Miscellaneous Patents (Class 128/897)
  • Patent number: 11899844
    Abstract: A device for motion sickness reduction. The device operates by providing haptic feedback using transducers that convert electrical signals to a tactile sensation such as pressure, vibration, electrical stimulation, temperature, or airflow. The transducers are located at different locations on the body of a user, and actively change their operation to indicate a direction of motion or rotation to the user through haptic (tactile) feedback. This tactile feedback can be used to reduce motion sickness. In an embodiment, the feedback is improved by deducting motion associated with the user's visual frame of reference from motion associated with the user's vestibular frame of reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NEUROHAPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Evgene Fainstain
  • Patent number: 11896823
    Abstract: In methods and devices for treating a body canal or cavity, an internal applicator has an insertable part or section for insertion into the body canal or cavity (e.g. vagina or anal canal) and non-insertable part which may be detachable from a handle or second part of the device. The insertable part may include a plurality of energy delivery elements, optionally spaced apart in an array. During treatment the insertable part is positioned into or onto the body canal or cavity. The treatment may then proceed without additional movement of the insertable part. The energy delivery elements may be activated in predetermined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: BTL Healthcare Technologies a.s.
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Lucia Jelinkova, Jan Milichovsky
  • Patent number: 11890186
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that cuts, holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Iyad S. Saidi, Michael H. Rosenthal, Donald A. Gonzales, J. Cameron Loper, Marcus A. Hadley, Jamie L. Ingram, Cheng Q. Ren, Charles P. Luddy, Leon A. Marucchi, Bruce C. Gray, R. Andrew Carlton
  • Patent number: 11877722
    Abstract: An endoscopic tissue retraction system comprising: an element configured to be movably mounted to an endoscope; and a connector configured to be secured to the element and to the tissue which is to be retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Milsom, Sameer Sharma
  • Patent number: 11832889
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electromagnetic field generator alignment are disclosed. In one aspect, the system includes an electromagnetic (EM) sensor configured to generate, when positioned in a working volume of the EM field, one or more EM sensor signals based on detection of the EM field, the EM sensor configured for placement on a patient. The system may also include a processor and a memory storing computer-executable instructions to cause the processor to: determine a position of the EM sensor with respect to the field generator based on the one or more EM sensor signals, encode a representation of the position of the EM sensor with respect to the working volume of the EM field, and provide the encoded representation of the position to a display configured to render encoded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: David Burdick Berman, Hedyeh Rafii-Tari, Prasanth Jeevan, Nicolas E. Robert
  • Patent number: 11812990
    Abstract: Medical systems, devices and methods for creation of autologous tissue valves within a mammalian body are disclosed. One example of a device for creating a valve flap from a vessel wall includes an elongate tubular structure having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a longitudinal axis; a first lumen having a first exit port located on the distal portion of the elongate tubular structure; a second lumen having a second exit port located on the distal portion of the elongate tubular structure; a recessed distal surface on the distal portion of the elongate tubular structure, wherein the recessed distal surface is located distally to the first exit port; and an open trough on the recessed distal surface extending longitudinally from the first exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: INTERVENE, INC.
