Human Patents (Class 33/512)
  • Patent number: 11122995
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various patient measurement devices having an extendable elongate body and a deployable arm rotatably coupled to the elongate body. The elongate body has a first body comprising a lumen defined along a length of the first body and a second body extendably disposed within the lumen of the first body. The deployable arm is rotatably coupled to an end of the second body and is rotatably movable between a retracted position and a deployed position. Also disclosed are various methods of using the device to take various range-of-motion measurements, other physical capability measurements, and anthropometric measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE
    Inventor: Brandon Ness
  • Patent number: 11033203
    Abstract: There is provided a device for collecting a breath portion from a patient for analysis, comprising a housing structure including an inlet port associated with a mask structure for receiving a portion of the patient's breath, at least one sensor operatively coupled to the inlet port for detecting one or more parameters regarding the patient's breath, at least one collection container for collecting a portion of the patient's breath received in the inlet port, at least one pump for pumping a selective portion of the patient's breath from the inlet port to the at least one collection container and a control system for controlling operation of the at least one sensor and at least one pump. The control system selectively operates the pump based on sensed parameters such as CO2 and/or pressure to collect breath samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Owlstone Medical Limited
    Inventors: Max Allsworth, Duncan Apthorp, Marc van der Schee, Rob Smith, Jasper Boschmans, Simon Kitchen
  • Patent number: 11035660
    Abstract: A method of performing dimensional metrology of an object (12) includes incorporating an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU-18) with an elongate probe (20) in a portable metroprobe (10). A tip (22) of the probe (20) has an offset length (L) from an origin (26) of a coordinate system in the IMU (18) and position (X,Y,Z) thereof is correlated based on attitude (A,B,C) measurement of the IMU (18). The metroprobe (10) is transported in sequence to a complement of survey points (Pn) on the object (12) for measuring corresponding coordinates (X,Y,Z) thereof based on measured attitude (A,B,C) of the IMU (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Eugene Ihlenfeldt, Edward A. Ingham
  • Patent number: 11035659
    Abstract: A method of performing dimensional metrology of an object (12) includes incorporating an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU-18) with an elongate probe (20) in a portable metroprobe (10). A tip (22) of the probe (20) has an offset length (L) from an origin (26) of a coordinate system in the IMU (18) and position (X,Y,Z) thereof is correlated based on attitude (A,B,C) measurement of the IMU (18). The metroprobe (10) is transported in sequence to a complement of survey points (Pn) on the object (12) for measuring corresponding coordinates (X,Y,Z) thereof based on measured attitude (A,B,C) of the IMU (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Eugene Ihlenfeldt, Edward A. Ingham
  • Patent number: 11020024
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for evaluating Range of Motion of a subject. An aspect of the present invention proposes a system for evaluating Range of Motion of a subject, comprising markers attached to at least two joints of a body part of the subject respectively; an image capturing device for capturing images of the markers when the subject is doing an exercise with the body part attached with the at least two markers; and an evaluating device communicated with the image capturing device, wherein the evaluating device includes a determining unit configured to determine whether the exercise done by the subject is valid for the evaluation of Range of Motion of the body part of the subject, and a calculating unit configured to, if the exercise is valid, calculate the parameters related to Range of Motion of the body part of the subject according to the images related to the valid exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Hong Lin, Yugang Jia
  • Patent number: 11013443
    Abstract: A cardiac electrotherapy device is described having an electrode lead set (100) and an instruction placard (140) having a set of medical guidance instructions (210) integrated with the electrode lead wire (160). The medical guidance instructions are printed on an elongated readable surface which is attached along its long edge to the electrode lead wire. The invention is particularly useful during cardiac emergencies involving pediatric or infant patients, whose medical dosage limits may be closely correlated with patient length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Curtis Freeman
  • Patent number: 10984342
