Oxygen Saturation, E.g., Oximeter Patents (Class 600/323)
  • Patent number: 10993644
    Abstract: A SpO2 measurement system includes at least one light transmitter configured to transmit a first wavelength light and a second wavelength light into tissue of a patient, wherein the second wavelength is shorter than the first wavelength, and a detection device that detects the first wavelength light and the second wavelength light emitted from the tissue of the patient. The SpO2 measurement system operates the at least one light transmitter in a high power mode during a first time period to determine a SpO2 value and a high power DC ratio based on the first wavelength light and the second wavelength light detected during operation in the high power mode. The SpO2 measurement operates the at least one light transmitter in a low power mode during a second time period to determine a low power DC ratio based on the first wavelength light and the second wavelength light detected during operation in the low power mode, and to determine a blood oxygenation status for the patient based on the low power DC ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matti Veli Tapani Huiku, Sakari Lamminmaki
  • Patent number: 10987067
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring an oxygen saturation level of a wearer of the apparatus includes a processor, a memory operably coupled to the processor, a first housing portion, a second housing portion, and a connection member. The first housing portion includes at least one light-emitting diode (LED), and the second housing portion includes a photodetector. The connection member is mechanically coupled to each of the first housing portion and the second housing portion. The apparatus is sized and shaped to be worn about a portion of an ear of a wearer of the apparatus. During operation, the at least one LED emits light in a direction toward the photodetector. A portion of the emitted light passes through the portion of the ear prior to arriving at the photodetector. The photodetector detects a signal in response to the portion of the emitted light, and the memory stores instructions to cause the processor to calculate an oxygen saturation level of the wearer based on the detected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OXIWEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Shavini Fernando
  • Patent number: 10980455
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter may reduce power consumption in the absence of overriding conditions. Various sampling mechanisms may be used individually or in combination. Various parameters may be monitored to trigger or override a reduced power consumption state. In this manner, a pulse oximeter can lower power consumption without sacrificing performance during, for example, high noise conditions or oxygen desaturations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 10980428
    Abstract: A pulse waveform measurement system includes an LED light source providing an incident beam having a predetermined wavelength onto a radial or other artery, samples reflected light at a predetermined sample rate, computes, and displays a pulse waveform and various parameters associated therewith. The wavelength and sample rate are set so as to provide desired data quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VIVIPULSE, LLC
    Inventors: Linran Fan, Zhen Li, Peiyuan Mao, Peng Yuan
  • Patent number: 10980456
    Abstract: A multi-channel measurement device for measuring properties of human tissue, may comprise a microcontroller and first and second source/sensor complexes. The first source/sensor complex may include a first housing having a first measurement portion, a first light sensor coupled to the microcontroller and exposed to the first measurement portion, and a first plurality of light sources coupled to the microcontroller and exposed to the first measurement portion. The second source/sensor complex may include a second housing having a second measurement portion, a second light sensor coupled to the microcontroller and exposed to the second measurement portion, and a second plurality of light sources coupled to the microcontroller and exposed to the second measurement portion. The first and second source/sensor complexes are coupled to each other such that the first measurement portion is opposite the second measurement portion and human tissue may be placed between the the first and second measurement portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Rijul Gupta
  • Patent number: 10974061
    Abstract: An optical treatment apparatus includes: a power source unit; a light irradiation module, that irradiates an affected part with light; a spacer that is positioned between the light irradiation module and the affected part; a fixing material that applies pressure to the light irradiation module and fixes the light irradiation module at an installation position; and a shielding material that covers the light irradiation module, in which, in a case where the pressure applied by the fixing material becomes lower than predetermined pressure, supply of current is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuji Iguchi, Hiroya Sato, Takashi Yoshimoto, Jun Mori
  • Patent number: 10973736
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, devices, components, and methods for providing external therapeutic vibration stimulation to a patient are disclosed and described. Therapeutic vibration stimulation is provided to at least one location on or adjacent to a patient's skin (such as through clothing or a layer disposed next to the patient's skin), and is configured to trigger or induce resonance or high amplitude oscillations in a cardiovascular system of the patient. Inducing such resonance can aid in training autonomic reflexes and improve their functioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick J. Muench, Steven G. Dean
