Patents by Inventor Yossi Gross

Yossi Gross 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).

  • Patent number: 11116975
    Abstract: An excitation unit is configured to induce action potentials by applying an excitatory current to a nerve. A blocking unit is configured to block the induced action potentials from propagating along the nerve by applying a blocking current to the nerve. A sensor unit is configured to detect the induced action potentials in the nerve, and to responsively provide a sensor signal that conveys information about the detected induced action potentials. Circuitry is configured (i) to drive the excitation unit to apply the excitatory current, (ii) to drive the blocking unit to apply the blocking current, (iii) while driving the blocking unit to apply the blocking current, to drive the sensor unit to detect the induced action potentials and provide the sensor signal, (iv) to receive the sensor signal, and (v) in response to the sensor signal, to alter a parameter of the blocking current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BLUEWIND MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Gur Oron, Bar Eytan, Eran Benjamin, Anton Plotkin, Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 11097098
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes providing an electrode, which includes a wire that has a wire diameter of between 75 and 125 microns. The wire includes a non-electrically-insulated current-application longitudinal segment, which, in the absence of any applied forces, is coiled and has a mean pitch of between 1.1 and 2 times the wire diameter, and an entire longitudinal length of between 5 and 35 mm. The wire also includes an electrically-insulated lead longitudinal segment has an entire longitudinal length of between 5 and 80 mm, in the absence of any applied forces. At least a portion of the electrode is implanted in a body of a subject. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Zev Sohn
  • Publication number: 20210252272
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided that is configured to be deployed in a lumen of a blood vessel of a subject. The apparatus includes a pump portion, including an anchor configured to engage a wall of the blood vessel in order to maintain the apparatus in place within the blood vessel, and a reciprocating valve coupled to the anchor and including a set of one or more leaflets. A valve driver is configured to drive the reciprocating valve in a reciprocating pattern between (i) a first state in which the leaflets are in an open configuration allowing blood flow through the reciprocating valve, and (ii) a second state in which the leaflets are in a closed configuration inhibiting blood flow through the reciprocating valve. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi GROSS
  • Patent number: 11065451
    Abstract: A prosthetic aortic valve is configured to be delivered to a native aortic valve of a patient in a constrained delivery configuration within a delivery sheath. The prosthetic aortic valve includes a frame; a plurality of prosthetic leaflets coupled to the frame; a cathode and an anode, which are mechanically coupled to the frame; and a prosthetic-valve coil, which is coupled to the frame and is in non-wireless electrical communication with the cathode and the anode. When the prosthetic aortic valve is in an expanded fully-deployed configuration upon release from the delivery sheath, (a) a line defined between upstream-most and downstream-most points of mechanical coupling between the prosthetic-valve coil and the frame and (b) a central longitudinal axis defined by the frame form an angle of between 20 and 70 degrees. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: E-VALVE SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi Gross
  • Publication number: 20210212572
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring a clinical condition of a subject is described. A motion sensor senses motion of the subject without contacting or viewing the subject, and generates a sensed motion signal responsive to the sensed motion. A signal analyzer is adapted to analyze the motion signal to identify a cough in the subject. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Avner HALPERIN, Yossi GROSS
  • Publication number: 20210169467
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valves and methods of use of prosthetic heart valves may be provided. In one implementation, a prosthetic heart valve may include an annular spacer configured for implantation with a native heart valve opening and a central valve section configured for disposal within the annular spacer. The central valve section may include at least one anchoring protrusion configured to anchor the central valve section against axial movement relative to the annular spacer. During deployment, the central valve section may be expanded radially within the heart into an at least partially-expanded configuration while at least a portion of the central valve section is situated outside of a space opening of the annular spacer, and moved upstream while remaining in the at least partially-expanded configuration until the anchoring protrusion engages the annular spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Gil HACOHEN, Yossi GROSS, Tal REICH
  • Publication number: 20210162213
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided that includes a retinal stimulator, which includes an electrode array including electrodes, which are configured to be coupled to a retina of a subject's eye; and driving circuitry, configured to drive the electrodes to apply currents to the retina. The retinal stimulator further includes an elastic anchor that is coupled to the retinal stimulator and is configured to anchor the electrodes to the retina without the elastic anchor penetrating the retina. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: NANO RETINA LTD.
