Radio Telemetry Patents (Class 128/903)
  • Patent number: 10729564
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for sensor systems. In one embodiment, a system may include an implantable component and an external component. The implantable component may comprise a housing and an electrode array configured to receive a plurality of biopotential signals. The housing may comprise a wireless power receiver and a wireless data transmitter to transmit representations of the biopotential signals. The external component may comprise a wireless data receiver configured to receive the plurality of digital representations of the biopotential signals and a wireless power transmitter configured to provide power to the internal component. A shielding component may separate the wireless power transmitter from the wireless data receiver. An interface may be configured to communicate with a prosthesis and configured to cause the prosthesis to implement a voluntary motion based on the plurality of digital presentations of the biopotential signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ripple LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Allen McDonnall, Scott Darold Hiatt, Brian Scott Crofts, Christopher Farand Smith, Andrew Miller Wilder
  • Patent number: 10716534
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein improve digital stethoscopes and their application and operation. A first method detects of a respiratory abnormality using a convolution. A second method counts coughs for a patient. A third method predicts a respiratory event based on a detected trend. A fourth method forecasts characteristics of a future respiratory event. In a fifth embodiment, a base station is provided for a digital stethoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sonavi Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Mitra McLane, Daniel Perrine McLane
  • Patent number: 10716531
    Abstract: The invention relates essentially to equipment (100) to be positioned against the body of a subject, said equipment including an acoustic measurement device (105) having at least one acoustic sensor (110) for measuring acoustic signals given off by the subject's body, wherein said measurement device (105) further comprises: a rigid structure (120) that is stationary relative to the equipment; and connection means (450, 550, 650, 750, 850, 950) for connecting the acoustic sensor (110) to the rigid structure (120); the connection means (450, 550, 650, 750, 850, 950) and the acoustic sensor (110) being movable relative to the rigid structure (120), and the connection means (450, 550, 650, 750, 850, 950) defining predetermined degrees of freedom of movement for the acoustic sensor (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: H4D
    Inventor: Franck Baudino
  • Patent number: 10695572
    Abstract: A system for recharging an implantable medical device having a rechargeable battery while the implantable medical device is implanted within a patient includes a recharge energy source configured to be disposed exterior to the patient and a recharging bridge configured to be implanted within the patient. The recharging bridge is configured to facilitate energy transfer from the recharge energy source to the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, Jacob M. Ludwig, William J. Linder
  • Patent number: 10699769
    Abstract: A memory controller receives data and phase-providing signals from a memory device. The phase-providing signal is not a clock signal, but is used by the memory controller to phase align a local data-sampling signal with the incoming data. The memory controller samples the data signal with the data-sampling signal. The memory controller can perform maintenance operations to update the phase relationship between the phase-providing and data-sampling signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Best, Richard E. Warmke, David B. Roberts, Frank Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 10687731
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to guiding medical care based on detected gastric function. For example, gastric acid stimulant or suppressant is administered, and then a change in the gastric juice H+ concentration is measured. This change is compared to a guidance H+ concentration differential indicative of relatively healthy gastric function. Medical care is guided based on a relatively healthy gastric function if the measured H+ concentration differential is equal to or exceeds the guidance H+ concentration differential, while medical care is guided based on a relatively unhealthy gastric function if the measured H+ concentration differential is less than the guidance H+ concentration differential. Disclosed embodiments implementing this procedure include, but are not limited to, methods, apparatus, processors, computer programs, and computer-readable mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Gravitas Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott Bennet-Guerrero
  • Patent number: 10687127
    Abstract: Technologies for managing the efficiency of workload execution in a managed node include a managed node that includes one or more processors that each include multiple cores. The managed nodes is to execute threads of workloads assigned to the managed node, generate telemetry data indicative of an efficiency of execution of the threads, determine, as a function of the telemetry data, an adjustment to a configuration of the threads among the cores to increase the efficiency of the execution of the threads, and apply the determined adjustment. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Johan G. Van De Groenendaal, Mrittika Ganguli, Ahmad Yasin
