Radio Telemetry Patents (Class 128/903)
  • Patent number: 10286226
    Abstract: A phototherapy device for treating neonatal hyperbilirubinemia comprises a plurality of LEDs coupled to a support structure configured to absorb and dissipate heat generated by the LEDs without requiring a fan. The LEDs provide a uniform dose of radiation on a treatment surface of the subject over a distance range of 20 cm to 45 cm. The support structure can comprise a heat-conductive metal plate. The LEDs have an emission range of 400 nm to 520 and a light output intensity of at least 30 ?W/cm2/nm and at most 65 ?W/cm2/nm at the treatment surface. The device can be adjustably coupled to a mounting structure. Power supplied to the LEDs is adjustable based on the total number of hours of use of he LEDs, the intensity of the LED radiation, the distance between the LEDs and the treatment surface, and/or the tilt or orientation of the phototherapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent
    Inventors: Jayanth Chakravarthy, Krista Donaldson, Peter Russo, Mohan Sancheti, Randy Schwemmin, Garrett Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10290757
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a power source and method of forming such power source are disclosed. The power source can include a substrate and a cavity disposed in a first major surface of the substrate. The power source can also include radioactive material disposed within the cavity, where the radioactive material emits radiation particles; and particle converting material disposed within the cavity, where the particle converting material converts one or more radiation particles emitted by the radioactive material into light. The power source further includes a sealing layer disposed such that the particle converting material and the radioactive material are hermetically sealed within the cavity, and a photovoltaic device disposed adjacent the substrate. The photovoltaic device can convert at least a portion of the light emitted by the particle converting material that is incident upon an input surface of the photovoltaic device into electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas A Fenner, David A Ruben, Jennifer Lorenz Marckmann, James R Wasson
  • Patent number: 10284624
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing registration at a remote site that may include, for example, a monitoring module that may communicate with a remote site. A registration protocol may be used by the monitoring module and the remote site in generating the messages communicated during the registration process. The monitoring module may gather and generate various identification information to be included in the registration protocol messages. The registration information provided by the monitoring module maybe stored at the remote site in a database server having a database. A confirmation message may be communicated from the remote site to the monitoring module that may either acknowledge successful registration or report that an error occurred during the registration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Babak Rezvani, Edward B. Kalin, Jack L. Chen, Reza Jalili
  • Patent number: 10272190
    Abstract: An example renal therapy system includes a blood pressure monitor configured to output blood pressure data concerning a patient and a renal therapy machine communicatively coupled to the blood pressure monitor. The renal therapy machine is configured to generate ultrafiltration (“UF”) removed data from a prescribed renal therapy treatment performed by the renal therapy machine on the patient, and transmit the UF removed data and the blood pressure data via a network. At least one of a UF trend or a blood pressure trend from the UF removed data or the blood pressure data is determined, enabling a further determination as to at least one of (a) whether a prescribed renal therapy treatment adjustment or a new prescribed renal therapy treatment needs to be made, (b) whether the patient is complying with the prescribed renal therapy treatment, or (c) whether a condition related to an alarm or an alert exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Alex Anping Yu, James Grayson, Robert W. Childers
  • Patent number: 10266995
    Abstract: A wearable computer is used for monitoring process data in road finishing. The wearable computer receives process data of the road finishing process. In the event of process data lying outside a predetermined range, the wearable computer effects alerting of the wearer of the wearable computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MOBA MOBILE AUTOMATION AG
    Inventors: Marcus Watermann, Dominik Becher
  • Patent number: 10265455
    Abstract: An example dialysis system includes a dialysis machine and a receiver coded with at least one of an address or a personal identification number (“PIN”). The dialysis machine is configured to perform a prescribed dialysis treatment on a patient, generate ultrafiltration (“UF”) removed data over the prescribed dialysis treatment performed by the dialysis machine, and transmit the UF removed data. The example receiver is configured to receive sensor data from a sensor attached to the patient. The at least one coded address or PIN ensures that the sensor data is received by the receiver as opposed to another receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Alex Anping Yu, James Grayson, Robert W. Childers
  • Patent number: 10263818