    Abstract: A machine learning model for predicting a size fit satisfaction for a variable size component is trained using at least sizing profiles of a plurality of items and feedbacks of subjects regarding sizing of the plurality of items. The machine learning model is used to determine a value for the variable size component that corresponds to an optimal predicted size fit satisfaction. The determined value of the variable size component is provided for use in creating a new item with a sizing variation based on the determined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stitch Fix, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhou Yu, Ian Andrew Hepworth, Daragh Edgar Sibley
  • Patent number: 10901530
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional magnetic sensor based finger motion capture interface device, including a back-of-hand fixing member; a finger wearing member; at least one link member which is disposed between the back-of-hand fixing member and the finger wearing member and includes at least one magnetic sensor; at least one fixing member which connects between a plurality of link members; and a controller which receives sensor coordinate values corresponding to the change of a magnetic line of force sensed by the at least one magnetic sensor, extracts pitch and yaw motions of each link member based on the received sensor coordinate values, and calculates a user's finger position based on the extracted pitch and yaw motion values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Center of Human-centered Interaction for Coexistence
    Inventors: Mincheol Kim, Cong Vu Luc, Jai Hi Cho, Ju Seong Lee, Bum Jae You
  • Patent number: 10884497
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for motion capture interface using multiple fingers are disclosed. The method includes measuring a position of an end of a middle finger of an actual hand in a state in which the actual hand is spread, deriving a starting reference position of the middle finger of the actual hand, and calculating a length of the middle finger of the actual hand. The method further includes recognizing a relationship between starting reference positions of a thumb, an index finger, a middle finger, and a wrist based on using a virtual hand reference model that models a virtual hand to be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Dong Myoung Lee, Mincheol Kim, Juseong Lee, Bum Jae You
  • Patent number: 10869595
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein is directed to an endoscope system. The endoscope system includes an endoscope, a sensor; and a controller. The controller is configured to control the endoscope. The controller includes one or more processors. The one or more processors is configured (i) to extract first feature points from a first image captured by the endoscope, (ii) to extract second feature points from a second image captured by the endoscope after acquisition of the first image, (iii) to estimate a first result of position and orientation of the endoscope based on the first feature points and the second feature points, (iv) to calculate a first estimation accuracy based on the first result. When the first estimation accuracy is greater than a predetermined value, the one or more processors utilizes the first result as position and orientation of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shintaro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10864024
    Abstract: A spinal repositioning instrument includes a first coupling body for direct or indirect coupling to a pedicle screw, and a second coupling body for direct or indirect coupling to another pedicle screw. The spinal repositioning instrument can perform a first movement and a second movement independent from the first movement Under the first movement, the coupling bodies perform a scissor-like pivoting about a first axis. Under the second movement, the coupling bodies rotate in opposite directions about respective second axes. The second axes are relatively fixed under the second movement. The spinal repositioning instrument can also include a synchronising transmission such that the rotations of the coupling bodies under the second movement are symmetrical to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Hosszú, Ale{hacek over (s)} Bezrouk
  • Patent number: 10856772
    Abstract: A calculation device, a calculation method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium including a calculation program with which a length of a target region required for a body model can be determined by means of a simple motion are provided. This calculation device configures a wearable device to initiate measurement of a measurement target region. After the measurement of the measurement target region is initiated, a worker wearing the wearable device performs a motion such as rotation of an arm, for example, etc. The calculation device acquires measured information two or more times over time and calculates a body model on the basis of the acquired measured information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Sayaka Naito, Yoshikazu Mori, Kazuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 10842463
