Via Monitoring A Plurality Of Physiological Data, E.g., Pulse And Blood Pressure Patents (Class 600/301)
  • Patent number: 10687724
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an apparatus for providing a user's physiological context measurements. In one instance, the apparatus may include a physiological context measurement module including first and second electrodes, to obtain one or more parameters of physiological context of a user in response to a provision of contact of the first and second electrodes with a portion of the user's body while the physiological context measurement module is powered on; and a third electrode coupled with the module, which may be powered on in response to detection of contact between the user's body portion and the third electrode. The first, second, and third electrodes are disposed to facilitate simultaneous contact of the user's body portion with the electrodes, and collection of the one or more parameters of the physiological context while the simultaneous contact is maintained. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amit S. Baxi, Vincent S. Mageshkumar
  • Patent number: 10687757
    Abstract: A method and system for determining psychological acute stress are disclosed. In a first aspect, the method comprises detecting a physiological signal using a wireless sensor device, determining a stress feature using a normalized heart rate and a plurality of heart rate variability (HRV) features, wherein the normalized heart rate and the plurality of heart rate variability features are calculated using the detected physiological signal, and determining a stress level using the stress feature to determine the psychological acute stress. In a second aspect, the system comprises a wireless sensor device that includes a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor, wherein the memory device stores an application which, when executed by the processor, causes the wireless sensor device to carry out the steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Vital Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Chan, Ravi Narasimhan, Nandakumar Selvaraj, Toai Doan
  • Patent number: 10687709
    Abstract: Implantable wireless sensor assemblies and methods for monitoring physiological parameters within living bodies. Such sensor assembly includes a sensing device with a housing having an internal cavity, a transducer and electrical circuitry within the cavity, and an antenna that is within the cavity or outside the housing. The sensor assembly further includes a housing portion in which the transducer, the electrical circuitry, and the antenna are not located, and anchoring elements for securing the sensing device within a living body. The housing portion is separately formed and directly attached to a distal end of the housing, or is integrally formed as a discrete region of the housing at the distal end thereof. The anchor elements surround a coupling feature of the housing portion but does not surround the transducer or the antenna of the sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Nader Najafi
  • Patent number: 10687193
    Abstract: A wearable device monitors a wearer's physical activity and provides assistance to the wearer. The device includes physiologic sensors that provide sensor data of the wearer to a processor, a user interface that provides information to the wearer, a network interface that provides a network connection between the device and a remote computer, and a memory that stores instructions. The processor executes the instructions to collect physical activity data of the wearer using the sensors, to provide the collected activity data to the remote computer via the network interface to create or update a parameterized rule-based custom data model for the wearer, to receive the custom data model for comparison to collected activity data, and to communicate with the wearer via the user interface when a check of the wearer's activity data against the custom data model indicates that the wearer's activity is not consistent with the custom data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: UNALIWEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jean Anne Booth, Brian Kircher, Davin Potts, Syed Sajjad Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10674961
    Abstract: A device includes a digit probe, a plurality of optical elements, a processor, and a communication module. The digit probe has an interior surface and has an exterior surface. The interior surface is configured to engage a digit and the exterior surface is configured to engage a tissue site associated with the digit. The plurality of optical elements is coupled to at least one of the interior surface and the exterior surface. The plurality of optical elements includes at least one emitter and includes at least one detector. The processor is coupled to the plurality of optical elements. The processor is configured to generate a measure of arterial oxygenation corresponding to the digit and configured to generate a measure of regional oxygenation corresponding to the tissue site. The communication module is coupled to the processor. The communication module is configured to communicate the measure of arterial oxygenation and regional oxygenation with a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Nonin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Prior, Gregory J. Rausch, Marcus A. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10675405
    Abstract: Methods and systems for encouraging interactions with a glucose monitoring system include incrementing a score and/or providing a reward based on a variety of different interactions with the glucose monitoring system. The interactions which improve the score may include initiating or changing displays, downloading data, setting operational parameters and other interactions that are independent of a user's glucose measurements. Encouraging these interactions can enhance success in maintaining healthy glucose concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, Jack Pryor, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, Kristin Koenekamp Cote, Leif N. Bowman, Michael Robert Mensinger
