Miscellaneous Patents (Class 128/897)
  • Patent number: 10780201
    Abstract: In various aspects, the wound therapy apparatus disclosed herein includes a wound interface that defines an enclosed space over a wound bed that is fluid tight when secured to a skin surface around the wound bed. The wound therapy apparatus includes a control group that cooperates with the wound interface to regulate input of input fluid comprising a gas having an O2 concentration greater than atmospheric air into the enclosed space and to regulate the withdrawal of output fluid from the enclosed space in order to vary an actual pressure pa within the enclosed space generally between a minimum pressure pmin and a maximum pressure pmax, the minimum pressure pmin being less than ambient pressure pamb, in various aspects. The input of the gas having an O2 concentration greater than atmospheric air is sequential with withdrawal of the gas having an O2 concentration greater than atmospheric air, in various aspects. Related methods of use of the wound therapy apparatus are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Edward D. Lin
  • Patent number: 10780291
    Abstract: Provided herein is a multichannel Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (mTMS) coil device with two or more overlapping coil windings within a casing. The mTMS coil device is capable of adjusting parameters of the stimulation of magnetic and induced electric fields through the selective control of the multiple coil windings within the mTMS coil device. Additionally, provided are methods of operation including navigated TMS for adjusting parameters such as location, direction and/or orientation of magnetic and induced electric fields from mTMS coil devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Nexstim Oyj
    Inventors: Risto Ilmoniemi, Lari Koponen, Jaakko Nieminen, Gustaf Järnefelt
  • Patent number: 10775851
    Abstract: A wearable memory aid or activity tracking device. The device includes a wristband having a plurality of buttons that may be manually articulated between first and second configurations or states to conveniently track the occurrence of events or to count activities. Activities or events may be tracked over any selected period of time, for example a day, a week, an hour, or other chronological time period. Alternatively, events may be tracked during an activity, for example, while at the gym, after school, during a golf hole, or the like. The device is suitable for use by people of any age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Sara Stewart
  • Patent number: 10765880
    Abstract: A device for breaking down fatty tissue using inductive magnetic fields includes a stimulation coil replaceably attached to a stand and accommodated in a plastic housing, a variable-height pedestal, and a pivotable camera integrated in the stand for observing muscle contractions that are triggered. An operating console features control software for computer-aided optimization of one or more stimuli, and a pulse generator for electrically actuating a magnetic field coil. A spotlight may be included for correctly illuminating the area of the body captured by the camera. A method for breaking down fatty tissue is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventor: Tobias Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 10764554
    Abstract: A method for rendering views to an output device, including receiving vehicle data from a portable device. The vehicle data is from a frame of reference of an exterior environment of a vehicle. The method also includes receiving user data from a portable device. The user data includes a health data about a user from a frame of reference of an exterior environment of the vehicle. The method also includes generating a view based on the vehicle data, the user data and a model. The model includes one or more components that define the view. The method further includes determining a difference between the user data and the vehicle data. The method additionally includes rendering the view at a rendering speed to the output device by controlling the output device to update display of the view according to the determined difference. The rendering speed is based on the health data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10751452
    Abstract: This invention provides wound healing systems, which delivers oxygen to the wound bed and applies negative pressure thereto, where the source of oxygen and negative pressure are simultaneously applied to distal sites of the dressing. Methods of treating wounds and methods of treating or preventing anaerobic infection of wounds using such systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Moris Topaz
  • Patent number: 10754421
    Abstract: A method for rendering views to an output device, including receiving vehicle data, the vehicle data associated with a vehicle, and receiving user data including a health data about a user. The method including generating a view based on the vehicle data and the user data. The method including determining a difference between the user data and the vehicle data indicative of a perspective based on motion of the vehicle. The method including rendering the view at a rendering speed to the output device by controlling the output device to update display of the view according to the determined difference, wherein the rendering speed is based on the health data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10736675
    Abstract: An endosseous screw assembly for an internal fixation system, comprising: a stem extending longitudinally and having at least one threaded distal portion for allowing anchoring to a bone site of a patient; a connection sleeve suitable for introduction inside a connection hole of a fixation member; and a ring nut rotatably mounted on the connection sleeve. The ring nut may be threadably mounted on the connection sleeve and may comprise a rim with teeth designed to cooperate with a step formed on the fixation member, in the vicinity of the connection hole, so as to prevent rotation of the ring nut with respect to the fixation member when the connection sleeve is introduced into the connection hole of the fixation member. The ring nut may further comprise multiple deformable interference fit components which lie along a conical portion of the connection sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Orthofix S.R.L.
