Via Monitoring A Plurality Of Physiological Data, E.g., Pulse And Blood Pressure Patents (Class 600/301)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10565837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and methods for monitoring an electronic device with an alarm state and responding to an alarm state on the device based upon a location of a respondent and more specifically, the present invention includes monitoring a security or intrusion detection system and communicating via an IP network to a controller with a user defined profile of responses. The present invention also includes a method of using a security unit on an ad hoc basis, rather than requiring a built-in alarm system. The present invention also includes the ability to attach peripheral devices to allow for ad-hoc video recording based upon an alarm state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: David Michael Hesford, Robert Johannes van Winkel
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10565441
    Abstract: A positioning device for positioning a person is provided. The positioning device comprises a camera, adapted to record an image of the person, a posture determiner, adapted to determine a posture of the person from the recorded image of the person, a posture comparer, adapted to compare the determined posture of the person to an ideal posture and determine a difference between the determined posture of the person and the ideal posture. Finally, the positioning device comprises a display, adapted to display the difference between the determined posture and the ideal posture, determined by the posture comparer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Josef Koeppl
  • 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: 10556568
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant identification system includes a detection system configured to detect that an individual is proximate a vehicle. The detection system is configured to detect the proximity of an individual by detecting at least one of a door unlock, a key fob, a door opening, a door closing, a seated passenger, and an individual proximate the vehicle. A controller is operably coupled with the detection system and is configured to activate an identification system. The identification system includes an imager configured to illuminate an eye of an occupant of the vehicle and capture at least one image of an iris and a pupil of the eye. A processor is configured to compare the at least one image of the iris of the eye of the occupant with previously stored iris information to identify the occupant and activate the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Neil J. Boehm
  • Patent number: 10555679
    Abstract: There is set forth herein an apparatus comprising: a non-contacting array of sensors adapted for positioning at a position spaced from and proximate a position of a patient; and a signal processing circuit in communication with the array of sensors, wherein the signal processing circuit is configured for: generating a plurality of time varying signals using the array of sensors; processing the plurality of time varying signals; and outputting one or more indicator based on the processing. The apparatus can be adapted for use in a variety of applications including emergency applications such as live birth applications in which neonate resuscitation protocols are observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Lorraine, David Davenport, Tzu-Jen Kao, Aghogho Obi
  • Patent number: 10559184
    Abstract: A mount for a device configured to monitor the movements or other activities of patient. Aspects include a monitoring unit and base, where the base may further include a pad with one or more pins extending into the base. The pad may be positioned inside a garment worn by a patient, the pins passing through the garment and electrically connecting to circuits in the fabric of the garment (e.g. a sock worn by the patient). The circuits may include sensors which are response to changes in pressure caused by patient movement. Output from the sensors may be carried by the circuits in the garment to the pins in the pad, and from there through the garment and into the base and the monitoring unit for processing and reporting to caregivers as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Palarum LLC
    Inventors: Chris Harsdorff, Glenn Wolfe, Jeffery Steele
  • Patent number: 10555700
    Abstract: A system includes at least one earpiece, wherein each earpiece comprises an earpiece housing, an optical source operatively connected to the earpiece housing, wherein the optical source is configured to emit light toward an ear surface, an optical sensor operatively connected to the earpiece housing, wherein the optical sensor is configured to receive reflected light from the ear surface, and at least one processor disposed within at least one earpiece and operatively connected to the optical source and the optical sensor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to separate the pulse oximetry signals from the audio signals in the reflected light detected by the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventor: Lisa Kingscott
  • Patent number: 10551370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for evaluating a value representing the mass or the concentration of a substance comprised by a tissue or a bodily fluid of a patient, the method including the steps of a) determining a relation between one or more calculated or measured value(s) reflecting the mass or the concentration and a distribution space of the patient or an approximation thereof, and b) assessing whether the relation fulfils a criterion. The present invention further relates to systems and computer programs for performing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Chamney, Ulrich Moissl, Peter Wabel, Nestor Velasco, Volker Nier, Sebastian Weiskotten
  • Patent number: 10548511
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data obtained from sensors worn on the body of an athlete. The sensors provide both location and physiological data. The sensors provide data to a computer program that can analyze the movement of the athlete and compare it to prior movement or optimal movements. The computer program can determine better motions to optimize performance based on the motion data from the sensors. The program can also determine physiological changes for the athlete, such as for example increasing leg strength, to optimize the performance. The program can also analyze and predict the trajectory of the sports object based on the data obtained regarding the athlete's movements and capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin Douglas Kruger
  • Patent number: 10548538