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In some wireless communications systems, a wireless device may identify a set of at least two wireless communications channels that are available for communication with another wireless device. In some examples, the wireless device may identify at least one channel of the set, and may select integrity check information that indicates the identified wireless channel(s) that are available. The wireless device may then transmit the integrity check information during a first time period. In some examples, a wireless device may receive wireless communication that includes integrity check information on a subset of channels. The wireless device may then determine, based on the integrity check information, whether the identified subset of channels is the same as the actual subset of channels used for transmission of the wireless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Taesang Yoo
  • Patent number: 10261541
    Abstract: A wearable device may include: a strap including a substantially polygonal opening and a buckle formed at one end thereof; a buckle part configured to fasten opposite ends of the strap to each other by binding the opposite ends of the strap; and a body configured to be coupled to the opening by being fitted into the opening or decoupled from the opening. The body may include a front surface and a rear surface, and a display having a substantially polygonal shape when viewed from the top on the front surface, and a biometric sensor disposed on the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Youp Seok, Byoung-Uk Yoon, Min-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10238337
    Abstract: Systems and methods may provide for identifying sensor data associated with an intraoral device and analyzing a chemical composition of an ingestible product based on the sensor data. Additionally, a notification may be selectively generated based on the chemical composition. In one example, analyzing the chemical composition includes determining the level of one or more of an allergen, a toxin or a predetermined substance in the ingestible product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandra C. Zafiroglu, Giuseppe Raffa, Stanley Mo, Joshua J. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 10238289
    Abstract: A body fluid component measuring system which is capable of continuous measurement and reduces downtime includes a sensor unit which is positionable indwelling in the skin of a subject and which measures a predetermined body fluid component included in the body fluid of the subject; and a transmission unit which is detachably attached to the sensor unit and which calculates blood glucose level based on measurement data measured by the sensor unit, and transmits the calculated blood glucose level to a display unit. Identification information for establishing communication between the transmission unit and the display unit is stored in the sensor unit, and the transmission unit, upon activation, uses the identification information read out by the sensor unit to establish communication with the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kouji Hagi
  • Patent number: 10226576
    Abstract: Sensors are attached to a living being so as to generate corresponding sensor signals. A monitor is in communications with the sensors so as to derive physiological parameters responsive to the sensor signals. Predetermined limits are applied to the physiological parameters. At least one indicator responsive to the physiological parameters and the predetermined limits signal the onset of a sepsis condition in the living being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Massi E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 10219709
    Abstract: An optical proximity sensor assembly includes an optical proximity sensor with an IR LED emitting light having an infrared wavelength, an IR photo detector sensitive to the infrared wavelength, an optical barrier blocking direct light rays from the LED to the IR photo detector and permitting reflected light rays to reach the at least one photo detector; and an electronic integrated circuit with an amplifier for amplifying a signal detected by the photo detector, an analog to digital converter, LED drivers, noise reduction and ambient light cancellation circuitry, and a digital interface for communication with a microcontroller. The optical proximity sensor is accommodated on a wearable carrier. A single sensor may include a plurality of identical or different LEDs, a plurality of photodiodes, or both. Also, several sensors may be placed on a person's skin along a vascular path to obtain data relating to blood flow and artery stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wayne State University
    Inventor: Amar Sarbbasesh Basu
  • Patent number: 10219740
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the effectiveness of breath training regimens are disclosed. The systems include a sensor assembly configured to detect data indicative of at least one physiological parameter of a user during breath training sessions while the user is awake and while the user is asleep. The system also includes an electronic computing unit with a processor configured to analyze the data indicative of the at least one physiological parameter of the user detected by the sensor assembly, and determine effectiveness of the breath training sessions on the user by determining trends of the at least one physiological parameter of the user from the analyzed data, and determining changes in the at least one physiological parameter of the user while the user is asleep occurring during a period of time from the determined trends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Halare, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Warren, Kyle H. Goldschmidt
  • Patent number: 10213609
    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: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Brandon B Hilliard, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 10216955