    Inventors: Fletcher T. Wilson, Douglas Sutton, Christopher Scott Jones, Benjamin K. Cline, Mariel Fabro
  • Patent number: 11791045
    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: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Food2Life, LLC
    Inventors: Fazal Wala, Alexander B. Lemaire, Charles A. Lemaire
  • Patent number: 11759979
    Abstract: A tissue displacement/separation device includes a seamless bladder constructed of a biodegradable polymer. The bladder is expandable from a collapsed or rolled state for insertion into a body between a first and second tissue to an expanded state for separating the first and second tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: BioProtect Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaul Shohat, Adrian Paz, Abraham Jacob Domb
  • Patent number: 11745013
    Abstract: A method for treating movement disorders is provided. The method includes the following operations. A central nervous signal of a patient with movement disorders is recorded. A first stimulation is delivered from a stimulator to the patient when an oscillation episode in a range of from about 3 Hz to about 20 Hz is observed in the central nervous signal. The first stimulation is adapted according to a measurable feature of the oscillation episode. The system for treating movement disorders is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: BIOPRO SCIENTIFIC CO., LTD., NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Pin Chang, Hsin Chen, Yen-Chung Chang, Shih-Rung Yeh
  • Patent number: 11737912
    Abstract: A system for cooling the brain of a human subject, includes a cooling subsystem which inputs a flow of air or breathable gas, cool the air or breathable gas, and outputs cooled air or breathable gas which is delivered to a human subject. A flow control device controls a flow rate of the flow of the air or breathable gas input to the cooling subsystem and a flow rate of the cooled air or breathable gas delivered to the human subject. One or more flow rate sensors measure at least a flow rate of flow of cooled air or breathable gas. One or more temperature sensors measure at least a temperature of a brain and the temperature of the flow of cooled air or breathable gas. A controller adjusts a cooling rate, the temperature, and the flow rate of flow of cooled air or breathable gas delivered to the human subject to cool the brain of the human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Vivonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Myers, Ryan Binette
  • Patent number: 11733546
    Abstract: An apparatus with a built-in self-test includes a sensor electrode, an impedance sensor coupled to the sensor electrode to measure a test impedance of the sensor electrode as influenced by an external load, a secondary electrode disposed adjacent to the sensor electrode to inductively couple with the sensor electrode and influence the external load on the sensor electrode, a first switch coupled to the secondary electrode to selectively change a second impedance of the secondary electrode, and a controller coupled to the impedance sensor and the first switch. The controller includes logic for adjusting the first switch to wirelessly load the sensor electrode with the secondary electrode in a predetermined impedance state, measuring the test impedance with the impedance sensor while the secondary electrode is in the predetermined impedance state, and comparing the measured test impedance against a threshold impedance range to perform a self-test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Shungneng Lee, Tong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11688495
    Abstract: An MRI image processing and analysis system may identify instances of structure in MRI flow data, e.g., coherency, derive contours and/or clinical markers based on the identified structures. The system may be remotely located from one or more MRI acquisition systems, and perform: error detection and/or correction on MRI data sets; segmentation; visualization of flow superimposed on anatomical structure, quantification; verification; and/or generation of patient specific 4-D flow protocols. A protected health information (PHI) service is provided which de-identifies medical study data and allows medical providers to control PHI data, and uploads the de-identified data to an analytics service provider (ASP) system. A web application is provided which merges the PHI data with the de-identified data while keeping control of the PHI data with the medical provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Arterys Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni De Francesco, Darryl Bidulock, Kyle Dormer, Hussein Patni, Nicholas Svarich, Alan Whiting
  • Patent number: 11687149
    Abstract: A context processing unit receives an environmental signal from a registration unit of a motor vehicle. The environmental signal describes an item of information, independent of a movement direction of the motor vehicle, regarding an event in an environment of the motor vehicle. The event establishes a predetermined thematic context of media content of an output file. The predetermined media content of the output file is changed in dependence on the thematic context of the media content, so that a virtual environment described by the changed media content takes into consideration the information of the event in the environment of the motor vehicle with respect to context. The output file with the changed media content is transmitted to a display unit of an output device which outputs the output file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Daniel Profendiner
  • Patent number: 11678888
    Abstract: An occlusive device, occlusive device delivery system, method of using, and method of delivering an occlusive device, and method of making an occlusive device to treat various intravascular conditions is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Shimizu, Heath Bowman, Kiet Lam, Rohini Retarekar, Maria Moreno, Rogelio Cortez
  • Patent number: 11678813