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for capturing and outputting data regarding a bodily characteristic. In one embodiment, a hardware device can operate as a stethoscope with sensors to detect bodily characteristics such as heart sounds, lung sounds, abdominal sounds, and other bodily sounds and other characteristics such as temperature and ultrasound. The stethoscope can be configured to work independently with built solid state memory or SIM card. The stethoscope can be configured to pair via a wireless communication protocol with one or more electronic devices, and upon pairing with the electronic device(s), can be registered in a network resident in the cloud and can thereby create a network of users of like stethoscopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: M3DICINE IP PTY LTD
    Inventor: Arsil Nayyar Hussain
  • Patent number: 10835125
    Abstract: A device for measuring facial anatomical parameters is provided. The device has a vertical bar having a top portion, middle portion, and a bottom portion and a horizontal slide adjustably affixed to the vertical bar. It has a forehead positioner pivotably and adjustably affixed to the top portion of the vertical bar, wherein the forehead positioner receives a forehead of the patient, a first mirror adjustably affixed to the left portion of the horizontal slide, wherein the first mirror is slidable along the horizontal slide, and wherein the first mirror rotates around its own Y-axis, and a second mirror adjustably affixed to the right portion of the horizontal slide, wherein the second mirror is slidable along the horizontal slide. A measuring grid on or proximate both the first mirror and the second mirror, wherein the measuring grids allows an examiner to accurately measure a point of interest of the facial anatomic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Zoumalan
  • Patent number: 10828064
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a handle assembly, a shaft assembly, an end effector, and an auto-tensioning feature. The handle assembly includes a body and a plunger. The shaft assembly includes an external sheath that is fixed to the handle body and an interior shaft that is coupled to the plunger. The interior shaft is slidable relative to the external sheath. The end effector is configured to encompass a bodily lumen and includes a flexible member extending distally from the interior shaft. A first coupling element is fixed to the distal tip of the flexible member. A second coupling element is fixed to the external sheath. The first and second coupling elements are magnetically attracted to each other and are biased toward each other such that the flexible member defines an adjustable loop. The auto-tensioning feature is configured to bias the plunger portion proximally relative to the handle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Torax Medical, Inc., Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Lauren E. Flakne, Michael D. Auld, Brett E. Swensgard, Kyle P. Taylor, Celeste L. Huster, Jerome K. Grudem, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10813829
    Abstract: This invention will allow men suffering from full and periodic erectile dysfunction to achieve, or at least assist in the process of achieving a firm and lasting erection. And, for all men, this device will be able to measure blood-flow to the penis, as well as increase sexual pleasure through micro-electronic stimulation to the penis (induce erection). Blood-flow data captured from devices' internal sensors will be processed by software and presented to users via a smart-phone app to provide useful, actionable, and customizable tasks to improve penile and overall sexual performance, health, and wellness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CIRQ TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Biman Najika Liyanage, Mitchell Martin Miller, Alexander Ververis
  • Patent number: 10806339
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating cervical and/or uterine cancers in brachytherapy with an intracavitary brachytherapy applicator. The system comprises a tandem adapted for insertion into a cervix of a patient. An ovoid assembly comprises first and second inflatable ovoids and an ovoid support mechanism. The first and second inflatable ovoids are adapted for insertion within fornices of a patient. First and second retractors are adapted to be coupled to the ovoid assembly. The first retractor is adapted to be positioned to retract the bladder of a patient during treatment. The second retractor is adapted to be positioned to retract the rectum of a patient during treatment. The tandem and the first and second inflatable ovoids are adapted to be coupled to a radioactive source to deliver an implant radiation dose suitable for cancer treatment at a cancerous cervical treatment site in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Voxel Rad, Ltd.