  • Patent number: 10668295
    Abstract: A stimulation device that stimulates living tissue includes an energy harvesting circuit that receives an output signal from another device and that powers the stimulation device, immediately or otherwise, using the output signal. The stimulation devices also includes a stimulation circuit that generates a stimulation signal to elicit a predetermined response from the living tissue, and at least one lead that delivers the stimulation signal to the living tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MR3 MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Alois Langer, Morton M. Mower
  • Patent number: 10667686
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring an analyte state of a host; presenting, at the remote monitor, the notification message to activate the remote monitor, wherein the remote monitor is configured by the server to receive the notification message to augment the receiver monitoring of the analyte state of the host; accessing, by the remote monitor, the server, in response to the presenting of the notification message; and receiving, in response to the accessing, information including at least the analyte sensor data. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Phil Mayou, Eli Reihman, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Rian Draeger, Angela Marie Traven
  • Patent number: 10668276
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a method of setting stimulation parameters for neurostimulation. A plurality of stimulation parameters available for bracketing is displayed. The stimulation parameters are selected from the group consisting of: stimulation current amplitude, pulse width, frequency, and contact location. Thereafter, in response to an input from a user, at least a subset of the stimulation parameters is selected for bracketing. A respective initial value is then obtained for each of the stimulation parameters in the selected subset. Thereafter, a bracketing process is used to generate a plurality of bracketed values for each of the stimulation parameters in the selected subset. The bracketed values are generated as a function of the initial value. A plurality of stimulation pulses is then delivered to a patient through a neurostimulator that is automatically programmed with a different combination of the bracketed values for the stimulation parameters for each stimulation pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cirtec Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Norbert Kaula, Yohannes Iyassu
  • Patent number: 10653360
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method of directing a biosignal detector arrangement. The system for directing a biosignal detector arrangement may include a biosignal detector configured to detect a biosignal of an object, a measurer configured to obtain, in real-time, information including surface data of the object and position data associated with an arrangement of the biosignal detector relative to the object based on the surface data, a processor configured to set initially obtained information of the obtained information as reference information for a surface registration and compare the reference information to finally obtained information of the obtained information, and a display configured to display the reference information and the finally obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chanho Song, Sangseo Jeon, Jaesung Hong
  • Patent number: 10631742
    Abstract: A method, a computer readable media and a hand-held device, the hand-held device may include a first sensor that is positioned such as to be contacted by a first hand of a user when the user holds the hand-held device; a second sensor that is positioned such as to be contacted by a second hand of the user when the user holds the hand-held device; wherein at least one sensor of the first sensor and the second sensor is a hybrid sensor that comprises an electrode, an illumination element and a light detector; and a health monitoring module arranged to process detections signals from the electrode and from the light detector such as to provide processed signals that are indicative of a state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BRAEMAR MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Benny Tal, Yair Tal, Assaf Pressman
  • Patent number: 10631769
    Abstract: A biosensor having a hollow coil having wires coiled in parallel and an electronic circuit component operably connected to the coil, wherein the wires include at least a first coiled wire which may be used as a counter electrode, a second coiled wire which may be used as a working electrode and a third coiled wire which may be used as a reference electrode, wherein the second coiled wire is provided with a biocompatible layer having a bioreceptor, wherein the electronic circuit component is capable of generating an input signal for a transceiver based upon the activity of the bioreceptor and wirelessly sending the input signal to the transceiver, wherein the electronic circuit component is encapsulated in a biocompatible resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOVIOSENSE B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Hendrikus Leonardus Hanssen, Robert Tweehuysen
  • Patent number: 10625027