    Abstract: A method and medical system for estimating the deformation of an anatomic structure that comprises generating a first model of at least one anatomical passageway from anatomical data describing a patient anatomy and determining a shape of a device positioned within the branched anatomical passageways. The method and medical system also comprise generating a second model of the plurality of branched anatomical passageways by adjusting the first model relative to the determined shape of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Duindam, Prashant Chopra, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 11628219
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and systems for achieving high-specificity killing of targeted cells using Magneto-Electric Nano-Particles (MENPs) and functional or diagnostic imaging that detects changes at the cellular level. Embodiments comprise injecting into a patient's body manufactured MENPs that have a higher tendency to accumulate near or attach to targeted cells through one or more physical forces and/or biological mechanisms; and applying a magnetic field to the MENPs to generate an action that is sufficient to cause death of the targeted cells, and using an imaging apparatus to image or detect a specific property of the MENPs or changes in a property of the MENPs due to the coupling of the MENPs with their surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Ping Liang
  • Patent number: 11628094
    Abstract: A wound therapy system includes a therapy unit, a wound dressing and an optional controller. The therapy unit is configured to deliver instillation fluid to a wound site. The wound dressing is formed from a plurality of discrete, individual blocks that are selectively separable from one another along a plurality of separation-lines, allowing the wound dressing to be customized to the shape and size of the wound site. By calculating the remaining blocks that define the wound dressing following customization, the volume of the wound dressing may be determined. The controller may be configured to deliver fluid to the wound site based on this calculated volume. The controller may also optionally be used to gauge the healing of the wound site over time by monitoring the changes in volume of customized wound dressings as wound dressings are replaced during the course of treatment of the wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin R. Rice, Christopher A. Carroll, Benjamin A. Pratt, Shannon C. Ingram
  • Patent number: 11602647
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for position detection, and a radiotherapy system are provided. The radiotherapy system includes: a treatment couch, a positioning apparatus, an optical tracking system and a computer; the positioning apparatus disposed on the treatment couch, and at least one reference point provided on the positioning apparatus; the optical tracking system disposed above the treatment couch and configured to detect relative positioning between a mark point set on a treated part of a patient and the reference point, determine deviation between the relative and reference positions, and send the deviation to the computer. The computer is configured to determine whether to adjust a position of the treatment couch based on the deviation and deviation range. The system provided by the present disclosure avoids the influence of patient movement on the accuracy of treatment, and prevents a treatment beam from damaging normal tissues of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: SHENZHEN OUR NEW MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Tianchang Gou, Jinsheng Li, Hao Yan, Liang Wang, Kaiqiang Fu, Pengfei Zhang, Xiaojun Yue, Bing He
  • Patent number: 11599198
    Abstract: A device for motion sickness reduction, directional indication, and neural rehabilitation that provides three modes of operation. The device operates by providing haptic feedback using transducers that convert electrical signals to a tactile sensation such as pressure, vibration, electrical stimulation, temperature, or airflow. The transducers are located at different locations on the body of a user, and actively change their operation to indicate a direction of motion or rotation to the user through haptic (tactile) feedback. This tactile feedback can be used to reduce motion sickness, provide directional indication, and enhance neural rehabilitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: NEUROHAPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Evgene Fainstain
  • Patent number: 11567125
    Abstract: An injection device is disclosed herein. The injection device is utilized to inject a liquid onto a test area of a semiconductor element. The injection device includes a base, a reservoir, a first testing pipe, a cleaning pipe and a liquid-draining pipe. The reservoir set on the base is provided with at least one connecting port and a dropping port, wherein the dropping port is against the test area of the semiconductor element. The first testing pipe, the cleaning pipe and the liquid-draining pipe are connected to at least one connecting port, wherein a first liquid is injected from the first testing pipe into the reservoir, and wherein the a cleaning liquid is injected from the cleaning pipe into the reservoir to clean the reservoir and the test area. The dropping port is utilized to drain off the first testing liquid and the cleaning liquid in the reservoir. A semiconductor testing system utilizing the injection device and its testing method are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HERMES TESTING SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Bo-Lung Chen, Wen-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 11553967
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electromagnetic field generator alignment are disclosed. In one aspect, the system includes an electromagnetic (EM) sensor configured to generate, when positioned in a working volume of the EM field, one or more EM sensor signals based on detection of the EM field, the EM sensor configured for placement on a patient. The system may also include a processor and a memory storing computer-executable instructions to cause the processor to: determine a position of the EM sensor with respect to the field generator based on the one or more EM sensor signals, encode a representation of the position of the EM sensor with respect to the working volume of the EM field, and provide the encoded representation of the position to a display configured to render encoded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: David Burdick Berman, Hedyeh Rafii-Tari, Prasanth Jeevan, Nicolas E. Robert