    Inventors: Denis Lorenzini, Federico Vicenzi
  • Patent number: 10736497
    Abstract: A method and a system for anatomical site relocalisation using dual data synchronisation. Method for repositioning, possibly several times, at a specific location, which has been already explored during a first or “reference exploration”, a flexible endoscope during one or more successive endoluminal or extraluminal subsequent or “new exploration”, or similar procedures, wherein the repositioning is realized either manually, by a human user, or automatically, by a robotic system, from or by way of a synchronisation process between a “new exploration” flexible endoscope video and the “reference exploration” flexible endoscope video displayed in parallel on or in two different windows, on one or more screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: INSTITUT HOSPITALO-UNIVERSITAIRE DE CHIRURGIE MINI-INVASIVE GUIDEE PAR L'IMAGE, INSTITUT DE RECHECHE SUR LES CANCERS DE L'APPAREIL DIGESTIF—IRCAD
    Inventors: Stephane Nicolau, Anant Suraj Vemuri, Luc Soler, Jacques Marescaux
  • Patent number: 10729579
    Abstract: Described are devices and methods for delivering a sheet of tissue into the eye in such a way that damage to the tissue is minimized, damage to the eye during insertion and manipulation of the tissue is minimized, and the tissue is released and delivered in a precise and controlled fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: National Institutes of Health
    Inventor: Arvydas Maminishkis
  • Patent number: 10725734
    Abstract: There is provided a voice input device including a processor configured to realize an address term definition function of defining an address term for at least a partial region of an image to be displayed on a display, a display control function of displaying the image on the display and temporarily displaying the address term on the display in association with the region, a voice input acquisition function of acquiring a voice input for the image, and a command issuing function of issuing a command relevant to the region when the address term is included in the voice input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shouichi Doi, Yoshiki Takeoka, Masayuki Takada
  • Patent number: 10695036
    Abstract: Provided herein is a magnetic apparatus for collecting superparamagnetic particles from a subject. The superparamagnetic particles are previously injected into the subject and have ligands bound thereto that are specific for one or more non-cell biomarkers. In one embodiment, the superparamagnetic particles are injected into and retrieved from a cavity such as a joint cavity. These compositions and methods allow for the sequestration and removal of inflammatory mediators, as both a diagnostic of the local immune response and a therapeutic that can reduce inflammation in the local disease environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Douglas Allen, Jon Paul Dobson, Elena Georgina Yarmola, Zachary Kaufman, David P. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10688227
    Abstract: In various aspects, the wound therapy apparatus disclosed herein includes a wound interface that defines an enclosed space over a wound bed that is fluid tight when secured to a skin surface around the wound bed. The wound therapy apparatus includes a control group that cooperates with the wound interface to regulate input of input fluid comprising a gas having an O2 concentration greater than atmospheric air into the enclosed space and to regulate the withdrawal of output fluid from the enclosed space in order to vary an actual pressure pa within the enclosed space generally between a minimum pressure pmin and a maximum pressure pmax, the minimum pressure pmin being less than ambient pressure pamb, in various aspects. The input of the gas having an O2 concentration greater than atmospheric air is sequential with withdrawal of the gas having an O2 concentration greater than atmospheric air, in various aspects. Related methods of use of the wound therapy apparatus are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Edward D. Lin
  • Patent number: 10687851
    Abstract: The present application relates to a treatment head (30) for performing a microdermabrasion procedure on a subject's skin (40). The treatment head (30) has a skin contact surface (32) which is positionable against the subject's skin (40) and at least one vacuum aperture (50) at the skin contact surface (32). The at least one vacuum aperture (50) defines a path (52) at which a vacuum is generatable. The at least one vacuum aperture (50) has an abrasive edge (56) defined by a juncture of the vacuum aperture and the skin contact surface. The abrasive edge is configured to act on the subject's skin (40). The present application also relates to a skin care device (10) for performing a microdermabrasion procedure on a subject's skin (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Linda Goverdina Maria Beijens, Martin Jurna, Willem Verkruijsse, Hendrik Halling Van Amerongen
  • Patent number: 10679738
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, devices, and techniques for identifying sections of medical documents that are suitable for automated medical coding. In one example, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, by one or more processors, the medical document, wherein the medical document comprises a plurality of sections. The method also may include determining, by the one or more processors and via application of a classification model to each section of the plurality of sections, codability indicia for each section of the plurality of sections, wherein the codability indicia represents whether the respective section is suitable for automated medical coding. The method may include outputting, by the one or more processors, the respective codability indicia for each section of the plurality of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kavita A. Ganesan, Brian J. Stankiewicz, David E. Yarowsky, Anna N. Rafferty, Michael A. Nossal, Anthony R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10646153
