Miscellaneous Patents (Class 128/897)
  • Patent number: 11110035
    Abstract: A portable medicament case that includes a medicament provided in a package, and first and second housing members that are configured to form a medicament package receiving cavity when joined together. Each housing member including a mating member that is configured for engagement with the other housing member in order to join the first and second housing members together in a sealed configuration that prevents moisture or contaminants from entering into the cavity. Also, a magazine containing a plurality of medicament cases for administration of medicaments to a group of people, and a method of administering medications to mass casualties of multiple persons that are in need thereof. The medicaments are rapidly disintegratable and can include a dye that stains the person's mouth so that medical personnel can determine who has been treated with the medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GRAM TACTICAL LLC
    Inventors: James William Staggs, Scott Gordon Rhodes, Brian Cummings
  • Patent number: 11105792
    Abstract: A system for detecting halitosis is disclosed that comprises a gas sensor (116) for generating a sensor signal signalling the detection of compounds indicative of halitosis exhaled through an oral cavity; an image sensor (114) for capturing an image (500, 510) of a dental condition and/or tongue condition in said oral cavity; and a processor (110) communicatively coupled to the gas sensor and the image sensor and adapted to process the sensor signal and the image in order to determine if in case of the sensor signal signalling the presence of a compound indicative of halitosis, said halitosis originates from said oral cavity by determining the dental condition and/or tongue condition in said image. A method for detecting halitosis and a computer program product implementing the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rim Helaoui, Amir Hussein Rmaile, Radu Serban Jasinschi, Ronaldus Maria Aarts, Caifeng Shan, Jayprakash Patel, Marinus Karel Johannes De Jager
  • Patent number: 11096659
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monitoring apparatus (101) for monitoring an ablation procedure. The monitoring apparatus (101) comprises an ultrasound signal providing unit for providing an ultrasound signal that depends on received echo series of an object (4) that is ablated. The monitoring apparatus (101) further comprises an ablation depth determination unit (103) for determining an ablation depth from the provided ultrasound signal. The ablation depth can be determined directly from the ultrasound signal and is an important parameter while performing an ablation procedure. For example, it can be used for determining the progress of ablation within the object (4) and for determining when the ablation has reached a desired progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Erik A. Harks, Szabolcs Deladi, Jan F. Suijver, Ladislav Jankovic, Yan Shi, Wouter H. Rensen, Maya E. Barley, Nijs C. Van Der Vaart
  • Patent number: 11051967
    Abstract: A process for treating femoral fractures in children includes diagnosing a patient with a femoral shaft fracture and enclosing the affected limb in a splint. The process further includes scanning the unaffected limb with a three-dimensional scanner and obtaining measurements of the unaffected limb that may be used to form a brace for the affected limb. In addition, the process includes fabricating an orthosis to support the affected limb based on the scan and measurements taken of the unaffected limb, and applying the orthosis to the affected limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DF2, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Kramer, David Speers
  • Patent number: 11037681
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for informed personal-well-being decision making that provides a user with alerts and information, focused on health and wellness, on items they choose for possible consumption. Some embodiments include optical, sonic, smell and other sensors, communications with databases that identify ingredients and effects on health and well-being, as well as user inputs. From user input, GPS, local conditions and alerts, some embodiments determine information specific to the user and their environment. By using established, and creating new, databases, some embodiments compile, compare, transmit and store data on various consumables. Some embodiments provide access to information on the companies, manufacturers, and various other components in an item's trip from dirt to table. Some embodiments establish methods and procedures to ascertain both the point-of-origin and where the consumable has traveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Food2Life, LLC
    Inventors: Fazal Wala, Alexander B. Lemaire, Charles A. Lemaire
  • Patent number: 11026594
    Abstract: A medical system comprises a surgical device including a tracking system disposed along a length of an elongate flexible body of the surgical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Duindam, Prashant Chopra, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 11017898
    Abstract: A method and system that allows various sensor types to be connected to common input ports of a patient monitor. The system includes a data acquisition module that identifies the type of sensor connected to each one of a plurality of input ports. Once the sensor type has been identified, the data acquisition module configures amplification circuits and input circuits such that the output signal from the sensor is properly received and amplified within the patient monitor. The properly amplified output signal from the sensor, along with a sensor identifier, is supplied to a controller of the patient monitor. In this manner, the patient monitor can identify the type of sensor connected to each input port and properly display the conditioned output signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: David George Hernke
  • Patent number: 11013554