  • Patent number: 11543336
    Abstract: A system and method for applying force to at least one device at least one force actuator including a processor accessing at least one description of the at least one device, the processor creating command information based at least on the at least one description, and a controller accessing the command information, the controller creating at least one motion command based on the command information, the controller issuing the at least one motion command, the motion command enabling the testing of the at least one device by controlling the at least one force actuator based on the at least one motion command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, Dirk A. Van der Merwe, Grant A. Peret, John C. Anastasiou, Jonathan Parker, Michael A. Baker
  • Patent number: 11517758
    Abstract: The device includes an outer conductor and an inner conductor arranged approximately coaxial with each other. The outer conductor surrounds the inner conductor. The outer conductor and the inner conductor are arranged and configured to generate an electromagnetic field with lines of force extending from a front surface of the inner conductor to a front surface of the outer conductor. The device further includes an energy delivery window arranged in front of the outer conductor and the inner conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: EL.EN. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Leonardo Masotti, Mauro Galli, Riccardo Stocchi, Paolo Corsini, Marco Bini, Amleto Ignesti, Cristiano Riminesi, Samuele Beni, Laura Pieri, Alberto Calligaro
  • Patent number: 11484694
    Abstract: A device and method for directing an agent that is magnetic or magnetizable having a magnetic configuration in which a first magnet has a first magnetization that is opposite to a second magnetization of the second magnet. The first magnet and the second magnet define a minimal convex set and the push node is outside the convex set. The first magnetic field and the second magnetic create a combined field and a pushing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Otomagnetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11457832
    Abstract: A measurement device has a measurement belt to which a plurality of electrode pads arranged in a row and a plurality of strain gauges arranged in parallel to the plurality of electrode pads are integrally adhered and configured to be used after being wrapped around a portion serving as a measurement target of a living body; and a processor configured to: acquire an image of the portion serving as the measurement target while applying a current to the plurality of electrode pads and acquiring a voltage signal generated between the electrode pads; and estimate a contour shape of the portion serving as the measurement target and a size of the contour shape on the basis of curvature data acquired via the plurality of strain gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SCHOOL JURIDICAL PERSON KITASATO INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Satoru Nebuya, So Hifumi
  • Patent number: 11438499
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking an object within a surgical field are described. A system may include a lighting component to illuminate a surgical field, and a camera device to capture an image of a tracked device within the surgical field. The system may include a rotational component configured to rotate with respect to the lighting component. The camera device may couple to the rotational component to rotate with respect to the lighting component, such as in response to an obstruction of a tracked object being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: MedTech S.A.
    Inventor: Florian Coiseur
  • Patent number: 11419524
    Abstract: The invention relates to human limb and joint movement pattern detection and analysis and is directed to warning systems for repetitive motion injuries and methods for warning a subject of movements at increased risk for repetitive use injuries, for example, using the warning systems. The invention tracks limb and joint movement of a subject during repetitive motion activities and can signal the subject to perform ergonomically safe movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventor: Marco Santello
  • Patent number: 11395760
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for affecting a region of a subject's body, comprising exposing the region to a cooling element under conditions effective to cool subcutaneous adipose tissue in said region; and increasing the blood flow rate to the cooled tissue by exposing the tissue to an energy source. Methods are also provided for treating subcutaneous adipose tissue in a region of a subject's body, comprising exposing said region to a cooling element under conditions effective to cool said tissue; and exposing the tissue to an energy source to increase the blood flow rate to the cooled tissue, thereby stimulating reperfusion in, and/or causing an ischemia-reperfusion injury to, the cooled tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell E. Levinson
  • Patent number: 11369283
    Abstract: A method is described for estimating skin thickness over an implanted magnet. A plane is defined that is perpendicular to the skin of a patient over an implanted magnet and characterized by x- and y-axis coordinates. The magnetic field strength of the implanted magnet is measured using an array of magnetic sensors on the skin of the patient. From the measured magnetic field strength, at least one x-axis coordinate in the plane is determined for at least one y-axis zero position on the array where a y-axis component of the measured magnetic field strength is zero. From that, a y-axis coordinate of the at least one y-axis zero is calculated as a function of the at least one x-axis coordinate, such that the y-axis coordinate represents thickness of the skin over the implanted magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Hornsteiner
  • Patent number: 11369474
