Methods Patents (Class 128/898)
  • Patent number: 11998468
    Abstract: The method of delivering an implant in an intracranial vessel includes deploying an anchor of a tethering device in an anchoring vessel forming a first fixation point and advancing a guide-sheath to a location near the anchoring vessel. The tethering device has a tether extending proximally from the anchor and the guide-sheath has at least one lumen. The method includes attaching the guide-sheath to the tether of the tethering device forming a second fixation point proximal to the first fixation point, delivering an implant through the lumen of the guide-sheath towards a treatment site distal to the first fixation point and located within an intracranial vessel, and deploying the implant at the treatment site. Related devices, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Joey English
  • Patent number: 11992582
    Abstract: The invention concerns an intraocular lens implant for placement into an intracapsular space of a lens capsule of an eye and a composition, kit and methods related to the lens implant. The lens implant is designed for a placement into a posterior portion of the intracapsular space after removal of a native lens body and has a convex posterior surface. The lens implant is formed of one part and is manufactured from a suitable transparent non-structural cellular material. This keeps an anterior portion of the intracapsular space free of the implant which is dimensioned to comprise at most 40% of a volume of the native lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ACCOMMO AG
    Inventor: Eduard Anton Haefliger
  • Patent number: 11986358
    Abstract: A device comprising: (a) one or more markers, some or all of which are expandable rounded members that are expandable from a stored state to an expanded state and when in the expanded state each of the expandable rounded members expand to move into contact with a lumen in an organ; and (b) one or more tissue tags connected to the expandable rounded members or the expandable rounded members being made of a magnetized material; and wherein the expandable rounded members are configured to be located within and deployed from an insertion mechanism into the lumen in the organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Huisun Wang, Theodore C. Blus, Nikhil M. Murdeshwar
  • Patent number: 11980433
    Abstract: Disclosed is an in-vivo micro-robot for nerve stretching, comprising a channel, and a movable part and a fixed part located at the channel. The movable part is disposed to be movable along the channel, the movable part sleeves the fixed part and is used for driving the fixed part to move along the channel, and the fixed part is connected to a nerve to be stretched. The in-vivo micro-robot is embedded into a patient's body through surgery, so that the extension of the nerve is accelerated and is regular and quantitative, thereby effectively solving the problems of small probability of nerve self-repair and long recovery period in traditional nerve bridging surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: THE FIRST MEDICAL CENTER CHINESE PLA GENERAL HOSPITAL, Shandong University
    Inventors: Lihai Zhang, Rui Song, Ye Peng, Fuxin Du, Shuwei Zhang, Yanqiang Lei, Gongzi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11974920
    Abstract: A method of repairing a heart valve provides intravascular access for repair of a heart valve through a ventricular trans-septal approach. An external guide catheter can be inserted through a vein of a patient into the right ventricle via the right atrium. An internal guide catheter can be inserted through the external guide and can provide access to the septum for a puncture tool to create an opening through the septum to the left ventricle. The internal guide can then be advanced into the left ventricle and used to guide a deployment catheter that deploys a repair device onto the heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NeoChord, Inc.