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for controlling access to a medical device are provided. One example system includes an access card configured to wirelessly transmit user identification information and a medical device configured to receive the user identification information from the access card, and enable access to one or more components of the medical device based on permission information associated with the received user identification information. One example medical device includes a plurality of device components; a data receiver configured to wirelessly receive user identification information; a memory configured to store permission information in association with the user identification information; and a processor configured to retrieve the permission information from the memory in response to receiving the user identification information from the data receiver, and enable access to the one or more device components based on the retrieved permission information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ELECTROMEDICINA Y CALIDAD, SA
    Inventors: Angel Diaz Carmena, David Garcia Godoy, Carlos Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jose Antonio Gonzalez Romera
  • Patent number: 10211668
    Abstract: Techniques for charging and communication with electronic devices, such as headphones, are provided. Specifically, systems and methods to provide charging of, and communication with, audio devices, such as by photovoltaic (PV) cells, infrared (IR) illumination, audio signals, and LEDs such as laser LEDs, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Armando J. Lucrecio, Jiayin Ma, Shaily Deva
  • Patent number: 10194843
    Abstract: An inserter assembly for continuous glucose monitoring with medication delivery capability where the assembly has a deployment button containing a needle deployment mechanism having a sharp held in a pre-release position, a housing body in which the deployment button is movably received within a top end of the housing body, the housing body having a sensor deployment assembly containing a lumen and a sensor disposed within the lumen and extending out of the lumen to a circuit board that is part of the sensor deployment assembly, the sensor deployment assembly matingly connected to the sharp where the sharp extends beyond the sensor deployment assembly and contains the sensor not fixedly attached to the sharp, and a sensor housing releasably received within a lower end of the housing body, the sharp extending into a sensor deployment assembly recess within the sensor housing and directly above a sensor opening in a bottom of the sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Peterson, Scott P. Cionek, Anthony Florindi, Julian I. Hart
  • Patent number: 10194842
    Abstract: An inserter assembly for continuous glucose monitoring with medication delivery capability where the assembly has a deployment button containing a needle deployment mechanism having a sharp held in a pre-release position, a housing body in which the deployment button is movably received within a top end of the housing body, the housing body having a sensor deployment assembly containing a lumen and a sensor disposed within the lumen and extending out of the lumen to a circuit board that is part of the sensor deployment assembly, the sensor deployment assembly matingly connected to the sharp where the sharp extends beyond the sensor deployment assembly and contains the sensor not fixedly attached to the sharp, and a sensor housing releasably received within a lower end of the housing body, the sharp extending into a sensor deployment assembly recess within the sensor housing and directly above a sensor opening in a bottom of the sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Peterson, Scott P. Cionek, Anthony Florindi, Julian I. Hart
  • Patent number: 10195951
    Abstract: A wireless power supply system of the present invention performs wireless power supply between a power transmission coil installed at a parking space and a power reception coil mounted on a vehicle, transmits judging power for judging a parking position from the power transmission coil to the power reception coil in an operation of parking the vehicle in the parking space, and sets an excitation frequency of the judging power to a frequency lower than an in-phase resonance point or higher than an anti-phase resonance point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Maikawa
  • Patent number: 10200798
    Abstract: A headpiece for use with a cochlear implant including a headpiece housing, a retention magnet within the headpiece housing that generates a retention magnetic field, the retention magnet including a bottom surface that faces the cochlear implant, a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and an outer radial surface between the top and bottom surfaces, an induction coil within the headpiece housing that transmits audio signals to the cochlear implant by generating a telemetry magnetic field, and a retention flux guide within the headpiece housing and adjacent to the top surface of the retention magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Scott A. Crawford, Douglas P. Lynch, Carla Mann Woods, Glen A. Griffith
  • Patent number: 10179244