    Abstract: A force measurement system is disclosed herein. The force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly configured to receive a subject thereon, and one or more data processing devices operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly. In one or more embodiments, the one or more data processing devices are configured to receive one or more signals that are representative of forces and/or moments being applied to the top surface of the force measurement assembly by the subject, and to convert the one or more signals into output forces and/or moments, and the one or more data processing devices are further configured to determine a type of balance strategy that the subject is using to maintain his or her balance on the force measurement assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Jaswandi Tushar Pitale, Mohan Chandra Baro
  • Patent number: 10632306
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of neurostimulation for treating obstructive sleep apnea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LivaNova USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Bolea, Thomas B. Hoegh, Brian D. Kuhnley, Dale G. Suilmann, Bruce J. Persson, John P. Beck, Sidney Hauschild, Paula M. Kaplan, Adam K. Hoyhtya, Wondimeneh Tesfayesus, Robert E. Atkinson, Peter R. Eastwood, David R. Hillman
  • Patent number: 10635164
    Abstract: A method for rendering views to an output device in a vehicle, including receiving vehicle data from one or more vehicle systems of the vehicle, wherein the vehicle data includes predictive vehicle data. The method including generating a view based on the vehicle data and a model, the model including one or more components that define the view, wherein generating the view includes augmenting one or more components of the model according to the vehicle data. The method including rendering the view to the output device by controlling the output device to update display of the view according to the augmented one or more components of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10638106
    Abstract: A method for rendering views to an output device in a vehicle, including receiving vehicle data from a portable device. The vehicle data includes vehicle dynamics data and predictive vehicle data within a frame of reference of an exterior environment of the vehicle. The method also includes generating a view based on the vehicle data and a model. The model includes one or more components that define the view. The method also includes determining a difference between the vehicle dynamics data and the predictive vehicle data indicative of a perspective based on motion of the vehicle within the frame of reference of the exterior environment of the vehicle. The method further includes rendering the view to the output device by controlling the output device to update display of the view according to the model and the determined difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10621882
    Abstract: A process for cognitive assessment and training, the process being executed by at least one processor of a computing system and including the steps of: receiving interaction data representing interactions between an application executing on an electronic device and an individual interacting with the executing application; processing the interaction data to generate performance data representing quantitative measures of the performance of the individual with respect to the executing application; and processing the performance data for the individual to generate cognitive assessment data indicative of at least one attention-related ability of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: TALI Health Pty Ltd, Monash University
    Inventors: Andrew Somers, Grace Lethlean, Hannah Kirk, Kim Cornish
  • Patent number: 10617351
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems to periodically monitor the emotional state of a subject comprising the steps of: exposing the subject to a plurality of stimuli during a session; acquiring objective data from a plurality of monitoring sensors, wherein at least one sensor measures a physiological parameter; transferring the data to a database; and processing the data to extract objective information about the emotional state of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sackett Solutions & Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Nemoy Rau, Hans Rau, Ramarao Inguva, Visveshwar Baskaran, Rick Story
  • Patent number: 10610623
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing fluid absorption from a tissue site are described. A dressing having an absorbent is positioned proximate the tissue site to receive fluid from the tissue site. A reduced-pressure source is fluidly coupled to the dressing and supplies reduced pressure to the dressing. The reduced pressure is periodically decreased to distribute fluid in the absorbent and managed fluid absorption. The system includes a reduced-pressure source and a container having an upstream layer, a downstream layer, and an absorbent between the upstream layer and the downstream layer. The system also includes a sealing member for forming a therapeutic environment having the container and a controller configured to operate the reduced pressure source to intermittently supply reduced pressure to the therapeutic environment and periodically decrease the reduced pressure in the therapeutic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 10614911
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that are related to electronic health records (EHRs). A first EHR system can receive a request to report information to a second EHR system. Responsive to the request, the first EHR system can generate an EHR report that includes one or more EHR identifiers. The one or more EHR identifiers can include an EHR-user identifier, an EHR-patient identifier, and a behavior identifier. The first EHR system can send the EHR report to the second EHR system. The second EHR system can: access information based on the EHR-user identifier and/or the EHR-patient identifier, generate an output based on the accessed information, and provide the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher R. Galassi
