Anatomy, Physiology, Therapeutic Treatment, Or Surgery Relating To Human Being Patents (Class 434/262)
  • Publication number: 20150064675
    Abstract: A flexible responsive surface of a tool is used on a tool (robotic or manual) that has a major surface and a sensor attached to and aligned with the major surface of the responsive tool. The sensor may have piezoelectric body, such as an elastic body containing conductive nanotubes homogeneously distributed therein to form a conductive path and at least two electrodes in electrical connection with the conductive path. Tools used in any surgical or medical treatment that are the subject of medical procedures are particularly useful in methods used in training personnel and evaluating medical techniques and medical personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: 7-SIGMA, INC.
    Inventors: Wade R. Eichhorn, Richard M. Duda, Kristian G. Wyrobek
  • Patent number: 8972882
    Abstract: Computer interfaces are provided for exploring dental anatomy, for accessing information related to dental conditions, for learning oral hygiene and for cataloguing events. Some of the learning interfaces provide interactive elements for practicing the flossing and brushing of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Orca Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew M. Berry
  • Publication number: 20150056591
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for simulating ultrasound procedures and for training ultrasound users. Additionally disclosed are methods and devices for simulating needle insertion procedures, such as amniocentesis procedures, and for training physicians to perform such needle insertion procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicants: ARIEL-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ronnie Tepper, Nir Shvalb, Boaz Ben-Moshe
  • Patent number: 8961188
    Abstract: An evaluation system and method are provided for simulating clinical care of a virtual patient. A database of electronic medical records (EMRs) is established, with at least one EMR including a plurality of EMR items collectively profiling the virtual patient. A simulation management unit coupled to the database includes a plurality of selectively executable control modules. At least one control module defines a simulation scenario; and, at least one other control module generates a duplicate EMR of the virtual patient for each of a plurality of simulation participants. At least one evaluator station establishes interactive interface for an evaluator. A plurality of participant stations establish interactive access for the simulation participants to a corresponding one of the duplicate EMRs during a simulated clinical encounter with the virtual patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Education Management Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Singh, Sarita Joshi, Senthamarai Kannan Ayyakkannu, David Leon Houseman
  • Patent number: 8961187
    Abstract: A phantom comprises at least one first means for generating at least one dipole and at least one second means for actuating the first means in a non-electrical manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Boers, Juergen Dammers, Heinz Rongen, Michael Schiek
  • Patent number: 8961189
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an apparatus and method for practicing injection techniques through an injectable apparatus. The injectable apparatus may contain a camera that is configured to detect the intensity and color of light attenuated from a testing tool after it is injected into a simulated human or animal body parts. A training tool may be connected to a user display device to generate a display of the injection apparatus as well as the performance parameters of a trainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: TruInject Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Jeff Crockett, Clark B. Foster, David J. Mishelevich, Milan Trcka, Aaron J. Gifford, Chris C. Ludolph
  • Publication number: 20150050630
    Abstract: A method of educating a user on a health care system includes providing access to a plurality of educational topics through the web site. The educational topics relate to user interaction with and navigation through a health care system. The educational topics are arranged in a pre-determined sequential order including: pre-event information including information on one or more educational topics that educate the user on how to interact with the health care system before a health care event occurs, active event information including information on one or more educational topics that educate the user on how to interact with the health care system during the occurrence of a health care event, and post-event information including information on one or more educational topics that educate the user on how to interact with the health care system after one or more health care events has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert F. Hanlon
  • Publication number: 20150050627
    Abstract: A prophylactic kit apparatus configured to be used with only a single patient includes a plurality of sealed modules and a housing configured to contain those sealed modules such that only one of the plurality of sealed modules can be removed from the housing at a time. This kit may include a physically-discrete informational patient aid disposed within the housing and having information disposed thereon. By one approach these physically-discrete informational patient aids can have a bookmark form factor. So configured, a medical services provider can readily provide the physically-discrete informational patient aid to a patient to thereby facilitate the patient becoming informed regarding the corresponding prophylactic service with little or no burden on the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Danchisin, Tom Gregory, SR., Steve Henrikson, Deborah Adler
  • Patent number: 8956165
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for combining the handle of a surgical instrument with a force feedback generator, able to create resistance to motion similar to that encountered in a real operating environment. The working end of the surgical instrument is recreated in a virtual environment and manipulated by the modified handle through the force feedback generator. Actions of the instrument handle modify a model and display of the virtual environment and transmit a haptic response back to the handle. The devices and methods provide a means for repeatedly performing maneuvers that accurately simulate the actual instrument, but in the virtual environment. The virtual environment is modeled to accurately simulate the use of the instrument including manipulation of and collisions with other virtual objects, such as surgical thread or internal tissues. Training and assessment tools are also provided that coach or assess a user's proficiency with the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergei Kurenov, Juan C. Cendan, Jorg Peters, Thomas M. Beaver, Sukitti Punak, William Cance, Kfir Ben-David
