Patents Examined by Zahed Kabir
  • Patent number: 10679757
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for establishing a blood pressure model. The method comprises: acquiring pulse wave data, electrocardiographic data, blood pressure data and body mass indexes of a plurality of subjects to be examined; determining pulse wave transit time and pulse wave intensity ratios based on the pulse wave data and the electrocardiographic data; establishing a blood pressure model based on the blood pressure data, the pulse wave transit time, the pulse wave intensity ratios, and/or the body mass index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hui Li
  • Patent number: 10667736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing sympathetic nervous system (SNS) tone for renal neuromodulation therapy are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, a detector attached to or implanted in a patient and a receiver communicatively coupled to the detector. The detector can measure cardiac data and the receiver and/or a device communicatively coupled thereto can analyze the cardiac data to provide one or more SNS tone indicators. The SNS tone indicators can be used to determine whether a patient will be responsive to a neuromodulation therapy and/or whether a neuromodulation therapy was effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ARDIAN LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Douglas Hettrick, Shantanu Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10660641
    Abstract: A joint assembly including first and second supports, a spring cage, first and second drive shafts, and first and second cables. The spring cage having a first end fixed to the first support and a second end fixed to the second support and defining a spring channel between the first and second supports. The first drive shaft rotatably disposed along a first longitudinal axis defined by the first support and the second drive shaft rotatably disposed along a second longitudinal axis defined by the second support. The first and second cables extending through the first support and having an end secured to the second support. The first and second cables translatable in a direction parallel to the first longitudinal axis to articulated the second support relative to the first support such that the second longitudinal axis is disposed at a total joint angle relative to the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: John Beardsley
  • Patent number: 10639503
    Abstract: Devices, systems, kits and methods are provided, that simplify focused ultrasound treatment. Devices comprise a supporting structure and a focused ultrasound (FUS) transducer having a central axis that is affixed to the supporting structure. Devices may further comprise an imaging ultrasound transducer and/or an x-ray aim, that may be attached to the supporting structure along the central axis of the FUS transducer. The FUS transducer is connected to a controller configured to control application of focused ultrasound by the transducer and may be associated with an imaging unit for imaging the treatment region using ultrasound and/or x-ray image data. The devices are hand held and easy to manipulate and aim correctly, utilizing coupling member(s) as well as feedback from the concurrently imaged treatment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FusMobile Inc.
    Inventors: Ari Hananel, Ron Aginsky
  • Patent number: 10631792
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a patient's susceptibility to develop cardiorespiratory instability wherein physiological parameters are analyzed with respect to a dynamics systems model to produce and indicator associated with a probability that the patient will become unstable is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH—OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HGIHER EDUCATION
    Inventor: Michael R. Pinsky
  • Patent number: 10610158
    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 a 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. Once an activity characteristic is determined, the processor is configured to select a biometric signal extraction algorithm or circuit in response to the activity characteristic of the subject, and then process physiological sensor signals via the biometric signal extraction algorithm or circuit to produce physiological information about the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Edward Aumer, Steven Francis LeBoeuf
  • Patent number: 10616955
    Abstract: A personal sauna unit with an integrated chromotherapy unit. The sauna unit is configured for use by a single person lying generally prone on a surface. The sauna unit includes a cabin that is disposed to overlie the user and that includes a plurality of infrared heating elements that direct infrared energy toward the user's body. When using the sauna unit, the user's head extends from an open end of the cabin. A chromotherapy light unit is integrated with the cabin to extend along the perimeter of the open end of the cabin and to direct a selected spectrum of visible light toward the user's face for therapy. A pad with additional heating elements may be provided beneath the cabin to provide additional heating and comfort to the user. A control unit is provided to control the heating elements and the light element during a sauna session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sunlighten, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Michael Zack
  • Patent number: 10602987
    Abstract: In one implementation, a multi-vital-sign smartphone system detects multiple vital signs from sensors such as a digital infrared sensor, a photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor and at least one micro dynamic light scattering (mDLS) sensor, and thereafter in some implementations the vital signs are transmitted to, and stored by, an electronic medical record system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ARC Devices Limited
    Inventors: Mark Khachaturian, Christine Cherepy, Michael Smith, Irwin Gross
  • Patent number: 10595776
    Abstract: A method and system for determining energy expenditure (EE) are disclosed. The method comprises determining a plurality of sensor streams using a plurality of detected physiological signals and processing the plurality of sensor streams to determine the EE. The system includes at least one sensor to detect a plurality of physiological signals, a processor coupled to the at least one sensor, and a memory device coupled to the processor, wherein the memory device includes an application that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to determine a plurality of sensor streams using a plurality of detected physiological signals and to process the plurality of sensor streams to determine the EE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Vital Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Nandakumar Selvaraj, Toai Doan
  • Patent number: 10555725
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprising: a mechanism that is configured to perform an operational motion of the surgical apparatus; and at least one transformation member having an original shape and a deformed shape, the at least one transformation member connecting the mechanism together, when the at least one transformation member is in the deformed shape so that the mechanism is capable of performing the operational motion; and wherein after the transformation member is subject a transition temperature, the at least one transformation member changes from the deformed shape to the original shape and disengages a portion of the mechanism so that the mechanism is prevented from performing the operational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventor: William F. Kratoska