    Inventors: John Zentgraf, David J. Parins, Arun Saini
  • Patent number: 11969555
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for bilateral stimulation (BLS) is described. An electronic device having at least a display and a camera provides a selection of different BLS sessions for a user. At least one of the sessions uses the camera to provide a real-time scene on the display as the background for the movement of the image of a virtual object. In one configuration, the image moves continuously along pattern on the display. The user either follows the image with their eyes, and/or is required to indicate to the device the position of the image on the display. In another configuration, the image is hidden from view and the user must move the camera within an active area of the display so that the image appears and the user can identify the presence of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Rocio Elisa Hernández
  • Patent number: 11969400
    Abstract: A method of treating noninfectious diarrhea in an HIV positive subject includes administering a dose of ibuprofen to the HIV positive subject at regular intervals until stool consistency is improved, diarrhea is alleviated, or the number of bowel movements per day are decreased. The dose is 400 mg of ibuprofen administered every 6 hours. The method may additionally include diagnosing the subject with noninfectious diarrhea, determining the subject does not have certain comorbidities, and/or determining that the subject is not taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The method may additionally include after administering the ibuprofen, administering a clear liquids diet to the subject, administering an electrolyte supplement to the subject, and/or monitoring the subject for any bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract until stool consistency is improved, until diarrhea is alleviated, or until the number of bowel movements per day are decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Kumara V. Nibhanipudi
  • Patent number: 11963709
    Abstract: A method and system for automated and semi-automated predictable, consistent, safe, effective, and lumen-specific and patient-specific cryospray treatment of airway tissue in which treatment duration is automatically set by the system following entry of patient information and treatment location information into the system by the user, and treatment spray is automatically stopped by the system when the automatically selected treatment duration has been achieved as determined by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CSA Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendelin Maners, Ellen Sheets, Rafael Cordero, Marc Davidson, Wei Li Fan, David Sherrill, Brian M. Hanley, Amy Sarli, Stephen Griffin, Heather V. Hawkes
  • Patent number: 11944326
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for performing a transcorporeal microdecompression are described. The transcorporeal microdecompression may include a bone void plug allograft and specialized instruments for performing the procedure. This procedure may be performed under navigation and/or with robotic assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Morris, Neil Crawford, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: 11944575
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to ophthalmic laser procedures and, more particularly, to systems and methods for lenticular laser incisions to form a top lenticular incision, a bottom lenticular incision of a lens in the subject's eye, an added shape between the top and bottom incisions where the added shape has no corrective power and a transition ring bisecting both the top and bottom lenticular incisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Malek Tabrizi, Hong Fu, James E. Hill
  • Patent number: 11944550
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for providing a non-binding allograft subtalar joint implant for surgical implant into a person's foot proximate to the ankle. This system for repair includes at least one sterile non-binding allograft subtablar joint implant provided as a pre-formed allograft rod plug “ARP” having a diameter about equal to an average width of a canal between a person's talus and calcaneus bones, the ARP being resiliently compressible and flexible. When snuggly disposed between the person's talus and calcaneus bones, the ARP compresses during normal use of the person's foot and maintains the canal in an anatomically correct alignment and reduces a tendency for abnormal motion between the person's talus and calcaneus bones. An associated method of use is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Arthrosurface, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Werber, Terrell Suddarth, Harold Schoenhaus
  • Patent number: 11931102
    Abstract: A safety system for laser treatment, comprising a first sensor configured to monitor a parameter at a source and to generate first parameter data, a second sensor configured to monitor the parameter at a treatment head and to generate second parameter data, a control system configured to receive the first parameter data and the second parameter data and to determine whether the first parameter data or the second parameter data exceed a predetermined value and the control system further configured to modify an operational parameter of the source in response to a determination that the first parameter data or the second parameter data exceed the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: BELLAMIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Donald G. Herzog, Edward J. Adamkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11923083
    Abstract: A system and method of confirming administration of medication is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving information identifying a particular medication prescription regimen, determining one or more procedures for administering such prescription regimen and identifying one or more activity sequences associated with such procedures. Activity sequences of actual administration of such prescription regimen are captured and then compared to the identified activity sequences to determine differences therebetween. A notice is provided if differences are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ai Cure Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Gordon Kessler
  • Patent number: 11918374
    Abstract: A system for monitoring organ health during treatment for cancer and the like makes use of physiological imaging of the kind used for treatment monitoring and organ-specific processing to provide a comprehensive assessment of treatment side-effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, AIQ Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Jeraj, Daniel Huff, Timothy Perk, Stephen Yip, Glenn Liu
  • Patent number: 11908584
    Abstract: A system for modeling a necrotized tissue volume in an ablation procedure includes a radiology workstation designed and configured to provide a computer model of a volume of human tissue based on corporeal image data, simulate an ablation site in the computer model, detect, in the computer model, at least a preferential pathway for heated vapor produced due to ablation of the tissue, wherein the at least a preferential pathway intersects the ablation site, determine a proportion of vapor escaping to the at least a preferential pathway during an ablation procedure, determiner a heat distribution at the ablation site as a function of the distribution of vapor, and generate a simulation of a necrotized tissue volume in the volume of tissue, wherein the simulation of the necrotized tissue volume represents a volume of tissue necrotized by heat during an ablation procedure performed at the ablation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NE Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Andrea Borsic
  • Patent number: 11896206
    Abstract: A method is provided for measuring an opening of an appendage of an atrium of a subject, the method including inserting a catheter into the atrium of the subject using a transvenous approach. Thereafter, at least one loop is deployed from a wall of the catheter, such that a distal end of the loop is distal to a distal end of the catheter. Thereafter, the loop is used to measure the opening of the appendage. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TRANSSEPTAL SOLUTIONS LTD.