    Abstract: Devices and systems for the selective positioning of an intravascular neuromodulation device are disclosed herein. Such systems can include, for example, an elongated shaft and a therapeutic assembly carried by a distal portion of the elongated shaft. The therapeutic assembly is configured for delivery within a blood vessel. The therapeutic assembly can include one or more energy delivery elements configured to deliver therapeutic energy to nerves proximate a vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ARDIAN LEXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Paul Coates
  • Patent number: 10980419
    Abstract: An implantable position detecting system is configured to detect a position of an implantable device with respect to a body structure. The system includes at least one proximity measuring transducer configured to be implanted on the body structure a distance from the implantable device, the at least one proximity measuring transducer being configured to receive energy from an external electromagnetic field generated by an external sensing interface, wherein the at least one proximity sensor is configured to emit an emitted signal responsive to the electromagnetic energy and to receive distance information comprising a sensing signal that is responsive to the distance from the implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHODX INC
    Inventors: John D. Lucey, Paul Ierymenko
  • Patent number: 10980695
    Abstract: A wearable thorax percussion device for dislodging mucous buildup in the airways of a human patient, the device comprising frame elements and electromechanical actuators retained by the frame elements to intermittently percuss the thorax, and an electronic controller and power source for generating and modulating an electrical signal to energize the actuator. The frame elements may be interconnected by a garment, or fasteners and elastic or adjustable strapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marten Jan DeVlieger, Mark Sasha Drlik, Ryan David Lee
  • Patent number: 10966871
    Abstract: A vacuum bandage is provided for use with a wound having a wound surface. The bandage is connectable to a vacuum source and includes a wound dressing member having a wound contacting surface, a top surface, and a port configured for communication with the vacuum source. The wound dressing member further includes holes in the wound contacting surface configured for communication with the wound surface of the wound and a passageway between the port and each hole. The vacuum bandage further includes a pack adjacent to the top surface of the member. The pack may include an aperture positioned about the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lockwood, Robert Petrosenko
  • Patent number: 10959823
    Abstract: Implants for the treatment of pelvic support conditions and methods of implementing the same. The implants comprise relatively soft, flexible bodies and relatively strong arms extending in predetermined orientations therefrom. Methods and devices for placing the implants minimize trauma to the pelvic floor and provide well-anchored support to pelvic organs without interfering with sexual or other bodily functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Caldera Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Gobron, Anand Vemuri
  • Patent number: 10952770
    Abstract: An implantation tool (2) for implanting a totally implantable device (1) in the body of a human or animal, comprising an axially hollow needle (13) connected to a supply conduit (16) for a fluid injectable from said needle (13) for the creation of a tissue swelling (4), into which said device (1) is introducible, a longitudinal containment body (6) having inside it an axial cavity along which the needle (13) is slidingly guided, and a pulling element (11) disengageably engaged to said containment body (6) for drawing and releasing said device (1) in said tissue swelling (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MedAutonomic S.r.L.
    Inventors: Valerio Cigaina, Paolo Fabris, Simone Cigaina
  • Patent number: 10953242
    Abstract: An intervention system employs an interventional device (10), and a sensor wire (20) manually translatable within a lumen (11). The intervention system further employs a reconstruction controller (44) for reconstructing a shape of the interventional tool (10) responsive to a sensing of a manual translation of the sensor wire (20) within the lumen (11) (e.g., a EM sensor being attached to/embedded within a guide wire), and for determining a reconstruction accuracy of a translation velocity of the sensor wire (20) within the lumen (11) to thereby facilitate an accurate reconstruction of the shape of the interventional tool (10). The reconstruction accuracy may be determined by the reconstruction controller (44) as an acceptable translation velocity being less than an acceptable threshold, an unacceptable translation velocity being greater than an unacceptable threshold, and/or a borderline translation velocity being greater than the acceptable threshold and less than the unacceptable threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Ehsan Dehghan Marvast, Cynthia Ming-Fu Kung, Jochen Kruecker, Ananth Ravi, Niranjan Venugopal
  • Patent number: 10932827
    Abstract: A guide assembly includes a spinal screw assembly having a bone screw and a spinal rod holder; and a spinal rod guide having first and second elongated arc portions defining a pair of longitudinal slots extending along the first and second arc portions, each of the first and second arc portions further defining at least one recess extending transversely from each of the longitudinal slots, the at least one recess configured to receive at least a portion of a reduction tool to enable reduction of a spinal rod received within the spinal rod holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Butler, Danish Siddiqui, Daniel Predick
  • Patent number: 10918770
