Radio Telemetry Patents (Class 128/903)
  • Patent number: 11452497
    Abstract: An implantable sensor system using one or more sensor implants comprised of micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) sensors for the accurate and continuous measurement of physiological hemodynamic signals such as diastolic and systolic blood pressure. Sensor implants are configured to be subcutaneously injected to a placement site adjacent a blood vessel. In some embodiments, sensors comprise micromachined ultrasonic transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Coravie Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Aimee Garza, Tanzania Sewell
  • Patent number: 11410538
    Abstract: A system for monitoring an individual within predetermined facilities in order to determine whether there is a need for setting an alert is provided. The system includes: a personal module to be worn by the monitored individual, the personal module including at least one motion sensor; at least one node module, with which the personal module is arranged to communicate; storage; and at least one processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Pink Nectarine Health AB
    Inventors: Nils Svangård, Tor Carlsson
  • Patent number: 11408414
    Abstract: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive material on at least one side so as to attach to the body. The members of the first set are spaced to allow the members of the second set to attach to the body in spaces provided between the members of the first set, and the members of the second set are spaced to allow members of the first set to detach from the body without detaching the members of the second set. Also, fill stations and base stations are provided for personal pump systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Larry B. Gray, Russell H. Beavis
  • Patent number: 11400299
    Abstract: An implant includes a housing that houses circuitry that is electrically coupled to one or more electrodes. The implant includes an antenna that is electrically coupled to the circuitry. The antenna has a pre-treatment state in which the antenna is not shaped to receive wireless power for treating a subject, and a treatment state in which the antenna is shaped to receive wireless power and to anchor the implant with respect to a nerve of the subject. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 11375938
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating ECG recordings and a method for using the same are disclosed. The apparatus includes a handheld device having four electrodes on an outer surface thereof, the handheld device having an extended configuration and a storage configuration. The apparatus also includes a controller configured to measure signals between the electrodes to provide signals that are used to generate an ECG recording selected from the group consisting of standard lead traces and precordial traces. When the handheld device is in the extended configuration and the first and second electrodes contact a first hand of a patient such that the first and second electrodes contact different locations on the first hand, the third electrode is in contact with a location on the patient's other hand and the fourth electrode contacts a point on the patient's body that depends on the particular trace being measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ticker Medical Ltd
    Inventors: David Amitai, Assaf Amitai
  • Patent number: 11363966
    Abstract: An unauthorized visitor system collects an image of a person detected in a room of a patient. The system identifies reference points on the person's face, for example, points along the cheeks, jowls, and/or brow. The system may compare the reference points to reference points of images associated with registered visitors. The system then determines, based on the comparison, if the person is a registered visitor. One or more designated recipients may be alerted if the person is not a registered visitor or if the person breaches a patient identification zone established around a particular patient. The system may also register the person in a database of visitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 11367947
    Abstract: A medical device is configured for diagnosis or treatment of a tissue within a body. The medical device comprises an elongate member and a position sensor. The elongate member is configured to be received within the body, and has a lumen extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The position sensor is disposed within the lumen proximate the distal end of the deformable member. The position sensor comprises a coil wound to form a central passage and configured to generate a current flow when subject to a magnetic field, and a high-permeability antenna having at least a portion disposed outside the central passage to concentrate the magnetic field into the coil and increase the current flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical International Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Ryan Kenneth Buesseler, Alexander Carson Houck