    Inventor: Elad Sapir
  • Patent number: 11883092
    Abstract: The present invention provides a catheter apparatus with a carrier comprising right-handed wire helixes and left-handed wire helixes that are plainly or bi-axially woven into a tubular structure. A therapeutic assembly wraps around one of the wire helixes to stabilize an associated interstice of the tubular structure. The regular shape of the carrier may be quickly recovered after the carrier is seriously bent or distorted in an intravascular treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Shanghai Golden Leaf Medtech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghua Dong, Meijun Shen, Liang Ji
  • Patent number: 11865015
    Abstract: A spinal bone graft includes one or more cortical bone portions forming a first unit. The first unit includes an engagement surface for contacting bone, and a mating surface. The mating surface forms at least one first undercut. The bone graft also includes one or more cortical bone portions forming a second unit. The second unit includes an engagement surface for contacting bone, and a mating surface. The mating surface forms either at least one second undercut, or at least one connector. In the former, at least one connector is received in each of the first and second undercuts to interconnect the first and second units. In the latter, the at least one connector of the second unit is received in the first undercut of the first unit to interconnect the first unit and second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Mark Evans, Dennis Phelps, Jingsong Chen
  • Patent number: 11832928
    Abstract: System for determining heart failure indicator indicative of a heart failure disease state in a subject, including processing device(s) that at least in part control signal generator(s) and receives an indication of a measured response signal from sensor(s) allowing first and second impedance measurement(s) to be performed across at least one body segment, determines a first fluid level indicator using first impedance value(s) obtained by performing the first impedance measurement(s), the first fluid indicator being indicative of a first ratio of ECF to TBW at a first time, determines a second fluid level indicator using second impedance value(s) obtained by performing the second impedance measurement(s), the second fluid indicator being indicative of a second ratio of ECF to TBW at a second time, determines a fluid level change using a difference in the first and second fluid level indicators, and, determines the heart failure indicator using the fluid level change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: IMPEDIMED LIMITED
    Inventor: Catherine Anne Kingsford
  • Patent number: 11826322
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pre-filled syringe, an auto-injector device comprising such pre-filled syringe, a method of administering a pharmaceutical composition with such auto-injector device, and a manufacturing method for such auto-injector device. The pre-filled syringe comprises a container and a needle. The container is filled with a pharmaceutical composition comprising epinephrine, a buffer, and water. The buffer is configured to buffer in a pH range between 3 and 4. The needle is adhered to the container by means of a urethane acrylate or urethane methacrylate acrylic light cure adhesive, which is configured to provide a pull out resistance of the needle relative to the container which is between 30 N to 100 N, preferably between 50 N to 70 N, more preferably greater than 60 N after 90 days exposure to the pharmaceutical composition at 40° C. and 75% relative humidity (RH). In an example, the pharmaceutical composition is for the treatment of an anaphylactic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Joguparthi, Rosario LoBrutto
  • Patent number: 11819199
    Abstract: A biopsy needle system includes a needle extending from a tissue piercing distal end to a proximal end. The needle defines a lumen extending from the distal end at least a portion of a length thereof and houses a target tissue. The system also includes an elongated member defining a channel therethrough open at a proximal end. The channel is sized and shaped to permit passage of the needle therethrough. Further, the system includes an end cap coupled to the distal end of the elongate member. The end cap includes a hole extending through a lateral wall thereof. The hole is sized and shaped to permit passage of the needle therethrough. The end cap further includes a ramp extending from the channel to the hole to guide the needle through the hole. The ramp is angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Seamus O'Shaughnessy, Colby Harris
  • Patent number: 11819212
