interface (PI) output surface. The detection is partly based on the change of reflectivity at the PI output surface when the optical interface changes from a lens-tissue interface to a lens-air interface. The behavior of the confocal signal upon loss of tissue contact is dependent on the treatment laser scan pattern being performed at the time of tissue contact loss. Thus, different confocal signal analysis algorithms are applied to detect tissue contact loss during different scans, such as the bed cut and side cut for a corneal flap. The real time confocal signal may also be used during eye docking to detect the establishment of tissue contact with the PI output surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Harvey I. Liu, Mohammad Saidur Rahaman, Hong Fu, Griffith E. Altmann
  • Patent number: 10974065
    Abstract: A system and method for modulating optogenetic vagus neurons in a noninvasive and transcutaneous manner is disclosed. The system and method comprises a two-dimensional array of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), a voltage-generating unit, a control unit, and a feedback loop. The array is placed on a subject's outer ear. Because the array is flexible, it can be closely placed on the skin of the outer ear. The array can deliver optical therapy and monitor heart rate variability (HRV) of the subject simultaneously, and the pixels of the array can be individually addressed. The voltage-generating unit generates pulsed voltage to the OLEDs. The control unit is connected to the array and controls the array and therapeutic patterns. The feedback loop uses the HRV to identify the therapeutic patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS OF BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joseph T. Smith, Michael Goryll, Dixie Kullman, Jitendran Muthuswamy, Jennifer Blain Christen
  • Patent number: 10966695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a minimally invasive surgical instrument having an articulation immobilising structure. The present invention is a s minimally invasive surgical instrument and includes a shaft, an end effector connected towards one end of the shaft, a wire for controlling the articulated movement of the end effector, and an immobilising structure adapted to immobilise the state of articulated movement of the end effector. The immobilising structure includes a resilient member covering the wire, and the resilient member holds the wire when an internal space therein contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MOVASU, INC.
    Inventors: Chang Wook Jeong, Hyung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10945618
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring a subject are described. A monitoring device configured to be attached to a body of a subject includes a sensor that is configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from the subject and at least one motion sensor configured to detect and/or measure subject motion information. The physiological sensor and motion sensor are in communication with a processor that is configured to receive and analyze signals produced by the physiological sensor and motion sensor. The processor is configured to process motion sensor signals to identify an activity characteristic of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Edward Aumer, Steven Francis LeBoeuf
  • Patent number: 10932883
    Abstract: A medical or dental instrument part having a coupling device for connecting the instrument part to a control, regulating or supply unit, a memory device that can be operated with electrical power for storing identification data and/or operating and/or care data of the instrument part and at least one electrical line, which is provided for supplying electrical power to a lighting device that is provided on the instrument part or can be connected to the instrument part for operating the lighting device and for supplying electrical power to the memory device for operating the memory device. In addition, a medical or dental treatment device having such a medical or dental instrument part and a corresponding method for supplying electrical power to a lighting device and to a memory device by at least one electrical line are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pruckner, Bernhard Silberer, Johann Eibl
  • Patent number: 10932673
    Abstract: A system for monitoring autoregulation may include processing circuitry configured to receive a blood pressure signal indicative of an acquisition blood pressure of a patient at an acquisition site and an oxygen saturation signal indicative of an oxygen saturation of the patient. The processing circuitry may determine a cerebral autoregulation status value based on the blood pressure signal and the oxygen saturation signal. The processing circuitry may determine a non-cerebral autoregulation status value based on the cerebral autoregulation status value and an adjustment value. The processing circuitry provide to an output device a signal indicative of the non-cerebral autoregulation status value and a signal indicative of the cerebral autoregulation status value to enable a clinician to monitor the autoregulation status of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, Dean Montgomery, Andre Antunes
  • Patent number: 10926102
    Abstract: An NIR light emitting device has a flat NIR light emitter attached to a distal end of a heat pipe on its lower side and an optically-transparent, thermal insulator on its upper side. The proximal end of the heat pipe is thermally connected to a cooling element. The light emitter is connected to a power source to irradiate NIR light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventor: Thomas M DiMauro