  • Patent number: 10667697
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of systems and a method to identify orthostatic hypotension and postural-orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. One system includes a head-mounted device configured to measure photoplethysmographic signal (PPG signal) at a region on a user's head, and a head-mounted camera configured to capture images indicative of the user's posture. Additionally, the system includes a computer that calculates systolic and diastolic blood pressure values based on the PPG signal, and identifies orthostatic hypotension based on a drop of systolic blood pressure below a first threshold, and/or a drop of diastolic blood pressure below a second threshold, within a predetermined duration from a transition in the posture from supine to sitting posture, or from sitting to standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Ori Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10664904
    Abstract: A wearable biometric device according to various exemplary embodiments can be configured to define one or more geo-fences relative to one or more physical locations; detect a geo-fence crossing when the wearable biometric device crosses any of the geo-fences; activate a geo-fence application and a biometric application, in response to the detection of a geofence crossing; monitor financial transactions of the user while the wearable biometric device is located within the geo-fence; activate a biometric sensor to detect biometric conditions of the user and determine if the biometric conditions of the user exceeds a predetermined threshold; activate a stimuli generating unit to detect if the user experiences a biometric stressor while the wearable biometric device is located within the geo-fence and activate the stimuli generating unit to apply one or more stimuli to the user until the biometric stressor experienced by the user is below the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Daphne Wright, Kayla Wright-Freeman
  • Patent number: 10661010
    Abstract: Disclosed is an implantable medical device configured to detect opioid overdose symptoms, such as a critically low respiratory rate, and automatically release opioid overdose medication into the body of a user. The embedded device may use a ultrasound- or photoplethysmographic-based technique for monitoring the respiratory rate of the user. Additionally, the embedded medical device can communicate with a paired mobile device and automatically contact medical services and/or emergency contacts when opioid overdose is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Mikhail Tsinberg
  • Patent number: 10665087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control system and method. The control system includes worker devices worn by workers to detect and transmit location information, external information, and biometric information and a control server checking the external information and the biometric information detected by the worker devices and determining whether an accident has occurred. The control server selectively transmits an evacuation or rescue order to worker devices around an accident location according to a cause and a range of the accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SUNTECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Byong Sam Han
  • Patent number: 10666901
    Abstract: A system in a vehicle comprises one or more sensors configured to obtain occupant information indicating a stress level of an occupant of the vehicle. The system also includes a wireless transceiver in communication with a mobile device including a camera configured to monitor the occupant, and a controller in communication with the one or more sensors and the wireless transceiver, wherein the controller is configured to determine a stress-level of the occupant utilizing at least the occupant information, initiate a video conference session on the mobile device between the occupant and one or more contacts of the occupant in response to the determination of the stress level of the occupant exceeding a threshold, and output on a vehicle display the video conference between the occupant and the one or more contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Bilal Alasry, Te-Ping Kang, Vikas Upmanue, Jordan Necovski, Sean Bleicher, Doua Vang, Eleanor Duke, Nicholaus Spunar
  • Patent number: 10660699
    Abstract: The disclosure describes devices, systems, and techniques for identifying and treating bladder dysfunction. In one example, a method includes identifying one or more focal points at respective locations of bladder tissue of a bladder of a patient, the one or more focal points initiating coordinated contractions of a detrusor muscle. The method may also, or alternatively, include ablating, for each of the one or more focal points, a respective portion of the bladder tissue at the respective location of the focal point. Ablation of these targeted portions of the bladder tissue may reduce the coordinated contractions of the detrusor muscle and alleviate overactive bladder symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus S. Brink, Blake A. Hedstrom, Dwight E. Nelson, Ashish Singal, Xin Su
  • Patent number: 10653365