    Inventors: Javad Rahimian, Ahmad R. Momeni
  • Patent number: 10806600
    Abstract: The disclosure provides apparatus and methods of use pertaining to a prosthetic finger assembly. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a coupling tip and a distal ring coupled with the coupling tip. The assembly further includes a proximal ring coupled with the distal ring. A rocker formed in an H-shape with a first end forming a first split prong and a second end forming a second split prong may extend between the coupling tip and the proximal ring. The coupling tip, distal ring, proximal ring, and H-shaped rocker may all be hingedly connected such that movements of the residual finger within the proximal ring articulate the distal ring together with the rocker to articulate the coupling tip. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RCM Enterprise LLC
    Inventors: Robert Thompson, Jr., Jon Bengtsson, Anthony Charles Peto, Charles Colin Macduff, Sydney Tye Minnis, Eric Dennis Klumper, Bradley Arthur Crittenden
  • Patent number: 10788305
    Abstract: A device for measuring and/or marking height is disclosed. The device comprises a rear section, side sections coupled to the rear section. Further, the device comprises a front section coupled to the side sections. The side sections comprise a rod receiving section. Further, the device comprises a rod coupled to the rod receiving sections. The device comprises a paper wound onto the rod, in which one end is coupled to the rod. The device is coupled to a wall or a door at a height from the ground and free end of paper is pulled down to mark height of a user and the paper is made to retrieve into the device when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Neu
  • Patent number: 10777020
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example techniques for personalized virtual look, fit, and animation of apparel, accessories, and cosmetics on a virtual representation of a user. The disclosure describes way to deliver an immersive 3D digital experience for style and fit. Processing circuitry of one or more computing devices may create the virtual representation of the user based on an image of the face of the user and a selected body type in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Soul Vision Creations Private Limited
    Inventors: Sravanth Aluru, Gaurav Baid, Amit Tomar
  • Patent number: 10765474
    Abstract: An injectate delivery device for expanding tissue is provided. The injectate delivery device comprises: at least one fluid delivery tube comprising a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween; at least one fluid delivery element in fluid communication with the at least one fluid delivery tube lumen; a radially expanding element comprising the at least one fluid delivery element; a supply of vacuum constructed and arranged to cause tissue to tend toward the at least one fluid delivery element; and at least one control constructed and arranged to perform a function. The at least one control can be constructed and arranged to expand the radially expandable element and activate the supply of vacuum. Systems and method of injectate delivery are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fractyl Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kadamus, Mark A. Manasas, Andrew Coats, Jay Caplan, Harith Rajagopalan, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10743978
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for measuring the diameter of an airway in a human or animal subject are disclosed. The device comprises a flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end. Flexible sizing elements are disposed along and extend approximately orthogonally from the catheter body. The sizing elements have different heights from one another and are configured to fit through the working channel of a bronchoscope. Devices, systems, and methods for redirecting airflow through a lung airway are also disclosed. The method comprises introducing into the airway a catheter comprising a distal end, a proximal end and an elongated portion therebetween, wherein the distal end comprises an airway closing mechanism, and wherein the proximal end comprises an actuator to actuate the airway closing mechanism; and actuating the airway closing mechanism to at least partially close the airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Olivera, Srikanth Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10743958
    Abstract: A device for measuring blind holes formed through a bone includes (a) a first elongated rod including a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end including an increased diameter abutment extending radially outward therefrom, the abutment including a proximal surface formed to contact a portion of the bone adjacent a distal opening of the blind hole to assume a locked configuration with the bone and (b) a second elongated rod extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Fernandez Dell'Oca, Glen Pierson
  • Patent number: 10737070
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for navigating a medical device into the body of a patient during an intracoronary or other medical procedure. In many embodiments, the present disclosure includes the use of a guidewire managing assembly that may be used in combination with a guidewire that includes a medical positioning system sensor. This guidewire managing assembly and sensor enabled guidewire are used in combination with a medical positioning system to determine the position of a medical device, such as a catheter or catheter sheath, and specifically the tip of the catheter or catheter sheath, that is threaded over the guidewire during a procedure. The present disclosure further relates to methods of tracking a medical device, such as a catheter tip, inside the body of a subject during a procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Richer, Stuart Rosenberg, Jatin Relan, Kyungmoo Ryu
  • Patent number: 10716493
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to non-invasive detection of peripheral arterial disease. For example, a measuring apparatus is used to measure a patient's calf circumference. The measuring apparatus has text feature(s) or indicator(s) printed thereupon that indicate the likelihood that the patient has peripheral arterial disease based on the measured calf circumference. The assessment may be further refined by using a software application that assesses the likelihood of the patient having peripheral arterial disease using at least the calf circumference measurement, along with other information/data. Based on the assessment, a healthcare practitioner may prescribe a walking program for the patient to follow. A software application may track compliance of the walking program and provide escalating reminders to the patient if the patient continues to fail to comply with the prescribed walking program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: New Lifeware Inc.
