Via Monitoring A Plurality Of Physiological Data, E.g., Pulse And Blood Pressure Patents (Class 600/301)
  • Patent number: 10285650
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications device arranged for monitoring the heart of a human or an animal includes at least one sensor for measuring an effect of heart function and producing a signal indicative of the effect, and a processor arranged to receive the signal and analyze it and to produce an output indicating a condition of the heart. A method of diagnosis of heart disease includes measuring an effect of heart function using one or more sensors, producing a signal indicative of the effect, and using a processor to receive the signal and analyze it and to produce an output indicating a condition of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Aldo Faisal, Constantinos Gavriel
  • Patent number: 10278651
    Abstract: A medical device (10), medical method and graphical user interface (GUI) (18) displaying data regarding measurement of a physiological parameter. A window (22) for the physiological parameter is displayed using a display device (20). The window (22) includes an indicator (24) identifying a measured value of the physiological parameter. In response to automatic trigger of measurement of the physiological parameter, the window (22) is updated to further include a first indicator (34) indicating measurement of the physiological parameter is ongoing. In response to manual trigger of measurement of the physiological parameter, the window (22) is updated to replace the indicator (24) identifying the measured value with a second indicator (36) indicating measurement of the physiological parameter is ongoing. The second indicator (36) is prominent relative to the first indicator (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KININKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Meier, Harald Greiner, Thomas Gerhard Emmrich, Steffen Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10282875
    Abstract: One or more biological signals are obtained. The one or more biological signals are converted to one or more graph structures. Correlation between two or more of the biological signals are determined using the one or more graph structures. One or more changes in the one or more graph structures within a time window are recorded. A signal graph model is generated based on the recorded changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Chen, Pei-Yun S. Hsueh, Jui-Hsin Lai, Yinglong Xia
  • Patent number: 10271745
    Abstract: Examples of monolithic integrated emitter-detector array in a flexible substrate for biometric sensing and associated devices and methods are disclosed. One disclosed example device includes a flexible substrate; a first array of emitters embedded in the flexible substrate, the first array of emitters configured to emit first electromagnetic (EM) signals; a first array of detectors embedded in the flexible substrate, the first array of detectors configured to detect reflections of the first EM signals; a first scanning circuit coupled to the first array of emitters, the first scanning circuit configured to selectively activate individual emitters of the first array of emitters; and a first sensing circuit coupled to individual detectors of the first array of detectors, the first sensing circuit configured to receive a detection signal from at least one of the detectors of the first array of detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shiqun Gu, Matthew Michael Nowak, Kenneth Kaskoun, Eugene Dantsker, Russel Allyn Martin
  • Patent number: 10265021
    Abstract: A biological information processing device includes: a pulse wave sensor which measures a pulse wave of a user; a body motion sensor which detects a body motion of the user; and a processing unit which performs estimation processing for pulse wave information of the user. The processing unit performs the estimation processing based on body motion information acquired using a signal from the body motion sensor, even if the pulse wave sensor is off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Aoshima, Fumio Koyama
  • Patent number: 10265232
    Abstract: A radiotherapy center includes a treatment room and a radiation machine located in the treatment room. The treatment room is constructed with materials comprising a plurality of prefabricated, modular radiation shielding blocks. The radiotherapy center may further include a plurality of functional rooms adjacent to the treatment room. The plurality of functional rooms may be constructed from a plurality of prefabricated modules. The plurality of functional rooms may be arranged in a quadrangle configuration, surrounding a central atrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems Trading (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung Chee Yim, Wan Fang Li, Ying Sun Au, Raymond Pau, Qian Hua Xu, Takashi Niimi
  • Patent number: 10258760
    Abstract: Computer implemented method and system for achieving a preferred state of mind of a user are disclosed. In a first aspect, the method comprises detecting a biological marker (biomarker) of a user utilizing one or more sensors; and inferring a state of mind of the user based upon data received from the one or more sensors that are provided to computational hardware. Finally the method includes providing an antidote to the user if the inferred state of mind is different than the preferred state of mind utilizing an actuator. In a second aspect, the system comprises one or more sensors for detecting a biological marker (biomarker) of the user and computational hardware for inferring a state of mind of the user based upon data received from the one or more sensors. Finally the system includes an actuator for providing an antidote to the user if the inferred state of mind is different than a preferred state of mind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AlayaTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Trungram Gyaltrul R. Sherpa, David H. C. Chen
  • Patent number: 10258727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable article for use in dialysis treatment which has at least one sensor for determining a measured value relating to the dialysis. The invention further relates to a dialyzer having a disposable article in accordance with the invention. The invention furthermore relates to a dialyzer and to a water preparation plant for dialysate having at least one sensor for determining at least one measured value relating to the dialysis, at least one transmitter which is connected to the sensor and is configured such that it enables a wireless transmission of the measured value to at least one receiver and at least one energy converter for providing energy, preferably electrical energy, to the sensor and to the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Benedict Glaser
  • Patent number: 10258808