  • Patent number: 11351385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable cardiac device. The implantable cardiac device comprises a planar spiral for attaching the implantable cardiac device to a patient's tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sorin CRM SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Ollivier
  • Patent number: 11330418
    Abstract: A lone worker system for performing a safety check is provided. The lone worker system includes a mobile device. The mobile device includes a memory storing a safety check application thereon and a processor. The processor is coupled to the memory and executes the safety check application. The processor initiates the safety check application with respect to the service call. The safety check application executes a use-case safety monitoring of the mobile device with respect to a service call to implement the safety check. The use-case safety monitoring detects an emergency situation with respect to a connectivity of the mobile device to a server, an activity of the mobile device, and a motion of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Ezhil Nanjappan
  • Patent number: 11264131
    Abstract: A vital-signs patch for a patient monitoring system is disclosed. The patch consists of a housing that is configured to be worn on the skin of a patient. The housing contains a radio, one or more sensor interfaces, a processor, and a battery. The processor can selectably turn portions of the processor off and on and selectably turn power off and on to at least a portion of the sensor interfaces and radio. The processor includes a timer that, each time the timer times out, will turn all the parts of the processor on and start a new timing period. When the processor receives a signal, the processor will turn off power to at least a portion of the processor and at least a portion of the sensor interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Raptis, Amir Jafri, Ganesh Kathiresan, Alison Burdett, Okundu Omeni, Mathew Key
  • Patent number: 11259734
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating ECG recordings and a method for using the same are disclosed. The apparatus includes a handheld device having four electrodes on an outer surface thereof, the handheld device having an extended configuration and a storage configuration. The apparatus also includes a controller configured to measure signals between the electrodes to provide signals that are used to generate an ECG recording selected from the group consisting of standard lead traces and precordial traces. When the handheld device is in the extended configuration and the first and second electrodes contact a first hand of a patient such that the first and second electrodes contact different locations on the first hand, the third electrode is in contact with a location on the patient's other hand and the fourth electrode contacts a point on the patient's body that depends on the particular trace being measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ticker Medical Ltd
    Inventors: David Amitai, Assaf Amitai
  • Patent number: 11235141
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for use of an inductive link for a communication channel in a transcutaneous energy transfer system. An example system may include a resonant circuit associated with an external primary, a power transistor connected to the resonant circuit and configured to drive the resonant circuit with a first time-varying electrical signal having a frequency, and a power driver connected to the power transistor that is configured to set the frequency of the first time-varying electrical signal to a resonant frequency to enable power transfer from the external primary to an implanted secondary. The example system may further include a communication driver operatively connected to the power transistor and configured to encode the first time-varying electrical signal with a data signal by modulating an attribute of the time-varying electrical signal as electrical power is transferred from the external primary to the implanted secondary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Minnetronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Lori Lucke, Vlad Bluvshtein, James Kurkowski, William Weiss
  • Patent number: 11229361
    Abstract: A system includes an implant configured to be inserted subcutaneously into an individual, a transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with the implant, and a database provided with at least one of the transceiver, a user device, and a remote storage device. The implant includes a sensor module configured to measure data relating to a health of the individual. The transceiver is configured to provide a first signal to the implant that conveys energy to power the implant and a second signal to the transceiver that contains the data. The database is operatively coupled to the transceiver and configured to store the data. The at least one of the transceiver, the user device, and the remote storage device include a processing circuit configured to access the database and provide the data to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Aidan Coen, Brietta Coen, Avonna Niegelsen, Sarah Scanlan, Lucy Schrieber, Mary Schrieber, Hannah Schulgen, Olivia Sween