  • Patent number: 10543041
    Abstract: An energy-based surgical system includes a light beam source and a probe defining a channel about a longitudinal axis thereof and a side opening near a distal end thereof. Methods of nerve detection using the system include positioning the probe adjacent targeted tissue, transmitting a beam of light from the light beam source through the channel of the probe and the side opening of the probe to the targeted tissue, measuring a response to determine the presence of a nerve within the targeted tissue, and delivering energy to the targeted tissue with the probe to treat tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: William H. Nau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10525274
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a connector for deploying an energy transmission medium, comprising a cylindrical tube and a telescopic arrangement comprising a fixed tube attached to and penetrating a sealed first end of the cylindrical tube, leaving a tunnel connecting an inner space of the cylindrical tube and the environment, and a sliding tube slidably engaged with the fixed tube and affixed with at least one energy transmission medium having a front end extending through out of the sliding tube towards a second end of the cylindrical tube and a tail end connected to an energy source coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hsiao Sen Tseng
  • Patent number: 10517673
    Abstract: Laser energy delivery devices and methods are provided. A laser energy delivery device for providing treatment to a subject may include a coupling adapted to couple to a laser energy generator. A sheath is coupled to the coupling, the sheath including a distal end adapted to be disposed in the subject. A plurality of transport members are carried by the coupling and the sheath, the plurality of transport members being adapted to receive laser energy at the coupling, transmit laser energy through the sheath, and deliver laser energy to the subject. A sensor is adapted to detect transmission of laser energy through at least one of the plurality of transport members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Grace, George Woodrow Burton, Gregory Conway Ebbets, Nolan Miller Horrall, Brandon Thomas Hendrick, Thomas Kelby Triffo, Blaine Andrew Schneider, Joseph Nicholas Matterson
  • Patent number: 10507140
    Abstract: A combination therapy pad that includes a first layer and a second layer operatively coupled to the first layer. A fiber-optic array is disposed between the first layer and the second layer. A third layer is operatively coupled to the first layer. The third layer includes a vacuum tube in fluid communication with a vacuum source and a therapeutic fluid tube in fluid communication with a therapeutic fluid source. The third layer provides at least one of vacuum therapy and therapeutic fluid treatment to a wound area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Quisenberry
  • Patent number: 10506926
    Abstract: In one implementation, a device detects multiple vital signs from sensors such as a digital infrared sensor, a photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor and at least one micro dynamic light scattering (mDLS) sensor, and thereafter in some implementations the vital signs are transmitted to, and stored by, an electronic medical record system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ARC Devices Limited
    Inventors: Mark Khachaturian, Michael Smith, Irwin Gross, Christine Cherepy
  • Patent number: 10492863
    Abstract: Laser energy delivery devices and methods are provided. A laser energy delivery device may include a housing, and a coupling is carried by the housing and adapted to couple to a laser energy generator. A sheath is carried by the housing, and the sheath includes a distal end adapted to be disposed in the subject. A plurality of transport members are carried by the sheath, and the plurality of transport members are adapted to receive laser energy at the coupling, transmit laser energy through the sheath, and deliver laser energy to the subject. A fluid-driven motor is carried by the housing and adapted to be driven upon receiving a fluid from a fluid source. A drive wire is carried by the sheath and eccentrically coupled to the distal end of the sheath, and the drive wire is adapted to be rotatably driven by the fluid-driven motor and rotates to eccentrically rotate the distal end of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Grace, George Woodrow Burton, Gregory Conway Ebbets, Nolan Miller Horrall, Brandon Thomas Hendrick, Thomas Kelby Triffo, Blaine Andrew Schneider, Joseph Nicholas Matterson, Weston Lee, Donald R. Sandmore
  • Patent number: 10470712
    Abstract: A biomarker detector used to detect and notify a user of a biological substance. More specifically, a biomarker detector coating layered on a surgical instrument that enables a user of the surgical instrument to know when a critical bodily fluid, such as cerebrospinal fluid, or critical tissue, such as nerve tissue, has been reached by the surgical instrument, thereby allowing the user to react accordingly and avoid iatrogenic injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sipple Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Sipple
  • Patent number: 10463873
    Abstract: A phototherapeutic system for providing phototherapy inside a user's mouth comprises a housing; and a plurality of radiation sources disposed in the housing, wherein the plurality of radiation sources is configured to provide to the user's mouth a plurality of beams, wherein at least two beams of the plurality of beams have different wavelengths, and wherein a portion of the housing is configured to receive a pressure resulting from the user's mouth so as to prevent the housing from moving during the phototherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Chaohui Yang, Xicheng Yang, Rui Wu
  • Patent number: 10448874
    Abstract: A visit duration control system comprises a sensor (10) for sensing one or more physiological parameters of a person over time allowing the quantification of stress load of said person, a visit detector (20) for indicating the start of a third party's visit to said person, a processor (30) for determining said person's stress load from said one or more physiological parameters during said third party's visit and a signaling unit (40) for issuing a warning signal if said stress load exceeds a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martin Ouwerkerk, Marjolein Irene Van Lieshout, Johannes Weda, Vincent Alexander Rudolf Aarts
  • Patent number: 10433777
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for detecting vital signs comprising a sensor (2) and a power supply module (3), which sensor (2) has at least one detection means (5, 6, 7, 8) configured to detect a vital sign from the group comprising oxygen content of the blood, body temperature, skin moisture, conductivity of the skin, pulse, and a first (10) communication module, and the power supply module (3) has a second communication module (20) and a power source (21), and a wireless communication link (4) exists between the first (10) and second communication module (20), and the sensor (2) is provided in the form of an elastically deformable, rebounding thin-film sensor, and the communication link (4) is configured for transmitting power and measured values or measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ASMAG-Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Schröter