    Abstract: A biological information processing device and method includes selecting image ranges of processing targets from input image data, estimating pulse rates of the processing targets corresponding to the image ranges on the basis of image data of the selected image ranges of the processing targets, performing relative comparison between the estimated pulse rates of the processing targets and thus detecting a target which will possibly be abnormal or a target requiring special attention, and outputting information regarding the detected target which will possibly be abnormal or the detected target requiring special attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Tadanori Tezuka, Masatoshi Matsuo, Yoshinori Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 10653369
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and machine-readable medium for health monitoring and response are described herein. The apparatus includes a processor and a number of sensors configured to collect data corresponding to a user of the device. The apparatus also includes a health monitoring and response application, at least partially including hardware logic. The hardware logic of the health monitoring and response application is to test the data collected by any of the sensors to match the collected data with a predetermined health condition, determine a current health condition of the user based on the predetermined health condition that matches the collected data, and automatically perform an action based on the current health condition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gowri Somanath, Karthik Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10653545
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for fabricating, providing, and using an orogastric tube. The orogastric tube may have, among other things: a proximal end section; a distal end section opposite the proximal end section and having a flexible, resilient curved portion; at least one sump channel extending from the proximal end section along a pre-determined length of the orogastric tube into the distal end section; at least one suction channel extending from the proximal end section along a pre-determined length of the orogastric tube into the distal end section; and optionally at least one balloon channel extending from the proximal end section along a pre-determined length of the orogastric tube to the distal end section. The optional balloon channel is in communication with an expandable balloon in the distal end section; and a main channel encloses a pre-determined length of the sump channel, the suction channel, and, if present, the balloon channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Kent C. Sasse
  • Patent number: 10657398
    Abstract: A sleepy driver alert method includes providing a platform accessible from a computing device, the platform being able to communicate with one or more sensors; monitoring driver posture via a first sensor in communication with the platform; monitoring vehicle swaying via a second sensor in communication with the platform; determining if driver posture is within a pre-determined normal range; determining if vehicle swaying is within a pre-determined normal range; and providing an alert via a list of alerts to increase awareness of the driver when the driver posture or the vehicle swaying is not within the predetermined normal ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: David Johnson
  • Patent number: 10646169
    Abstract: Scrupulous mathematical analysis of officially recognized results of approved medical research had allowed to establish dependence of personal heart beats on individual metabolic rate related to the person's weight, height, age, gender, medical treatment, blood pressure, as well as heart rate at rest, and led to deriving a process for a device continuously converting personal pulse into trustworthy estimates of instantaneous physical or mental stress, blood pressure, and metabolic, instead of uncertain mechanical, energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Mikhail Goloubev, Lethia Jackson, Julisha Patten
  • Patent number: 10638954
    Abstract: Apparatus, including a magnetic tracking system, which generates a magnetic field near a living subject's body, and a probe, having a distal end that can contact registration points on a surface of the body. The probe has a contact sensor, located within the distal end, that outputs first signals indicative of a quality of the contact between the distal end with the registration points. Located within the distal end is a magnetic detector that outputs second signals that are indicative of respective positions of the registration points in a coordinate frame of the magnetic tracking system. A processor receives a tomographic image of the subject, and verifies, based on the quality of the contact indicated by the first signals, that the registration points are valid, and registers the tomographic image in the coordinate frame of the magnetic tracking system using the positions of the valid registration points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 10643745
    Abstract: A system and method of determining human performance capacity, and of determining the utility of a given biomedical intervention and/or neurotechnology device to characterize, to predict, and to influence human performance capacity, via analysis and interpretation of psychophysiological biomarkers of cognitive workload and functioning, assistive-technology/external support dependence, and compensatory behavior during performance of ecologically-valid standardized work samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Jeff Scott Bruno
  • Patent number: 10632277