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device and an alarm control method. The electronic device includes: a detecting component, configured to obtain a physiological feature parameter of a user; a first input component, configured to receive verification information inputted by the user; and a first processing component, configured to receive the inputted verification information via the first input component when determining that the physiological feature parameter obtained by the detecting component satisfies a presupposed condition, perform a normal operating mode of the electronic device when determining that the verification information is first preset verification information, and perform an alarm operation when determining that the verification information is second preset verification information. The alarm operation at least includes transmitting first prestored information to a first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., FUZHOU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunmei Yang, Hui Chen, Qiaoni Wang, Xingming Chen, Zhijian Chen, Xin Xie, Ming Li, Xinyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10545626
    Abstract: An electronic presentation system is provided comprising: a computer system including: a processor; a storage device including a plurality of instructions executable by the processor; a display screen; an image frame buffer comprising a sequence of motion picture image frames; wherein the instructions include instructions that configure the processor to cause the display screen to display a sequence of display element transitions responsive to user commands; instructions that configure the processor to composite the motion picture images of the physical scene and a sequence of display element transitions by prioritizing display of the motion picture images of the physical scene in a prioritized scene region of the display screen and prioritizing display of the sequence of display element transitions in a prioritized display region of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Prezi, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Somlai-Fischer, Zsuzsa Weiner, Igor Lacerdino Alves de Mendonça
  • Patent number: 10537245
    Abstract: A wearable device may include a housing formed and shaped to affix to a user and a sensor integrated into the housing and to engage a body of the user to take physiological measurements of the user to obtain first physiological data and second physiological data. A processing device located within the housing (or elsewhere, as in a server device) may receive the first physiological data and the second physiological data; analyze the first physiological data to determine a first correlation between the first physiological data and a physiological parameter; analyze the second physiological data to determine a second correlation between the second physiological data and the physiological parameter; and predict a change in a level of the physiological parameter according to a combination of the first correlation and the second correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halo Wearables, LLC
    Inventors: Devin Warner Miller, David Rich Miller
  • Patent number: 10540478
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for automatically estimating the likelihood of having a fall leading to a fracture/dislocation within a specified period is described, and comprises a predictive model for guiding patients to the right course of treatment and encouraging discussions with their doctors for better outcomes. The system and method extracts member's health information from health administrative claims data, including clinical and pharmacy data, and estimates the probability of a fall for that member. Patients with high risk scores are selected for various clinical programs and interventions to manage their health conditions and reduce their likelihood of falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Humana Inc.
    Inventors: Harpreet Singh, Vipin Gopal
  • Patent number: 10537463
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and apparatus for positioning a patient's mandible in response to sleep apnea status are provided herein. In one aspect, a system for monitoring and treating sleep apnea in a patient comprises one or more sensors configured to monitor the patient for symptoms associated with sleep apnea; an intraoral appliance worn by the patient, one or more processors, and memory comprising instructions executable by the one or more processors to cause the one or more processors to: receive a set of sensor data from the one or more sensors, detect, using a machine learning algorithm, onset of a sleep apnea event based on the set of sensor data, and transmit a control signal to the intraoral appliance to cause the intraoral appliance to displace a lower jaw of the patient from a first position to a second position in order to treat the sleep apnea event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Avi Kopelman
  • Patent number: 10539977
    Abstract: A system includes a monitor mount and first detachably secured to the monitor mount by the second coupling, (ii) detachably secure the first monitor by the third coupling, and (iii) surround at least a portion of the first electronic visual display when the first monitor is secured to the second monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Juan P. Eslava, Peter Lund
  • Patent number: 10537262
    Abstract: A system for detecting a type of stroke includes a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive heart data regarding a heart rhythm of a patient and physiological data regarding a physiological characteristic of the patient. The heart data is indicative of an occurrence of atrial fibrillation and the physiological data is indicative of an occurrence of a stroke. The processing circuit is further configured to determine a likelihood that the stroke was an embolic stroke based on the heart data and to provide an output including an indication of the likelihood that the stroke was an embolic stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Matthew G. Dyor, Peter N. Glaskowsky, Kimberly D. A. Hallman, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Michael F. Koenig, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Desney S. Tan, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10531806
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for brain state advisory systems using calibrated metrics and optimal time-series decompositions. In one embodiment, a method includes monitoring brainwave activity of a subject and classifying a brain state of the subject based upon the brainwave activity and a model of the brainwave activity. In another embodiment, brain states of the subject are modeled based upon the brainwave activity of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Principe, Austin J. Brockmeier
  • Patent number: 10531836
    Abstract: A system and method for representing quasi-periodic electrocardiography waveforms, wherein system employs a hybrid-coding scheme combining linear predictive coding techniques based upon Algebraic Code Excited Linear Prediction with a discrete wavelet transforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER FZC
    Inventor: Anatolii Pulavskyi
  • Patent number: 10536816