  • Publication number: 20150044653
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing interactive medical procedure testing are provided. One method includes providing a medical training and/or testing prompt on the device indicating equipment and/or procedures for one or more of: administering oxygen to a patient, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), performing airway management, managing shock, managing spinal cord injury, managing fracture, and performing triage. The method further includes receiving a medical training and/or testing interaction in response to the medical training and/or testing prompt. The method further includes evaluating the medical training and/or testing interaction. The method further includes adjusting a characteristic of the device based on said evaluating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ArchieMD, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Levine, Kirk J. Macolini, Jeffrey D. Kelsey
  • Publication number: 20150044654
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for evaluating surgical skills. A computing device can receive a request to evaluate media content of surgical skills with an evaluation form for evaluating the surgical skills. The computing device can determine evaluator groups. The computing device can provide the media content and the evaluation form to each evaluator group. The computing device can receive evaluations of the surgical skills from at least one evaluator of each evaluator group. Each evaluation can include at least one partially-completed evaluation form. The computing device can determine, for each evaluator group, one or more per-group scores of the surgical skills, where the per-group scores for a designated evaluation group are based on an analysis of the evaluations of the surgical skills from the evaluators in the designated evaluation group. The computing device can provide the one or more per-group scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lendvay, Carolyn Chen, Timothy Mariusz Kowalewski, Lee W. White
  • Publication number: 20150037774
    Abstract: Medical training kits and methods include a simulated liquid blood which simulates mammalian whole blood and a simulated hemostatic component. The simulated liquid blood includes a gellable component, and a simulated hemostatic component includes a gelling agent. The gelling agent causes the gellable component in the simulated liquid blood to form a mass of semi-solid or solid material in response the simulated blood being brought into contact therewith to thereby simulate blood clotting. In certain embodiments, the gellable component is chitosan and/or an alginate compound and the gelling agent is at least one compound which causes the gellable component to desolubulize, polymerize, complex, precipitate, cross-link and the like so as to form a semi-solid or solid mass of chitosan in response to physical contact between the simulated blood and the simulated hemostatic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bradford L. Day, Michael J. Danillich
  • Publication number: 20150037772
    Abstract: An automatic injection device for providing a subcutaneous injection is disclosed. The device includes a syringe movably disposed in a housing and including a barrel portion, a needle and a bung for sealing the barrel portion. The device includes a plunger for moving the syringe towards a first open end of the housing such that the needle projects from the first end, and for subsequently applying pressure to the bung. The plunger includes a rod connected at a first end to the bung, a compressible expanded central portion, and a flange between a second end of the rod and the central portion. The device also includes a biasing mechanism for biasing the plunger towards the first open end of the housing, the biasing mechanism disposed about the second end of the rod between the flange and a second end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ABBVIE BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Joseph F. Julian, Stephen Bicknell
  • Publication number: 20150037775
    Abstract: Surgical trauma training simulator system including replaceable trauma module structured to mimic a portion of human anatomy and, in particular, a prosthetic anatomical structure containing a periorbital structure that includes an eye-lid and an eye globe in cooperation with a drive mechanism. The system is structured to provide, in operation, an event-driven surgical gesture recognition-based tracking of the simulation of the surgical procedure by the trainee and, in absence of expert trainer, provide visual feedback comparing the tracked simulation with correct sequence of steps of such procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mark P. Ottensmeyer, Gianluca De Novi, Gregory J. Loan, Ryan Scott Bardsley, John Cho Moore
  • Publication number: 20150037773
    Abstract: The simulator device of the present invention has been created ex profeso for being applied in the learning, training and evaluation, mainly of basic techniques of surgery, particularly laparoscopic, endoscopic or minimal invasion techniques, and the use of specialized instruments. It includes a variety of modules or components capable of being assembled into different shapes so as to erect or mount different working stations, specific for different practice exercises, such an incision, manipulation of object, forming suture stitches and surgical knots, as well as other exercises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Cesar Quirarte Catano
  • Publication number: 20150031961
    Abstract: A device for assisting a caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient, the device comprising a user interface configured to deliver prompts to a caregiver to assist the caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient; at least one sensor configured to detect the caregiver's progress in delivering the therapy, wherein the sensor is other than an electrode in an electrical contact with the body; a memory in which a plurality of different prompts are stored; a processor configured to determine which of the different prompts should be selected for delivery based on the progress detected by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 8939917
    Abstract: A method for measuring cartilage defects within a subject includes surgically exposing a joint or cartilage surface. The exposed joint or cartilage surface having at least one defect, and the method may generating a cast of the at least one defect. The method may also include measuring a parameter of the cast, thereby estimating a characteristic of the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: ImaTx, Inc.