    Inventors: Syed R. Naqvi, Abbas S. Ali
  • Patent number: 10702189
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensor measuring patient spine vertebra angular orientation, including: a fastener, adapted to be fastened on a specific patient spine vertebra in a unique orientation relative to the specific vertebra, a support, solidary with the fastener in a unique orientation relative to the fastener, a detector, removably secured to the support in a unique orientation relative to the support and adapted to measure one or more parameters representative of the patient spine vertebra angular orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: EOS IMAGING
    Inventors: Christophe Droit, Joe Hobeika, Rëmi Hugonnet, Sébastien Henry
  • Patent number: 10675507
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for measuring and analyzing movements of a body and for communicating information related to such body movements over a network. In certain embodiments, a system gathers biometric and biomechanical data relating to positions, orientations, and movements of various body parts of a user performed during sports activities, physical rehabilitation, or military or law enforcement activities. The biometric and biomechanical data can be communicated to a local and/or remote interface, which uses digital performance assessment tools to provide a performance evaluation to the user. The performance evaluation may include a graphical representation (e.g., a video), statistical information, and/or a comparison to another user and/or instructor. In some embodiments, the biometric and biomechanical data is communicated wirelessly to one or more devices including a processor, display, and/or data storage medium for further analysis, archiving, and data mining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Norman Cusey, Jay Allan Shears, Harold Dan Stirling
  • Patent number: 10673174
    Abstract: A digital measurement instrument with excellent environmental durability and at least a conventional level of usability including a main scale, a slider movable relative to the main scale, a displacement sensor configured to detect displacement or position of the slider in relation to the main scale, and a control circuit. The control circuit controls change between a normal measuring mode and an origin setting mode. The control circuit also sets and stores a first area, the first area being a preset predetermined range outside of a measurement range. The control circuit also changes operation mode from the normal measuring mode to the origin setting mode when the slider is detected to have stopped within the first area for a consecutive predetermined period of time. Additionally, the digital calipers are provided with no mechanical push button switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventor: Shuuji Hayashida
  • Patent number: 10646374
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an injector, a first fluid conduit, a second fluid line, and a control module. The injector includes a body, a flexible cannula, a flexible needle, and a sensor. The needle is configured to translate relative to the cannula. The sensor is operable to detect a position of the needle relative to the cannula. The first and second fluid lines are coupled with the needle. The control module is in communication with the sensor, with the first fluid conduit, and with the second fluid conduit. The control module is configured to provide delivery of a first fluid through the first conduit to the needle based on a signal from the sensor. The control module is further configured to provide delivery of a second fluid through the second conduit to the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ORBIT BIOMEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel W. Price, Brendan J. Oberkircher, Daniel J. Prenger, Geoffrey King, Thomas E. Meyer, Benjamin L. Ko
  • Patent number: 10624424
    Abstract: While purchasing shoes via an online shopping store, a user may use a foot measuring machine according to the invention to automatically download and print an insole which is adapted to the particular user's foot dimensions as well as the particular shoe which is being bought. Hence, a different insole is printed for every different user foot and shoe combination. This enables the user to try out the insole (or insoles for both feet) and make out an idea of the adaptability of the particular shoe to their feet. The foot measuring machine with a user interface facilitates the user the virtual purchase of shoes, generating an insole of the shoe it wants to purchase, so that the user can print the insole of the selected shoe and try it out by super-posing the foot on the insole outline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Montserrat Exposito Ledesma
  • Patent number: 10595750
    Abstract: A device for orthopedic measurements includes a main housing, a center member, a measurement indicator, and a flexible member. The main housing has a proximal end with a top opening and a distal end with a side opening, and defines a longitudinal axis and includes a main housing cavity. The center member is disposed along the longitudinal axis within the main housing cavity. The measurement indicator is operatively connected to the center member, and is configured and adapted to display a measurement of a distance. The flexible member is threaded through the main housing cavity, and includes a first end and an opposed second end with an eyelet disposed proximate the side opening of the main housing. The eyelet is configured to be drawn away from the main housing, extending the flexible member outward with respect to the side opening to display a measurement on the measurement indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Tenzin LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Glazer, David Ray, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 10568546