  • Patent number: 10595888
    Abstract: A self-closing device for implantation within a patient's body includes base material including an inner surface area for securing the base material to a tissue structure, and a plurality of support elements surrounding or embedded in the base material. The support elements are separable to accommodate creating an opening through the base material for receiving one or more instruments through the base material, and biased to return towards a relaxed state for self-closing the opening after removing the one or more instruments. The device may be provided as a patch, cuff, or integrally attached to a tubular graft or in various shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SOLINAS MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: James Hong, Amy Lee, Erik van der Burg
  • Patent number: 10596394
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that includes a radiation therapy device with a gantry. The radiation therapy device is configured to deliver a radiation beam at an angle determined by orientation of the gantry. Also, a pair of radiation detectors are located at a fixed position to receive radiation originating from the radiation beam. Each of the radiation detectors in the pair generate differing responses to the radiation beam at the angle. The system further includes computer hardware configured to perform operations that determine the angle of the gantry utilizing the differing responses from the pair of radiation detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Nuclear Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Simon, Jakub Kozelka, Kai Wundke, Jie Shi
  • Patent number: 10575940
    Abstract: An implantable respiratory apparatus including an expandable/contractible element; wherein at least part of the element is configured to be anchored to the subject's chest bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Elias Hellou
  • Patent number: 10576037
    Abstract: Provided herein is a topical wound dressing that comprises a collagen and a flexible paste. Also provided is a wound dressing with a first layer of a sterilized mixture of collagen and a second adhesive layer effective to adhere to surrounding skin and to keep the first layer in contact with the wound. In addition there is provided a wound dressing foil that comprises collagen and a plastic compound that can provide a foil shape. Furthermore, methods of dressing wounds utilizing the wound dressings and wound dressing foil are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MAM Holdings of West Florida, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Carl Randall Harrell
  • Patent number: 10573004
    Abstract: A method of determining volumetric data of a predetermined anatomical feature is described. The method comprising determining volumetric data of one or more anatomical features present in a field of view of a depth sensing camera apparatus, identifying a predetermined anatomical feature as being present in the field of view of the depth sensing camera apparatus, associating the volumetric data of one of the one or more anatomical features with the identified predetermined anatomical feature, and outputting the volumetric data of the predetermined anatomical feature. An apparatus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HEARTFELT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Shamus Husheer
  • Patent number: 10572629
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one attribute of at least one individual, querying at least one database at least partly based on the at least one attribute, selecting from the at least one database at least one prescription medication and at least one artificial sensory experience to address the at least one attribute of at least one individual, and/or presenting an indication of the at least one prescription medication and the at least one artificial sensory experience at least partly based on the selecting from the at least one database at least one prescription medication and at least one artificial sensory experience to address the at least one attribute of at least one individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10548681
    Abstract: A surgical robot system for stereotactic surgery, according to the present disclosure, may include: a stereotactic surgery unit to move and rotate a surgical instrument; a controller to receive the first imaging data that represents a three-dimensional image of a surgical portion that includes a surgical target; one or more markers to be attached to, or disposed near, the surgical portion; an imaging unit to create the second imaging data that represents a three-dimensional external image of the surgical portion; and a tracking unit to track the positions and postures of the imaging unit and the markers. The controller may create the coordinate conversion relationships for converting a coordinate from the first coordinate system of the first imaging data into the fourth coordinate system of the stereotactic surgery unit and control the stereotactic surgery unit by using the coordinate conversion relationships above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Eun Hyoung Seong, Young Sik Kwon, Jae Heon Chung
  • Patent number: 10538864
    Abstract: The present inventioN relates to fibers comprising a polyesteramide (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein ?m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9, ?m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0, ?n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200), —R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20) alkylene or (C2-C20) alkenylene and combinations thereof; —R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS, B.V.