    Abstract: A plurality of people currently located at a particular location can be automatically identified by at least a first mobile device currently located at the particular location. Responsive to automatically identifying the plurality of people currently located at the particular location, the mobile device can automatically create a communication group including at least a portion of the plurality of people currently located at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Gregory J. Boss, Liam S. Harpur, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10531841
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for visually depicting a vessel and evaluating treatment options are disclosed. The methods can include obtaining proximal pressure measurements from a proximal pressure sensing component positioned within a vessel of a patient; obtaining distal pressure measurements from multiple pressure sensing components positioned within the vessel of the patient, wherein the multiple pressure sensing components are positioned distal of the proximal pressure sensing component and are spaced along a length of the vessel; and outputting a screen display having a visual representation of the proximal and distal pressure measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: VOLCANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fergus Merritt, Andrew Tochterman, David Anderson
  • Patent number: 10524674
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to determine one or more parameters based on cardiorespiratory information from a subject and determine sleep stage classifications based on a discriminative undirected probabilistic graphical model such as Conditional Random Fields using the determined parameters. The system is advantageous because sleep is a structured process in which parameters determined for individual epochs are not independent over time and the system determines the sleep stage classifications based on parameters determined for a current epoch, determined relationships between parameters, sleep stage classifications determined for previous epochs, and/or other information. The system does not assume that determined parameters are discriminative during an entire sleep stage, but maybe indicative of a sleep stage transition alone. In some embodiments, the system comprises one or more sensors, one or more physical computer processors, electronic storage, and a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Pedro Miguel Fonseca, Xi Long, Nicolaas Gregorius Petrus Den Teuling, Reinder Haakma, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 10524682
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for determining and displaying a sleep restoration level of a subject for a target sleep session. In some embodiments, the system comprises one or more of a sensor, a processor, electronic storage, a user interface, and/or other components. As the subject sleeps, the system is configured to determine a metric indicating sleep need for the subject and then graphically display a sleep restoration level (a visual representation of the metric indicating sleep need) based on the determined sleep need metric. Instead of assuming common parameters for multiple users, the system is configured to determine the sleep need metric based on obtained baseline sleep parameters that have been determined individually for the subject based on one or more previous sleep sessions, a determined amount of slow wave activity in the subject during the target sleep session, and/or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Manuel Laura Lapoint
  • Patent number: 10527709
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting individuals in a target geographic location, such as a disastrous site, that identifies and locates potential victims using signals from the victims' cell phone utilizes an unmanned aerial vehicle controlled equipped with a retractable antenna component and a core network connection component. The retractable antenna component includes a mobile telephony base station and employs a smart antenna system so as to estimate the direction of arrival of all incoming signals. The core network connection component is operative to establish a wireless communication link with an Internet Protocol based core network of. When a victim's cell phones attempts to connect to the base station in order to access the core network, the location of the cell phone can be determined. The locations can be plotted on a map and based on the distribution of phones on the map, rescue efforts can be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Raziq Yaqub, Kaveh Heidary
  • Patent number: 10527570
    Abstract: Approaches include selecting a desired location for the measurement of electromagnetic spectroscopic impedance data for correlation with a physical property of a material under test (MUT) with electromagnetic impedance tomography. The MUT is first characterized tomographically with a series of four-terminal electrode patterns at a single current frequency. Measured and computed values of electromagnetic impedance for the voxels and sub-voxels of the MUT are determined. The sub-voxel with a targeted value of impedance is selected and matched with the specific four-terminal electrode pattern related to that sub-voxel. The spectrographic electromagnetic impedance measurements are made across a range of frequencies for the selected sub-voxel, using all of the four-terminal electrode patterns required to compute the tomographic impedance value of the selected sub-voxel. The computed spectrographic electromagnetic impedance value for the selected sub-voxel is then correlated to a physical property of the MUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSTECH SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald D. Colosimo, Sarah E. Pluta, John W. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10524721
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for preventing and treating pressure ulcers in bedfast patients. The invention includes monitoring a bedfast patient using a sensor array disposed between a patient and a support surface, the sensor array adapted to transmit signals indicative of interfacial pressure and blood oxygen saturation levels; and a processor coupled to the sensor array and adapted to receive the signals from the sensor array to determine if an undesirable condition exists. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Life Support Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bok Lee, Glenn Butler
  • Patent number: 10517478
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a patient includes operating each of one or more wireless sensing devices to measure a physiological parameter from a patient and wirelessly transmit a parameter dataset, and receiving the one or more parameter datasets from the one or more wireless sensing devices. The method further includes calculating a patient condition index based on the one or more parameter datasets, wherein the patient condition index is an indicator of stability of the one or more physiological parameters. A measurement interval is then assigned for each wireless sensing device based on the patient condition index, and each wireless sensing device is operated according to the respective measurement interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Patent number: 10521720