    Abstract: A passive implantable relay module includes a first coupler arm configured to wirelessly receive electromagnetic energy radiated through electric radiative coupling from a transmitting antenna located outside a subject's body; a second coupler arm; and a connector portion comprising a first metal core and a first dielectric coating surrounding the first metal core, the connector portion configured to connect the first coupler arm to the second coupler arm such that when the passive implantable relay module is implanted inside the subject's body and the transmitting antenna initiates wireless energy transfer to the first coupler arm via non-inductive coupling, electromagnetic waves carrying the electromagnetic energy received at the first coupler arm propagate along the first metal core to arrive at the second coupler arm, where the electromagnetic energy arriving is wirelessly transferred, again via non-inductive coupling, to a receiving antenna on a passive wireless neural stimulator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 10173007
    Abstract: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a plurality of parameters associated with a closed loop control operation including continuously monitoring a physiological condition and automatic administration of a medication, detecting an adverse condition associated with the monitored physiological condition or the medication administration deviating from a predetermined safety level of the closed loop control operation, and initiating a non-zero pre-programmed medication delivery rate are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Alan Hayter, Marc Barry Taub, Daniel Milfred Bernstein, Mark Kent Sloan
  • Patent number: 10178447
    Abstract: A sensor network system that includes a sensor array having a plurality of sensor units that include a plurality of sensor elements, each sensor element configured to generate an electrical signal in response to a chemical environment in the vicinity of the sensor unit. The set of electrical signals generated by the sensor elements of the sensor unit represents a measured signature of the environment in the vicinity of the sensor unit. An analyzer is configured to extract the measured signatures of each sensor unit from sensor unit information signals and to detect a presence and concentration of one or more of the gases of interest based on the measured signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David E. Schwartz, Tse Nga Ng, Gregory Whiting, Anurag Ganguli, George Daniel
  • Patent number: 10165982
    Abstract: A phone comprising: a phone body, at least one sensor on the phone body for measuring a vital sign of a user when the phone is held in use; means for converting the vital sign measurement into a voice-frequency band signal; and means for transmitting the voice-frequency band signal for use in monitoring the health of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SANANDCO LIMITED
    Inventors: Saneth Wijayaratna, Michael Pearson
  • Patent number: 10159849
    Abstract: A wearable remote device includes a user interface, a strap configured to removably secure the wearable remote device to a wrist of a patient such that the user interface is accessible by the patient, and a wireless transceiver configured to wirelessly communicate with a wearable defibrillator. The wearable remote device includes a processor coupled to the user interface and wireless transceiver to provide a notification relating to at least one of device information relating to the wearable defibrillator and a cardiac arrhythmia communicated by the wearable defibrillator via the wireless transceiver. Responsive to a determination that the notification is of an urgent nature, the processor is configured to cause the user interface to communicate the notification, and responsive to a determination that the notification is not of an urgent nature, cause the user interface to store information relating to the notification in a memory of the wearable remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E Kaib, Shane S Volpe, Richard A Rattanni
  • Patent number: 10159400
    Abstract: A capsule endoscopic system is disclosed for receiving data from a capsule device and providing inductive power to the capsule device wirelessly, where the capsule endoscopic system incorporates a feature to automatically protect the capsule device and the docking device from damage if the capsule device is docked in a backward orientation. In one embodiment, the docking device comprises a current sense circuit to detect the current flowing through the primary coil or primary drive circuit. The occurrence of wrong orientation can be detected from the current. A detection/control circuit can be used to provide the needed control in order to prevent damage to the system. In another embodiment, a resonant circuit comprising a capacitor and the primary coil is used to provide the needed protection when the capsule device is docked with a wrong orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CAPSOVISION INC.
    Inventors: Gordon C Wilson, Jiafu Luo, Kang-Huai Wang, Chung-Ta Lee, James Blanc
  • Patent number: 10154805
    Abstract: Example disposable biosensor devices having an activity sensor are disclosed. One example device includes a disposable biosensor that has a first electrode having a distal end to be inserted into a subcutaneous layer beneath a person's skin, the first electrode having a reactive material disposed on the distal end, and a second electrode. The disposable biosensor device also includes an activity sensor that can be activated upon an activity by the person, the activity sensor for detecting the activity and providing data about the activity. The disposable biosensor also includes a radio frequency transmitter for transmitting data obtained from the first or second electrode and the activity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: William Biederman, Miguel Drumond
  • Patent number: 10149636