  • Patent number: 11207026
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 11198017
    Abstract: A remote alarm for use with a wearable medical device. The remote alarm is configured to receive alarms, voice messages and prompts issued by the wearable medical device and to repeat those alarms, voice messages and prompts in a manner that can more easily be perceived by a patient wearing the wearable medical device or a bystander. The remote alarm can be configured to receive a communication from the wearable medical device, and in response, to identify one or more messages to be provided to the patient or a bystander. The messages may be provided audibly, visually, tactilely or combinations thereof. The remote alarm may further be configured to take certain actions depending upon the content of the communication, such as sending a telephone message to alert emergency personnel to the identity, location and medical condition of the patient, or sending an email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas E Kaib, Shane S Volpe, Richard A Rattanni
  • Patent number: 11191479
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides alert implants that comprise a medical device and an implantable reporting processor (IRP), where one example of such a medical device includes a component for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) such as a tibial extension, a femoral component for hip replacements, a breast implant, a distal rod for arm or leg breakage repair, a scoliosis rod, a dynamic hip screw, a spinal interbody spacer, and tooling and methods that may be used to form the alert implant, and uses of such alert implants in the health maintenance of patients who receive the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Canary Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Bailey, Douglas Bensch, Douglas Brajer, Fred Cushner, Aimee L. Desaki, Jeffrey M. Gross, Winslow T. Harte, Nicholas H. Helseth, David A Herrin, William L. Hunter, Dermot Keenan, George A. Morales, Shane Murphy, Stephen Raitt, Thomas Snopek, Curtis Troupe
  • Patent number: 11189915
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device including a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. The antenna assembly includes an antenna including a dielectric antenna body within which an antenna trace is disposed. Portions of the antenna trace are disposed in offset transverse layers in a non-overlapping arrangement, thereby reducing capacitive coupling between the layers of the antenna trace. In certain implementations, the antenna assembly includes one or more capacitive features that selectively overlap portions of the antenna trace and facilitate tuning of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Alan B. Vogel, Wisit Lim, John R. Gonzalez, Alexander Robertson, Alex Soriano, Evan Sheldon, Perry Li, Jeffery Crook
  • Patent number: 11166657
    Abstract: Systems for applying a transcutaneous monitor to a person can include a telescoping assembly, a sensor, and a base with adhesive to couple the sensor to skin. The sensor can be located within the telescoping assembly while the base protrudes from a distal end of the system. The system can be configured to couple the sensor to the base by compressing the telescoping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Halac, John Michael Gray, Neal Davis Johnston, Justen Deering England, Peter C. Simpson, Paul V. Neale, Jennifer Blackwell, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Mark Douglas Kempkey
  • Patent number: 11160461
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing a blood pressure measurement are provided. An example method includes simultaneously recording, by a wearable device, an electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG). PPG is measured at a blood artery. The method also includes analyzing ECG and PPG to determine a pulse transit time (PTT), a pulse rate (PR), and a diameter parameter. The diameter parameter includes a diameter of the blood artery or a change thereof. The method also includes determining, based on PTT, PR, and the diameter parameter, a blood pressure (BP) using a pre-defined model. The pre-defined model establishes a relationship between PTT, PR, the diameter parameter, and BP. The pre-defined model may be trained using statistical data obtained in a calibration process. The statistical data includes PTT, PR, and the diameter parameter measured with the wearable device and corresponding values of BP measured with an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ChroniSense Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel H. Lange
  • Patent number: 11147974
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides systems and methods of communication between implanted medical devices, e.g., implanted pulse generators, and handheld consumer devices, e.g., smartphones, via standard wireless communication protocols, e.g., Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) operating in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Nevro Corp.