    Abstract: A method for providing guided meditation to a user in a virtual reality environment is provided. A user selects a type of meditation, time duration of meditation, and location of meditation. Based on the user's selections, the VR guided meditation system provides a guided meditation exercise and a VR environment to a client device. The guided meditation exercise includes audio instructions guiding the user through meditation steps. The VR environment includes imagery corresponding to the selected location for the meditation exercise, for example, imagery of a beach, waterfall, or trees. The VR guided meditation system also generates reports including statistics of data from a population of users completing guided meditation exercises. For instance, the population of users includes employees of an employer. The report is provided to the employer for the employer to track workplace wellness of the employees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: THE STAYWELL COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Jeffrey Goldberg, Aaron Serling Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10624575
    Abstract: A method, a wearable device, and an apparatus for monitoring sleep of a user are provided. The method includes: determining an activity amount of a user based on multi-axial acceleration data received by the wearable device in a time period, in which the multi-axial acceleration data includes acceleration data in multiple axes; if the activity amount is smaller than a first threshold, determining a microactivity feature value using the multi-axial acceleration data and predetermined weights; and determining a microactivity state for the user in the time period based on the microactivity feature value, in which the activity amount of the user is substantially zero in the microactivity state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feifei Zhang, Xiaoming Ren
  • Patent number: 10617387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for detecting esophageal state changes. More specifically, the present invention relates to a lightweight, portable, user-operable device capable of detecting gastroesophageal reflux events. The sonography array can also be used to track the frequency of gastroesophageal reflux events, and can either store or deliver the data either to a practitioner's server or to a user's electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Reflodx, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Wilcox, Samuel Thomas, Joshua Jones, Timothy Pickett
  • Patent number: 10620694
    Abstract: Adapting a virtual space to the cognitive state of a user as measured through an immersive environment. The probability or confidence that a particular cognitive state is classified correctly is output by a probability density classifier. The predictors are from active features and inactive features acquired through the immersive environment to reverse engineer the cognitive state of the user in the real world. The overall goal of the immersive environment is initialized by the user with a default of nurturing the cognitive state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K Baughman, Diwesh Pandey, John P. Perrino, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10621213
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a biometric rating system (“BRS”) may generate ratings based on biometric data. The BRS may receive biometric data, along with location data, from personal devices of a user. The BRS may identify a location at which the biometric data was measured. The BRS may generate one or more ratings associated with the location, such as ratings for a venue or event at the location. The BRS may also perform calibration of the biometric data. For example, the BRS may be configured to partition biometric data measurements into multiple segments to be associated with different locations, different areas at a location, or different portions of an event. The BRS may calibrate biometric data based on activity or social media or proximity data. The BRS may generate a rating based on the calibrated biometric data. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igor Tatourian, Rita H. Wouhaybi, Hong Li
  • Patent number: 10620695
    Abstract: Adapting a virtual space to the cognitive state of a user as measured through an immersive environment. The probability or confidence that a particular cognitive state is classified correctly is output by a probability density classifier. The predictors are from active features and inactive features acquired through the immersive environment to reverse engineer the cognitive state of the user in the real world. The overall goal of the immersive environment is initialized by the user with a default of nurturing the cognitive state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K Baughman, Diwesh Pandey, John P. Perrino, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10621733
    Abstract: A method of monitoring physical characteristics of subjects in sleep environments may include receiving, through a video camera, a video feed of a subject in a sleep environment; analyzing the video feed of the subject to identify motion of the subject in the video feed; and causing a mobile device to present a representation of the motion of the subject, wherein the motion of the subject is exaggerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Shwetak Patel, Michael Dixon
  • Patent number: 10610120