    Abstract: A kit for deploying a bone implant at a surgical site is provided. The kit comprises a first sleeve having an interior surface that defines a channel, and a second sleeve having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the second sleeve defines an inner channel. The outer surface of the second sleeve is configured to slidably engage the interior surface of the channel of the first sleeve. A bone implant is also provided comprising a mesh material. The mesh material is disposed in a portion of the channel of the first sleeve or disposed in a portion of the inner channel of the second sleeve or disposed in both the portion of the channel of the first sleeve and the portion of the inner channel of the second sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Scifert, Rodney R. Ballard, Christopher M. Patterson, Scott M. Vickers
  • Patent number: 11350064
    Abstract: A robotic mount is configured to move an entertainment element such as a video display, a video projector, a video projector screen or a camera. The robotic mount is moveable in multiple degrees of freedom, whereby the associated entertainment element is moveable in three-dimensional space. In one embodiment, a system of entertainment elements are made to move and operate in synchronicity with each other, such as to move a single camera via multiple robotic mounts to one or more positions or along one or more paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Flessas
  • Patent number: 11335465
    Abstract: There are provided an information output apparatus, an information output method, and an information output program capable of outputting information effective for diagnosis or evaluation of dementia. In a case where a brain area having a high atrophy rate is input, the information output apparatus can output a test item highly relevant to the input brain area using a first table T1 that stores the relevance between a plurality of divided brain areas of a brain image and a plurality of test items of a dementia diagnostic test. In addition, in a case where a test item of interest is input, a brain area highly relevant to the input test item can be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Caihua Wang, Keigo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11318019
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a cardiac device comprising a band configured to form a loop within a heart and including a first end and a second end, a plurality of sequential locking segments located in a region of the band near the second end, and an actuatable clasp located at or near the first end. Each locking segment may have a ledged region and a ramped region. The actuatable clasp may be configured to form a fixed length loop by locking onto the ledged region of a locking segment after the second end has been inserted into the clasp. Adjacent locking segments may be configured to flex relative to each other, thereby enabling adjacent ramped regions to cooperate with each other to facilitate a sliding of the segments into the clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Success Ltd.
    Inventor: David Neustadter
  • Patent number: 11304691
    Abstract: An apparatus for suturing tissue, comprising: a needle having a beveled opening and housing multiple anchors, wherein each of said anchors comprises an elongated tubular body and a loop connected to said tubular body, and wherein a thread is threaded sequentially through the loops; and a pushrod configured to push each of said anchors towards the opening of said needle, to extract each respective anchor from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ANCHORA MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Jonatan Epstein, Avraham Rami Lore, Rotem Baavour, Gonen Yuval, Ohad Cohen, Amir Richtman
  • Patent number: 11304790
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis (1) comprising a textile (2) of elongate shape defining a longitudinal axis A, and a reinforcing element comprising at least one semi-rigid elongate structure (8) connected to said textile, said structure being substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis A and having a distal end provided with at least one fastening element (4) distinct from said textile and capable of cooperating with a part of a tool (10) that is able to pass through said trocar, in order to temporarily couple said prosthesis to said tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SOFRADIM PRODUCTION
    Inventor: Pierre Bailly
  • Patent number: 11298268
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound therapy system is configured for treating multiple wounds on a patient's body. The system preferably includes a source of negative air pressure, an air source, a first fluid collection volume, and a second fluid collection volume. The source of negative air pressure is in fluid communication with the first fluid collection volume, the first collection volume is in fluid communication with the second fluid collection volume, and the second fluid collection volume is in fluid communication with the air source, so that the source of negative air pressure, the first fluid collection volume, the second fluid collection volume, and the air source are fluidly connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Denis Jardret, Jonathan Matthew Cayce
  • Patent number: 11298232
    Abstract: A cranial implant for access to a cerebral cortex includes a window member shaped and dimensioned for positioning within a dural defect to provide access through the dura such that access to the cerebral cortex is provided in a location under study. An implant body is provided having a geometry that substantially conforms to a resected portion of a patient's anatomy to which the implant body is to be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LONGEVITI NEURO SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Christopher, Bradley Rabinovitz, Chad R. Gordon
  • Patent number: 11285044
    Abstract: A donor corneal tissue cutting blade provided with integrally formed asymmetrical markers for facilitation identification of the anterior and posterior sections or portions of the donor corneal tissue is disclosed. The blade is a cylindrical body having, in one embodiment, a U-shaped extension which cooperates with the body to define a keyway. Protrusions may be formed on the body and/or extension to provide further markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Mark B. Barron