    Abstract: There is provided a method involving a portable medical device (1), being carried by a user and a mobile phone (2) carried by the same user, the method comprising the steps of a) the mobile phone (2) at a time point (first time point) determining a geographical position of the mobile phone (2), and providing the geographical position and the first time point to a server (4) via a data connection, or the mobile phone (2) having its position determined by the cell network (3), and the cell network (3) providing the position and the first time point to the server (4), then b) the server (4) using the position and the time point to retrieve position-specific data for the time point, then c) the server (4) using a the data from step b. to determine whether the medical device should be serviced or replaced. There is also provided a system, a server and a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brighter AB (publ)
    Inventor: Truls Sjöstedt
  • Patent number: 10617307
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a patient includes measuring neural respiratory drive using a monitoring device (10), repeating the measurement either continuously or at regular time intervals, and comparing the measurements obtained in order to predict treatment failure and/clinical deterioration and/or re-admission. In embodiments of the invention, the neural respiratory drive is measured by obtaining a measure of the second intercostal space parasternal electromyogram. A monitoring device (10) includes a signal input (20), a processing unit (30), and a output unit (50), and is arranged to measure the neural respiratory drive, store the measured value and compare it to a previously measured value for the neural respiratory drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, of The Counting House, Guy's Hospital, King's College London, of The Strand
    Inventors: Nicholas Hart, John Moxham, Fiammetta Fedele
  • Patent number: 10616014
    Abstract: Pacemaker heart diagnostics implantable cardiac stimulation method and device for pacemaker generated signal transmission and pacemaker signal reception. Processing and filtering a heart generated signal, in a pacemaker device, into a processed and filtered baseband signal. Heart generated signal is provided to pacemaker device by one or more electrodes; electrodes are connected or inserted into a heart. Providing processed and filtered baseband signal to a modulator for modulation and transmitter for transmission. Receiving in pacemaker device a modulated signal, demodulating received modulated signal into a filtered baseband signal and using this demodulated signal to control said pacemaker. The pacemaker communicates by one or more of Bluetooth or OFDM or CDMA signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Kamilo Feher
  • Patent number: 10610136
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data are disclosed, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. The sensor can be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. Reference data resulting from benchtop testing an analyte sensor prior to its insertion can be used to provide initial calibration of the sensor data. Reference data from a short term continuous analyte sensor implanted in a user can be used to initially calibrate or update sensor data from a long term continuous analyte sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, James H. Brauker, Paul V. Goode, Jr., Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor
  • Patent number: 10610447
    Abstract: A device, system and method for increasing air intake by a subject is described. The device includes a vibration motor and a control unit for controlling vibrational motion output by the vibration motor. The methods include positioning the vibration motor on one or more limbs of a subject, and stimulating nerves in the limbs via the generated vibrational motion, whereby the stimulated nerve signals the brain to increase breathing rate or air intake by the subject. Accordingly, embodiments of the device activate nerve fibers that carry kinesthetic cues from the limbs in a pattern that simulates normal limb motion, and thus triggers inherent reflexes that increase ventilation in response to such motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Ronald M. Harper, Mary Ann Woo, Sergey Shaboyan, Paul Macey
  • Patent number: 10595792
    Abstract: The present development is a device for monitoring uterine activity and sending an alert signal through a wireless communication means when uterine activity significantly changes relative to a preset standard. The device, which comprises at least one sensor, is intended to continuously monitor a prescribed activity, such as uterine contractions. The information gathered by the sensors is fed to a computer application for comparison to preset values and, if the gathered information falls outside of the range of the preset values, feeds a signal to a second application designed to send out notifications to preprogrammed devices indicating the physical location of the source data, or where the pregnant patient is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fetal Life LLC
    Inventor: Riya Shah
  • Patent number: 10594897
    Abstract: Provided is an authenticating apparatus that, in the case where authentication is performed repeatedly for the same operator, is capable of performing authentication without the operator having to consciously input unique information from the second time on. The weight scale measures the weight of an operator. The weight-registering unit, when an operator is authenticated as a user registered in an authentication list, registers the measured weight measured by the weight scale in the authentication list as a registered weight of the user. The user-selection-receiving unit receives a selection of a user. The weight-comparing unit authenticates an operator as a user registered in the authentication list by determining whether or not the registered weight of a user, of which a selection is received by the user-selection-receiving unit, is registered in the authentication list, and comparing the measured weight and the registered weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sue