    Abstract: A relay device (201) is described for relaying radio frequency signals received from an antenna implanted within a patient's body to another device located outside the patient's body, the relay device comprising a first slot antenna for detecting radio frequency signals sent from the antenna implanted within the patient's body and a second slot antenna for transmitting radio frequency signals to the other device located outside the patient's body, whereby the first and second slot antennas comprise elongated slots (209, 211) on opposite sides of a cavity (203). The signals to be transmitted by the second slot antenna are to be used to relay information conveyed by the signals detected by the first slot antenna. The relay device also comprises switching means (215, 217) for switching the first and second slot antennas between active and inactive configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Sema Dumanli Oktar
  • Patent number: 10147301
    Abstract: A system for monitoring parameters of load equipment is provided. A power connector is provided with intelligence, at least one sensor, and a wireless communication component. The power connector is capable of monitoring physical parameters measured by the at least one sensor, such as voltage, current, temperature, and moisture. The system can further provide an alarm if the sensed parameter falls out of a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Roy J. Itzler, Thomas L. Scanzillo, Shadi A. AbuGhazaleh, Michael K. Williams
  • Patent number: 10137301
    Abstract: A method for multi-carrier processing in an auditory prosthetic device comprises receiving an audio signal comprising multiple signals, each produced by an independent source, and identifying at least a first signal and a second signal in the received audio signal. The method also comprises adjusting an amplitude of a first carrier signal based on a first signal or a signal envelope associated with the first signal, and adjusting an amplitude of a second carrier signal based on a second signal or a signal envelope associated with the second signal. The amplitude-adjusted first and second signals are delivered to one or more stimulation devices associated with an auditory prosthetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Frederic Christian Apoux, Eric William Healy
  • Patent number: 10135960
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a terminal body provided with a case having at least one hole; a gas sensor module disposed near the case, and configured to sense specific gas by air introduced through the hole; and a controller configured to set a type of gas to be sensed based on an activated specific function, and to control the gas sensor module to sense the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongsu Han, Hyunjin Kim, Jungwhan Kim
  • Patent number: 10130275
    Abstract: A method for autonomic nervous system sensitivity-point testing on a skin of a patient is described. The method includes generating an electrotherapy signal that stimulates a vagal response of an autonomic nervous system of the patient when the patient is tested. The method further includes providing an electrically conductive tip that electrically contacts but does not puncture the skin when the patient is tested and coupling the electrotherapy signal to the electrically conductive tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DYANSYS, INC.
    Inventor: Srini Nageshwar
  • Patent number: 10130282
    Abstract: Verification that an implantable medical system within a patient is MRI safe is provided. Several verifications may be performed such as verifying that the device and leads are of an MRI safe type, that the leads have adequate electrical integrity, that the device has entered an MRI safe mode, that the lead routing and device placement are MRI safe, and that the MRI settings of the MRI machine are safe for the implantable medical system. The result of these verifications may lead to a conclusion that the implantable medical system of interest is or is not MRI safe for a given MRI scan. An indication of this result may be output such as via a display so that an MRI technician can have some assurance as to whether to conduct the MRI scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Shahram Malekkhosravi, Todd V. Smith, Kristin J. Malekkhosravi, Jeffrey R. Dixon
  • Patent number: 10121075
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for early warning of danger, the method including acquiring image information of a target object through a first wearable device worn by a user, detecting a physical characteristic of the target object based on the acquired image information, determining a degree of danger that is a degree to which safety of the user is endangered, by using the detected physical characteristic, and providing a warning to the user based on the determined degree of danger of an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Du, Hengliang Luo, Haifeng Deng, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 10118487
    Abstract: The method, system, and computer-readable medium facilitates monitoring a vehicle operator during the course of vehicle operation to determine whether the vehicle operator is impaired (e.g., distracted, drowsy, intoxicated) and alerting the vehicle operator using a haptic alert delivered by a wearable computing device worn by the vehicle operator when impairment is detected. The method, system, and computer-readable medium may monitor the vehicle operator, the environment surrounding the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle using a variety of sensors, including optical sensors or accelerometers. In particular, optical sensors may monitor the vehicle operator to detect eye blinks, head nods, head rotations, and/or gaze fixation. Optical sensors may also monitor the road ahead of the vehicle to detect lane deviation, lane centering, and time to collision. Accelerometers may detect acceleration in the direction of vehicle travel and/or lateral acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Riley, Sr., Gregory Dwayne Carter, James M. Freeman, Vaidya Balasubramanian Pillai, Jason Chang, David W. Thurber