    Inventors: Rani MENDELEWICZ, Boris DEGTIAR, Yaakov MILSTAIN, Yossi GROSS, Dorit RAZ PRAG, David RIGLER
  • Patent number: 11013906
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided that is configured to be deployed in a lumen of a blood vessel of a subject. The apparatus includes a pump portion, including an anchor configured to engage a wall of the blood vessel in order to maintain the apparatus in place within the blood vessel, and a reciprocating valve coupled to the anchor and including a set of one or more leaflets. A valve driver is configured to drive the reciprocating valve in a reciprocating pattern between (i) a first state in which the leaflets are in an open configuration allowing blood flow through the reciprocating valve, and (ii) a second state in which the leaflets are in a closed configuration inhibiting blood flow through the reciprocating valve. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 11013597
    Abstract: A valve prosthesis system includes a prosthetic aortic valve and a non-implantable unit. The prosthetic aortic valve includes a plurality of prosthetic leaflets; a frame; a cathode and an anode, which are mechanically coupled to the frame; and a prosthetic-valve coil, which is in non-wireless electrical communication with the cathode and the anode. The prosthetic aortic valve does not include any active electronic components. The non-implantable unit includes an energy-transmission coil; sensing skin ECG electrodes; and non-implantable control circuitry, which drives the cathode and the anode to apply a pacing signal to a heart, detect at least one cardiac parameter using the sensing skin ECG electrodes, and, at least partially responsively to the detected cardiac parameter, to set parameters of the pacing signal, by wirelessly transferring energy from the energy-transmission coil to the prosthetic-valve coil by inductive coupling. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: E-VALVE SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi Gross
  • Publication number: 20210138248
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes implanting a first electrode in a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-filled space of a brain of a subject identified as at risk of or suffering from Alzheimer's disease. One or more second electrodes are implanted superficial to brain parenchyma of the subject, such that the brain parenchyma is spatially disposed between a ventricular system of the brain and the one or more second electrodes. Control circuitry is activated to drive the first and the one or more second electrodes to clear amyloid beta and/or tau protein from the brain parenchyma into the ventricular system by applying current between the first electrode and the one or more second electrodes using an average voltage of less than 1.2 V. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Gideon Fostick, Yossi GROSS, Alex TENDLER
  • Patent number: 10980750
    Abstract: An ingestible pill is provided that includes an enteric coating and a medication-delivery device, which includes (a) a patch having upper and lower surfaces that face in generally opposite directions, and (b) needles. The patch is disposed within the enteric coating, folded so as to define one or more creases, which define respective inner and outer crease sides, wherein at least 50% of the needles are coupled to the patch along the inner crease sides. The patch is configured to assume, after the enteric coating dissolves, an expanded shape, in which the patch has an outer perimeter. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Alma Therapeutics Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Oz Cabiri
  • Publication number: 20210106820
    Abstract: Apparatus for driving fluid between first and second anatomical sites of a subject is provided, comprising (1) a first electrode, configured to be coupled to the first anatomical site of the subject; (2) a second electrode, configured to be coupled to the second anatomical site of the subject; and (3) a control unit, configured to (i) detect a pressure difference between the first and second anatomical sites, and (ii) in response to the detected pressure difference, drive fluid between the first and second anatomical sites by applying a treatment voltage between the first and second electrodes. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 10973966
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described, including apparatus (20) for implanting in a heart of a human subject. The apparatus includes an interatrial anchor (22) shaped to define an opening (26) having a diameter of 4-8 mm, and a bag (24) in fluid communication with the opening of the anchor. The apparatus is shaped to fit within a right atrium of the heart of the subject, and has a capacity of between 4 and 20 cm3. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Zev Sohn, Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 10939829