    Abstract: Devices and methods for sizing valve apertures and luminal organs. In at least one embodiment of a device for obtaining measurements within a luminal organ of the present disclosure, the device comprises an elongated body, and at least one sizing finger positioned at a distal end of the elongated body, the at least one sizing finger configured to move from a first position to a second position by way of adjustment of at least one movable device coupled thereto, wherein a dimensional measurement within the luminal organ can be determined based upon the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, H. Toby Markowitz
  • Patent number: 10537448
    Abstract: The disclosure provides apparatus and methods of use pertaining to a prosthetic finger assembly. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a coupling tip and a distal ring coupled with the coupling tip. The assembly further includes a proximal ring coupled with the distal ring. A rocker formed in an H-shape with a first end forming a first split prong and a second end forming a second split prong may extend between the coupling tip and the proximal ring. The coupling tip, distal ring, proximal ring, and H-shaped rocker may all be hingedly connected such that movements of the residual finger within the proximal ring articulate the distal ring together with the rocker to articulate the coupling tip. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: RCM Enterprise LLC
    Inventors: Robert Thompson, Jr., Jon Bengtsson, Anthony Charles Peto, Charles Colin Macduff, Sydney Tye Minnis, Eric Dennis Klumper, Bradley Arthur Crittenden
  • Patent number: 10507534
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a counterbore drill bit, pre-cut lead rods of predetermined length, and a tapper tool. The counterbore drill bit includes a stop collar to drill counter bored holes with a first hole portion having a first diameter to a first depth below a surface of a material and a second hole portion having a second diameter less than the first to a second depth below the surface. The lead rods are inserted into the counter bored holes. The tapper tool mashes the second end of each lead rod in the one or more counterbored holes to expand and friction fit then in the counter bored holes. The system further includes circular survey tags insertable into the first hole and fasteners with a head and a shaft insertable through a center hole in the survey tags to retain the tags coupled to the lead rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: O-TAGS, Inc.
    Inventor: Teddy Ohana
  • Patent number: 10463257
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for identifying certain physical properties of human feet. The system uses electronic and optical elements to perform before and after pronation test and before and after arch tests (meaning before and after use of an orthotic), and develop a 360 degree, three-dimensional view of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AETREX WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Laurence Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10359327
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, devices, systems, and methods for a waist measuring belt are provided. An example waist measuring belt is made up of a belt buckle frame with attachments for a belt strap. The belt further includes a position measuring module coupled to the belt buckle frame that measures an attachment position of a second end of the belt strap to the belt buckle frame. The belt also includes a tension measuring module coupled to the belt buckle frame that measures a tension through the belt buckle frame and the belt strap. A memory and a wireless communication module attached to the belt may be used to store measurements and communicate with a mobile device or server. In various embodiments, estimated user waist sizes over time using measured values and belt-specific data may be used to estimate a user's waist size and generate a waist size history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer T. Brenner, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Ananya Das, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Yu Tang, Richard Chapman Bates, Jason Ziaja
  • Patent number: 10354128
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes some embodiments of an apparatus including a measurement panel to enable generation of a measurement related to one or more data points associated with a swimmer's stroke. The disclosure also describes an embodiment of a method including processing one or more images associated with a plurality of model swimmers to obtain information related to at least two structural data points related to a swimming stroke having a catch phase, processing one or more images associated with a target swimmer to obtain information related to the at least two structural data points associated with a target swimmer's catch phase, and generating one or more recommendations to change the catch phase of the target swimmer to bring the catch phase of the target swimmer closer to the model swimmer's catch phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FRIENDSPORT, INC.