    Inventor: Rene Vargas-Voracek
  • Patent number: 8932063
    Abstract: One embodiment of a Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) laser ablation simulator includes a frame, a mock hypotube, a mock laser fiber, a mock camera assembly, a laser fiber position tracker and a camera position tracker. The mock hypotube is supported by the frame, has a longitudinal axis, is received within the hypotube and is configured to move along the longitudinal axis and rotate about a laser fiber central axis relative to the hypotube. The mock camera assembly is attached to the hypotube and is configured to rotate about a camera central axis relative to the hypotube. The laser fiber position tracker is configured to output laser fiber position information that is indicative of a position of the mock laser fiber relative to the hypotube. The camera position tracker is configured camera position information that is indicative of a position of the mock camera assembly relative to the hypotube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Taylor, Jesse R. Haakenson
  • Patent number: 8932252
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a simulated medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system coupled to the simulated medicament delivery device. The electronic circuit system is configured to output an electronic output associated with a use of the simulated medicament delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, T. Spencer Williamson, Kai R. Worrell, David A. Weinzierl
  • Publication number: 20150010892
    Abstract: A medical training system is disclosed comprising a medical simulation management module, a student record database having a plurality of records relating to training of students, wherein the student record database is connectable to the medical simulation management module, at least one medical training module executable on a training device and comprising scenarios for the training of the students; and a data entry device for entry of student training data to the student record database, the student training data being indicative of performance of the students on using the at least one medical training module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Clive William Patrickson, Kenneth George Morallee
  • Patent number: 8926334
    Abstract: Provided is an injection simulation system and method. The system includes a syringe comprising an injection needle, a haptic unit which measures an insertion angle and insertion depth of the injection needle, and which comprises a motor unit that is driven by a haptic force corresponding to the measured insertion angle and insertion depth. The system also includes a control unit which calculates the haptic force corresponding to the insertion angle and the insertion depth, and transmits the calculated haptic force to the motor unit of the haptic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Se Hyung Park, Lae Hyun Kim, Seung Jae Shin, Deuk Hee Lee, Wan Joo Park, Hyun Chul Cho, Hyun Jeong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150005772
    Abstract: A device for marking bone such as a patella is anchored to one surface of the bone, whereby the contact with the surface defines the desired resection plane, and then a cautery or other marking device is used to mark the bone relative to this plane. The marking device is removed and then the bone may be resected using techniques known in the art. A device for measuring the remaining bone allows a user to measure bone thickness and visually estimate superoinferior angle or mediolateral angle of the resected surface relative to the desired resection plane. The measuring device may optionally be used with a computer-assisted surgical system for numerical measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Carolyn Ruth Anglin, Erica Lee Rex, Barry Dean Wylant, John Gunnar Person, Karen Cherk Ting Ho
  • Publication number: 20150004582
    Abstract: An embodiment of a medicament training system configured to provide instructions for using a medicament device to a user in a sequence of steps is provided. The medicament training system includes including a medicament training container, a medicament device, wherein the medicament training container communicatingly connects to the medicament device, a signal output component associated with the medicament training container, and circuitry associated with the medicament training container configured so as to control a provision of the instructions to the user in the sequence of steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Craig Baker, Mark Bunker, Michael Siemer, Seth Freytag, Paul van der Pol, Matthew Palyo, Karina Marulanda
  • Patent number: 8920176
    Abstract: A training system comprising a phantom heart, the phantom heart comprising an exterior surface upon which a tubing is topologically arranged in a manner which mimics the placement of the distal LCx, the LAD, the PDA, and the RCA. The tubing is configured to receive a contrast agent received from a power injector. The training system further comprises an airway subsystem which is modeled to represent the trachea, the right bronchus, and the left bronchus, and which is arranged relative to the phantom heart such that a portion of the airway subsystem which approximates the position of the tracheal carina is aligned with a portion of the phantom heart that represents the ascending aorta. The training system further comprises an EKG pulse generator in electrical communication with a computed tomography scanner for purposes of conducting computed tomography angiography of the phantom heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford K. Yang
  • Patent number: 8915743