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a stapling assembly and an anvil that releasably couple together to compress and staple tissue. The stapling assembly includes a body having a longitudinal axis, a deck member, and a knife member surrounding the longitudinal axis. The deck member includes a deck surface having an imaginary centerline that surrounds the longitudinal axis, a first deck surface portion extending along a first angular range of the deck surface about the longitudinal axis, and a second deck surface portion extending along a second angular range of the deck surface about the longitudinal axis. A first array of staple openings is disposed on the first deck surface portion and is arranged in a first orientation relative to the deck surface centerline. A second array of staple openings is disposed on the second deck surface portion and is arranged in a second orientation relative to the deck surface centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Shannon L. Jones, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Patent number: 11813392
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a plurality of tissue sites include a multi-port therapy unit. The multi-port therapy unit includes a plurality of patient-side ports each fluidly coupled to a plurality of conduits and a fluid reservoir fluidly coupled to the plurality of ports. A plurality of pressure sensors are associated with the plurality of patient-side ports to determining a pressure associated with each conduit. A controller is operatively coupled to the plurality of pressure sensors to receive treatment pressure data, monitor pressure for each pressure sensor of the plurality of pressure sensors, and signal an alarm condition if the pressure is outside of a pre-selected range. The system includes a reduced-pressure source fluidly coupled to a dressing at each tissue site through the multi-port therapy unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, James A. Luckemeyer, Richard Marvin Kazala, Jr., Benjamin Andrew Pratt, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 11812965
    Abstract: A staple cartridge assembly comprising a tissue thickness compensator is disclosed. The tissue thickness compensator comprises a first fibrous, woven material and a second fibrous, woven material. The first fibrous, woven material comprises a density which is different than the density of the second fibrous, woven material. The tissue thickness compensator is configured to expand upon contact with a fluid in order to apply a compressive force to tissue captured within staples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Christopher W. Widenhouse, William B. Weisenburgh, II, John L. Stammen, Mark H. Ransick, Stephanie A. Mutchler, Gary W. Knight, Michael S. Cropper, Sean P. Conlon, Jeffrey S. Swayze
  • Patent number: 11806272
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and methods of treating obstructive breathing disorders in a patient. A method may include: attaching an anchor to a dorsal region of a tongue body; applying an external force to the tongue body; and adjusting a magnitude of the external force. In some embodiments, the magnitude of the external force is adjustable across multiple levels based on one or more of: patient comfort, desired therapeutic effect, or patient wake or sleep state. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the external force is directed along an anterior direction. In some embodiments, the external force causes at least one of the following actions: anterior displacement of a portion of the posterior tongue during sleep or reducing posterior displacement of a portion of the tongue during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Randall Ow
  • Patent number: 11786474
    Abstract: Devices and methods for substantially reducing the caloric efficiency of the digestive tract by capturing food being digested in the stomach 10 and/or anywhere else in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, absorbing or encapsulating the captured food into multiple capturing members and moving such multiple capturing members containing the ingestible encapsulated food down the GI tract, practically out of reach of the GI absorption organs, thus excluding the entrapped ingredients from being involved in the digestion and\or absorption process. The device is designed for oral delivery. The system can be comprised of liquid, food bars or a capsule system. The capsule system is comprised of an external capsule that dissolves in accordance with a temporal or ph dependent preset, which allows the food intake to be at least partially fluidic. The capsule system is further comprised of a mechanism designed to capture and isolate a portion of the food being digested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: BIOLUMEN INC.