  • Patent number: 10111612
    Abstract: System and method for wireless, low-loss transmission in conductive medium of a radio-frequency signal received by a passive array of magnetic dipole elements from a source magnetic dipole. The individual elements are separated from one another by a distance on the order of or less than a quarter-wavelength corresponding to resonant radio-frequency. An array individual elements of which are microscopically dimensioned form a neuronal transmitter that can be configured to be implanted into neuronal tissue such that a source dipole, disposed near a neuron, passes a signal representative of neuronal activity along the array to an outmost element and further to external receiver disposed near skull. Macroscopically-dimensioned embodiment is configured to be submerged into and operate in salty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Rodolfo E. Diaz, Tara Yousefi
  • Patent number: 10102737
    Abstract: A method of identifying incidents using mobile devices can include receiving a communication from each of a plurality of mobile devices. Each communication can specify information about a detected sound. Spatial and temporal information can be identified from each communication as well as an indication of a sound signature matching the detected sound. The communications can be compared with a policy specifying spatial and temporal requirements relating to the sound signature indicated by the communications. A notification can be selectively sent according to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher C. Couper, Neil A. Katz, Victor S. Moore
  • Patent number: 10092767
    Abstract: A system and method of network-enabled automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) may be used to assist with cardiac emergencies. The system includes at least two AEDs positioned in different geographic locations. At least one location-providing tag is positioned on each of the at least two AEDs. A controller is capable of communicating with the location-providing tag of each of the at least two AEDs through at least one network connection. When a cardiac emergency occurs, an AED located nearby may be identified or requested to assist with the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CARDIOSPARK LLC
    Inventors: Carter Newton, Thomas P. Colberg, Norman P. Soloway
  • Patent number: 10085697
    Abstract: Pulse oximeter systems are described that detect an oxygen level of a user and/or monitor a user's heart rate. The pulse oximeter systems are configured to provide an alert when a user's detected oxygen level decreases below an established oxygen level, and/or when a user's heart rate decreases below a lower threshold value and/or increases above an upper threshold value. For example, an alert may be provided when a user's detected oxygen level decreases by more than about five percent (5%) of an established oxygen level. In some instances, an operator can set a level at which an alert will be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Mollie Evans
  • Patent number: 10085662
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and apparatus for digital to analog conversion and reconstruction of multichannel electrocardiograms. The method may include receiving digital information representative of a plurality of independent signals, producing a plurality of analog outputs from said digital information wherein a first analog output is designated as a common reference, and imposing a predetermined voltage on a second analog output with respect to said common reference, which provides for a substantial recreation of the original independent signals. The apparatus may comprise a processor operable for receiving digital information representative of independent lead signals from a first ECG machine and digital to analog circuitry for substantially reproducing the original lead signals for analysis on a second ECG machine for convenient and efficient second opinions of cardiac data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Todd T. Schlegel, Walter B. Kulecz
  • Patent number: 10084230
    Abstract: A body sensor, a system including the body sensor and a method of transmitting a biosignal are provided. A wearable body sensor includes a conductive electrode configured to conduct a biosignal from a body, a main board comprising a radio frequency (RF) communication circuit to generate an RF signal based on the biosignal, and an antenna disposed on the RF communication circuit to radiate the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jun Hong, Won Bin Hong, Byung Hoon Ko, Byung Chul Kim, Young Soo Kim, Yoon Geon Kim, Young Ju Lee, Jae Chun Lee
  • Patent number: 10076664
    Abstract: Methods for automatically programming a signal generator in a patient therapy system and associated systems are disclosed. A representative method comprises retrieving data including therapy program parameters, level of efficacy, and medication use corresponding to a plurality of time periods; identifying from the data a target time period having a corresponding level of efficacy; determining from the data if medication was used during the target time period; determining from the data if medication was used during a prior time period immediately before the target time period; calculating a lead position confidence factor; and programming the signal generator to repeat therapy with the therapy program parameters corresponding to the target time period if the confidence factor is greater than a threshold value and medication was used during the prior time period and not during the target time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nevro Corp.