    Abstract: A system, method and device for simulating a medical procedure include a haptic mechanism controllable to provide feedback to a user manipulating a medical device. In an embodiment, a pair of three degree of freedom haptic devices are coupled to provide six degree of freedom measurement and force/moment feedback to the user. The six degree of freedom haptic device may be configured to provide different resolutions for different degrees of freedom, depending on simulation requirements. In an embodiment, a load cell is used to provide higher resolution in a dimension determined to be of greater criticality to realistic simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: SimQuest LLC
    Inventor: Dwight Meglan
  • Patent number: 8918207
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system includes a master controller with an input handle and robotic manipulator assemblies including a surgical end effector and an endoscopic camera. The input handle is translatable to provide a position and rotatable to provide an orientation. A control system couples the master controller to the first and second manipulator assemblies. The control system moves the surgical end effector in response to the position and orientation of the input handle. The control system moves the input handle to orient the input handle to correspond to an orientation of the surgical end effector from a viewpoint of the endoscopic camera during the repositioning of at least one of the input handle position, the end effector, or the endoscopic camera. The control system may move the surgical end effector only in a first mode and orients the input handle only in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe M. Prisco
  • Patent number: 8915741
    Abstract: A sleep quality assessment approach involves collecting data based on detected physiological or non-physiological patient conditions. At least one of detecting patient conditions and collecting data is performed using an implantable device. Sleep quality may be evaluated using the collected data by an implantable or patient-external sleep quality processor. One approach to sleep quality evaluation involves computing one or more summary metrics based on occurrences of movement disorders or breathing disorders during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Hatlestad, Quan Ni, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Jesse Hartley, Qingsheng Zhu, Bruce H. KenKnight, Douglas R. Daum, Kent Lee
  • Publication number: 20140370476
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for training a user in a procedure includes registering a profile of the user, and receiving a selection of a training aid from a menu using a graphical user interface of the computer. The method further includes displaying the training aid on the graphical user interface of the computer. The training aid is responsive to an input from the user. The training aid accesses a storage space of the computer including a first database storing a graphical representation associated with the procedure, and a second database storing a multitude of questions and a multitude of associated answers. The storage space further includes a third database storing a multitude of symptoms and a multitude of associated solutions, and a fourth database storing a multitude of sequences associated with the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Srini Nageshwar
  • Publication number: 20140370474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an endoscopic training system and method for the development of endoscopic procedure skills and technical competency of an endoscopist. The system includes a portable part-task enclosure with a plurality of walls defining an internal chamber. One of the walls includes an access port coupling the internal chamber to an external environment and the access port can be configured to facilitate the passage of a flexible endoscope insertion member. The system further includes a plurality of objects disposed within the internal chamber. Each of the plurality of objects is configured for manipulation by a medical tool that extends through the flexible endoscope insertion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher C. Thompson, Amy Ou, Balazs Lengyel, Andrew Camacho, Pichamol Jirapinyo
  • Publication number: 20140356833
    Abstract: A system for generating information relating to a course of a procedure is described. A current position determiner (1) is arranged for determining a current position in a guideline (11), the current position corresponding to a status of a procedure in respect of a subject. A pathway generator (2) is arranged for generating a pathway (13) through the guideline (11), indicative of a course of the procedure. A narrative generator (3) is arranged for generating a narrative (14) describing at least part of the pathway (13) in a natural language. The narrative (14) generated by the narrative generator (3) describes an imaginary subject undergoing a similar procedure as the subject. A probability unit (4) is arranged for establishing a probability associated with an aspect of the pathway (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joerg Sabczynski, Sebastian Peter Michael Dries, Pavankumar Murli Dadlani Mahtani
  • Publication number: 20140356834
    Abstract: A medical training system is disclosed comprising a medical sensor, a student record database having a plurality of records relating to training of students, wherein the student record database is connectable to a medical sensor for monitoring medical procedures on a patient; and a data entry device for entry of student performance data to the student record database, the student performance data being indicative of performance of the students on at least one medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Clive William Patrickson, Kenneth George Morallee