    Inventors: Prabdeep Sandhu, Bret Foreman
  • Patent number: 11152713
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods in which antenna elements are positioned together as an array at a corner of a mobile device, at least two of the antenna elements being oriented to provide beams in different directions with respect to the corner of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Rocío Rodríguez-Cano, Shuai Zhang, Gert Frølund Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11134896
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 11125592
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Gary Alan Hayter, Geoffrey V. McGarraugh, Andrew H. Naegeli, John Charles Mazza, Benjamin Jay Feldman
  • Patent number: 11123550
    Abstract: A cochlea electrode arrangement, system and method for enhancing musical melody perception. On each cochlear basilar membrane, according to the characteristic frequency correspondence of music notes, a phonosensitive full spectrum band corresponding to the cochlea apex to cochlea base is divided into musical response areas in response to specific musical note stimulating signals; a corresponding electrode for conducting or sensing frequency band signals is placed in each musical response area, namely, each electrode is placed in the corresponding characteristic frequency band where the music notes are located, the electrodes are divided into two groups, and a corresponding group of electrodes is implanted into cochleae on two sides respectively. Due to the fact that the electrodes are arranged in the cochleae on the two sides, the cochlea electrode arrangement is easy to implement, and the electrodes arranged in the cochleae on the two sides can perceive music better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHANDONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Lan Tian, Yong Wang, Xiaoshan Lu, Xu Tian
  • Patent number: 11116988
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices such as leadless cardiac pacemakers may include a rechargeable power source. In some cases, a system may include an implanted device including a receiving antenna and an external transmitter that transmits radiofrequency energy that may be captured by the receiving antenna and then be converted into electrical energy that may be used to recharge a rechargeable power source. Accordingly, since the rechargeable power source does not have to maintain sufficient energy stores for the expected life of the implanted device, the power source itself and thus the implanted device, may be made smaller while still meeting device longevity expectations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder
  • Patent number: 11116402
    Abstract: An improved analyte monitoring system having a sensor and a transceiver with improved communication and/or user interface capabilities. The transceiver may communicate with and power the sensor. The transceiver may receive one or more analyte measurements from the sensor and may calculate one or more analyte concentrations based on the received analyte measurements. The transceiver may generate analyte concentration trends, alerts, and/or alarms based on the calculated analyte concentrations. The system may also include a display device, which may be, for example, a smartphone and may be used to display analyte measurements received from the transceiver. The display device may execute a mobile medical application. The system may include a data management system, which may be web-based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventor: Andrew DeHennis
  • Patent number: 11101036
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for relaying information from a cardiac pacemaker to an external device. Logic on the pacemaker modulates a heartbeat clock of the pacemaker to encode information onto a blood pressure sequence by adding or subtracting a small subinterval to or from a pulse repetition interval of the pacemaker. A muscle stimulator beats the heart according to the modulated sequence. A monitoring device external to the body monitors the blood pressure to retrieve the encoded information, or message. The encoded information is then decoded to determine the information in the message. This information may concern the pacemaker as well as other devices within the body that communicate with the pacemaker such as blood monitors, etc. Since the message is conveyed via simple modulation of the heart beat intervals, no separate transmitter is required in the pacemaker which would otherwise increase cost and decrease battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Brandon B. Hilliard, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 11058329
    Abstract: Sensor systems can be used to measure an analyte concentration. Sensor systems can include a base having a distal side configured to face towards a person's skin. An adhesive can couple the base to the skin. A transcutaneous analyte measurement sensor can be coupled to the base and can be located at least partially in the host. A transmitter can be coupled to the base and can transmit analyte measurement data to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Minglian Shi, Sebastian Bohm, Maria Noel Brown Wells, John Patrick Majewski, Leah Morta Edra, Disha B. Sheth, John Michael Gray, Shanger Wang, Ted Tang Lee, Michael L. Moore, Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Blackwell, Neel Narayan Shah, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jason Halac, Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Paul V. Neale, Jiong Zou, Sean T. Saint
  • Patent number: 11063637
