Miscellaneous Patents (Class 128/897)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventor: Pierre Bailly
  • 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
    Inventors: Jonatan Epstein, Avraham Rami Lore, Rotem Baavour, Gonen Yuval, Ohad Cohen, Amir Richtman
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Inventors: Liangliang Qiang, Santhisagar Vaddiraju, Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos
  • 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: 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
    Inventors: Juha Myllykangas, Sami Hynynen
  • 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
    Inventors: Javier Garcia-Bengochea, John Souza, Sr.
  • 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
  • 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
    Inventors: Kai Xu, Jiangran Zhao, Zhengchen Dai, Zhixiong Yang, Zhijun Zhu, Bo Liang
  • Patent number: 11179219
    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: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Eun Hyoung Seong, Young Sik Kwon, Jae Heon Chung
  • Patent number: 11176444
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are platforms, systems, devices, methods and media for model optimization and data analysis using machine learning. Input data can be processed and analyzed to identify relevant discriminating features, which can be modeled using a plurality of machine learning models. A computing device can be configured with one or more optimized models for categorizing input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: COGNOA, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Wall, Sharief Khalil Taraman, Brent Vaughan, Abdelhalim Abbas
  • Patent number: 11175522
    Abstract: A system to prevent motion sickness to at least one passenger in a moving vehicle, comprising: at least one liquid crystal film; at least one power dimmer apparatus operative to provide AC current to said at least one liquid crystal film; at least one sensor operative to sense the motion of said vehicle; at least one non-transitory computer-readable medium for producing a signal for activating and deactivating said at least one liquid crystal film in a certain frequency by means of said at least one power dimmer apparatus; wherein said activating and deactivating said at least one liquid crystal film is done in form of visual cues directly coordinated by motion sensory inputs provided by said at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GAUZY LTD.
    Inventors: Eyal Peso, Adrian Lofer, Omry Ben Ezra
  • Patent number: 11173058
    Abstract: A stent is disclosed that has an elongated body composed of a bioabsorbable polymer having a proximal end, a distal end, two open spiral channels formed on the exterior surface of the body to provide fluid communication between the proximal end and the distal end. The stent also has a central lumen open at the proximal and distal ends of the stent for the passage of a guide wire. A method for using the stent and a kit containing the stent are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Eric K. Mangiardi
  • Patent number: 11170664
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and kit can be configured to facilitate improvements in fine motor skills of a user. The fine motor skills can be practiced in a way that also allows the user to better appreciate depth perception and other issues associated with manipulation of objects by use of hand operated tools while the user views an image of such activity via imaging provided by a camera sensor connected to a display device. In some embodiments, a case can be provided that is moveable from a closed position to an open and standing position to facilitate activities that allow a user to improve his or her fine motor skills and other related skills (e.g. depth perception appreciation). Such skill improvement can help a user improve their ability to perform surgical operational tasks or other fine motor related tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Noel Jabbour, Micah Milad Jabbour, Nathan Nabil Jabbour
  • Patent number: 11154440
    Abstract: A patient litter basket spin control assembly for use on a patient litter basket is provided. The assembly comprises thruster unit for discharging an air stream and is mounted on the patient litter basket. At least one sensor is associated with the thruster unit for sensing rotational movement or spin of the patient litter basket, and a power source is provided for powering the thruster unit and the sensor. A clamp member mounts on the patient litter basket and releasably receives the thruster unit. The sensors modulate the force of the air stream from the thruster unit so that the air stream counters the rotational movement of the patient litter basket to stabilize the patient litter basket by preventing the spin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Nelson Tyler
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 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
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Ehsan Dehghan Marvast, Cynthia Ming-Fu Kung, Jochen Kruecker, Ananth Ravi, Niranjan Venugopal
  • 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: 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
    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