  • Patent number: 8899987
    Abstract: Medicament delivery devices and simulated medicament delivery devices are described herein. An apparatus includes a simulated medicament injector. The simulated medicament injector includes a battery isolation member and an electronic circuit system having a processor. The battery isolation member is configured to selectively decouple a battery from the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Shawn Edwards, Evan Thomas Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, T. Spencer Williamson, Kai R. Worrell, David A. Weinzierl
  • Publication number: 20140349263
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a foldable system for a simulated image-guided medical procedure. The system includes a foldable base having at least two portions connected by a hinge, each to support one of the guide tubes two or more guide tubes to guide operational tools and two or more tracking units to detect tracking information of the operational tools. The tracking units are configured to provide tracking information to a processor be used in an image guided computerized medical simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SIMBIONIX LTD.
    Inventors: Matan SHABAT, Niv FISHER, Hadar SEGAL
  • Publication number: 20140342333
    Abstract: A healthcare education software, which is executed by an electronic healthcare education system, incorporates a medical content authoring software platform with a medical authoring interface, a medical training, simulation, and evaluation software platform with a virtual patient examination simulator and an interactive prediction table, and a computerized medical causal concept diagram construction and evaluation software platform with corresponding interfaces for training of medical students and other healthcare professionals. Preferably, the healthcare education software is connected to a robust medical information database that contains a wealth of physiological simulation animation files, evidence-based patient diagnostic information, and other pertinent medical information, which can be readily imported and utilized by a healthcare education content creator in creating and updating medical training contents via the medial authoring interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Craig Knoche, Anne Knoche
  • Publication number: 20140343913
    Abstract: A system and method for converting static/still medical images of a particular patient into dynamic and interactive images interacting with medical tools including medical devices by coupling a model of tissue dynamics and tool characteristics to the patient specific imagery for simulating a medical procedure in an accurate and dynamic manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Mordechai Avisar
  • Publication number: 20140342332
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer simulator for live training includes an upper arm cuff for a simulated patient; a rigid walled pressure vessel within the cuff; a manual inflator and manual release valve coupled to the rigid walled vessel to selectively increase and release the pressure within the pressure vessel; a pressure sensor coupled to the pressure vessel; a cuff controller receiving the pressure sensor measurements and controlling a speaker within the cuff to emit designated simulated Korotkoff sounds associated with a simulated blood pressure and with the pressure of the pressure vessel; a visual gauge controlled by the cuff controller and displaying a pressure associated with the pressure in the pressure vessel and simulated Korotkoff gauge bumps associated with the simulated blood pressure for the simulated patient; and a user controller coupled to the cuff controller for inputting the simulated blood pressure for the simulated patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Kb Port LLC
    Inventors: Clifford D. Olmstead, Charles G. Miller, Jerry Woods, Sukhtej Dhingra
  • Patent number: 8891839
    Abstract: The present system combines image morphing technology, exercise programming, supplement sales, and motivational techniques into one product. Users begin by entering their current measurements, measurement goals and current picture into the system, preferably via a Web site. The picture is segmented into body components, and each affected segment is morphed based upon the measurements, goals, and the segment's responsiveness to weight loss in order to create a modified image representative of the user in a post-regimen condition. This system helps health and fitness businesses obtain new members and retain existing members by showing the members how they will look after following a specific regimen of diet and/or exercise. The system also predicts health risks of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke associated with the user's pre-regimen and post-regimen conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Inter-Images Partners, LP
    Inventors: Mario J. Bravomalo, Russ Edward Brucks
  • Publication number: 20140335494
    Abstract: Coaching and/or analysis of pressure-based treatment may be facilitated by a handheld treatment device. A force exerted on a body part of a subject may be quantified. The force may be exerted by a force exerting object (e.g., a hand) on the treatment device disposed between the force exerting object and the body part of the subject. The force may be applied as the pressure-based treatment. A position of the body part on the body of the subject may be determined based on the position of the treatment device relative to the body of the subject. Various parameters associated with the pressure-based treatment may be determined. Instructions associated with the pressure-based treatment may be provided via the treatment device. A given instruction may relate to a magnitude of the exerted force and/or a position on the body of the subject where the force is to be applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: EZ AS A DRINK PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kostadin Dimitrov Yanev, Ivo Kostadinov Yanev, Angel Georgiev Vassilev