    Inventors: Mirian Hendrika Jacoba Gillissen-Van Der Vight, Jens Christoph Thies, George Mihov
  • Patent number: 10517638
    Abstract: A minimally invasive fat cell removal system and method is provided using a numbing component, a laser component, and a NIL component. A cannula and fiber of the laser component are insertable into a body of a patient at a biopsy punch to liquefy a fat cell via a tumescent fluid and/or a laser. A NIL cannula of the NIL component is insertable into the body to remove the fat cell via suction and/or nutation. An anesthetic device of the numbing component may reduce sensation of the body where the cannula is insertable. The fat cell may be harvested and implanted at another location of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Rollins Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron J. Rollins
  • Patent number: 10509099
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media are disclosed for improving, in some examples, real time location systems with multiple location technologies. In one embodiment, a method is provided including receiving blink data from a location tag associated with a first sensor; receiving proximity data generated based on communications between the first sensor and a second sensor, the proximity data including a sensor identifier; calculating location data associated with the location tag based on the blink data; and determining sensor position calculation data associated with the first sensor based on the proximity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John K. Hughes, James J. O'Hagan
  • Patent number: 10492879
    Abstract: A surgical robot system for stereotactic surgery, according to the present disclosure, may include: a stereotactic surgery unit to move and rotate a surgical instrument; a controller to receive the first imaging data that represents a three-dimensional image of a surgical portion that includes a surgical target; one or more markers to be attached to, or disposed near, the surgical portion; an imaging unit to create the second imaging data that represents a three-dimensional external image of the surgical portion; and a tracking unit to track the positions and postures of the imaging unit and the markers. The controller may create the coordinate conversion relationships for converting a coordinate from the first coordinate system of the first imaging data into the fourth coordinate system of the stereotactic surgery unit and control the stereotactic surgery unit by using the coordinate conversion relationships above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Eun Hyoung Seong, Young Sik Kwon, Jae Heon Chung
  • Patent number: 10471271
    Abstract: Stimulation treatment of medical disorders use stimulation parameters that provide stimulation of a target site directly or create partial stimulation signals that combine into vector signals that stimulate a target site. Stimulation signals have characteristics such as frequency, timing, temporal content that is adjusted for the person being treated. Signals are designed with advantageous characteristics to influence target tissue in an intended manner and avoid producing unwanted side-effects. Stimulation signals are designed to match or avoid internal/endogenous activity (e.g., brain patterns and rhythms) of a patient. Methods for choosing, creating and partial signals are disclosed. Tissue modulation may be accomplished with electrical and/or magnetic stimulation, such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Sasha John
  • Patent number: 10476216
    Abstract: A drape-over article for furniture includes a flexible or rigid body that has an inverted U-shape, or is capable of assuming an inverted U-shape. The body has downwardly-extending inner and outer arm portions spaced apart from one another, and a central bight portion that forms an upper region of the body. An electrical power and/or electronic data outlet is mountable to the outer arm portion and is accessible along an outer surface of the outer arm portion. The electrical power and/or electronic data outlet can be energized by an electrical power source such as a wall outlet or an onboard battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Peter Stathis
  • Patent number: 10463358
    Abstract: A tissue anchor is provided for delivery in a constrained state within a deployment tool. The tissue anchor includes a tissue-coupling element; a flexible elongate tension member, which includes (a) a distal portion that is fixed to a site on the tissue-coupling element, and (b) a proximal portion, which is slidably disposed through a passage defined by the tissue anchor; and a load-limiting element, which is attached to the flexible elongate tension member. The load-limiting element and the passage are sized and shaped such that the size and shape of the passage prevent proximal movement of the load-limiting element past the passage, such that the load-limiting element limits a total load that can be applied to the tissue-coupling element by the flexible elongate tension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: 4 TECH INC.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 10463447