  • Patent number: 10593186
    Abstract: An occurrence of one or more “care events” is detected by an electronic device monitoring environmental data and/or user data from one or more sensors. The electronic device transmits one or more alerts regarding the detected occurrence to at least one other electronic device. In some cases, the electronic device may cooperate with at least one other electronic device in monitoring, detecting, and/or transmitting. For example, the electronic device may detect the occurrence based on sensor data received from a cooperative electronic device or such data in combination with the electronic device's sensor data. By way of another example, the electronic device may detect the occurrence and signal a cooperative electronic device to transmit one or more alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martha E. Hankey, James Foster
  • Patent number: 10575731
    Abstract: Methods, sensors, and systems that prevent or reduce data loss when more than one external sensor transceiver is used with a sensor. A sensor may receive a transceiver identification (ID) of an external transceiver conveyed from the external transceiver and determine whether the received transceiver ID is a new transceiver ID. If sensor determines the received transceiver ID to be a new transceiver ID, the sensor may store the received transceiver ID in a nonvolatile storage medium of the sensor and convey, using the sensor, measurement information stored in the nonvolatile storage medium to the external transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeremy Emken, Philip Huffstetler, Todd Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 10580544
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a power source and a method of forming such power source are disclosed. The power source can include an enclosure, a substrate disposed within the enclosure, and radioactive material disposed within the substrate and adapted to emit radioactive particles. The power source can further include a diffusion barrier disposed over an outer surface of the substrate, and a carrier material disposed within the enclosure, where the carrier material includes an oxide material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Fenner, Jennifer Lorenz Marckmann, David A Ruben, James R Wasson
  • Patent number: 10575762
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and reporting patterns in analyte concentration data are provided. According to some implementations, an implantable device for continuous measurement of an analyte concentration is disclosed. The implantable device includes a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a concentration of an analyte in a host, a memory configured to store data corresponding at least one of the generated signal and user information, a processor configured to receive data from at least one of the memory and the sensor, wherein the processor is configured to generate pattern data based on the received information, and an output module configured to output the generated pattern data. The pattern data can be based on detecting frequency and severity of analyte data in clinically risky ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Mayou, Hari Hampapuram, David Price, Keri Weindel, Kostyantyn Snisarenko, Michael Robert Mensinger, Leif N. Bowman, Robert J. Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Eli Reihman, Peter C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10568513
    Abstract: A medical system and method of communicating between a telemetry controller and a plurality of medical devices implanted within a patient is provided. Communication links are respectively established between the telemetry controller and the implanted medical devices. The communication links are respectively amplitude modulated by the implanted medical devices at modulation levels using load modulation. Received signal strength indicators (RSSIs) of the amplitude modulated communication links for the implanted medical devices are measured. A variation of the RSSIs is decreased by modifying, based on the measured RSSIs, at least one modulation level at which the respective at least one communication link is amplitude modulated by the respective implanted medical device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: THE ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    Inventors: Edward K. F. Lee, Harshit R. Suri
  • Patent number: 10569092
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing patient activated capture of transient data by an implantable medical device (IMD). The systems and methods collect transient data using the IMD. The collected transient data is stored in a temporary memory section of the IMD. The IMD receives a patient activated storage request including activation information related to a patient designated trigger point from an external device. The IMD transfers a segment of the transient data from the temporary memory section to a long-term memory, wherein the segment of transferred transient data is based on the trigger point. The activation information includes an elapsed time corresponding to a duration of time between entry of the trigger point and issuance of the patient activated storage request by an external activation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Heidi Hellman, Joanna Urbanski, Simon Skup
  • Patent number: 10561850