    Inventor: Sheila Taormina
  • Patent number: 10353377
    Abstract: A method of generating a topographic map of a region of a body for the manufacture of a body fitting article to be fitted to the region of the body. The method allows for the resultant topographical map of the body feature to be coupled to an anatomical and functional datum on the body. The method involves use of a contact probe which is configured to generate positional data which defines the surface it is drawn across. The method comprises the steps of urging a contact probe towards the outer surface of the body such that the contact probe is touching the outer surface of the body or separated from the outer surface of the body only by a barrier layer which is flattened against the outer surface of the body by the probe. The contact probe is drawn over the region of the body where the body fitting article is to be located such that the contact probe generates 3D positional data of the surface of the outer surface of the body in the region of the body where the body fitting article is to be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Martyn Ingleton, Jordan Henry Walker Jenkins, Tom Hon Pan Yip, Raife Edwin Thompson Norman
  • Patent number: 10350759
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for aligning a fastener feed mechanism. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes an alignment tool that aligns a fastener feed mechanism with a chamber of a fastening device that receives fasteners. The alignment tool includes a tip section having a diameter less than a diameter of the chamber, a chamber fit section that extends from an end of the tip section in a lengthwise direction and has a diameter corresponding with the diameter of the chamber, a lip that protrudes radially from the chamber beyond the diameter of the chamber, and a fitting member that extends from the lip in the lengthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kia Miriam Zivari, Zachary David Talus, Derek John Deans
  • Patent number: 10349953
    Abstract: Arthroplasty jigs and related methods are disclosed. Some of the arthroplasty jigs may comprise a jig body that is configured to align with a surface of a bone, and a positioning component. Certain of the methods may comprise providing such an arthroplasty jig, and aligning the jig body with a surface of a bone so that the positioning component provides at least one of a visible, audible, or tactile indication that such alignment has been achieved. Some of the arthroplasty jigs may comprise a jig body that is configured to align with a surface of a bone, and that is marked with identifying information. Certain of the methods may comprise providing an arthroplasty jig comprising a jig body that is configured to align with a surface of a bone, or providing an arthroplasty jig blank, and marking the arthroplasty jig or the arthroplasty jig blank with identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventors: Ilwhan Park, Charlie W. Chi
  • Patent number: 10351982
    Abstract: Apparel patterns may be generated as a function of custom apparel information provided by a user, such as one or more measurements, colors, etc., such that the user can have apparel custom-knitted to their particular size and shape without having to acquiesce the high expense and long wait times typically associated with custom-fit clothing. After a custom apparel pattern is generated, a custom-knitted article can be manufactured based on the pattern by transmitting appropriate information to a knitting machine. Data produced while generating custom apparel patterns can be stored and used to optimize and improve the manufacturing of customized knitwear for subsequent users. Further, such data can be shared with third parties such that manufacturers or others can utilize one or more beneficial aspects of the present disclosure without having to implement all of the functionality that would otherwise be required to obtain such benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Appalatch Outdoor Apparel Company
    Inventors: Mariano deGuzman, Grace P. Grouin, Allyson Anususinha
  • Patent number: 10339594
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a touch sensation interaction method and apparatus in shopping. The method includes collecting an image of a first object, where the first object is a part of a human body, acquiring information about a second object, where the second object is a wearable item worn by the first object, obtaining parameter information of a touch sensation signal using the image of the first object and the information about the second object, where the touch sensation signal is applied to the first object and is used to simulate a touch sensation caused by the second object to the first object when the second object is worn by the first object, generating the touch sensation signal using the parameter information of the touch sensation signal, and applying the touch sensation signal to the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Heng Liao
  • Patent number: 10327813
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a medical device, and more specifically, to a vaginal surgical apparatus. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes, but is not limited to, a vaginal manipulator probe that is at least partly insertable into a vagina, the vaginal manipulator probe including an arcuate end portion that includes a bullous tip and that includes a space that accommodates a cervix therewithin; and a disk that is movable along at least a portion of a length of the vaginal manipulator probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Freshwater Bay Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Edmund Richey