    Inventors: Amir Alon, Itzhak Katz, Benjamine Alspector, Abraham J. Domb
  • Patent number: 11771596
    Abstract: Apparatus for medical treatment includes a laser source, which is configured to output a beam of laser radiation. An optical device is configured to direct the laser radiation to impinge on a limbal area of an eye with optical properties chosen so as to apply a desired treatment to a tissue structure associated with a cornea of the eye within the limbal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignees: RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY LTD., TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Belkin, Mordechai Goldenfeld
  • Patent number: 11771671
    Abstract: Methods of treating tinnitus, acute sensorineural hearing loss, Meniere's disease, Tourette's syndrome, ADHD or addiction with (1S,3S)-3-amino-4-(difluoromethylidene) cyclopentane-1-carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof are provided. Methods of treating tinnitus, acute sensorineural hearing loss, Meniere's disease, Tourette's syndrome, ADHD or addiction with (S)-3-amino-4-(difluoromethylenyl)cyclopent-1-ene-1-carboxylic acid are provided. Also provided are therapeutic compositions that may be used to improve one or more symptoms of tinnitus, acute sensorineural hearing loss, Meniere's disease, Tourette's syndrome, ADHD or addiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ovid Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew During
  • Patent number: 11766235
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes ultrasound imaging systems and methods configured to identify ovarian follicles by applying a neural network to pre-processed ultrasound image frames. Systems may include an ultrasound transducer configured to acquire echo signals responsive to ultrasound pulses transmitted toward a target region. One or more processors communicatively coupled with the ultrasound transducer may be configured to generate at least one image from the ultrasound echoes. A threshold may be applied to the image frame that differentiates pixels representative of an ovarian follicle present in the target region from other subject matter. The processors may apply a neural network to the thresholded image frame, in which the neural network determines the presence of the ovarian follicle in the thresholded image frame. The processors also may generate an indicator based on the presence of the ovarian follicle and display the indicator on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Sindhu Priyadarshini Nellur Prakash, Ganesan Ramachandran, Anumod Odungattu Thodiyil, Sanjay Ramachandra Hegde, Pallavi Vajinepalli, Celine Firtion
  • Patent number: 11752066
    Abstract: A fixture for light acupuncture on the head is provided. The fixture has a holding portion extending at least partially over the temporal bone above an ear when being in an attached position. The holding portion has one or several openings through which one optical wave guide each is pluggable so that its front end shining while in operation is attached to the head in the area of the temporal bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventor: Naomie Cayemitte-Rückner
  • Patent number: 11745026
    Abstract: The present invention provides for devices and methods of treating wounds, including general wounds, gum disease and gingival tissues post scaling/root planning, using a diode laser which generates a beam of light having a wavelength in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (400 nm-700 nm). Further disclosed are devices and methods capable of stimulating tissue regeneration at the site of a wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: THE BIOREGENTECH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Margaret V. Kalmeta
  • Patent number: 11737842
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring control points of a computer-assisted device include a first articulated arm associated with a first control point and a control unit coupled to the first articulated arm. The control unit is configured to determine a first expected path representative of expected positions of the first control point over time when a movement of the first control point is caused by a movement of a table that moves the first articulated arm, the table being separate from the computer-assisted device; determine a first actual path representative of actual positions of the first control point over time when the movement of the first control point is caused by the movement of the table; determine whether to perform a first remedial action based on the first actual path and the first expected path; and in response to a determination to perform the first remedial action, perform the first remedial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Griffiths, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Goran A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11730506
    Abstract: According to some embodiments there is provided a method for controlling a treatment effect on blood vessel tissue during an ultrasonic treatment, the method comprising positioning an ultrasonic transducer device in the blood vessel lumen; controlling a treatment effect by controlling fluid flow, wherein controlling comprises deploying a fluid restrictor at a location relative to the transducer effective to block at least a portion of fluid flowing upstream, downstream or adjacent the transducer. According to some embodiments there is provided an ultrasonic transducer device sized for placement in a body lumen, and comprising a fluid restrictor effective to block at least a portion of fluid flowing upstream, downstream or adjacent the transducer. In some embodiments, the fluid is blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Sonivie Ltd.