    Abstract: Systems, and methods are provided for computer based method for determining a source of a registration error in a surgical navigation system, by registering at least two patient reference markers in a common coordinate space, positioning at least one reference marker in a known position with respect to at least one of two patient reference markers. A relative position of the at least two patient reference markers with respect to each other in the common coordinate space is monitored, as well as a position of said at least one reference marker with respect to a first of the at least two patient reference markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Gal Sela, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Patent number: 10452238
    Abstract: Systems and methods for virtual implant placement to implement joint gap planning are discussed. For example, a method can include operations for receiving a first implant parameter set based on a surgical plan that was generated while moving the joint through a range of motion. The method can include generating a first set of candidate implant parameter sets that are the result of an incremental change, relative to the first implant parameter set, to at least one parameter of the first parameter set. The method can include calculating a result for at least one candidate implant parameter set and providing a graphical representation of the result according to at least one candidate implant parameter set. The result can be color-coded to correlate to a candidate implant parameter set. The display can include color-coded user interface controls to allow a user to execute incremental changes corresponding to candidate implant parameter sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantinos Nikou, Branislav Jaramaz
  • Patent number: 10441456
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implant for a palate, in particular a human palate. The implant comprises a proximal portion, a distal portion and a middle portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned in such a way that it can be fixed to a hard palate. The distal portion is arranged at an angle in relation to the proximal portion and is dimensioned in such a way that it can be accommodated completely in a soft palate. The middle portion extends between the proximal portion and the distal portion. In a sectional plane extending through the proximal portion and the distal portion, the curvature of the middle portion at each of its points is greater than the curvature of the proximal portion at each of its points and greater than the curvature of the distal portion at each of its points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Kurt Tschopp, Michael Breitenstein
  • Patent number: 10427866
    Abstract: In the military, colleges, and university privacy can be at a minimum. Even around the home, there are children and visitors. In each of these environments, other individuals finding one's adult toy can lead to embarrassment. The present disclosure is a container designed to store an individual's adult toy in what appears to be a common household item such as a shampoo bottle, conditioner bottle or soap dispenser. These containers can then be transported to and from the bathroom there the adult toy can be used or cleaned in private and if the container is observed, questions will not be raised as to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Charles Russett, III
  • Patent number: 10405840
    Abstract: A surgical fixing tool for vascular anastomosis inhibits an operation site on a surface of a living body such as a heart from moving along a height direction of the surface of the living body. The fixing tool has a position adjusting unit disposed in a support unit 10 that adjusts a relative position between the support unit and the fixed living body local site. A displacement position detection unit detects a displacement position of a local site. Based on a detected displacement, the position adjusting unit changes and adjusts a relative position between the support unit and the fixed local site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsubouchi, Masamichi Yanai
  • Patent number: 10398470
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to control a lead extraction tool for assisting in removal of an implanted lead. The apparatus comprises at least one valve configured to control fluid flow to the lead extraction tool. When the at least one valve is open, the at least one valve is configured to allow fluid stored in the apparatus to flow thereby applying, when the apparatus is fluidly coupled to the lead extraction tool, fluid pressure to at least one component of the lead extraction tool. The apparatus further comprises at least one controller configured to control opening and/or closing of the at least one valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Leadex Cardiac Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoav Olomutzki, Roey Shafrir
  • Patent number: 10373255