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring a clinical condition of a subject is described. A motion sensor senses motion of the subject without contacting or viewing the subject, and generates a sensed motion signal responsive to the sensed motion. A signal analyzer is adapted to analyze the motion signal to identify a cough in the subject. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EARLYSENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Avner Halperin, Yossi Gross
  • Publication number: 20210059830
    Abstract: An artificial intervertebral disc (IVD) is provided for replacement of a degenerated intervertebral disc. The artificial IVD includes two endplates having oppositely-facing outward surfaces configured to engage respective intervertebral surfaces of the spinal column, and a chamber, which is disposed between oppositely-facing inner surfaces of the two endplates, and which includes a lateral wall including an electroosmotic membrane. A plurality of exposed electrode surface includes (i) one or more intra-chamber exposed electrode surfaces, which are located within the chamber; and (ii) one or more extra-chamber exposed electrode surfaces, which are located outside the chamber, in a vicinity of the chamber. Control circuitry is configured to drive at least one of the one or more intra-chamber exposed electrode surfaces and at least one of the one or more extra-chamber exposed electrode surfaces to electroosmotically drive liquid from outside the chamber to inside the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi GROSS
  • Patent number: 10925595
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valves and methods of use of prosthetic heart valves may be provided. In one implementation, a prosthetic heart valve may include an annular spacer configured for implantation with a native heart valve opening and a central valve section configured for disposal within the annular spacer. The central valve section may include at least one anchoring protrusion configured to anchor the central valve section against axial movement relative to the annular spacer. During deployment, the central valve section may be advanced downstream beyond the implanted annular spacer, and moved upstream until the anchoring protrusion engages the annular spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Hacohen, Yossi Gross, Tal Reich
  • Patent number: 10905875
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes implanting a first electrode at a first site in a brain of a subject suffering from hydrocephalus, and a second electrode at a second site in the subject. The hydrocephalus is treated by electroosmotically driving fluid out of the first site, by applying a treatment voltage between the first and the second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 10898716
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes implanting (a) a parenchymal electrode in or in contact with an outer surface of brain parenchyma of a subject identified as at risk of or suffering from a disease, and (b) a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) electrode in a CSF-filled space of a brain of the subject, the CSF-filled space selected from the group consisting of: a ventricular system and a subarachnoid space. A midplane treatment electrode is disposed in or over a superior sagittal sinus. Control circuitry is activated to drive the parenchymal electrode and the CSF electrode to drive a substance from the brain parenchyma into the CSF-filled space of the brain, and apply a treatment current between the CSF electrode and the midplane treatment electrode to drive the substance from the CSF-filled space of the brain to the superior sagittal sinus. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Gideon Fostick, Yossi Gross, Alex Tendler
  • Patent number: 10881858
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided that includes an extracranial electrode, configured to be placed outside and in electrical contact with a skull of a subject identified as at risk of or suffering from a disease; and a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) electrode, configured to be implanted in a ventricular system of a brain of the subject. Control circuitry is configured to drive the extracranial and the CSF electrodes to clear a substance from brain parenchyma of the subject into the ventricular system of the brain. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Alex Tendler
  • Publication number: 20200384248
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described including an implantable device shaped to define (a) at least two artery-contact regions, the artery-contact regions comprising struts that are configured to stretch an arterial wall by applying pressure to the arterial wall, and (b) at least two crimping regions that comprise locking mechanisms configured to prevent the crimping regions from becoming crimped due to pressure from the wall of the artery on the artery-contact regions. The crimping regions are configured to be crimped during insertion of the device, via a catheter, by the locking mechanisms being unlocked during insertion of the device. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yossi GROSS, Itzik AVNERI, Ori WEISBERG, Moshe ESHKOL, Omry BEN-EZRA, Raanan GEFEN, Tal OREN, Yaron ASSAF, Tanhum FELD, Moshe ELAZAR