    Inventors: Ariel Sverdlik, Or Shabtay
  • Patent number: 11723785
    Abstract: An orientable intravascular device having a “twelve o'clock” marker on a proximal and distal end for treating an aneurysm, including a packaging catheter with an identical fixed non-round shaped inner lumen, a pusher wire having an occlusion device releasably disposed on the distal end of said pusher wire, preloaded at a fixed circumferential orientation, with corresponding markers on the outside of said packaging catheter, a hub having an inner lumen that is shaped to marry with the outer lumen of the packaging catheter to deliver a delivery wire and occlusion stent in a predicted orientation, and maintaining such orientation as the wire and stent are advanced through said delivery catheter, and while said delivery catheter is withdrawn. Methods of using same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Ezra Walzman
  • Patent number: 11701168
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modulating intraosseous nerves (e.g., nerves within bone) are provided. For example, the methods and systems described herein may be used to modulate (e.g., denervate, ablate) basivertebral nerves within vertebrae. The modulation of the basivertebral nerves may facilitate treatment of chronic back pain. The modulation may be performed by a neuromodulation device (e.g., an energy delivery device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Paula Papineau, John S. Crombie, Samit Patel, Thomas Ryan
  • Patent number: 11696825
    Abstract: Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration; and locking the anchor in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Ulrich R. Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Robert A. Geshlider
  • Patent number: 11696803
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring control points of a computer-assisted device include a first articulated arm associated with a first control point and a control unit coupled to the first articulated arm. The control unit is configured to determine a first expected path representative of expected positions of the first control point over time when a movement of the first control point is caused by a movement of a table that moves the first articulated arm, the table being separate from the computer-assisted device; determine a first actual path representative of actual positions of the first control point over time when the movement of the first control point is caused by the movement of the table; determine whether to perform a first remedial action based on the first actual path and the first expected path; and in response to a determination to perform the first remedial action, perform the first remedial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Griffiths, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Goran A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11690658
    Abstract: A patella fracture fixation system includes a peripheral rim bone plate that is configured to be implanted along a parapatellar lateral approach. The bone plate can configured to minimize disruption of blood supply to the patella. The bone plate can be augmented with a Krackow suture pattern to assist in stabilization of a comminuted inferior pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Helfet, Dean G. Lorich
  • Patent number: 11690742
    Abstract: A system for endoluminal delivery of a medical device, wherein the medical device includes a bifurcated stent graft having a trunk, a first leg and a second leg shorter than the first leg. The system includes a sheath having a tubular wall having a cylindrical inner surface defining a lumen for receiving the stent graft therein to constrain the stent graft toward a delivery configuration suitable for endoluminal delivery, and a generally cylindrical core member extending through the lumen. The core member has a first annular surface for engaging an end of the first leg. The core has a second annular surface for engaging an end of the second leg while at least the end of the second leg remains constrained by the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Beard, Martin J. Sector
  • Patent number: 11684403
    Abstract: A system for inflating a cryogenic ablation catheter balloon, the system comprising a fluid source containing a fluid in a liquid state, a first supply line fluidly coupled to the fluid source and configured to be fluidly coupled to an internal space within the cryogenic ablation catheter balloon, the first supply line including an inline multi-stage pressure regulating system. The multi-stage pressure regulating system includes a first stage configured to cause the fluid to transition from the liquid state to a gas state, and a second stage downstream of the first stage configured to maintain the fluid downstream of the second stage at a pressure corresponding to an inflation pressure of cryogenic ablation catheter balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Chadi Hamouche
  • Patent number: 11672536
    Abstract: A staple cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator is disclosed. The tissue thickness compensator comprises an uncompressed height, a compressed height, an outer encasement, and tubular structures aligned along the longitudinal axis. The tubular structures are configured to collapse when pressure is applied to the tissue thickness compensator by tissue during the firing motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Michael S. Cropper, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Hamilton E. Gonzalez, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11672544
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials for improving the training on the use of tourniquets. For example, methods and devices for confirming the proper pressure of a tourniquet using a tourniquet training device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: M. Susan Hallbeck, Bethany R. Lowndes, Carl-Oscar Jonson, Erik Prytz, Amro M. Abdelrahman, Katherine E. Law, Renaldo C. Blocker
  • Patent number: 11672635
    Abstract: Soft tissue repair grafts are described comprising an anti-adhesion layer, a structural layer, and a localization layer. These layers may be distinct or integrated into one substrate. The term layer is used to distinguish tissue repair graft functionality rather than distinct material layers. The distinct layers of functionality may comprise a single plane of a substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: BVW Holding AG