    Abstract: Methods and systems for maintaining pharmacy provider networks are described. In one embodiment, claims adjudication data associated with a member and a prescribed drug is accessed. The prescribed drug associated with the member is classified as one of an acute medication and a maintenance medication. A pharmacy provider network is associated with the prescribed drug based on, at least in part, classifying the prescribed drug. It is determined if a pharmacy associated with the claims adjudication data is included within the pharmacy provider network associated with the prescribed drug. A pharmacy claim may be adjudicated for the prescribed drug based on the claim and the pharmacy provider network. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Jon Cedergreen
  • Patent number: 10349989
    Abstract: A bone fragment-fixing device of the present invention including: a supporting portion for supporting, on an inner side of a mandible, a bone fragment generated by cutting the mandible; a connecting portion which is connected to one side of the supporting portion and protrudes to a height corresponding to the outer side of the mandible along the cut surface of the bone fragment; and a fixing portion connected to the connecting portion and formed in a shape corresponding to the mandible around the bone fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Deok Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10342562
    Abstract: A capture-tool for manipulation of tissue utilizes vacuum to hold the tissue in place. An extension attached to a vacuum source at one end and a vacuum arm at another end creates a vacuum force through the extension and vacuum arm. The vacuum arm has a support surface with ports therein at which low pressure areas are formed by the vacuum force. The low pressure areas draw tissue against the supporting surface to hold it in place, as long as the vacuum force is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AxoGen Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Faleris, Anne Engemann, Curt Deister
  • Patent number: 10342473
    Abstract: A method for measuring the gaze direction and postural sway of a subject is disclosed herein. The system generally includes an eye movement tracking device, a head position detection device, a postural sway detection device, and a data processing device operatively coupled to the eye movement tracking device, the head position detection device, and the postural sway detection device. During the execution of the method, the eye movement and/or eye position of the subject is measured using the eye movement tracking device, the position of the head of the subject is measured using the head position detection device, and the postural sway of the subject is measured using the postural sway detection device. A method for measuring the eye movement and/or eye position and postural sway of a subject during a balance test and/or a concussion screening test and a method for assessment of a subject are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Scott Zerkle Barnes
  • Patent number: 10321899
    Abstract: A powered medical device includes electronic components on a circuit board embedded within the body of a plug for connecting the device with a control apparatus. The medical device may be repaired or refurbished without the need to access the embedded circuit board through the use of a supplemental circuit board installed into the open end of the plug adjacent the plug pins. The supplemental circuit board may include a variety of electronic components, including fuses or non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Harold D. Pogue, Richard L. McCulley, Jr., James Patrick Wiggins
  • Patent number: 10314616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to egg chambers for use in collection, inspection and selection of eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. The egg chamber, in use, provides an effectively closed and fluid filled system which minimizes the environmental changes that a harvested egg is exposed to, thus maximizing viability. The egg chamber comprises a vessel which can be made airtight, comprising at least one side wall, an upper wall and a lower wall, at least a portion of the upper wall being transparent and at least a portion of the lower wall being light permeable; a first inlet with a sealable port; a first outlet with a sealable port; a filter with a pore size appropriate for egg collection disposed within the vessel between the first inlet and the first outlet and configured to separate the vessel into a first internal chamber and a second internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Labman Automation Ltd., University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Inventors: Robert Hodgson, Alison Murdoch
  • Patent number: 10292691
    Abstract: A minimally invasive heart stabilizer includes a guide tube, a revolute joint, a stabilizing end-effector, and a linkage. The guide tube is sized to allow insertion through an endoscopic cannula. The revolute joint is coupled to a distal end of the guide tube. The stabilizing end-effector is coupled to the revolute joint. The linkage has a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end is pivotally connected to the end-effector. The stabilizing end-effector includes two tissue engaging members in parallel alignment with one another. The two tissue engaging members are joined via an arrangement of links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Farzam Farahmand, Arvin Houshmand, Alireza Mirbagheri, Saeed Mansouri