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using near-field inductive coupling between an implanted system and an external transceiver are discloses. In several embodiments, the data link system is based on a free-running oscillator tuned by coupled resonators. The use of an oscillator-based power link can allow for stable power over different inductor distances, or coil distances. In some embodiments, the data link system includes receivers on both sides of the link, where each receiver is composed of a detector, such as but not limited to an analog front-end (“AFE”), and a clock and data recovery (“CDR”) loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alireza Yousefi, Asad A. Abidi, Dejan Markovic
  • Patent number: 11051745
    Abstract: A method and system for filtering a detected ECG signal are disclosed. In a first aspect, the method comprises filtering the detected ECG signal using a plurality of digital filters. The method includes adaptively selecting one of the plurality of digital filters to maintain a minimum signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). In a second aspect, the system comprises a wireless sensor device coupled to a user via at least one electrode, wherein the wireless sensor device includes a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor, wherein the memory device stores an application which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to carry out the steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Vital Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Narasimhan, Nersi Nazari, Nima Ferdosi
  • Patent number: 11051717
    Abstract: A load determination method determines, based on a load acting on a leg part of a user that is detected, whether the leg part is in a loaded state, which is a ground-contact state, or an unloaded state, which is an idling leg state, in which the load determination method determines that the leg part is in the loaded state instead of determining that the leg part is in the unloaded state even when the load acting on the leg part of the user that is detected becomes smaller than a threshold at which it is determined that the state of the leg part has been switched from the loaded state to the unloaded state within a predetermined period after it is determined that the state of the leg part has been switched from the unloaded state to the loaded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hikaru Sugata
  • Patent number: 11049613
    Abstract: A security scanning method, system, and computer program product, includes receiving a communication of information from a medical device associated with a traveler via a security device and triggering a sending of the information to the device and storing the information in a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anup Kalia, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 11024408
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for medical devices and related operating systems and methods. An exemplary medical device includes a motor, one or more data storage elements to maintain control information, and a control module coupled to the motor and the one or more data storage elements. The control module is configured to obtain updated control information via a peer-to-peer communication session over a network, store the updated control information in the one or more data storage elements, and thereafter operate the motor based at least in part on the updated control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John J. Mastrototaro, Desmond Barry Keenan, Benyamin Grosman, Neha J. Parikh, Anirban Roy, Do Kim
  • Patent number: 11007353
    Abstract: A balloon resection method is disclosed generally including inserting a catheter with at least one balloon having an outer wall with a resecting, non-slip surface for resecting unwanted biological material, such as tissues or tumors, and supplying fluid thereto in pulsed fashion to repeatedly deflate and inflate the balloon. In certain embodiments, a pump controls the pulsed supply of fluid based on an established frequency or change in volume. In some embodiments, the a keyed connector is used to identify the balloon type, and in some cases, intra-lumen diameters and densities are calculated. In some embodiments, the balloon portion of the catheter includes multiple balloon segments, which in some cases, are inflatable separately from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sanovas Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Gerrans, Erhan H. Gunday
  • Patent number: 11006831
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system includes: a biomedical sensor including: a transducer configured to produce a signal corresponding to a biological function; a sensor converter configured to convert the signal to a converted signal; and a transmitter configured to produce a communication, based on the converted signal, that is indicative of one or more values of the biological function, and to send the communication wirelessly; and a base station including: a receiver configured to receive the communication wirelessly and to produce a receiver output signal; a base station interface configured to produce a base station output signal indicative of the one or more values of the biological function; and at least one output port to receive the base station output signal and configured to be hard-wire connected to a display that is configured to display information indicative of the biological function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Mothership Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Singh, Peter John Bonin, III, Martin Oliver Culjat, Richard Brand Caso
  • Patent number: 11011930
    Abstract: An energy receiver including a power receiver coil configured to wirelessly receive power transmitted from a power transmitter; a detection section configured to detect a foreign object; and a power storage section configured to supply power to the detection section during detection of the foreign object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Shinichi Fukuda, Yuji Murayama, Kenichi Fujimaki, Tomomichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10994139