    Abstract: A method is for dynamically adjusting a circadian rhythm of an observer via a user device that includes control circuitry and an associated memory. The method includes identifying future events to precondition for and determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events. Determining the schedule includes determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events, including identifying a circadian shift needed, to the circadian rhythm of the observer, for the at least one identified future event, determining a timeframe for preconditioning, determining a per-day shift needed based upon the identified circadian shift needed and the determined timeframe, and determining if the needed per-day shift exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Robert S. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10251609
    Abstract: Devices and systems are provided to determine the condition of a subject comprehensively on the basis of a measurement result of a body water meter. The body water meter measures the amount of water in a subject's body and includes direction means and output means. The direction means, when water amount data is acquired through the measurement of the amount of water, directs a server that manages data regarding living body information on the subject to search for another piece of data acquired through measurement of living body information on the subject other than the amount of water and that satisfies a predetermined measurement condition. The output means outputs a message indicating the condition of the subject which is determined on the basis of the water amount data and the other piece of data on the subject received in response to the direction from the direction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miyuki Koyama, Kei Honda, Yuusuke Sekine
  • Patent number: 10254138
    Abstract: A display generating device includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire multiple pieces of event data, each of which being provided with time information and identification information indicating which one of multiple categories related to a facility the event data belongs to, and a generating unit configured to generate display data by arraying the multiple pieces of the event data in time series based on the time information for each of the categories depending on the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Eisuke Noda, Satoshi Hanada, Yusuke Yamada, Mizuki Kasamatsu
  • Patent number: 10244952
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus 100 includes a wearing portion 110 to be worn by a subject, and a sensor unit 120a and a sensor unit 120b each supported by the wearing portion 110 and having a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit, wherein the sensor unit 120a and the sensor unit 120b, in acquiring a biological-information of the subject when the wearing portion 110 is worn by the subject, are arranged having a distance of 35 mm or less from each other along a predetermined blood vessel of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Masuda
  • Patent number: 10244979
    Abstract: A method of early detection of multiple sclerosis (MS) in an animal in a vivarium is described. Animal activity data is collected at multiple times during the night. Sequential time regions of the night are identified as high-activity, activity-drop, or low-activity regions. Embodiments are described to quantify a drop, during the night, of an animal's activity level. These quantified activity-drop scalars for consecutive nights are accumulated in an animal health dataset. Then, a health detection function is applied to this dataset that, in response to the level of activity change and the speed of activity change, predicts or detects MS in the animal. One embodiment quantifies an activity-drop by fitting straight-line curves through the data in the three nightly regions. Another embodiment uses a Fourier transform on a circle and a linear combination. Another embodiment compares areas under data curves in the regions. Animals may be housed in cages with other animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Vium, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ford, Laura Schaevitz
  • Patent number: 10249390
    Abstract: A method for measuring a health proactivity status of a human is disclosed. The method includes obtaining multiple physical characteristics associated with the human, generating a health-related metric based upon the characteristics, periodically obtaining the multiple characteristics associated with the human, periodically generating the health-related metric based upon the periodically obtained characteristics, comparing the periodically generated health-related evaluations to determine change over the course of a defined time, and dynamically determining an overall proactivity score for health of the human based upon the comparisons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Sami A. Beg, Sumyra Kachru, M. Ashraf Beg, Naseema Anjum
  • Patent number: 10242756
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for predicting metabolic and bariatric surgery outcomes are provided. The systems and methods can also provide predictions for non-surgical metabolic and bariatric treatments. In general, a user can receive predictive outcomes of multiple bariatric procedures that could be performed on a patient. In one embodiment, a user can electronically access a metabolic and bariatric surgery outcome prediction system, e.g., using one or more web pages. The system can provide predictive outcomes of one or more different bariatric surgeries for the patient based on data gathered from the user and on historical data regarding outcomes of the different bariatric surgeries. The system can additionally provide predictive outcomes for not having any treatment and/or a comparison of the predictive outcomes of the one or more different bariatric surgeries to the predictive outcomes for not having any treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Christopher J. Hess, Nitin Kumar Jain, Diane M. Francis, Thomas E. Albrecht, Tina Denise Hunter
  • Patent number: 10238330
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting a probability of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures using a portable battery powered device placed on the body of a patient and a device for manually logging detected seizures within a time period. The device may, advantageously, have a seizure detection algorithm which automatically records seizures detected within that time period. The two sets of data may then be transferred to a another device where the logged time stamps are matched to the recorded time stamps for determining if the detected seizure is a generalized tonic-clonic seizure (GTCS) or might be a psychogenic nonepileptic seizure (PNES). This provides a cheap and simple method for registering a probability of PNES by using a seizure detection device having an EMG-sensor or an accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brain Sentinel, Inc.
    Inventors: Isa Conradsen, Kim Gomme Gommesen
  • Patent number: 10238303
    Abstract: A blood pressure monitor including a manually operable pressurizer is disclosed. The blood pressure monitor may include a cuff configured to apply a pressure to a target portion of a body of a user, a pressurizer, a depressurizer, and a sensor to measure a blood pressure. The pressurizer may include a rotator, and be configured to supply a fluid to the cuff, to cause the cuff to apply the pressure, through rotation of the rotator caused by an external rotational force applied to the blood pressure monitor to rotate the rotator. The depressurizer may be configured to reduce the applied pressure applied by the cuff to the target portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungwoo Noh, Youn-ho Kim, Sangyun Park
  • Patent number: 10241038
    Abstract: The present invention responds flexibly to and corrects concentration changes that are caused by changes between the temperature when a correction calibration curve is created and the temperature when a test sample is measured, without having to correct the calibration curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Horiba, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nishimura, Shigeru Nakatani, Jan Poppe
  • Patent number: 10232139
    Abstract: A pillow cover device for promoting for a user restorative sleep and minimizing sleep inertia and fatigue upon waking comprising at least one non-invasive brain stimulator for stimulation of the brain at various selected frequencies; an alarm; sensors to monitor sleep; and a microprocessor, wherein the sensors provide the microprocessor data regarding the state of sleep of the user; wherein the microprocessor calculates brain activity indicating deep sleep slow-wave activity and activates the at least one brain stimulator to emit low frequency tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CHRONA SLEEP, INC.
    Inventors: Zimin Hang, Blake Sakran, Alan Sze, Shaun Vaidyan
  • Patent number: 10226217
    Abstract: A system for measuring physiological parameters, including: a portable measurement system, operable to acquire physiological measurement from an examined body location; an external camera operable to capture visible light, oriented toward the examined body location; a synchronization module, operable to receive a triggering indication, and in response to the triggering indication to associate to the physiological measurement a positioning image captured by the camera, the positioning image including at least a part of the portable measurement system adjacent to the examined body location; and a communication module operable to obtain the physiological measurement and the positioning image, and to transmit to a remote system: a physiological measurement record based on the physiological measurement, an orientation image based on the positioning image, and including at least a part of the portable measurement system adjacent to the examined body location, and association data associating the orientation image a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TYTO CARE LTD.
    Inventors: Uri Dubin, Elad Lachmanovich, Dov Danon, Eyal Bychkov
  • Patent number: 10226205
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Hector Hernandez-Rosas, Shawn Larvenz, Mark Dervaes, Indrawati Gauba, Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Brian Christopher Smith, Jorge Valdes, Jacob S. Leach
  • Patent number: 10225396
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a monitoring environment that monitors an activity for activity that may be indicative of being prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely suspicious activity, or activity that is prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely prohibited activity. The monitoring environment verifies the activity is actually being monitored within the monitoring environment. The verification can require one or more monitoring persons monitoring the activity to perform one or more tasks to verify their attentiveness in monitoring the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10216894
    Abstract: The disclosure provides BMDs that have multiple device modes depending on operational conditions of the devices, e.g., motion intensity, device placement, and/or activity type, the device modes are associated with various data processing algorithms. In some embodiments, the BMD is implemented as a wrist-worn or arm-worn device. In some embodiments, methods for tracking physiological metrics using the BMDs are provided. In some embodiments, the process and the BMD applies a time domain analysis on data provided by a sensor of the BMD when the data has a high signal (e.g., high signal-to-noise ratio), and applies a frequency domain analysis on the data when the data has a low signal, which contributes to improved accuracy and speed of biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Ook Hong, Andrew Cole Axley, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 10213155
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving, from a wearable sensor, current lactate level information of a user; setting, by the user, a target fatigue value; determining target lactate level information based on the target fatigue value; receiving characteristics of a physical exercise including information of an end of the physical exercise; determining adjusted characteristics of the physical exercise in order to match the current user lactate level information in the end of the physical exercise with the target lactate level information, based on the current lactate level information of the user, the target lactate level information and the characteristics for the physical exercise; and providing feedback to the user based on the adjusted characteristics of the physical exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Jussi Leppänen, Lasse Laaksonen, Pasi Saari
  • Patent number: 10219069
    Abstract: A headphone system comprising a physiological sensor and a method of fitting a headphone system comprising a physiological sensor to a user is provided. The headphone system comprises a headphone having a speaker, a physiological sensor configured to be positioned for measuring physiological data, and a processor connected to the physiological sensor to receive the measured physiological data and process the measured physiological data to output physiological information and a fitting parameter. An application program is associated with the headphone, and is configured to receive the physiological information and the fitting parameter. The application program may evaluate at least the fitting parameter to indicate to a user whether the headphone is properly positioned, and issue a first notification in dependence on the evaluation of the fitting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathrine Steen Urup, Lars Bohn Hansen
  • Patent number: 10216474
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing interactive media content is provided. Interactive media content is received for communication to a user through at least wireless earpieces. User biometrics are measured utilizing the wireless earpieces. A user condition associated with the user biometrics is determined. Branching patterns of the interactive media content are modified in response to the user condition. The interactive content may be a game or story.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Veniamin Milevski, Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10210736
    Abstract: A monitoring method and a device for an intelligent monitoring system includes establishing a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) link between a front-end monitoring device and a back-end monitoring device; receiving, by the front-end monitoring device by using the BLE link, a first body temperature value sent by the back-end monitoring device; measuring, by the front-end monitoring device, body temperature of a monitoring person to obtain a second body temperature value; and determining, by the front-end monitoring device according to a variation of the first body temperature value relative to the second body temperature value, whether first prompt information needs to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Muyun Qin, Rongan Peng, Ruimin Wang, Jianhui Jiang
  • Patent number: 10203321
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of identifying a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments at increased risk for death that includes determining at least one of the patient's clinical or biochemical parameters, consisting of serum bicarbonate concentration level, serum potassium concentration level, serum calcium concentration level, hemoglobin concentration level, serum phosphorus concentration level, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, equilibrated normalized protein catabolic rate (enPCR), equilibrated fractional clearance of total body water by dialysis and residual kidney function (eKdrt/V), EPO resistance index, transferrin saturation index, serum ferritin concentration level, serum creatinine concentration level, platelet count, Aspartat-Aminotransferase level, and Alanin-Aminotransferase level at periodic hemodialysis treatments, and identifying a patient as having an increased risk for death if the patient has a significant change in the rate of change of at least one of the patient's cli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Kotanko, Stephan Thijssen, Len Usvyat, Nathan W. Levin
  • Patent number: 10204081
    Abstract: A method for displaying physiological data on a medical display device includes receiving one or more first units of physiological data from a first monitoring device. At least one of the first units of physiological data is received on a continuous basis. Each first unit of physiological data corresponds to a medical parameter being monitored by the first monitoring device. One or more second units of physiological data are received from a second monitoring device. At least one of the second units of physiological data is received on a non-continuous basis. Each second unit of physiological data corresponds to a medical parameter being monitored by the second monitoring device. The first and second units of physiological data are displayed on a single display screen of the medical display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: John Raymond Vann, Robert Paul Wilmington, Thomas A. Myers, Gregory P. Vassallo, Edward Imboden
  • Patent number: 10201307
    Abstract: An information processing system, computer readable storage medium, and methods for analyzing the airflow related health of a person. A method includes obtaining an audio sample of a person's verbal communication, obtaining geographic information of the person, querying a remote server based on the geographic information, and obtaining additional information from the remote server, the additional information being related to the geographic information, and extracting contours of amplitude change from the at least one audio sample over a period of time, the contours of amplitude change corresponding to changes in an airflow profile of the person. The method further includes correlating the contours of amplitude change with periodic episodes typical of airflow related health problems, and determining, based at least on the additional information, whether the contours of amplitude change result from at least one local environmental factor related to the geographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark C. Hampton, Timothy M. Lynar, Suraj Pandey, John M. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10182768
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a present, or predicting a future, target physiologic event such as worsening heart failure (HF) are described. A system can comprise a patient information receiver circuit, at least two categorical risk analyzer circuits, and a categorical fusion circuit. The patient information receiver circuit receives physiologic signals and generates signal trends. The categorical risk analyzer circuit receives a category-specific input selected from the signal trends according to an associative physiologic condition indicative or correlative of the target event. The categorical risk analyzer circuit produces a signal trend metric indicating relative change in signal strength over time. The categorical risk analyzer circuit calculates a categorical risk index that indicates likelihood of the patient developing or presenting the associative physiologic condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An, Julie A. Thompson, Ramesh Wariar, Robert J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10187850
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor, are provided. The data can be displayed on a hand-held display device having a display such as a key fob device including a user interface, such as an LCD and one or more buttons allows a user to view data, and a physical connector, such as USB port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth San Vicente, Hari Hampapuram, Eli Reihman, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Jacob S. Leach
  • Patent number: 10187694
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, capturing first monitoring information associated with an audience that is viewing a presentation, determining an actual audience engagement level by performing pattern recognition on the first monitoring information, comparing the actual audience engagement level with an expected audience engagement level to generate an engagement score for the presentation, and transmitting, to a device, a haptic feedback according to the engagement score during the presenting of the presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon B. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 10182763
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for an intelligent assistive mobility device. Intelligent assistive mobility devices disclosed herein may include systems including a frame having handles, a plurality of wheels, and a plurality of brakes coupled to the wheels. The frame is configured to provide a user with assistance during walking. The system also includes a motion sensor coupled to the frame. The motion sensor includes a rotary encoder configured to measure a distance traveled by the frame by measuring rotation of at least one of the plurality of wheels. The system also includes a contact interface coupled to the frame and configured to enable connectivity with a mobile device. The contact interface is further configured to enable monitoring of measurements and the detection of distress based, at least in part, on the measurements. The system further includes an application interface configured to communicate with a health and fitness application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: WHEELIE LLC
    Inventors: Donna Abrahamson, Marie-Helene Gotcher, Elizabeth Fannon
  • Patent number: 10182710
    Abstract: A wearable otoscope may be capable of wireless or wired communication with a second device, such as a smart phone. Some dual-ear otoscope implementations may be provided in a headphone-like configuration, which may include a headband attachable to earbuds of the dual-ear otoscope. However, some alternative implementations do not include a headband. At least a portion of the dual-ear otoscope may be a disposable component in some examples. In some implementations, functionality of the dual-ear otoscope (such as an illumination angle of light, imaging functionality, etc.) may be controlled according to commands received from the second device. Some examples may include one or more additional sensors, such as temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammed Ibrahim Sezan, Eugene Dantsker, Kenneth Kaskoun, Brian David Niznik, Christopher Talbot, Ilene Klein
  • Patent number: 10182278
    Abstract: A wireless speaker device having a housing including a first magnet and an arm configurable between a straight configuration and a bent configuration. The arm is attached to the housing on one end and has an opposing end having a second magnet. The arm is bendable to allow the magnets to engage another to attach the device to clothing and other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Pred Technologies USA Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Yanofsky, Adam Fairless, Charles Speidel
  • Patent number: 10178969
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an apparatus for stress event detection. In some embodiments, the apparatus may be a wearable device and may include at least one first sensor disposed on the wearable apparatus to generate a first sensor signal indicative of a brain activity of a user, at least one second sensor disposed on the wearable apparatus to generate a second sensor signal indicative of a heart rate of the user, and at least one third sensor disposed on the wearable apparatus to generate a third sensor signal indicative of a respiration rate of the user. The apparatus may further include a controller coupled with the at least first, second, and third sensors, to detect a stress event for the user, based at least in part on the first, second, and third sensor signals. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Naghma Anwar, Indira Negi, Vivek K. Menon, Michael R. Rosen, Donald L. Gross, Ling Wang, Shea M. Dillon, Stephen C. Fenwick, Tom L. Simmons, Robert M. Negron
  • Patent number: 10172517
    Abstract: An apparatus for assessing heart failure can include an image sensor configured to capture image data of a patient, a sensor configured to capture sensor data for the patient, a memory configured to store the image data and the sensor data, and a processor coupled to the image sensor, the sensor, and the memory. The processor is configured to receive image data in response to detecting a biological condition from the sensor data, wherein the biological condition is indicative of psychophysiological health and cardiac health. The processor is further configured to detect a visual characteristic from the image data, wherein the visual characteristic is indicative of heart health, and, in response to detecting the visual characteristic, provide an indication that the patient is experiencing a worsening of heart failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jawahar Jain, Cody Wortham, James Young, Sajid Sadi, Pranav Mistry, Abhijit Z. Bendale
  • Patent number: 10178538
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a system and method for providing aerial communication services to users trapped in disaster conditions and need immediate attention. It includes an UAV mounted with a central base station to establish communication services with each communication equipment by modeling of an emergency communication network. It analyzes utility function of criticalities to assure an efficient resource allocation mechanism where critical users get preference over non-critical users. The users can be in a critical state either due to low remaining energy of at least one communication equipment of the one or more users or because of the criticality due to their physical surroundings and data rate component to ensure throughput for the communication services. An assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) is being used for obtaining information of physical criticality of the users distributed over a geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Hemant Kumar Rath, Prasant Kumar Misra, Anantha Simha, Alok Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10172541
    Abstract: A motion recognition device includes a sensing unit and a processing unit. The sensing unit generates a sense signal in response to a body motion occurring at a specific position on a user's body, wherein the sense signal includes a first sense signal portion and a second sense signal portion different from the first sense signal portion, and the body motion belongs to a motion segment of a motion type. The processing unit processes the sense signal to generate a motion parameter signal structure including a fusion signal of the first and the second sense signal portions, and recognizes the specific position to determine an effective reference signal for recognition of the motion type based on the motion parameter signal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: J-MEX INC.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsuan Liao, Chi-hung Chen, Meng-Yu Lee, Chao-Ling Chen, Chih-Hung Hsu, Chi-Hung Hsieh, Chun-Yuan Huang, Deng-Huei Hwang, Kun-Ming Tsai, Tsang-Der Ni, I-Tang Chen, Kwang-Sing Tone
  • Patent number: 10172553
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive textile-based inductance-type electrode apparatus for bio-signal detection, which includes an electrode unit (10) having a textile electrode (200) for receiving an oscillation signal from an oscillating unit and outputting a bio signal of a subject person, the textile electrode having a spiral coil (101) disposed at a textile sheet (103) formed by spirally turning a coil thread with conductivity from one end to the other end disposed at a center portion thereof, a bottom textile sheet (120) coming in contact with a skin of the subject person, and a buffering member (145) disposed between the electrode unit (10) and the bottom textile sheet (120) to separate the electrode unit (10) from the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joo Hyeon Lee, Jeong-Whan Lee, Young-Jae Lee, Sunok Gi
  • Patent number: 10165946
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a removable reusable monitor recorder. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline (or immediately to either side of the sternum) benefits extended wear by removing the requirement that ECG electrodes be continually placed in the same spots on the skin throughout the monitoring period. The wearable monitor can interoperate wirelessly with other physiology and activity sensors and mobile devices. An application executed by the sensor or device can trigger the dispatch of a wearable monitor to the patient upon detecting potentially medically-significant events. The dispatched wearable monitor would then be capable of providing precise medically-actionable data, not merely an alert that some abnormality may be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay
  • Patent number: 10159438
    Abstract: A wearable device is described. The wearable device comprises: a device body configured to be secured in contact with a subject; a first sensor borne by the device body that is activatable to measure a heart rate of the subject; and control logic configured to activate the first sensor during a monitoring period during which the subject is determined to be in a sleep period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Han Yee Mimi Fung, Haithem Albadawi
  • Patent number: 10154795
    Abstract: A peripheral nervous system (PNS) neuromuscular disorder testing system incorporates a testing apparatus that is affixed to a patients skin, positioning a stimulus transducer (e.g., electrical contact(s), movable sharp point, etc.) into a nerve pathway of interest with an electrode and reference electrodes appropriately positioned relative thereto to measure the electrical signal produced. A wireless connection to a control box relays the data associated with the time of the stimulus and the sensed response to a diagnostic system that analyzes the waveform per selectable testing protocols with user tailorable view capabilities and data dissemination communication paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Neuronetrix Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kalford C. Fadem
  • Patent number: 10147297
    Abstract: A method and system that allows healthcare providers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other persons to monitor disabled, elderly or other high-risk individuals to prevent or reduce falls and/or mitigate the impact of a fall by delivering automated notification of “at risk” behavior and falls by such an individual being monitored where assistance is required. Two systems are used to identify patients, a skeletal tracking system, which identifies patients by biometric indicators, and a virtual blob detection system. In the virtual blob system, the monitored individual is virtually represented as a blob object of at least a specific size by a computerized monitoring system and such system detects and alerts when the blob object enters or crosses into a virtually defined or designated blob detection zone and remains in the zone for at least a predetermined period of time. These systems may be used concurrently, or one system may be used primarily, with the other system acting as a failsafe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10143419
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for controlled sympathectomy procedures for neuromodulation in the treatment of subjects having neoplastic conditions are disclosed. Systems, methods, and devices for interventionally treating a cancerous tumor and cancer related pain are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AUTONOMIX MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10143386
    Abstract: A sensor for physiology sensing may be configured to generate oscillation signals for emitting radio frequency pulses for range gated sensing. The sensor 402 may include a radio frequency transmitter configured to emit the pulses and a receiver configured to receive reflected ones of the emitted radio frequency pulses. The received pulses may be processed to detect physiology characteristics such as motion, sleep, respiration and/or heartbeat. In some embodiments, the sensor may employ a circuit including a pulse generator configured to generate signal pulses. The circuit may also include a dielectric resonator oscillator configured to generate a radio frequency oscillating signal. A switched oscillation circuit may be coupled to the pulse generator and the dielectric resonator oscillator. The switched circuit may be configured to generate a pulsed radio frequency oscillating signal for emitting the radio frequency pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Michael Wren, Spencer Terry Wood, Kieran Conway, Conor Heneghan
  • Patent number: 10143373
    Abstract: A method for performing one or more remote medical examinations of a patient using a workstation operably connectable to a remote diagnostics device, and wherein for at least one remote medical examination of the remote medical examinations the method comprising: receiving navigation enabling data acquired by at least one navigation sensor of the device, the navigation enabling data being indicative of a spatial disposition of the with respect to the patient's body; displaying the received navigation enabling data; receiving an indication of a desired spatial disposition of the device with respect to the patient's body, from which medical data of the patient is to be acquired in accordance with the at least one medical examination, the indication being provided by a trained personnel operating the workstation; and sending the received indication to the device, thus enabling navigation thereof to the desired spatial disposition with respect to the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TYTO CARE LTD.
    Inventor: David Gilad-Gilor
  • Patent number: 10148534
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to determining performance conditions for mobile device execution sessions based on analyses of session context data and performance data associated with content resource execution sessions. Mobile devices may receive and execute content resources via input/output subsystems, during which feedback data by the mobile devices. Mobile devices also may be configured to detect and/or determine context data associated with specific content resource execution sessions, using device sensors and other techniques. Session analyzers may receive and analyze content resource execution session data received from one or more mobile devices, and determine user performance conditions for content resource execution sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Alec Lazarescu, Matthew Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10140700
    Abstract: According to embodiment, an image processing apparatus comprising a specifying unit and a display controller. The specifying unit that specifies an acquisition position of an indicator relating to blood flow on a blood vessel-containing image collected by a medical image diagnostic apparatus. The display controller that displays the acquisition position on the blood vessel-containing image and displays the indicator on a display unit in association with the acquisition position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Takahashi, Satoshi Wakai, Takuya Sakaguchi