  • Patent number: 11278792
    Abstract: A handheld touch apparatus for providing a variety of tactile sensations to the fingers and thumb of a hand of a user. The touch apparatus includes a cubic body having an outer surface defined by a plurality of faces that are planar and orthogonal to one another and joined together by radiused edges that meet together to form rounded corners. The cubic body is sized for holding within the palm of the user's hand and for being supported, rotated and manipulated by the fingers and thumb of the same hand. The touch apparatus further includes tactile features extending from the faces of the cubic body and that are selectively movable relative to their associated faces. The tactile features are contained within the volume of an imaginary sphere defined by the rounded corners and isolated from the tactile features on adjacent faces by the radiused edges of the cubic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Antsy Labs LLC
    Inventors: Matthew McLachlan, Mark McLachlan
  • Patent number: 11275441
    Abstract: A device for motion sickness reduction, directional indication, and neural rehabilitation that provides three modes of operation. The device operates by providing haptic feedback using transducers that convert electrical signals to a tactile sensation such as pressure, vibration, electrical stimulation, temperature, or airflow. The transducers are located at different locations on the body of a user, and actively change their operation to indicate a direction of motion or rotation to the user through haptic (tactile) feedback. This tactile feedback can be used to reduce motion sickness, provide directional indication, and enhance neural rehabilitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEUROHAPTICS, INC
    Inventor: Evgene Fainstain
  • Patent number: 11259528
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a system for treating a tissue site is disclosed comprising a dressing adapted to contact the tissue site and provide a fluid seal between a therapeutic environment and a local external environment, and a solution source fluidly coupled to the dressing and adapted to deliver an antimicrobial solution comprising a peroxy ?-keto carboxylic acid, such as peroxy pyruvic acid, to the tissue interface. The system may further comprise a negative-pressure source fluidly coupled to the dressing and adapted to provide negative pressure to the therapeutic environment after delivery of the antimicrobial fluid to the therapeutic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon C. Ingram, Christopher A. Carroll
  • Patent number: 11253171
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a positioning system suitable for use in an imaging system. The positioning system may include one or more cameras configured to capture images or videos of an imaging object and surrounding environment thereof for ROI targeting or patient position recognition. The positioning system may also include one or more position probes and sources configured to determine an instant location of an imaging object or an ROI thereof in a non-contact manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiqiang Hao, Zhuobiao He, Mingchao Wang, Yining Wang
  • Patent number: 11246518
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sensor comprising a conduit; the conduit comprising an organic polymer; a working electrode; the working electrode being etched and decorated with a nanostructured material; a reference electrode; and a counter electrode; the working electrode, the reference electrode and the counter electrode being disposed in the conduit; the working electrode, the reference electrode and the counter electrode being separated from each other by an electrically insulating material; and wherein a cross-sectional area of the conduit that comprises a section of the working electrode, a section of the reference electrode and a section of the counter electrode is exposed to detect analytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCH OF MED/DNT
    Inventors: Liangliang Qiang, Santhisagar Vaddiraju, Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos
  • Patent number: 11241181
    Abstract: A bio-signal measurement apparatus comprises tool-less connectors, coupling targets, a controllable coupling selection arrangement, and a control arrangement. The tool-less connectors are for an electric contact with a separate docking apparatus or an electrode arrangement. The coupling targets include a battery and a data communication unit that performs electrically a plug-and-play data transfer with the separate docking apparatus. The tool-less connectors, the number of which is three, are electrically coupled with the controllable coupling selection arrangement, which electrically couples all the tool-less connectors with only one of the coupling targets at a time in response to control from the control arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BITTIUM BIOSIGNALS OY
    Inventors: Juha Myllykangas, Sami Hynynen
  • Patent number: 11244310
    Abstract: An example method of reimbursing pharmacy-related transactions includes receiving first data describing a transaction between a patient and a pharmacy. The transaction includes dispensing of a medication. A reimbursement data packet is determined based on the first data. The reimbursement data packet includes second data describing a reimbursement claim to be submitted to a payer system for the transaction. The reimbursement data packet is transmitted from the computer system to a plurality of other computer systems. A response is received from each of the other computer systems. Each response indicates whether a respective one of the other computer systems determined that the reimbursement claim is valid. A determination is made that the reimbursement claim is valid based on the responses. An entry describing the transaction and reimbursement claim is added to a ledger, and the reimbursement claim is submitted for fulfillment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Truveris, Inc.