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for providing a therapy or data signal using an implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEUSPERA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Fayram, Alexander Yeh, Gary Shaw, Randolph Kerry Armstrong, Milton M. Morris, Elia Junco, Brad Holinski
  • Patent number: 10993669
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to various anchoring systems for a catheter delivered device. In one instance the anchoring systems of the present disclosure are designed to be used in connection with a pulmonary artery implant device. In one embodiment, an anchoring system of the present disclosure comprises two anchoring ends, a distal end anchoring structure and a proximal end anchoring structure, where at least one of the distal or proximal anchoring structures has a clover-shaped structure formed by at least three lobes. In another embodiment, the distal anchoring structure includes an elongated and angled shape formed by wire material. In another embodiment, both the distal and proximal anchoring structures have a clover-shaped structure formed by at least three lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ENDOTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Trace Royer, Tyler Panian, David Schaller, Omid Forouzan, Tom Wilschke
  • Patent number: 10987047
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring uterus contraction activity and progress of labor. The system of the subject invention can comprises (1) a plurality of sensors; (2) an amplifying/filtering means; (3) a computing means; and (4) a graphical user interface. Accurate clinical data, which can be extracted and provided to the user in real-time using the system of the invention, include without limitation, progress of labor, prediction and monitoring of preterm labor, and intrauterine pressure prediction. In a preferred embodiment, the system of the invention includes an intelligence means, such as a neural network system, to analyze and interpret clinical data for use in clinical diagnosis as well as delivery strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Convergent Engineering, Inc., University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose C. Principe, Dorothee Maroserro, Tammy Y. Euliano, Neil Russell Euliano, II
  • Patent number: 10980417
    Abstract: A personalized acute care treatment kit is provided that includes components necessary for a lay caregiver to treat an acute cardiac event. The kit includes a medication box provided with medications selected according to the needs of the owner, a CPR device, a pacemaker, a defibrillator, monitoring and diagnostic devices and a computing device. The computing device is provided with a mobile application that captures patient data from the devices in the kit and automatically sends an alarm to a treatment professional when the patient data exceeds a predetermined threshold and establishes a communication link to with the treatment professional to allow the treatment professional to instruct the lay caregiver in using the contents of the kit to provide acute care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Shen
  • Patent number: 10946205
    Abstract: An implantable head-mounted unibody peripheral neurostimulation system is provided for implantation in the head for the purpose of treating chronic head pain, including migraine. The system may include an implantable pulse generator (IPG) from which multiple stimulating leads may extend sufficient to allow for adequate stimulation over multiple regions of the head, preferably including the frontal, parietal and occipital regions. A lead may include an extended body, along which may be disposed a plurality of surface metal electrodes, which may be sub-divided into a plurality of electrode arrays. A plurality of internal metal wires may run a portion of its length and connect the IPG's internal circuit to the surface metal electrodes. The IPG may include a rechargeable battery, an antenna, and an application specific integrated circuit. The IPG may be capable of functional connection with an external radiofrequency unit for purposes that may include recharging, diagnostic evaluation, and programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NUXCEL, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger
  • Patent number: 10945629
    Abstract: A system for monitoring muscle activity of a biological subject, the system including at least one garment including a number of arrays of electrodes positioned on the garment so that when the garment is worn by a subject in use, the electrodes contact skin of the subject and generate electrical signals indicative of electrical potentials within respective muscles of the subject and at least one electronic processing device that processes signals from the electrodes in each electrode array to determine a muscle activation for parts of the respective muscles and uses the muscle activation to determine at least one muscle indicator indicative of muscle activity of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Nicholas Dodemont
  • Patent number: 10943450
    Abstract: A modular patient monitor provides a multipurpose, scalable solution for various patient monitoring applications. In an embodiment, a modular patient monitor utilizes multiple wavelength optical sensor and/or acoustic sensor technologies to provide blood constituent monitoring and acoustic respiration monitoring (ARM) at its core, including pulse oximetry parameters and additional blood parameter measurements such as carboxyhemoglobin (HbCO) and methemoglobin (HbMet). Expansion modules provide blood pressure BP, blood glucose, ECG, CO2, depth of sedation and cerebral oximetry to name a few. Aspects of the present disclosure also include a transport dock for providing enhanced portability and functionally to handheld monitors. In an embodiment, the transport dock provides one or more docking interfaces for placing monitoring components in communication with other monitoring components. In an embodiment, the transport dock attaches to the modular patient monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Ammar Al-Ali, Michael O'Reilly, Paul Ronald Jansen, Nicholas Evan Barker, Anand Sampath