    Abstract: An implantable medical device comprises a communication module that comprises at least one of a receiver module and a transmitter module. The receiver module is configured to both receive from an antenna and demodulate an RF telemetry signal, and receive from a plurality of electrodes and demodulate a tissue conduction communication (TCC) signal. The transmitter module is configured to modulate and transmit both an RF telemetry signal via the antenna and a TCC signal via the plurality of electrodes. The RF telemetry signal and the TCC signal are both within a predetermined band for RF telemetry communication. In some examples, the IMD comprises a switching module configured to selectively couple one of the plurality of electrodes and the antenna to the receiver module or transmitter module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Reinke, James K. Carney, Can Cinbis, David J. Peichel, Joseph Ballis
  • Patent number: 10547470
    Abstract: A network communications component may be configured to self-lock at a signaled transmission rate. The network communications component may receive a first transmission rate signal indicating a first transmission rate. It may be determined that a transmission rate for the network communications component is unset on the network communications component. Determining that the transmission rate for the network communications component is unset may include accessing an entry for the transmission rate in a vital product data stored on the network communications component. The transmission rate for the network communications component may be set by storing an indication of the received first transmission rate in a memory location on the network communications component. Data transmission by the network communications component may be limited, in accordance with the stored indication of the first transmission rate, to not exceed the set transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Warren D. Bailey, Patrick L. Caporale
  • Patent number: 10543943
    Abstract: A horn and an anvil are moved toward and away from each other by axially reciprocating a driving rod and thereby reciprocatingly rotating a forked lever in a predetermined angle range. The horn and the anvil are moved toward and pressed against each other with a predetermined force with a bag mouth b held therebetween. A sensor detects the position of a second mounting block secured to the rear end of a sliding shaft of the anvil, thereby detecting the distance between respective pressing surfaces of the horn and the anvil, i.e. the thickness m of a portion of the bag mouth held between the pressing surfaces. When the thickness m is not less than a predetermined threshold value M, a vibrator is activated to perform sealing. When the thickness m is less than the threshold value M, no sealing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Honda, Noriyuki Yamane
  • Patent number: 10544550
    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: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOBA MOBILE AUTOMATION AG
    Inventors: Marcus Watermann, Dominik Becher
  • Patent number: 10542917
    Abstract: A sensing device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a conductive trace. A micro-controller is attached to the conductive trace and data transmission means is connected to the micro-controller. A sensor is embedded within the PCB and is connected to the micro-controller via the conductive trace. The sensor is configured to sense at least one physiological parameter in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend
  • Patent number: 10525258
    Abstract: An implantable electrode array is provided that includes a carrier that is flexible. At least one control module is coupled to the carrier. A shell encases the control module. At least one electrode is coupled to the carrier and is electrically connected to the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Brindley, John J. Janik, Edward Chia-Ning Tang, James Bernard Dunlop, Leland Joseph Spangler
  • Patent number: 10525219
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as a pressure support ventilator or respiratory monitor, provides operations for a patient, such as a patient with heart failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or other respiratory insufficiency. In some embodiments, the apparatus may detect a respiratory condition, such as a decompensation event and/or exacerbation event, from respiratory parameters. A clinical alert message may be transmitted or displayed for a physician based on the results of query presented to the patient in response to an analysis of the one or more respiratory parameters. In some embodiments, the apparatus generates a potential relapse indicator that may provide a prediction of a risk of an oncoming clinical event such as for evaluating whether to release the patient from a hospital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Klaus Henry Schindhelm, Steven Paul Farrugia
  • Patent number: 10512782
    Abstract: A medical device control unit is provided. The control unit may include a communications interface, a memory, and at least one processing device. The processing device may be configured to cause application of a control signal to a primary antenna associated with a unit external to a subject's body. The processing device may further be configured to monitor a feedback signal indicative of the subject's breathing and store, in the memory, information associated with the feedback signal. The processing device may also cause transmission of the stored information, via the communications interface, to a location remote from the control unit. The processing device may further be configured to receive an update signal, from the location remote from the control unit, and cause application of an updated control signal to the primary antenna based on the update signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Nyxoah SA