    Abstract: A method of mapping arrhythmic activity, such as premature ventricular contraction (“PVC”) activity, using an electroanatomical mapping system includes defining at least two arrhythmia template signals. Electrophysiology data points, each including an electrophysiological signal, are collected. A morphological similarity between the electrophysiological signal and a first arrhythmia template signal is computed; if this exceeds a preset threshold, then the electrophysiology data point is added to a corresponding arrhythmia map. If it does not, a morphological similarity between the electrophysiological signal and a second arrhythmia template signal is computed. If this exceeds the preset threshold, then the electrophysiology data point is added to a corresponding arrhythmia map. If neither exceeds the preset threshold, then the electrophysiology data point can be used to establish an additional arrhythmia map by defining an additional arrhythmia template signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Markovitz, Stuart Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10614388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus to objectively measure stress and fatigue using measurement tools, record stress and fatigue related data in a standardized database, create automated prompts and alerts based upon pre-defined stress and fatigue thresholds (which are derived based upon individual end-user and task performance), provide a number of interventions (which can be preferentially selected by the individual end-user), create data-driven best practice guidelines though meta-analysis of the database, and provide an objective tool for comparative technology assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Bruce Reiner
  • Patent number: 10610155
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for acquiring a spectrum based on a vein pattern. The spectrum acquisition apparatus may include a spectroscope configured to emit light onto a user's skin and receive light reflected or scattered from the skin, a vein pattern recognizer configured to recognize a vein pattern of a body area at which the spectroscope is located, and a spectroscope controller configured to control the spectroscope based on a vein pattern recognition result to acquire a skin spectrum of a body area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sangkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10610148
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a patient for seizure activity may include detecting portions of elevated electromyography signal amplitude and analyzing whether the elevations meet one or characteristics of either an epileptic seizure or non-epileptic psychogenic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Brain Sentinel, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Girouard, Luke E. Whitmire
  • Patent number: 10602964
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring patient activity, location, present health status, and health protocol compliance. The present invention provides a more complete and accurate picture of a patient's health and safety context through a multi-dimensional user health and safety context analysis. Based on the combined computed health compliance score, calculated activity index, the computed location score, and calculated user health index, an overall user health and safety score is calculated. If the computed overall user health and safety score violates a predefined threshold or threshold range, an alert is transmitted to one or more persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Cameron Lee Kerber
  • Patent number: 10606353
    Abstract: A computer network implemented system for improving the operation of one or more biofeedback computer systems is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERAXON INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Ce Coleman, Christopher Allen Aimone, Ariel Stephanie Garten, Locillo (Lou) Giuseppe Pino, Paul Harrison Baranowski, Raul Rajiv Rupsingh, Kapil Jay Mishra Vidyarthi, Graeme Moffat, Samuel Thomas Mackenzie
  • Patent number: 10602976
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer program product are provided. A posture of an individual is measured while the individual is using an application. The measuring a posture includes making multiple measurements. An amount of time that the individual is using the application is measured. The multiple measurements and the measured amount of time are analyzed to derive a posture quotient. At least one action is performed by a computing device based on the derived posture quotient. The at least one action includes adjusting execution of the application to enable correction of the posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hernan A. Cunico, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremiah O'Connor, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10608886
    Abstract: A method for managing wireless devices in a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, comprises configuring the wireless MBAN based on all wireless devices of the MBAN comprising at least one sensor and at least one hub, by sharing identification data, battery status, and communication performance between wireless devices of the wireless MBAN; providing a plurality of the wireless devices with at least short range communication and long range communication; and configuring a first wireless device of the wireless MBAN as a master depending on battery status and communication performance. Thereafter, the method comprises configuring a second wireless device of the wireless MBAN as a new master if the battery status and communication performance of the master drops below that of the second wireless device; and routing data transfer within the wireless MBAN depending on the battery status and communication performance of the wireless devices of the wireless MBAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Patent number: 10602937
    Abstract: An apparatus is suitable for measuring a photoplethysmogram (PPG). A photoplethysmographic sensor apparatus may include a casing defining a surface, a plurality of optical emitters configured to emit radiation extending from the surface, at least one photo sensor configured to capture radiation emitted by at least a subset of the plurality of optical emitters. At least a first measurement configuration and a second configuration is defined by the plurality of optical emitters and the at least one photo sensor such that the first and the second measurement configuration provide different measurement channels by including at least partially different sets of at least one optical emitter and at least one photo sensor. The first and second measurement configurations define different spatial configurations, each of which is line symmetric with respect to an imaginary line along the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Elias Pekonen, Seppo Korkala
  • Patent number: 10609322
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical diagnostic apparatus causes first display circuitry to display the medical image, generates a first compressed image by compressing the medical image, and wirelessly transmits the first compressed image. If marker information including position information is generated and wirelessly transmitted from the terminal device, the medical diagnostic apparatus receives the marker information. The medical diagnostic apparatus causes the first display circuitry to display a composite image in which a marker is composited on the medical image, based on the marker information. The medical diagnostic apparatus stores in storage circuitry the medical image which constitutes the composite image in accordance with a storage request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kurita
  • Patent number: 10596377
    Abstract: A method for neuromodulation includes monitoring brain activity of a patient using one or more electrodes attached to the patient, and using a first machine learning model to predict whether a patient will have a seizure based on the monitored brain activity of the patient. The method also includes, responsive to the first machine learning model predicting that the patient will have a seizure, using a second machine learning model to determine a neuromodulation signal pattern for preventing the predicted seizure. The method further includes using a neurostimulator to apply the determined neuromodulation signal pattern to the patient. The method also includes, after applying the determined neuromodulation signal pattern to the patient, detecting whether the patient had the predicted seizure based on the monitored brain activity of the patient. The method further includes adjusting at least the second machine learning model based on whether the patient had the predicted seizure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan Harrer, Filiz Isabell Kiral-Kornek, Benjamin Scott Mashford, Subhrajit Roy, Susmita Saha
  • Patent number: 10595779
    Abstract: A ventilation measurement device includes a fastening mechanism capable of permanently or detachably fastening the ventilation measurement device to a belt which can be worn around a person's chest. The device includes a substrate coupled to the fastening mechanism and capable of receiving tensional forces transmitted from the flexible belt through the fastening mechanism. A strain gauge is mounted on said substrate and is configured to output a signal with a functional relationship with said tensional forces to a controller unit. The controller unit is configured to receive and process the signal to produce processed data from the strain gauge signal, and to control a transmitter configured to transmit processed data to an external receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SWEETZPOT AS
    Inventor: Arne Laugstøl
  • Patent number: 10595815
    Abstract: A tracking system for tracking a medical attachment device within a tracking area, the tracking system including a first reflector defining a first tracking region, a medical attachment device having at least one reflector sensor operable to integrate the first reflector, and a processor communicatively coupled to the medical attachment device, the processor operable to determine a distance between the medical attachment device and the first reflector to determine a location of the medical attachment device relative to a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Raul Gutierrez Morales
  • Patent number: 10582877
    Abstract: A high-frequency device that detects biological information related to heartbeat, respiration, and the like with high accuracy. A high-frequency device (1) includes a biological signal extracting unit (heartbeat signal extracting unit 53, respiration signal extracting unit 63) that extracts a biological signal representing a specific frequency component; and an autocorrelation function processing unit (heartbeat autocorrelation function processing unit 54, respiratory autocorrelation function processing unit 64) that determines periodicity of an autocorrelation function to calculate biological information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eiji Suematsu, Keisuke Satoh, Itaru Hogyoku
  • Patent number: 10586197
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system for administering an alertness test on a client electronic device to determine a result for a user, wherein the result is indicative of a level of alertness of the user. Circadian information concerning the user is received. The result for the user is adjusted based, at least in part, upon the circadian information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Predictive Safety SRP, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry M. Bowles, Marcus T. Wichmann, Darren B. Chamberlin
  • Patent number: 10586438
    Abstract: A management system includes, a sensor configured to detect biological information on a user, a communication unit capable of communicating with a terminal device and capable of receiving the biological information, a controller configured to detect whether the user is awake or gets out of the bed, based on the received biological information and activate an alarm to the terminal device, and a display configured to prioritize the alarm related to the user which has a high possibility of falling off the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10575717
    Abstract: A capsule endoscope includes: an imaging unit that images a subject and to acquire an image of the subject and is set to either of a first mode and a second mode; a data acquiring unit that acquires data other than an image; and a control unit that switches a mode of the imaging unit between the first mode and the second mode based on an analysis result of the image and an analysis result of the data. The control unit switches the mode of the imaging unit to the second mode based on the analysis result of the data when the mode of the imaging unit is set to the first mode, and switches the mode of the imaging unit to the first mode based on the analysis result of the image when the mode of the imaging unit is set to the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu Godo
  • Patent number: 10568530
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a source to generate a first current having AC and DC components; a current-to-voltage converter to convert the first current or a copy of the first current to a first voltage proportional to a resistance, the first voltage having AC and DC components that correspond to the AC and DC components of the first current; a sample-and-hold circuit to filter the AC component from the first voltage and for providing an output voltage with the DC component; and an amplifier to receive the output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Craig P. Finlinson, Mohammad U. Abbasi, Nicholas P. Cowley, Mark S. Mudd
  • Patent number: 10568575
    Abstract: A system for detecting disease progression can include an injection device configured to deliver medicament to a patient, one or more load sensors, one or more motion sensors, and a processor configured to read data from one or more of the load sensors and motion sensors and produce an output for display to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Adam Martin, Mircea Stefan Despa, Dylan Wilson, Sundeep Kankanala
  • Patent number: 10575384
    Abstract: An apparatus, having a transmitted light power/energy monitor configured to monitor transmitted power/energy of light transmitted by a light source, and a controller configured to determine and control a maximum transmit light time based on the transmitted light power/energy and a transmit light power/energy threshold based on time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Markus Dielacher, Martin Flatscher, Thomas Gigl, Robert Lobnik, Michael Stadler
  • Patent number: 10568578
    Abstract: A seating system for a vehicle includes a vehicle seat, a first Doppler radar sensor positioned within the seatback and aligned with the heart of a person sitting in the seat, a second Doppler radar sensor positioned within the seatback and offset from alignment with the heart, and a controller. The first sensor transmits a signal toward the heart and receives a first reflected signal as modulated by heart movement and by a random motion of the person. The second sensor transmits a signal toward an anatomical location of the person offset from the heart and receives a second reflected signal as modulated by the random motion of the person. The controller generates a biometric signal corresponding to the heart movement, without random motion artifacts, based on a difference between the reflected signals whereby the biometric signal is indicative of cardiac information of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: David Gallagher, Francesco Migneco
  • Patent number: 10561341
    Abstract: An impact detection device for detecting impacts to a body part of a user and various supporting systems are discussed. In an example, an impact detect device can include a circuit board, a component having a first section and a second section, a battery, and a molding for housing the circuit boat, the battery and the component. The circuit board can include impact detection circuitry including at least two sensors and a communication circuit. A zone of reduced rigidity can connect the first and second sections of the component, with the circuit board secured to the first section. The battery can be secured to the second section of the component allowing for flex relative to the circuit board. The molding can be shaped and dimensioned for mounting to a body part of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBox Biometrics, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Borkholder, Matthew Kenyon, Ryan Ramplin, Michael H. Ostertag, Kim Sherman, Matthew Wellman, Micah Harrison
  • Patent number: 10561362
    Abstract: A sleep assessment device is provided for, including biometric sensors for detecting a heart rate, respiration, or movement of a user. The device detect a user's sleep state by reading signals from the biometric sensor and logs detected information in a sleep record. The device then compares the logged information to a thumbprint of sleep patterns indicative of sleep disorders and outputs an indication of potential sleep disorders based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Debra Reich, Laura Ware, Jonathan Freed, Jack Read, Leela Keshavan, Brian David Mulcahey
  • Patent number: 10561560
    Abstract: A medical treatment apparatus includes a power and control (PAC) device. The PAC device provides electrical power through a cable to a laser handpiece assembly to electrically power a laser source within the handpiece assembly. The PAC device controls operation of the handpiece assembly and detects an identification of the handpiece assembly. The PAC device also monitors data relating to operation of the handpiece assembly. The PAC device uploads, through a communication network to a user assistance center remote from the PAC device, the handpiece assembly identification and the monitored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BIOLASE, INC.
    Inventors: Dmitri Boutoussov, David Tuck