    Inventors: Bertrand Janin, Anthony Joseph Loiacono
  • Patent number: 11229492
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an automated probe system includes a probe configured to be reversibly inserted into a live body part, a robotic arm attached to the probe and configured to manipulate the probe, a first sensor configured to track movement of the probe during an insertion and a reinsertion of the probe in the live body part, a second sensor configured to track movement of the live body part, and a controller configured to calculate an insertion path of the probe in the live body part based on the tracked movement of the probe during the insertion, and calculate a reinsertion path of the probe based on the calculated insertion path while compensating for the tracked movement of the live body part, and send control commands to the robotic arm to reinsert the probe in the live body part according to the calculated reinsertion path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 11224412
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a needle extending distally from a body. The needle includes a transverse aperture, a first lumen, and a second lumen. A cutter is movable within the first lumen to sever tissue protruding through the transverse aperture. A valve assembly is operable to change the pneumatic state of the second lumen. The valve assembly includes a valve body and a translating member slidably disposed in a bore of the valve body. The valve body includes a first port and a second port. The first port is in fluid communication with the second lumen of the needle. The second port is in fluid communication with atmospheric air. The translating member selectively couples the first port with the second port based on the longitudinal position of the translating member within the bore. The translating member translates relative to the valve body based on the position of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Andrew T. Beckman, Lee Reichel, Chris W. Cicenas, Luke C. Stonis
  • Patent number: 11213341
    Abstract: An adapter for an electrosurgical instrument includes a socket and a stabilizer extending from the socket. The socket includes a mounting surface having a geometry arranged and disposed to accept a distal end of the electrosurgical instrument, and at least one retaining surface, which arranged and disposed to interact with a conformation of the electrosurgical instrument when the socket is mounted onto the electrosurgical instrument such that the socket mounts non-rotatably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: JGMG BENGOCHEA, LLC
    Inventors: Javier Garcia-Bengochea, John Souza, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11191599
    Abstract: A flexible surgical tool system comprising a multi-degree-of-freedom mechanical arm, the flexible surgical tool, the remote control device and a controlling computer is provided. A method for controlling the same with motion constraints is also provided. The method can comprise: obtaining a target posture of the surgical actuator, a current posture of the surgical actuator and bending angle values of the sections of the flexible surgical tool. A desired velocity of the surgical actuator and a motion limitation condition can be obtained. Joint velocity of the multi-degree-of-freedom mechanical arm and bending velocity of the sections of the flexible surgical tool can be obtained. A target joint position value of the multi-degree-of-freedom mechanical arm, a target bending angular value of the sections of the flexible surgical tool, and transmitting them to a corresponding controller to drive each section can be obtained. The above operations can be repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING SURGERII TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Xu, Jiangran Zhao, Zhengchen Dai, Zhixiong Yang, Zhijun Zhu, Bo Liang
  • Patent number: 11193795
    Abstract: A system comprises first and second rotating magnetic field transmitter assemblies positioned in a planar arrangement. The first and second rotating magnetic field transmitter assemblies are each configured to generate a rotating magnetic field. In certain embodiments, the system further comprises a housing assembly and the first and second rotating magnetic field transmitter assemblies are positioned within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
    Inventors: Daniel J. Foster, Matthew Hein, Roger N. Hastings