  • Publication number: 20140335495
    Abstract: A medicament delivery training device configured to provide stepwise instructions for using the device to a user in a sequence of steps is provided in an embodiment herein. The medicament delivery training device includes a housing, a sensor, a microprocessor, a storage medium component associated with the microprocessor comprising a database of instructions pertaining to the sequence of steps for using the device stored thereon, one or more program code modules stored on the microprocessor or the storage medium component wherein the one or more program code modules comprise a first program code module for causing the microprocessor to provide a first instruction, and a second program code module for causing the microprocessor to provide a subsequent instruction based on a current register.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Paul van der Pol
  • Patent number: 8882511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and medium for simulating medical conditions to facilitate medical training, that utilizes a roaming device configured to be mobile; a positioning device configured to determine location information of the roaming device; and a computing device configured to receive the location information, compare the location information with a predetermined set of regions, and transmit information indicative of a medical condition when the location information coincides with the predetermined set of regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Inventors: Frederic D. McKenzie, Hector M. Garcia, Reynel J. Castelino, Thomas W. Hubbard, John A. Ullian, Gayle A. Gliva-McConvey, Robert J. Alpino
  • Publication number: 20140329214
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable, wearable device for measuring parameters including blood oxygenation, galvanic skin response, skin temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and exertion level, and diagnosing stress and other conditions which cause stress-like physiological responses based on the results of the monitoring and on patient input of feelings and symptoms. Specific queries and advice on stress reduction, related disease management, and stress and disease education is also provided to the patient through the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Jim Bitoun
  • Publication number: 20140322687
    Abstract: A computer system providing information relating to the delivery of physical therapy services to a patient suffering from a musculoskeletal impairment or a neuro-musculoskeletal impairment is provided. The computer system comprises at least one data store comprising a plurality of stored pain patterns; a plurality of physical examination therapy examination methods; and a plurality of physical therapy intervention methods. The computer system further comprises a data processing element, configured to select a stored pain pattern based on an input pain pattern and determine at least one physical therapy examination method and at least one physical therapy intervention method based on the selected stored pain pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CLINICAL PATTERN RECOGNITION LLC
    Inventors: Michael WONG, Marshall Royce LEMOINE, Anne Meredith Fish LEMOINE, Emmanuel Yang YUNG
  • Publication number: 20140315174
    Abstract: A microsurgical simulation system includes a display for providing a virtual simulation of images of a model of a human eye and a hand-held tool for simulating a surgical tool. The hand-held tool comprises a position and orientation sensor for supplying positional signals to a processor to indicate a position and orientation of the hand held tool and a tracking system for supplying measurement signals to the processor to indicate a linear distance between a first component and a second component of the hand-held tool. A virtual representation of the hand-held tool is presented on the display, and the appearance and positioning of the virtual representation of the hand-held tool is based on the positional signals and measurement signals supplied to the processor by the hand-held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Joseph Sassani, Roger Webster, Michael Fiorill
  • Publication number: 20140315172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a framework (e.g. software, hardware, firmware, etc.) allow students and health professionals to learn and practice medical principles and refine essential skills in a virtual environment. The disclosed framework allows students (users) to interact with virtual patients in various scenarios, exposing users to medical illnesses and conditions. For example, the disclosed framework allows users to identify and manage different illnesses and conditions that may not be common in their geographic location, and exposes users to patient types and ethnic groups that they may not be exposed to otherwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Curtis Cheeks, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140315173