    Abstract: A method of irradiating a wound that includes positioning a wound insertion foam within a wound cavity of a wound and covering the wound insertion foam using a wound sealing layer. The method further includes pumping fluid from the wound cavity using a drain tube sealed within the wound cavity and coupled to a vacuum source, and irradiating the wound using a light diffusing optical fiber that is optically coupled to a therapeutic light source and includes light scattering structures distributed along the light diffusing optical fiber. A portion of the light diffusing optical fiber is positioned within a wound tissue region of the wound, the wound cavity, or both, such that light emitted by the therapeutic light source enters the light diffusing optical fiber, scatters outward from the light diffusing optical fiber, and irradiates the wound tissue region, a wound cavity surface of the wound, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Edward John Fewkes, Stephan Lvovich Logunov, Cynthia Jean Wilson
  • Patent number: 10898709
    Abstract: A device for treating sleep disordered breathing includes a stimulation element to stimulate an airway-patency-related nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Wagner, Quan Ni, John Rondoni, David Dieken
  • Patent number: 10898072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for evaluating reliability of results in a visual reaction test taken by a user. Method steps with following phases are repeated several times: A visual test stimulus with a recognisable value is shown to the user, at a stimulus time-point; The user reports when she recognises the stimulus value, at a reporting time-point; A variable and relatively short delay time is inserted between the visual stimuli; Reaction times between the stimulus time-points and the reporting time-points are recorded; Step times are calculated as a sum of the delay time and reaction time for each step. Correlation between step times and delay times or correlation between reaction times and delay times is compared with predefined correlation values for reliability and thereby the level of reliability of the results is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ocuspecto Oy
    Inventors: Tapio Mantysalo, Markku Leinonen, Jaakko Suominen, Iris Tigchelaar, Pekka Jarvinen, Elias Maatta, Kaisa Penttila, Roope Kuutti, Samuli Lahdenpera
  • Patent number: 10881519
    Abstract: A mosaic implant (2010) comprises a mesh support frame comprising a plurality of polygonal support rings (2040 A, B, C) connected by a plurality of struts (2014), and a plurality of mosaic plates (2012). The support rings are positioned within the mosaic plates; the struts extend between adjacent plates. An implant (1510) for filling a bore hole comprises a plate (1512) and a support frame (1520) having a central portion (1522) located at least partially within the plate, a polygonal outer rim (1524) having a plurality of fastening points for attaching the implant to bone surrounding a bore hole, and a plurality of arms (1530) extending between the central portion and the outer rim. The plurality of arms extend inwardly and downwardly away from the outer rim such that the central portion is located below the plane of the outer rim and the upper surface of the plate is flush with or slightly above the upper surface of the outer rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OSSDSIGN AB
    Inventors: Thomas Engstrand, Jan Bohlin, Jonas Åberg, Håkan Engqvist
  • Patent number: 10881319
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating dizziness comprises an input unit configured to input a type of dizziness suffered by a patient, a storage unit configured to store different treatment methods respectively corresponding to different types of dizziness, an operation unit configured to search for a treatment method corresponding to the diagnosed type of dizziness among the treatment methods stored in the storage unit based on the diagnosed type of dizziness, and an output unit configured to output the searched treatment method for the inputted type of dizziness to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Seoul National University Hospital
    Inventors: Myung-Whan Suh, Jun Ho Lee, Seung Ha Oh, Chiheon Kwon, Joong Woo Ahn, Yunseo Ku, Hee Chan Kim
  • Patent number: 10869745
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to tissue matrix products. The products can include tissue matrices that have openings such as holes or perforations located at certain positions to improve various functions without substantial loss of strength or other important properties. The openings can facilitate implantation of the tissue matrices in surgical procedures thereby speeding operation times and potentially improving surgical results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Y. Lee, Jennifer Lynn Steinkoenig, Israel James Jessop, Alexander Ringo
  • Patent number: 10866783
    Abstract: The following invention is a vocally activated control system for controlling an apparatus in a surgical setting, the system comprises: a. a voice sensor configured to detect vocal commands generated by surgeons during surgery; b. a signal transmitter connected to the voice sensor, the transmitter is configured to convert a vocal command into a transmittable signal and transmit it; c. a processor connected to a signal transmitter configured to receive a transmittable vocal signal, the processor is configured to convert a vocal signal to a predetermined set of operative instructions associated with the apparatus, the predetermined set of operative instructions comprising at least one instruction; and d. control means connected to the processor and apparatus; the control means is configured to receive a predetermined set of operative instructions and to cause the apparatus to operate accordingly; Said voice sensor and said transmitter are integrated within a wearable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Transenterix Europe S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Gal Atarot, Motti Frimer, Tal Nir, Lior Alpert
  • Patent number: 10842591
    Abstract: A biopsy marker having a spring-loaded anchor. The biopsy marker includes an insertion orientation and an anchored orientation. In the insertion orientation, the biopsy marker is manipulated under force to reduce the lateral span/cross-sectional area of the marker. In the anchored orientation, the biopsy marker is released and free to actively spring into a configuration in which the lateral span/cross-sectional area is greater than the lateral span/cross-sectional area of the biopsy marker when in the insertion orientation. In an embodiment, the spring-loaded anchor is configured to spring about a predefined rotational axis. An embodiment of the biopsy marker may be comprised of a single wire construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Med-Genesis, LLC