    Inventors: Lukas Bluecher, Michael Milbocker
  • Patent number: 11666242
    Abstract: An example method includes applying a localization signal to a source electrode positioned within a conductive volume and a ground electrode at a known location. Electrical activity is sensed at a plurality of sensor electrodes distributed across an outer surface of the conductive volume. The locations of each of the sensor electrodes and the location of the ground electrode being stored in memory as part of geometry data. The electrical activity sensed at each of the sensor electrodes is stored in the memory as electrical measurement data. The method also includes computing a location of the source electrode by minimizing a difference between respective pairs of source voltages determined for the plurality of sensor electrodes. The source voltage for each of the sensor electrodes is determined based on the electrical measurement data and the geometry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: CARDIOINSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ping Jia, Qingguo Zeng, Charulatha Ramanathan, Ryan Bokan
  • Patent number: 11663305
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided processor configured to: receive a biological signal of a user; detect whether the electronic device is attached to or detached from the user based on at least the biological signal; and control an I/O device operationally connected to the electronic device based on whether the electronic device is attached to or detached from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Soo Kim, Hyun-Seok Shin, Jong-Min Choi, Cheol-Ho Cheong
  • Patent number: 11664637
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for applying laser energy having desired pulse characteristics, including a sufficiently short duration and/or a sufficiently high energy for the photomechanical treatment of skin pigmentations and pigmented lesions, both naturally-occurring (e.g., birthmarks), as well as artificial (e.g., tattoos). The laser energy may be generated with an apparatus having a resonator with the capability of switching between a modelocked pulse operating mode and an amplification operating mode. The operating modes are carried out through the application of a time-dependent bias voltage, having waveforms as described herein, to an electro-optical device positioned along the optical axis of the resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CYNOSURE, LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Armando Sierra, Mirko Georgiev Mirkov
  • Patent number: 11648001
    Abstract: Devices and methods for affixing reinforcing material to a fascial incision in an abdominal wall to reinforce and augment closures thereof. The device includes first and second arms, each having a proximal end and a distal end extending away from a housing with a length therebetween. The distal end of the first arm is spaced from the distal end of the second arm such that the first and second arms are engageable with reinforcing material on opposing sides of a fascial incision. One or more fixation elements are deployable from the distal end of at least one of the first and second arms to affix the reinforcing material on opposing sides of the fascial incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: John P. Fischer, Jonathan Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11647981
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe (104) includes a probe head (134). The probe head includes a transducer array (136) with a transducing surface (137), an instrument guide (142), and a light source (140). A method includes emitting a light beam, from a light source disposed on and adjacent to a transducer array of an ultrasound imaging probe, in a direction opposite of a transducing surface of the transducer array, at an inside wall of a cavity of a subject or object. A laparoscopic ultrasound imaging probe includes a shaft, a body, an articulating member that couples the probe head, and a handle coupled to the elongate shaft. The articulating probe head includes a transducer array that generates an ultrasound signal that traverses an image plane of the transducer array, an instrument guide, and a light source arranged to emit light in a direction opposite of the image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: B-K MEDICAL APS
    Inventors: Niels-Christian Sasady, Per Ehrenreich Nygaard, Bo Hansen
  • Patent number: 11642544
    Abstract: A magnetic field applicator (1, 55) that has a ramped signal curve for the coil currents (10, 37, 44, 49) that are used, comprised of low frequency base pulses (10, 37) of the coil current with ramp-shaped rising amplitudes, which are active during a defined treatment period (1), which are a component of the pulse packets (44) composed of the base pulses (10, 37), the envelopes (17, 17a, 17b) of which, described by the amplitudes of the base pulses (10, 37) are likewise ramp-shaped, wherein the envelopes (17a, 17b, 17c) of which form the amplitudes of the base pulses (10, 37) of a rising curve segment (57) starting from close to zero, which rises until approximately the midpoint of a treatment period (11) and subsequently forms a constant curve segment (58) corresponding to a maximum current strength, until the end of the treatment period (11) (FIGS. 13-15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: PROF. DR. FISCHER AG
    Inventor: Gerhard Fischer
  • Patent number: 11646115
    Abstract: A system and method of confirming administration of medication is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving information identifying a particular medication prescription regimen, determining one or more procedures for administering such prescription regimen and identifying one or more activity sequences associated with such procedures. Activity sequences of actual administration of such prescription regimen are captured and then compared to the identified activity sequences to determine differences therebetween. A notice is provided if differences are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Ai Cure Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Gordon Kessler