  • Patent number: 10922302
    Abstract: A first device gathers data samples, transmits a timing table for the device, and also transmits the gathered data sample, using at least one short range wireless connectivity standard protocol. A second device receives the timing table and the data sample from the first device, and determines a real-time clock time stamp for the data sample based on the device timing table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vital Connect, Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Wickenhauser
  • Patent number: 10918518
    Abstract: A method of neurostimulation includes delivering an electrical signal to a plurality of electrodes (215A, 215B) connected to a patient. The electrical signal is characterized by an amplitude and a carrier frequency. The method includes modulating an electrical signal based on an audio waveform. In some cases, the modulation may include modulating at least one of an amplitude and a carrier frequency based on the audio waveform. A neurostimulation device (200) comprising first and second electrodes is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Scion Neurostim, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Black, Lanty L. Smith, Lesco L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10923624
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including a substrate, an imaging device provided on the substrate, and a light emitting device provided on the substrate and having a plurality of nano-structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Takafumi Noda
  • Patent number: 10905806
    Abstract: Embodiments of a reduced pressure system and methods for operating the system are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system can include one or more processors responsible for various functions associated with various levels of responsiveness, such as interfacing with a user, controlling a vacuum pump, providing network connectivity, etc. The system can present GUI screens for controlling and monitoring its operation. The system can determine and monitor flow of fluid in the system by utilizing one or more of the following: monitoring the speed of a pump motor, monitoring flow of fluid in a portion of a fluid flow path by using a calibrated fluid flow restrictor, and monitoring one or more characteristics of the pressure pulses. The system can provide external connectivity for accomplishing various activities, such as location tracking of the system, compliance monitoring, tracking of operational data, remote selection and adjustment of therapy settings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Armstrong, Miles Begin, Brian P. Bjelovuk, Ethan R. Bliss, Carrie Lee Childress, Giacomo F. Ciminello, Kealoha Young Deutsch, William W. Gregory, Kory A. Gunnerson, William Joseph Jaecklein, Kathryn Ann Leigh, Ke Li, Chelsea F. McLemore, Benjamin S. Miller, Andrew P. Muser, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Jerad C. Raines, Billy J. Ratliff, Michael T. Roller, Robert H. Roth, Vera N. Soper, Karl W. Vanderbeek, Lauren W. Woodrick, Micah C. Zender
  • Patent number: 10905376
    Abstract: A system for detecting one or more physical assessment parameters of a subject includes a sensing patch and a processor. The sensing patch is configured to sense signals from the subject corresponding to one or more physical assessment parameters, reduce sensed parameter data corresponding to the sensed signals, and transmit the sensed parameter data. The sensing patch also includes at least one adjustable sensing patch parameter. The processor is separate from the sensing patch and configured to receive the sensed parameter data from the sensing patch and transmit a command to the sensing patch. The sensing patch is configured to perform different amounts of data reduction on the sensed parameter data before transmitting the sensed parameter data to the processor. These different amounts of data reduction are determined at least in part by one or more system parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven D. Baker
  • Patent number: 10903810
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a neural spike includes: a preprocessing circuit configured to remove a low-frequency component from a neural signal to form a low-frequency component removed neural signal, and amplify the low-frequency component removed neural signal; a comparing circuit configured to compare an output signal of the preprocessing circuit to a threshold signal; a merging circuit configured to merge spikes within a reference interval of an output signal of the comparing circuit into one peak, and to generate, based on the merging of the spikes, an output signal comprising pulses; and a counting circuit configured to count the pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: JongPal Kim
  • Patent number: 10893967
    Abstract: Real-time cast sensor measurement outputs of a set of cast sensors that each measure a characteristic related to usage of an adjustable removable cast worn by a patient during treatment of congenital talipes equino varus (CTEV) are monitored. A cast usage anomaly relative to a treatment program prescribed for the patient with respect to wearing of the adjustable removable cast is identified according to the real-time cast sensor measurement outputs. Responsive to identifying the cast usage anomaly, real-time corrective treatment feedback is provided to the patient that instructs further and proper use of the adjustable removable cast to improve compliance with the treatment program prescribed for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igor S. Ramos, Ana C. Biazetti