    Inventor: Frederick Ahari
  • Patent number: 10828401
    Abstract: Embodiments of a negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery of negative pressure to a wound. The system can be configured to efficiently deliver negative pressure in continuous and intermittent modes. The system can also be configured to gradually ramp up and down to set pressure values. The system can also be configured to detect and indicate presence of certain conditions, such as low pressure, high pressure, leak, canister full, and the like. Detection and indication of the presence of at least some of these conditions can be enabled and disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Gregory, William Joseph Jaecklein, Felix C. Quintanar, Matthew T. Smith
  • Patent number: 10825567
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for informed personal-well-being decision making that provides a user with alerts and information, focused on health and wellness, on items they choose for possible consumption. Some embodiments include optical, sonic, smell and other sensors, communications with databases that identify ingredients and effects on health and well-being, as well as user inputs. From user input, GPS, local conditions and alerts, some embodiments determine information specific to the user and their environment. By using established, and creating new, databases, some embodiments compile, compare, transmit and store data on various consumables. Some embodiments provide access to information on the companies, manufacturers, and various other components in an item's trip from dirt to table. Some embodiments establish methods and procedures to ascertain both the point-of-origin and where the consumable has traveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Food2Life, LLC
    Inventors: Fazal Wala, Alexander B. Lemaire, Charles A. Lemaire
  • Patent number: 10820643
    Abstract: Systems and methods of improving new age healing techniques. Personal effects including solids understood by practitioners of new age healing techniques to have vibrational qualities that are thought to improve health of body and mind. Personal effects including conductive elements coupling one or more solids to each other and to the user/wearer of the personal effect to improve the benefits to that user/wearer. Methods of improving health involving personal effects of the inventive subject matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Kimberly Marie Sarubbi
  • Patent number: 10820644
    Abstract: Systems and methods of improving new age healing techniques. Personal effects including solids understood by practitioners of new age healing techniques to have vibrational qualities that are thought to improve health of body and mind. Personal effects including conductive elements coupling one or more solids to each other and to the user/wearer of the personal effect to improve the benefits to that user/wearer. Methods of improving health involving personal effects of the inventive subject matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Kimberly Marie Sarubbi
  • Patent number: 10817048
    Abstract: A method for rendering views to an output device in a vehicle, including receiving vehicle data from a first frame of reference. The first frame of reference is defined by the vehicle relative to an exterior environment of the vehicle. The method includes determining vehicle occupant action data based on the vehicle data associated with a vehicle occupant of the vehicle in a second frame of reference different than the first frame of reference. 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 modifying one or more components of the model according to the vehicle occupant action 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 modified one more components of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10806942
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a low strength, low frequency magnetic field therapy to biological tissues. A coil is excited with a low frequency oscillating current, e.g., 10-1000 Hz. The coil is, e.g., 5-200 turns, having a diameter of 2-20 mm, and produces a magnetic field strength of about 0.01-5 mTelsa at a distance of 1 cm from the coil, or a cover over the coil, into the tissue. The current is preferably controlled by a smartphone or other programmable device controlled by a downloadable app in accordance with a PEMF program which may be separately downloaded or updated, and may be provided through an audio jack. Alternately, a digital interface and/or wireless interface may control the current. An app on the smartphone may be used to control the frequency, amplitude/envelope modulation, waveform, duration, etc. of the oscillation. The coil may be in mineral housing with a simple filter, and TRRS-type audio jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Francis Hochstenbach
  • Patent number: 10806943
    Abstract: A device for repetitive nerve stimulation for development of muscle using inductive magnetic fields, having a stimulation coil replaceably attached to a stand and accommodated in a plastic housing, and a pulse generator for electrically actuating the stimulation coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventor: Tobias Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 10786626
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include measuring at least one effect of a combined bioactive agent and artificial sensory experience on an individual and/or modifying at least one of the bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 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, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • 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: 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: 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