    Abstract: The present invention takes the form of a device for training a user in defibrillation technique. The device includes a non-conductive belt that encircles a chest of a typical training simulator. The device includes conductive studs disposed in the AP or AL position, and therefore allows for training of the AP or AL defibrillation technique, respectively. The device can be used in conjunction with a high-technology simulator. In such a case the conductive studs redirect simulated cardiac rhythm signals and defibrillator electricity, allowing for the simulation of defibrillation in the AP position. The device can also be used in conjunction with a low-technology simulator or a pillow to provide AP and/or AL defibrillation functionality. In such a case, a rhythm simulator is used to simulate heart rhythm and dissipate defibrillation energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Jordan Duval-Arnould, Julie Campbell, Elizabeth Hunt
  • Publication number: 20140308642
    Abstract: A simulated medical device may include a visual display, a processor, a memory, a switch connected to a power supply, a body housing the visual display, the processor, the memory, and the switch, and a simulated probe coupled to the body. The body is configured to receive internally at least a portion of the simulated probe. The switch is configured to provide a supply of power to the processor when the at least a portion of the simulated probe is external to the body and to disconnect the supply of power to the processor if the at least a portion of the simulated probe is inserted in the body. The processor is configured to cause the visual display to display at least a first simulated medical value in response to receiving the supply of power at the processor and after a time duration indicated by a simulated acquisition time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Pocket Nurse Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy M. Crary, Anthony J. Battaglia
  • Publication number: 20140309616
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a simulated medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system. The simulated medicament delivery device includes a housing, and is devoid of a medicament delivery mechanism that causes a medicament to be delivered. The electronic circuit system is coupled to the housing and includes an audible output device and a cover. The housing of the medicament delivery device and the cover of the electronic circuit system collectively define an acoustic enclosure. The audible output device is configured to be disposed within the acoustic enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. EDWARDS, Evan T. EDWARDS, Mark J. LICATA, Paul F. MEYERS, David A. WEINZIERL
  • Patent number: 8858233
    Abstract: A simulation system for training in endoscopic procedures includes an endoscope apparatus, which includes an operating part with at least one valve, a control device to generate a virtual image of an endoscopic operating scene depending on an actuation of the valve and a display device to display the virtual image, the endoscope apparatus includes for example a siphoning line, an insufflation line and/or a flushing line upon which the valve acts. The simulation system includes pressure-generating means to impact the siphoning line, the insufflation line and/or the flushing line with reduced or excess pressure, sensor means to measure pressure and/or flow in the siphoning line, the insufflation line and/or the flushing line and transmission means to transmit the measured values provided by the sensor means to the control device to be used in generating the virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bjoern Speiser, Bernhard Gloeggler, Thomas Hinding
  • Patent number: 8863031
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and articles, such as computer program products, including a method for managing presentation of information, performed by execution of computer readable program code by a processor of a computer system, is disclosed. The method includes retrieving information relating to one or more subject matters from one or more data repositories, the one or more subject matters including general non-personal information on medical conditions and treatments therefor, presenting one or more sets of data from the retrieved information specific to a practitioner type selectable by a user from a plurality of practitioner types, presenting another one or more sets of data from the retrieved information common to two or more practitioner types selectable from the plurality of practitioner types, and presenting a further one or more sets of data from the retrieved information specific to at least one non-practitioner type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Andre Gene Douen
  • Publication number: 20140302472
    Abstract: A system for coaching breathing techniques includes a processor and storage device. An input receiver connected to the processor receives selection of a selected breathing technique. When executed, the processor causes a presentation in a first portion of the display device representing a desired breathing pattern based on the selected breathing technique. The processor monitors breathing sounds from a microphone and causes a presentation in a second portion of the display device representing an actual breathing pattern of a user. The processor correlates the actual breathing pattern with the desired breathing pattern based on the selected breathing technique and provides directions to the user to inhale and exhale according to the selected breathing technique. An image acquisition device acquires image data of the user. The processor correlates the image data of the user with predetermined relaxation images and provides directions to the user to establish a relaxing posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Denise L. Fletcher