Patents by Inventor Belinko K. Matsuura

Belinko K. Matsuura has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200269016
    Abstract: A medical device delivery system can be used to advance a medical device to a target area within a patient's vasculature. The system can comprise a catheter, a support sheath, and a core member coupled to a medical device. The core member can be used to longitudinally advanced or retracting medical device within a lumen of the support sheath. The support sheath can be advanced within the catheter until a distal end of the support sheath contacts or abuts a reduced diameter section of the catheter lumen. Thereafter, the core member can be advanced into the catheter lumen toward the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen A. Sosnowski, David G. Matsuura, Philip J. Simpson, Belinko K. Matsuura, Jeffrey J. Loos
  • Patent number: 10646742
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TAU ORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10561881
    Abstract: A wearable device such as a garment is disclosed, having at least one resistance element at a motion segment such as a hip or knee. The garment includes at least one sensor, for sensing a parameter. Electronics are provided for processing the sensed parameter, and for providing feedback. Feedback may be in the form of proprioceptive tactile or audible feedback, or in the form of an adjustment of a performance parameter of the wearable device. In one implementation, resistance to movement of the wearer is adjusted up or down in response to changes in power output by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TAU Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20190351275
    Abstract: A wearable device such as a garment is disclosed, having at least one sensor, for sensing a parameter. Electronics are provided for processing the sensed parameter, and for providing feedback. Feedback may be in the form of proprioceptive tactile or audible feedback, or in the form of an adjustment of a performance parameter of the wearable device. In one implementation, the processor is configured to activate an effector to provide feedback to the wearer to make a body position correction to bring the position into alignment with predetermined body position reference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20190023398
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for payload delivery, including payloads for pest control (e.g., biocidal and larvicidal compounds and compositions). Also included are devices and methods for delivering payloads to remote areas by aerial delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Rowena Lampa Albanna, Grey Frandsen, Belinko K Matsuura, David G Matsuura, Jeffrey J Loos
  • Patent number: 10124205
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable resistance elements. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10004937
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment with resistance elements, which may be fluid filled dampers. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques. Sensors may be provided for sensing any of a variety of biometric parameters and for determining exerted power or calories consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20180093126
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20180093121
    Abstract: A wearable device such as a garment is disclosed, having at least one resistance element at a motion segment such as a hip or knee. The garment includes at least one sensor, for sensing a parameter. Electronics are provided for processing the sensed parameter, and for providing feedback. Feedback may be in the form of proprioceptive tactile or audible feedback, or in the form of an adjustment of a performance parameter of the wearable device. In one implementation, resistance to movement of the wearer is adjusted up or down in response to changes in power output by the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20180085143
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for transplanting hair. In some example embodiments, an apparatus for transplanting hair may include a handle, a needle extending from the handle and including a beveled distal end for creating an implant site in skin. The implant site may be configured to receive a follicular unit having at least one hair follicle. The apparatus may further include a shuttle tube that extends from the handle along a first lumen of the needle. The shuttle tube may be configured to capture the follicular unit for implanting in the implant site. The apparatus may further include a stabilizer that extends from the handle along a second lumen of the shuttle tube. The stabilizer may stabilize the follicular unit in the implant site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: James B. DeYarman, David G. Matsuura, Belinko K. Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20170274249
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable biomechanics units and or resistance modules. The garment may provide resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and or tracks a variety of biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing or athletic uniform. The device may be worn as a supplemental training and or diagnostic tool during conventional training protocols, or as a biomechanics or biometric data capture device during competition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob A. Moebius, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20170259102
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable resistance elements. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9656117
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TAU Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20160199685
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9375603
    Abstract: Disclosed is a garment configured to receive resistance elements for elevating physiological load under motion. The garment includes left and right docking platforms for receiving left and right resistance elements which provide resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Force transfer layers may be provided to transmit torque from the docking platforms to the garment while minimizing stretching or wrinkling of the garment. The garment may be a compression garment, including or constructed from fabric having at least about 30% stretch prior to tensile failure. Sensors may be provided for sensing any of a variety of biometric parameters and for determining exerted power or calories consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20160038783
    Abstract: Disclosed is a garment configured to receive resistance elements for elevating physiological load under motion. The garment includes left and right docking platforms for receiving left and right resistance elements which provide resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Force transfer layers may be provided to transmit torque from the docking platforms to the garment while minimizing stretching or wrinkling of the garment. The garment may be a compression garment, including or constructed from fabric having at least about 30% stretch prior to tensile failure. Sensors may be provided for sensing any of a variety of biometric parameters and for determining exerted power or calories consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20150190669
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment with resistance elements, which may be fluid filled dampers. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques. Sensors may be provided for sensing any of a variety of biometric parameters and for determining exerted power or calories consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann