Via Monitoring A Plurality Of Physiological Data, E.g., Pulse And Blood Pressure Patents (Class 600/301)
  • Patent number: 11369325
    Abstract: A mobile X-ray system includes a movable base, a robotic arm mounted on the movable base, an X-ray source attached to the robotic arm, a radiation detector, one or more user interfaces, and a controller configured to determine a position of the X-ray source and a position of the detector and to automatically move the base and the robotic arm to align the X-ray source with the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Stephane Graziani
  • Patent number: 11370456
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for providing service to recommend customized exercise used for autonomous vehicle. The system and method are configured to determine whether the user does the exercise safely and freely during autonomous control of the vehicle through the monitoring system in the autonomous vehicle and recommend the customized exercise used for the autonomous vehicle according to a situation of the user and the situation of the autonomous control and to determine whether the user does the exercise safely and freely during the autonomous control of the vehicle through the monitoring system in the autonomous vehicle and recommend the autonomous vehicle in which the user can do the recommended exercise according to the situation of the user and the situation of the autonomous control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Soo Park, Hyong Guk Kim, Hyeong Jin Im, Jaehoon Cho, Hee Jeong Heo, Yoonjung Hong
  • Patent number: 11369308
    Abstract: A swallowing action measurement device includes a holder, a sound detector and a posture detector. The holder is fitted to a neck region of a person being measured from behind. The sound detector is held in the holder in contact with the outer side surface of the neck region close to the epiglottis, and detects sound associated with at least a swallowing action of the person being measured and outputs a measured sound signal. The posture detector detects a posture of the person being measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PLIMES INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11366980
    Abstract: A method of selecting data for privacy preserving machine learning comprises: storing training data from a first party, storing a machine learning model, and storing criteria from the first party or from another party. The method comprises filtering the training data to select a first part of the training data to be used to train the machine learning model and select a second part of the training data. The selecting is done by computing a measure, using the criteria, of the contribution of the data to the performance of the machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian Tschiatschek, Olga Ohrimenko, Shruti Shrikant Tople
  • Patent number: 11368160
    Abstract: A non-contact phase-locked and self-injection-locked vital sign sensor includes a self-oscillating voltage-controlled frequency-adjustable radiating element and a phase-locked loop. The self-oscillating voltage-controlled frequency-adjustable radiating element is used for transmitting an oscillation signal to an organism and for receiving a corresponding reflected signal from the organism to be posed at a self-injection-locked state, the oscillation signal being tuned by a vital sign of the organism to form a frequency-tuned signal. The phase-locked loop is used for demodulating the frequency-tuned signal to obtain a corresponding vital signal of the organism. By comparing the oscillation signal frequency-eliminated and outputted from the self-oscillating voltage-controlled frequency-adjustable radiating element with a reference signal, a corresponding comparison result is used to vary a phase of the frequency-divided oscillation signal for maintaining the same phase of the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chao-Hsiung Tseng, Li-Te Yu
  • Patent number: 11363682
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system includes a liquid-storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a control system. The second electrode is spaced from the first electrode. At least a portion of the liquid storage portion is arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode. The control system is configured to measure an electrical quantity between the first electrode and the second electrode, and detect a draw on the aerosol-generating system based on the measured electrical quantity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services
    Inventors: Oleg Mironov, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Jerome Christian Courbat, Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 11350829
    Abstract: An activity monitoring device, methods and computer readable media are provided. The activity monitoring device includes a housing configured for attachment to a body part of a user and a display screen attached to the housing. Further included is a first sensor disposed in the housing for capturing motion of the activity monitoring device when attached to the body part of the user and a second sensor disposed in the housing for sampling a heart rate of the user. Memory is disposed in the housing for storing the motion captured by the first sensor and the heart rate sampled by the second sensor. A processor is disposed in the housing and is configured to determine a physical state of the user during a period of time. For motion that is below a threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be a sedentary state and for motion that is at or above the threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Mark Manuel Martinez, Andrew Larsen Axley
  • Patent number: 11354973
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods that automatically adjust the audio outputted by the gaming system based on a determination to make a change to the audio based on one or more of player related data and/or play related data. Upon an occurrence of an audio adjustment determination, the gaming system automatically makes an adjustment to the audio outputted by the gaming system. This automatic audio adjustment feature can be employed in association with the audio outputted in association with a play of a primary game, the audio outputted in association with a play of a secondary game, the audio outputted before a play of a primary game or before a play of a secondary game, and/or the audio outputted after a play of a primary game or after a play of a secondary game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Stefan Keilwert, David Small, David Froy, Klaus Achmueller
  • Patent number: 11344212
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which can be worn on the body or implanted into the body, such as in the form of a pulse watch and/or a smartwatch and/or an implant. The electronic device includes a photoplethysmographic measuring device. A transmitter diode and a receiver diode are arranged under a window made of glass or glass ceramics. The window is implemented as a compression glass seal and/or as a fiber-optic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Robert Hettler, Wee Kiat Chai, Rainer Graf, Helena Blümel
  • Patent number: 11344452
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating edema is disclosed. The method may include obtaining a compression garment comprising material having an end stretch. At least one gauge may be applied to the material. The compression garment may be applied to a patient. During the applying, the material may be stretched until the at least one gauge indicates that a proper amount of stretch has been reached. The at least one gauge may be tuned so that the material arrives at or near end stretch at substantially the same time that the at least one gauge indicates that the proper amount of stretch has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FARROW INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Wade P. Farrow, Barry L. Creighton
  • Patent number: 11337658
    Abstract: A method for processing a neural measurement obtained in the presence of artifact, in order to detect whether a neural response is present in the neural measurement. A neural measurement is obtained from one or more sense electrodes. The neural measurement is correlated against a filter template, the filter template comprising at least three half cycles of an alternating waveform, amplitude modulated by a window. From an output of the correlating, it is determined whether a neural response is present in the neural measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Saluda Medical Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Scott Vallack Single, Dean Michael Karantonis
  • Patent number: 11337621
    Abstract: A lactate working threshold-estimating device includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire information on a gait of a person whose lactate working threshold value is to be estimated from a sensor installed on the person; and an estimating unit configured to estimate the lactate working threshold value of the person on the basis of the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Nahoko Kasai, Hiroshi Nakashima, Hideo Hatta
  • Patent number: 11338174
    Abstract: A method for planning parameters of a fitness course is disclosed. The method includes the following steps: generating a plurality of limb motion signals by sensing a plurality of limb motions of a body builder through a sensing module, and sensing a physiological state of the body builder to generate a physiological state signal via the sensing module; obtaining a workout characteristic index (WCI) by performing a first calculation related to the plurality of limb motion signals, and obtaining a physiological effect index (PEI) by performing a second calculation associated with the physiological state signal; obtaining a workout effect index (WEI) by performing a third calculation associated with the WCI and the PEI; and evaluating a plurality of categorical factors associated with the WEI to plan the parameters of the fitness course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: J-Mex Inc.
    Inventors: Deng-Huei Hwang, Bing-Ho Tsai, Meng-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 11331032
    Abstract: Lactate threshold device (LTD) assists subjects in improving athletic performance and maximizing calorie burn. LTD digitizes the electrocardiogram (ECG) obtained from a chest belt with a first signal analyzer, and telemeters the ECG to a second signal analyzer. LTD uses a novel algorithm to convert the telemetered ECG from the time to frequency domain, utilizing a digital signal processing method called fast fourier transform based spectral analysis. LTD determines whether lactate threshold (LT) has been reached, and furthermore calculates heart rate, heart rate variability, and heart rate and power zones. LTD displays the determined variables on a local or remote display. Subject using LTD obtains feedback during a real-time exercise regimen in the field that has aerobic (below LT) and anaerobic (above LT) zones. By utilizing an exercise program with aerobic and anaerobic zones, both sprint and endurance fitness levels are improved, and weight loss potential is maximized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: John Edward Scharf
  • Patent number: 11331034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for computerizing delineation and/or multi-label classification of an ECG signal, including: applying a neural network to the ECG, labelling the ECG, and optionally displaying the labels according to time with the ECG signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiologs Technologies SAS
    Inventors: Jérémy Rapin, Jia Li, Mathurin Massias
  • Patent number: 11336959
    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: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon B. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 11331020
    Abstract: Described herein is an amperometric biosensor, e.g., chronoamperometric biosensor for the measurement of the concentration of nicotine. Also disclosed herein is a wearable nicotine biosensor device and a biosensor that detects nicotine in smoke. The biosensor disclosed herein comprises a nicotine-catalyzing enzyme, such as NicA2 or mutant NicA2 enzymes. Also described herein are systems comprising said amperometric biosensor, e.g., chronoamperometric biosensor and methods of using said chronoamperometric biosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: James Galagan, Mark W. Grinstaff, Uros Kuzmanovic, Mingfu Chen, Margarita Alexandrovna Tararina, Karen Nazaretian Allen
  • Patent number: 11329366
    Abstract: A wireless communication device comprising: a case having a substantially cylindrical shape and including a first opening at a front surface and a second opening at a back surface, respectively; a first cover member that blocks at least a portion of the first opening; a second cover member that blocks at least a portion of the second opening; an insulating member that fills a gap between the first cover member and the case; a display; a substrate housed by the case; an antenna circuit installed on the substrate; and a communication circuit installed on the substrate and electrically connected to the antenna circuit, wherein the case includes a metal material; and the first cover member includes a light-transmitting material that allows light from the display to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Miura, Shohei Iwata
  • Patent number: 11328821
    Abstract: A system for non-invasive examination of a user's blood environment parameters that includes having at least four user-input sensors (1, 2, 3, 4) operably configured to measure a partial pressure of O2 and CO2 in a user's blood, a temperature of the user, and a hemoglobin content in the user's blood, an external electronic display unit (11), and a computing unit (9) with a communication interface (12) and communicatively coupled to the external electronic display unit (11) and the least four user-input sensors (1, 2, 3, 4), the computing unit (9) operably configured to cause a user's blood environment parameters to display on the external electronic display unit (11) through use of a mathematical software application resident thereon and employing a model of the user's internal environment based on a mathematical expression of an equation for hemoglobin buffer and utilizing the data from the user-input sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Digital Blood Corporation
    Inventor: Pavel Kazar
  • Patent number: 11324426
    Abstract: A system including a mobile device with at least one sensor to collect data about a user based on movement of the user in possession of the mobile device, a movement feature analyzer configured to determine out-of-the-ordinary movement pattern made by the user, a physiological/psychological state classifier configured to classify a physiological/psychological state of the user based on the out-of-the-ordinary movement of the user based on the movement feature analyzer and report at least one of a magnitude and a level of the physiological/psychological state experienced by the user based on at least one of data collected about the motion experienced by the mobile device and data collected about the geographic location of the mobile device, and a notification device to provide notification that the user is experiencing a physiological/psychological state measured on the at least physiological/psychological state level and the physiological/psychological state magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DESIGN INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Brent Winslow, Jeffrey A. Hullfish, Joanna Chiang
  • Patent number: 11324403
    Abstract: A new born temperature and heart monitor wrap apparatus and method includes a wrap where the wrap is configured such that a new born is substantially covered by the wrap when the wrap is applied to the new born. A heart monitor device is attached to the wrap and a temperature lead retainer is attached to the wrap. A substrate is provided where the wrap is removably connected to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Alabama
    Inventors: Fabien Gabriel Eyal, Om Prakash Jha
  • Patent number: 11318277
    Abstract: A method of transplanting a desired emotional state from a donor to a recipient, comprising determining an emotional state of the donor; recording neural correlates of the emotional state of the donor who is in the desired emotional state; analyzing neural correlates of the emotional state of the donor to decode at least one of a temporal and a spatial pattern corresponding to the desirable emotional state; converting said at least one of a temporal and a spatial pattern corresponding to the desirable emotional state into a neurostimulation pattern; storing the neurostimulation pattern in the nonvolatile memory; retrieving the neurostimulation pattern from the nonvolatile memory; stimulating the recipients brain with at least one stimulus modulated with the neurostimulation pattern to induce the desired emotional state in the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Neuroenhancement Lab, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Poltorak
  • Patent number: 11317814
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for collecting physiological information from a user and determining information including, but not limited to, a user's heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels (SvO2), hydration, respiration rate, and heart rate variability. Physiological information is collected from one or more modules, each comprising a sensor array. The sensor array(s) can comprise, among other things, light sources, photo detectors, ECG electrodes/sensors, bio impedance sensors, galvanic skin response sensors, tonometry/contact sensors, accelerometers, pressure sensors, acoustic sensors, and electromagnetic sensors. The information collected from a user can be used to cross-reference a database comprising similar information for a number of subjects as well as verified measurements for each subject including, but not limited to, blood pressure, oxygen levels (SvO2), hydration, respiration rate, and heart rate variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING SHUNYUAN KAIHUA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yan Vule, Yoav Aminov, Alexander Sromin, Artem Galeev, Elisabeth Dickinson, Ninel Gorev
  • Patent number: 11317840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stress analysis method including: acquiring bio-signals from a test subject; calculating a probability of each of a plurality of stress level values by processing the bio-signals using a deep neural network algorithm; estimating a stress level value with the maximum probability of the plurality of stress level values as a stress level value of the test subject; determining usefulness of the estimated stress level value; and outputting the estimated stress level value determined to be useful through the determination of usefulness, as the final stress level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Inchan Youn, Kuiwon Choi, Hyung Min Kim, Suh-Yeon Dong, Hyunmyung Cho
  • Patent number: 11318317
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating telemetry between a medical device and an external device are provided. In one example, a medical device includes a classification component and a communication component. The classification component is configured to determine a classification for data generated by the medical device. The classification component is also configured to determine an urgency level for an advertising data packet based on the classification for the data. The communication component is also configured to broadcast the advertising data packet for the medical device at a defined beaconing rate based on the urgency level for the advertising data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade M. Demmer, Charles R. Gordon, Matthew R. Yoder, Val D. Eisele, Matthew L Hanly, James R Peichel, Nicholas C. Wine, Ryan D. Wyszynski, Eric R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11321834
    Abstract: A system for computer-aided triage can include a router, a remote computing system, and a client application. A method for computer-aided triage can include determining a parameter associated with a data packet, determining a treatment option based on the parameter, and transmitting information to a device associated with a second point of care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Viz.ai Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Mansi, David Golan
  • Patent number: 11318377
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in an Internet-of-Things (IoT) system are presented. A method performed by a network node in an Internet-of-Things (IoT) system is presenting in an example embodiment. According to this example method, a network node or a plurality of network nodes working collaboratively can obtain data captured by one or more IoT devices and associated with an interactive activity with which different participants interface at different sites. Furthermore, the network node(s) may determine a state of the activity by applying the data to a data model. Moreover, the network node(s) can, in an example method, provide one or more feedback signals to feedback devices associated with one or more of the different sites to actualize the determined state of the activity, where at least two of the different sites have disparate, meaning non-identical, feedback device sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: István Gódor, Gabor Feher, Andras Balazs Lajtha, László Toka, Attila Vidacs
  • Patent number: 11317858
    Abstract: A medical monitoring device includes a signal collection module, a data processing module and a display module. The data processing module processes a vital sign signal collected by the signal collection module, generates physiological parameters, and generates visualization information about parameters of interest corresponding to a designated anesthetic phase based on request information, the designated anesthetic phase is an anesthetic induction phase, an anesthetic maintenance phase or a postoperative recovery phase, and the parameters of interest comprise parameters selected from the physiological parameters and/or anesthetic parameters derived from the physiological parameters. The display module at least displays the visualization information about the parameters of interest corresponding to the designated anesthetic phase in an anesthetic state display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaocheng Tang, Ming Yi Tan, Weijun Wu, Jianhui Zhang, Qinglin Tao
  • Patent number: 11315675
    Abstract: A system and method for entrainment of a user based on bio rhythm of the user. The system includes an analyzing unit and an entraining rhythm generation unit. The analyzing unit receives bio rhythm information of a user, analyzes the bio rhythm information, and sets an entraining target based on an analysis of the bio rhythm information. The entraining rhythm generation unit generates an entraining rhythm based on the entraining target for providing an entrainment experience to the user, and control one or more human sensory inputs to the user based on the entraining rhythm. The bio-rhythm information may be information related to a breathing rate, a heart rate, brain waves, circadian rhythm, body rhythm, emotion, etc. The entrainment experience may be provided either inside or outside a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Etienne Iliffe-Moon, Brian Mok, Dina Khaled Saber Amin Aladawy
  • Patent number: 11311232
    Abstract: Some implementations of the present invention relate to systems and methods for managing disruptive sleep disorders. In some cases the described systems and methods may detect an episode of parasomnia, such as sleep paralysis, sleepwalking, night terrors, chronic nightmares, sleep hallucinations, sleeping disorders associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, or a similar sleep disturbance, and provide a stimulus to wake the user from the episode of parasomnia. Accordingly, in some cases, the present invention comprises a sensor to monitor a user's physiological indicators to first determine if the user is asleep and then identify the onset of an episode of parasomnia, and a mechanism for providing a sensory stimulus to wake the user. Other implementations are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Beacon Sleep Solutions
    Inventors: Joseph B. Arrington, Mica N. Sloan, Pace H. Cranney
  • Patent number: 11311246
    Abstract: In some examples, a device includes processing circuitry configured to determine a set of correlation coefficient values for first and second physiological parameters. The processing circuitry is further configured to determine a metric of the correlation coefficient values for a first plurality of bins and for a second plurality of bins, wherein each bin of the first plurality has a first bin parameter and each bin of the second plurality of bins has a second bin parameter different than the first bin parameter. The processing circuitry is also configured to determine a composite estimate of a limit of autoregulation of the patient based on the metric for the first plurality of bins and the metric for the second plurality of bins. The processing circuitry is configured to determine an autoregulation status based on the composite estimate and output, for display via the display, an indication of the autoregulation status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, Dean Montgomery
  • Patent number: 11317268
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining emergency event data and user data of a mobile device user, wherein the user data of the mobile device user includes user biometric data obtained from a mobile device of the mobile device user; examining data of the emergency event data and data of the user data; and responsively to the examining, automatically outputting one or more text based status message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11311725
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for using EEG recordings to improve vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy. In particular, described herein are methods and systems for using EEG recordings to detect P300 and/or activation of the nucleus basalis and/or the locus coeruleus to determine the efficacy of VNS. The EEG recordings can be used to provide feedback control to help optimize stimulation parameters and to screen for patients that respond well to VNS therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob A. Levine, Michael A. Faltys
  • Patent number: 11304609
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor for measuring both impedance and ECG waveforms that is configured to be worn around a patient's neck. The sensor features 1) an ECG system that includes an analog ECG circuit, in electrical contact with at least two ECG electrodes, that generates an analog ECG waveform; and 2) an impedance system that includes an analog impedance circuit, in electrical contact with at least two (and typically four) impedance electrodes, that generates an analog impedance waveform. Also included in the neck-worn system are a digital processing system featuring a microprocessor, and an analog-to-digital converter. During a measurement, the digital processing system receives and processes the analog ECG and impedance waveforms to measure physiological information from the patient. Finally, a cable that drapes around the patient's neck connects the ECG system, impedance system, and digital processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Matthew Banet, Susan Meeks Pede, Marshal Singh Dhillon, Kenneth Robert Hunt
  • Patent number: 11307561
    Abstract: Techniques are described for receiving manufacturing data and events over real time and non-real time interfaces and associating the data with one another. In one example, real time data is received, the real time data associated with a counter value assigned by a precision counter. The received real time data is stored in a storage buffer, and non-real time data is received, where the non-real time data associated with a counter value assigned by the precision counter. In response to receiving the non-real time data, the buffer is searched for real time data having a matching counter value and, in response to identifying stored real time data associated with a matching counter value, the non-real time data is associated with the real time data based on the match. Data packages are generated including related real time and non-real time data associated with matching counter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Edgar Wolf, Stephan Meier, Robert Noce
  • Patent number: 11298021
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a host device that is part of a patient monitoring system. The host device can provide an improved, organized, uncluttered, and graphically-rich display that presents an integrated display of real-time patient data and alarms from multiple integrated or non-integrated devices, such as patient monitors, ventilators, anesthesia gas machines, or intravenous (IV) pumps. The host device may provide a supplementary display for the patient data collected by the multiple devices and present information, such as comprehensive real-time patient status, historical trends, or alarm indicators, in an organized manner for particular clinical scenarios. The one or more displays can be central to a care team for a patient, and the care team can together simultaneously view and act upon the information presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Bilal Muhsin, Omar Ahmed, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Patent number: 11303510
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and a system for a wireless data communication between a sensor system and a receiver capable of receiving analyte values sensed by the sensor system in a continuous analyte monitoring. The method includes establishing an unconnected mode operation for the system. The receiver receives a first data package broadcasted by the sensor system that has first status data indicative of a device status and/or an analyte value status. The first status data is processed by a receiver controller. A connected mode operation is established for the system responsive to determining at least one of a critical device status and a critical analyte value status. The establishing includes establishing a communication channel between the sensor system and the receiver and receiving a second data package transmitted by the sensor system in the receiver, the second data package comprising one or more analyte values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Carsten Mueglitz, Felix Bootz
  • Patent number: 11298017
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to inspect an eye includes capturing an eye image using a mobile device camera; extracting features of the eye; applying a deep learning neural network to detect potential eye damage; and reporting the potential eye damage for treatment, such as those from laser pointers, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 11298036
    Abstract: A wearable device collects a plurality of photoplethysmography (PPG) waveforms from a PPG sensor in the wearable device and collects inertial data associated with subject motion from an inertial sensor in the wearable device. The wearable device processes the inertial data in an assessment processor of the wearable device to determine a data integrity of the plurality of PPG waveforms and, responsive to the determined data integrity, processes the plurality of PPG waveforms in the assessment processor using a neural network comprising thousands of coefficients to generate an assessment of the subject blood pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. LeBoeuf, Michael Edward Aumer, Eric Douglas Romesburg
  • Patent number: 11301679
    Abstract: Technologies for monitoring beehives in an apiary includes one or more sensors communicatively coupled to a remote data analysis computing device, which is communicatively coupled to a client computing device. The sensors are configured to monitor beehives and/or the environment of the apiary and transmit the sensed data to the remote data analysis computing device. The remote data analysis computing device is configured to analyze the received sensor data, determine whether to perform an action as a function of a result of the analysis, and perform the function, as applicable. The client computing device is configured to interface with the remote data analysis computing device such that a user of the client computing device can view results of the data analysis and actions, as well as provide input and adjust settings administered by the remote data analysis computing device. A model for assessing beehive strength from an infrared image is also disclosed. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Bee Corp
    Inventors: Ellie W. Symes, Wyatt C. Wells, Gretchen M. Riggs, Gleb A. Alexeev, Jordan Gaeta, Michael Meyer, Tyler Horoho, Robert Long, Dipak Rimal
  • Patent number: 11300999
    Abstract: An artificial-reality headset assembly includes an artificial-reality headset, a battery pack, and a plurality of head straps. One end of each of the head straps is coupled to the artificial-reality headset and the respective opposite end is coupled to the battery pack. The plurality of head straps includes one or more side straps configured to be worn around a user's head. The battery pack is located in proximity to a posterior portion of the user's head when the artificial-reality headset is worn. The position and weight of the battery pack function to counterbalance weight of the artificial-reality headset, creating a symmetric balance along an axis of the user's head and maintaining the position of the battery pack regardless of adjustment to the one or more side straps. In some embodiments, the plurality of head straps includes an overhead strap (e.g., an adjustable ergonomic strap).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Kadirvel, Jason Howard, Myuran Kangatharalingam
  • Patent number: 11291378
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring photoplethysmogram includes a ring structure with at least one photon source and at least one photon detector positioned on an inner surface of the ring structure. The apparatus further includes a controller configured to measure a preliminary photoplethysmogram during a first time period by taking a first number of samples, determine a form factor from the preliminary photoplethysmogram, determine an inter beat interval from the preliminary photoplethysmogram, and use the form factor and the inter beat interval to determine a second number of samples to be taken during a second time period of measurement of the photoplethysmogram and the distribution of the samples to be taken in function of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Oura Health Oy
    Inventors: Harri Matti-Heikki Laakkonen, Hannu Olavi Kinnunen, Markku Olavi Koskela
  • Patent number: 11297444
    Abstract: The invention concerns a hearing aid system that comprises an ear canal member comprising a sensor arrangement. The sensor arrangement comprises at least one surface electrode located at a surface of said ear canal member to allow said at least one surface electrode to contact the skin of a user when said ear canal member is operationally mounted on the user. The at least one surface electrode (150) is adapted to pick up a low voltage electric signal from the user's skin. The sensor arrangement further comprises a light sensor (180) located at a surface of said housing to allow emitting light through skin proximate to the light sensor (180) and capturing reflected and/or scattered light when said ear canal member is operationally mounted on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Lunner, Tanveer Bhuiyan, Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, José Antonio Esparza Isasa, Sergi Rotger Griful
  • Patent number: 11293788
    Abstract: A super modular monitoring system is disclosed. The system may include a lattice having a plurality of intersections, and which may be formed of a flexible conductive material having a shape comprising repeating geometric patterns. The lattice of the system may serve as the primary sensor of the super modular monitoring system. The system may also include any number of secondary sensors with each being disposed at an intersection of the plurality of intersections of the lattice. The secondary sensors may be in electrical communication with the primary sensor, which may include transmission of both power and data. The system may further include a monitoring system in electrical communication with the lattice. One or more lattices of the system may be coupled together to form a super lattice. The primary and secondary sensors may transmit data simultaneously to the monitoring system for further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cipher Skin
    Inventor: Phillip Bogdanovich
  • Patent number: 11291374
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for estimating bio-information which estimates bio-information from a user. The apparatus for estimating bio-information according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a spectrometer configured to obtain, absorbance from a user; a physiological information obtainer configured to obtain metabolic and physiological information including a concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2); and a processor configured to estimate bio-information based on the absorbance and the metabolic, and physiological information by using a predictive model corresponding to the obtained metabolic and physiological information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So Young Lee, Ka Ram Choi
  • Patent number: 11293746
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of evaluating a mechanical property of a material using a device for evaluating the mechanical property of the material. The device comprises a sensing layer having a thickness, a sensing surface and an opposite surface. The sensing layer is deformable such that, when the sensing surface is in direct or indirect contact with the material and a suitable load is applied across both the sensing layer and at least a portion of the material, the sensing layer deforms and the sensing surface moves relative to the opposite surface. The device also comprises a source of electromagnetic radiation in optical communication with the sensing layer. The source is arranged for generating electromagnetic radiation having a coherence length that is of the same order of magnitude as the thickness of the sensing layer or longer than the thickness of the sensing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ONCORES MEDICAL PTY LTD
    Inventors: Brendan Kennedy, Philip Wijesinghe
  • Patent number: 11295446
    Abstract: A system for computer-aided triage can include a router, a remote computing system, and a client application. A method for computer-aided triage can include determining a parameter associated with a data packet, determining a treatment option based on the parameter, and transmitting information to a device associated with a second point of care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Viz.ai Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Mansi, David Golan
  • Patent number: 11284842
    Abstract: There is provided a method of assessing the reliability of a measurement of blood pressure of a subject, the method in a control unit of an apparatus comprising obtaining a first measurement of at least one physiological characteristic of the subject that is indicative of the level of pain and/or stress of the subject, wherein the first measurement is made prior to a measurement of blood pressure being made; obtaining the measurement of blood pressure of the subject; obtaining a second measurement of the at least one physiological characteristic of the subject, wherein the second measurement is made after the measurement of blood pressure is made and prior to a subsequent measurement of blood pressure being made; and determining if the measurement of blood pressure is reliable based on the first measurement and the second measurement, wherein the measurement of blood pressure is determined to be reliable if the first measurement and the second measurement indicate a low level of pain and/or stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Cornelis Dirkes, Charles Frederik Sio, Murtaza Bulut, Maarten Petrus Joseph Kuenen
  • Patent number: 11278202
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vibration-based communication disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: a motion sensor configured to detect vibrations from a remote device; a processor coupled to the motion sensor and configured to: receive signals from the motion sensor; and activate a network connection based on signals from the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Peng Cong, You Zou
  • Patent number: 11284238
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an emergency signs early detection, alert and response system (ESEDARS). The ESEDARS includes an ESEDARS server, a patient database, a communication system, and many ESEDARS personal devices for many patients, one or more ESEDARS personal device(s) for each patient. Each ESEDARS personal device has a set of patient biological information collection devices (PBICD) monitoring biological information of each patient constantly. Biological information of each patient is collected and transmitted to ESEDARS server for processing using artificial intelligence algorithms to detect early emergency signs before emergency occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Xiao Jun Wen