  • Patent number: 10299913
    Abstract: Accommodating intraocular lenses and methods of use. The accommodating intraocular lenses include peripheral regions that are adapted to be more responsive to certain types of forces than to other types of forces. For example, the accommodating intraocular lenses can include haptics that are stiffer in an anterior-to-posterior direction than in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PowerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Terah Whiting Smiley, Daniel Hildebrand, Bryan Patrick Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10251654
    Abstract: A surgical cutting guide including a customized, patient-specific contour is disclosed. The surgical cutting guide includes a metallic insert to guide a cutting tool in cutting a patient's bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel D. Fritzinger
  • Patent number: 10247533
    Abstract: A tool which incorporates separated dual-impression pads for measuring the Ischial Tuberosity width of a cyclist more accurately since these dual-impression pads match the newer saddles designs. The accuracy of the measurement is further increased by heavy ferrous balls that indefinitely hold the impressions to give the bike fitter enough time to make an accurate Ischial Tuberosity width measurement. The accuracy of the saddle selection is further increased due to the detachable/portable measurement caliper which can be taken out to the saddles being considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Schultz
  • Patent number: 10238399
    Abstract: A method of positioning a femoral cutting guide on a distal end of a femur establishes at least a first reference plane to perform a distal femoral planar cut. The method includes inserting a mounting member into an intramedullary canal of the femur and coupling a bridge member to the mounting member. The method also includes placing a cutting guide member over a medal anterior portion of the distal femur. The cutting guide member has a first channel that establishes the first reference plane. The bridge member has a bridge channel. A wall of the bridge channel is inserted into the first channel of the cutting guide member. A mounting mechanism generates resistance between the bridge member and the cutting guide member. The resistance is overcome by positioning the cutting guide member relative to the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Duke A. Fox, Robert Metzger, Scott Twomey
  • Patent number: 10216905
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling determination of health state trends for a consistent patient situation. Various noninvasive health monitors can be used to sense a patient's situation and health states, including disease progression, at those states. These noninvasive health monitors may also act passively and in a patient's normal course of life, which enhances many patient's desire to submit to monitoring, as well as increase consistency of use, as in many cases the patient does little or nothing to cause his or her health monitoring and health-trend determination. With health states determined for a consistent patient situation, more accurate and more robust health trends can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10206688
    Abstract: Arthroplasty jigs and related methods are disclosed. Some of the arthroplasty jigs may comprise a jig body that is configured to align with a surface of a bone, and a positioning component. Certain of the methods may comprise providing such an arthroplasty jig, and aligning the jig body with a surface of a bone so that the positioning component provides at least one of a visible, audible, or tactile indication that such alignment has been achieved. Some of the arthroplasty jigs may comprise a jig body that is configured to align with a surface of a bone, and that is marked with identifying information. Certain of the methods may comprise providing an arthroplasty jig comprising a jig body that is configured to align with a surface of a bone, or providing an arthroplasty jig blank, and marking the arthroplasty jig or the arthroplasty jig blank with identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventors: Ilwhan Park, Charlie W. Chi
  • Patent number: 10201415
    Abstract: Apparatus for guiding surgical formation of a pair of symmetrical sclerectomies in an eye of a patient, including a multi-diameter generally circular cutout portion including at least a first and second portions having corresponding first and second diameters, the cutout portion being arranged for placement over the limbus of the eye and for centering the limbus within one of the first and second portions, thereby enabling estimating the diameter of the limbus, and at least first and second series of sclerectomy guiding apertures formed about the cutout portion, each guiding aperture of the first series having a paired guiding aperture in the second series formed 180° thereapart relative to a center of the cutout portion, the at least first and second series of sclerectomy guiding apertures together including at least one pair of guiding apertures having a diameter therebetween which is wider than at least one of the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: VISIONCARE, INC.
    Inventors: Eli Aharoni, Vladimir Belousov