    Inventors: Adi Mashiach, Itzik Mashiach, Guy Siman
  • Patent number: 10512391
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a flexible-rigid hybrid design for an endoscope and attachment mechanisms for removably coupling and decoupling the endoscope to a handle portion and/or a tool portion of a variety of different instruments. Some implementations describe designs for instruments that may be coupled to the flexible-rigid endoscope described herein or other endoscopes. Such instruments may include sinus and laryngeal forceps, a laryngeal syringe gun, an endoscopic Eustachian tube balloon dilator, an endoscopic tracheal dilator, and an endoscopic trans-oral esophageal balloon dilator. Some implementations describe an endoscope that may be removably coupled to a portable control box using a connector cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: RESNENT, LLC
    Inventor: Willard S. Noyes
  • Patent number: 10492685
    Abstract: Methods and devices to monitor an analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include continuous or discrete acquisition of analyte related data from a transcutaneously positioned in vivo analyte sensor automatically or upon request from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Milfred Bernstein, Martin J. Fennell, Mark Kent Sloan, Michael Love, Lei He, Christopher Allen Thomas, Udo Hoss, Benjamin Jay Feldman, Kenneth J. Doniger, Gary Ashley Stafford, Gary Alan Hayter, Phillip Yee, Namvar Kiaie, Jean-Pierre Cole, Marc Barry Taub, Louis George Pace, Jeffery Mario Sicurello
  • Patent number: 10485982
    Abstract: A cardiac monitoring and treatment system includes a wearable defibrillator worn about the torso of a patient and a remote device configured to communicate with the wearable defibrillator. The wearable defibrillator includes one or more buttons configured to be actuated by the patient to cause the wearable defibrillator to withhold an imminent delivery of a therapy necessitated by a detected cardiac arrhythmia. The remote device includes a touch screen including one or more remote response buttons accessible by the patient to respond to a notification of the imminent delivery of the therapy necessitated by the detected cardiac arrhythmia. Actuation of either the one or more remote response buttons of the remote device or the one or more buttons of the wearable defibrillator causes the wearable defibrillator to withhold the imminent delivery of the therapy necessitated by the detected cardiac arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E Kaib, Shane S Volpe, Richard A Rattanni
  • Patent number: 10478629
    Abstract: A leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) configured to sense cardiac activity and to pace a patient's heart. The LCP may include a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a pressure sensor secured relative to the housing and coupled to the environment outside of the housing. The LCP may further include circuitry in the housing in communication with the first electrode, the second electrode, and the pressure sensor. The circuitry may be configured to determine and store a plurality of impedance-pressure data pairs, from which a representation of a pressure-volume loop may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Yinghong Yu, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10478108
    Abstract: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Wolpert, Adam Heller
  • Patent number: 10473504
    Abstract: A server system for remote monitoring includes a wireless communication interface, a processor, and a storage device. The wireless communication interface receives at least one data packet over wireless communications from a remote monitoring system. The processor processes the data packet including sensor information from a sensor coupled to the remote monitoring system. The storage device stores the sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory M. Glenn, Damon Silva, Timothy Henry
  • Patent number: 10473505
    Abstract: A server system for remote monitoring includes a wireless communication interface, a processor, and a storage device. The wireless communication interface receives at least one data packet over wireless communications from a remote monitoring system. The processor processes the data packet including sensor information from a sensor coupled to the remote monitoring system. The storage device stores the sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory M. Glenn, Damon Silva, Timothy Henry
  • Patent number: 10463304
    Abstract: There is provided a monolithically integrated multimodal sensor device for intracranial neuromonitoring, the sensor device including: a single substrate; a temperature sensor formed on a first portion of the single substrate for detecting temperature; a pressure sensor formed on a second portion of the single substrate for detecting intracranial pressure; and an oxygen sensor formed on a third portion of the single substrate for detecting oxygen concentration. In particular, sensing portions of the temperature sensor, the oxygen sensor and the pressure sensor, respectively, are formed at different layers of the sensor device. There is also provided an integrated multimodal sensor system incorporating the sensor device and the associated methods of fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, SINGAPORE HEALTH SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Wai Pan Chan, Margarita Sofia Narducci, Yuan Gao, Julius Ming Lin Tsai, Ruiqi Lim, Ming-Yuan Cheng, Abdur Rub Abdur Rahman, Mi Kyoung Park, Minkyu Je, Jai Prashanth Rao