    Inventors: James R. Thacker, Jon Parker
  • Patent number: 10070816
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an orthotic device. In one instance, the device may include an orthotic device body and at least two sensors spatially disposed inside the orthotic device body. A first sensor may provide a first output responsive to pressure resulting from application of mechanical force to the orthotic device body. A second sensor may provide a second output responsive to flexing resulting from the application of mechanical force to the orthotic device body. The device may also include a control unit communicatively coupled with the sensors to receive and process the outputs provided by the sensors in response to pressure and flexing. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Cowley, Ruchir Saraswat, Richard J. Goldman
  • Patent number: 10062958
    Abstract: A wearable electronic patch with an enhanced radio antenna includes an antenna, radio circuitry, a base portion, a distal portion, and intermediate portion, and a spacer, configured to raise the antenna away from the base portion, and thus away from a wearer to improve radiation properties of the antenna. The spacer may be sized and shaped to expand from a compressed state, as it may be when the patch is packaged, to an expanded state that raises the antenna when it is applied to a wearer. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Ganton, Robert Scott Ballam
  • Patent number: 10058268
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of catheter and radiating coil location in a human body. In particular, when a radiating coil is used in conjunction with a catheter, a coil locating device can be used to determine the distance the coil is from the device and its depth in the patient's body. A display is provided that shows both a reference image of a portion of a non-subject body and an image of the coil located on the display with reference to the reference image. This is achieved by locating the coil-locating device on a predetermined landmark on the patient's body. The coil and its signal wires can be incorporated into a stylet, guide wire or a catheter. The coil locating device can be orientated towards the head of the patient and for an axis of the device to be aligned with the mid sagittal plane of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: William John Besz, Donald Philip Chorley, Stuart Brasted, Robert Anthony Walker
  • Patent number: 10034608
    Abstract: A system for monitoring device data is provided. The system is configured to monitor, continuously, a computing device associated with the first user for an indication of a status change for a status of the first user; identify, from the computing device associated with the first user, the indication of the status change for the first user, where the indication of the status change was received from the first user via first user input to the computing device; identify a responsive action associated with the status change of the first user; and transmit a responsive action to a mobile computing device of a second user of the one or more users, wherein the responsive action alert activates the responder application to cause the mobile computing device of the second user to display a notification of the status change and the responsive action in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Katherine Dintenfass
  • Patent number: 10038798
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for sensing and video capture include at least one camera with an optical sensor that captures video image data of a first sampling rate. An auxiliary sensor captures auxiliary data at a second sample rate. A processor is communicatively connected to the optical sensor and auxiliary sensor. The processor transmits video image data captured at the first sample rate auxiliary sensor data captured at the second sampling rate across a data connection to a centralized computer that receives the video image data and the auxiliary sensor data and operate to present the video image data and the auxiliary sensor data on a graphical display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Roderick Matheson
  • Patent number: 10031002
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Alan Hayter, Geoffrey V. McGarraugh, Andrew H. Naegeli, John Charles Mazza, Benjamin Jay Feldman
  • Patent number: 10016133
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting the amount or concentration of an analyte in a medium in living organism. The system may include an analyte sensor module and a transmitter module, which may be separate and distinct components. The analyte sensor module and transmitter module may be at different locations but connected by one or more transmission elements. The analyte sensor may include indicator elements configured to exhibit a detectable property based on the amount or concentration of the analyte in proximity to the indicator elements. The analyte sensor may include sensor elements configured to generate a data signal based on the detectable property exhibited by the indicator elements. The transmission elements may be configured to convey data signals generated by the sensor elements from the analyte sensor module to the transmitter module. The transmitter module may include an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew DeHennis, Todd Whitehurst
  • Patent number: RE47013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for measuring a location of a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader by using beacons, and an RFID system for measuring a location of a moving RFID reader in an RFID system comprising: a plurality of beacon devices for emitting beacons; an RFID tag for transmitting pre-stored information by using radio frequency identification; and an RFID reader for calculating a current location using a plurality of at least three beacons wherein the RFID reader receives the plurality of beacons from the plurality of beacon devices while moving, and receiving the information from the RFID tag by using the radio frequency identification. According to the present invention, it is possible to increase the accuracy of the location measurement of a moving RFID reader in an RFID system because the location of the RFID reader is measured in consideration of propagation environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: SK TELECOM CO., LTD., SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangwoo Rhie, Sangmok Sohn, Soonjae Jeong, Jaesic Jeon, Youngshin Yoon, Youngil Kim, Sunshin An, Sungjun Kim, Youngmin Ji, Joosik Lee