    Abstract: A electronic sensor signals monitoring unit (10), system and computer program, for sepsis monitoring, includes an interactive visualization status calculation monitor (M), a sensor data acquisition interface (11), acquiring time-critical status-relevant sensor signals from medical devices (G), a rule engine interface (12) to a memory or a data bank (DB) with stored rules for analyzing and processing status-relevant parameters and/or sensor signals, and a computer-assisted control unit (S), configured to dynamically control the interactive visualization on the monitor (M) and including an arithmetic unit (RW). The arithmetic unit (RW) is supplied with the acquired sensor signals via the sensor data acquisition interface (11) and is intended for the status calculation with the rules stored in the data bank (DB). The status calculation includes an overview display, a detail view and a logbook view. A display of the course of status-relevant sensor signals over time is visualized in the detail view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: David Detzler, Desislava Nikolova, Petra Schiwiaka, Hannes Schulz, Carsten Wasner
  • Patent number: 10520490
    Abstract: A gas detecting device and a gas detecting method using the same are provided. The gas detecting device includes a casing, a gas detecting element, a first valve, a second valve and a forced exhausting element. The casing has a cavity, an inlet and an outlet. The gas detector is disposed within the cavity. The first valve is for selectively opening or closing the inlet. The second valve is for selectively opening or closing the outlet. The forced exhausting element is disposed within the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Cheng Fan
  • Patent number: 10509612
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display device is provided. The device includes a plurality of surfaces. At least one surface of the plurality of surfaces is configured to display data. The device also includes a receiver configured to receive data along with a circuit configured to determine a change in orientation of the display device. The device further includes a processor configured to receive a first market data, display the first market data on the at least one surface, and illuminate the plurality of surfaces in a first color when the first market data is above a first threshold. The processor is further configured to illuminate the plurality of surfaces in a second color when the first market data is below the first threshold and change an intensity of the first color or the second color based on a degree of change of the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Bongiovanni, Sami Thessman, Domingo Ramos, Scott Galbraith, Joe McHeffey, Darah Rifkin, Adam Lassy, Sami Viitamaki
  • Patent number: 10506977
    Abstract: An integrated adhesive sensor array includes an adhesive a patch, a sensor hub, and a detachable sensor pod packaged as a unit. The patch may include a docking area for the detachable sensor pod. The detachable sensor pod may include at least one sensor and may be configured to be detached from the patch and applied to various locations on a body. The detachable sensor pod may send sensor data to the sensor hub via a wired link when on the patch and via a wireless link when detached from the patch. The sensor hub receives sensor data from the detachable sensor pod and relays the data to a receiver. The sensor hub and detachable sensor pod may include indicators for communicating information. The sensor hub may include a power source for powering the sensor hub and a detachable sensor pod attached to the main sensor unit or patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kaskoun, Brian David Niznik, Michael David Atella
  • Patent number: 10506976
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring respiration of a user, comprising: a respiration sensing module including a sensor configured to detect a set of respiration signals of the user based upon movement resulting from the user's respiration; a supplementary sensing module comprising an accelerometer and configured to detect a set of supplemental signals from the user; an electronics subsystem comprising a power module configured to power the system and a signal processing module configured to condition the set of respiration signals and the set of supplemental signals; a housing configured to facilitate coupling of the respiration sensing module and the supplementary sensing module to the user; and a data link coupled to the electronics subsystem through the housing and configured to transmit data generated from the set of respiration signals and the set of supplemental signals, thereby facilitating monitoring of the user's respiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Spire, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul K. Palley, Zhao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10506310
    Abstract: A wearable biometric monitoring device includes a physiological sensor configured to detect and/or measure physiological information from a subject wearing the device, a motion sensor, and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to receive signals produced by the physiological sensor and the motion sensor, and process the signals while the subject moves their mouth or ear to determine signal quality produced by the physiological sensor. The biometric monitoring device may include a transmitter, and the at least one processor communicates information to the subject regarding the signal quality via the transmitter. The at least one processor may inform the subject that the device is being worn correctly if the signal quality is acceptable, and may inform the subject that the device is not being worn correctly if the signal quality is not acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Edward Aumer, Steven Francis LeBoeuf
  • Patent number: 10499850
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the instant invention provides for a computer-implemented method, including: providing, to a user, in real time, by at least one specialized computing device being specifically programmed with wellbeing management software, at least one personalized breathing instruction via a graphical user interface displayed on the at least one specialized computing device, receiving, in real time, by the at least one specialized programmed computing device, user sensor data from at least one heart rate sensor being associated with the user, determining, in real time, by the at least one specialized programmed computing device, user heart rate variability of the user (user HRV), based, at least in part, on the user sensor data, automatically calculating, by the at least one specialized programmed computing device, a parameter status percentage; providing, to the user, at least one personalized breathing recommendation being configured to modify the parameter status percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Eco-Fusion
    Inventors: Oren Fuerst, Alexandre Domingues