  • Patent number: 10463862
    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: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 10441194
    Abstract: Ingestible event marker systems that include an ingestible event marker (i.e., an IEM) and a personal signal receiver are provided. Embodiments of the IEM include an identifier, which may or may not be present in a physiologically acceptable carrier. The identifier is characterized by being activated upon contact with a target internal physiological site of a body, such as digestive tract internal target site. The personal signal receiver is configured to be associated with a physiological location, e.g., inside of or on the body, and to receive a signal the IEM. During use, the IEM broadcasts a signal which is received by the personal signal receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PROTEUS DIGITAL HEAL TH, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Robertson, George Savage, Mark Zdeblick, Yashar Behzadi, Benedict Costello, Jeremy Frank, Hooman Hafezi, Tariq Haniff, David O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 10434233
    Abstract: A blood pump control system includes a local processing terminal and a remote processing terminal. The local processing terminal is configured to transmit to the remote processing terminal, collected current state parameters of the blood pump and heart activity indexes, and to drive and control the blood pump according to blood pump adjusting parameters received from the remote processing terminal. The remote processing terminal is configured to obtain current blood pump adjusting parameters according to the current state parameters, and the heart activity indexes received from the local processing terminal, and set adjusting conditions; and to transmit the blood pump adjusting parameters back to the local processing terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Research Institute of Precise Mechatronics and Controls, RocketHeart Technology Co. LTD
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Jipeng Li, Wei Wang, Jingjing Su, Xue Li, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10434251
    Abstract: The methods, systems, and devices disclosed herein generally involve convection-enhanced delivery of drugs to a target region within a patient. Microfluidic catheter devices are disclosed that are particularly suitable for targeted delivery of drugs via convection, including devices capable of multi-directional drug delivery, devices that control fluid pressure and velocity using the venturi effect, and devices that include conformable balloons. Methods of treating various diseases using such devices are also disclosed, including methods of treating cerebral and spinal cavernous malformations, cavernomas, and hemangiomas, methods of treating neurological diseases, methods of treatment using multiple microfluidic delivery devices, methods of treating hearing disorders, methods of spinal drug delivery using microfluidic devices, and methods of delivering stem cells and therapeutics during fetal surgery. Methods of manufacturing such devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc.
    Inventors: PJ Anand, Deep Arjun Singh
  • Patent number: 10426380
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cardio-pulmonary health monitoring apparatus. The apparatus comprises a contactless motion sensor configured to generate one or more movement signals representing bodily movement of a patient during a monitoring session; a processor; and a memory storing program instructions configured to cause the processor to carry out a method of processing the one or more movement signals. The method comprises extracting one or more sleep disordered breathing features from the one or more movement signals, and predicting whether a clinical event is likely to occur during a predetermined prediction horizon based on the one or more sleep disordered breathing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Klaus Henry Schindhelm, Steven Paul Farrugia, Michael Waclaw Colefax, Faizan Javed, Rami Khushaba, Conor Heneghan, Philip De Chazal, Alberto Zaffaroni, Niall Fox, Patrick Celka, Emer O'Hare, Stephen James Redmond
  • Patent number: 10425124
    Abstract: Repeaters are described that operate to rapidly transition from low-power standby states to a low frequency signal transmission state. Bandwidth for high-frequency signal transmission is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jin-sheng Wang, Kwok Wing Choy, Kai Hung Yu
  • Patent number: 10405746
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is disclosed in which an analog sensor receives an electromagnetic (EM) wave (e.g., a radio frequency signal) from an interrogation device. The sensor converts a biological measurement of a subject into an electrical resistance and modulates a response to reflect the incident signal based on the electrical resistance. The sensor then provides the response to the interrogation device that corresponds to the biological measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Memphis Research Foundation
    Inventors: Bashir I. Morshed, Sergi Consul-Pacareu
  • Patent number: 10406267
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for use of an inductive link for a communication channel in a transcutaneous energy transfer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Minnetronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Lori Lucke, Vlad Bluvshtein, James Kurkowski, William Weiss