  • Patent number: 10966643
    Abstract: Systems and devices of the present disclosure provide automated detection and tracking of carbon monoxide inhalation through non-invasive optical spectroscopy. A wearable device includes a light source coupled to the base and directing light towards a subject and a photodetector coupled to the base to receive light emitted by the light source through or reflected the subject. The light source emits light at a wavelength spectrum corresponding to a carboxyhemoglobin absorption spectrum and an oxyhemoglobin absorption spectrum. Biometric circuitry is coupled to the photodetector to receive a signal from the photodetector and process the signal to determine an intensity of the wavelengths present in the light received at the photodetector. The intensity of the wavelengths is indicative of a level of carbon monoxide inhalation associated with the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamed Vavadi, Lindsey Michelle Sunden, Peter W. Richards, Chris Hanrahan Sarantos
  • Patent number: 10959667
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an intelligent sleep system, and a client system and a cloud system thereof, wherein the client system comprises a multi-dimensional data acquisition module (101), a local data processing module (102), a client system communication module (103), and a driving execution module (104); and the cloud system comprises a cloud side communication module (201), a data management module (202), and a data mining module (203).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MOONMARK SMART TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiyu Xin, Liqun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10959625
    Abstract: A method for measuring physiologically characteristics of user includes: using at least one light emitting unit to emit light ray including first light component corresponding to first wavelength and second light component corresponding to second wavelength different from the first wavelength; using an image sensing circuit to sense and generate at least one physiologically characteristics measurement signal in response to the light ray; performing an offset calibration operation upon the physiologically characteristics measurement signal to generate at least one calibrated measurement signal; and, calculating the calibrated measurement signal to estimate a physiologically characteristics result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: Ren-Hau Gu
  • Patent number: 10945619
    Abstract: Provided are a measurement apparatus, a measurement method, and an electronic device provided with a measurement apparatus that can improve the measurement accuracy of biological information. A measurement apparatus includes a measurement unit that measures biological information and a controller that performs control to suspend measurement by the measurement unit when starting predetermined processing during measurement by the measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Tougasaki
  • Patent number: 10945678
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to obtain information indicating a discrepancy in the oxygenation index of a blood vessel related to a region of interest based on image data indicating a spatial distribution of an oxygenation index in a subject and information indicating the blood vessel related to the region of interest, and a display control unit configured to display an image on a display unit based on the information indicating the discrepancy in the oxygenation index of the blood vessel related to the region of interest, the image indicating a condition of a tissue included in the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhito Oka, Kazuhiko Fukutani, Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10937155
    Abstract: A method that includes acquiring image data, and determining a quality level for a measurement presented in a medical image. The quality level is based on the acquired image data. The method also includes generating the medical image including a measurement indicator based on the quality level, and displaying the medical image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Kristin McLeod
  • Patent number: 10932707
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an intelligent portable health monitoring apparatus, which is for the purpose of health surveillance. Specifically, the invention of an intelligent portable health monitoring apparatus comprises: a mainboard, and more than one set of photoelectric sensors connecting with the mainboard electronically, the more than one set of photoelectric sensors are able to adjust positions to cover the detected site properly by moving either the photoelectric transmitter or the photoelectric receiver, in order to acquire user's pulse and blood data. With the present invention of an intelligent portable health monitoring apparatus, it solves the problem of errors advantageously, which are induced by the differences of individual users during the noninvasive monitoring process, thus to present the users their accurate health conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ARNUXON PHARM-SCI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhijing Dang, Guangteng Wu, Liankai Dang
  • Patent number: 10912504
    Abstract: There is provided herewith an apparatus, probe, and method for the combination of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS). The apparatus, probe and method allow for the simultaneous detection of NIRS and DCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: CANON U.S.A., INC., THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruo Nakaji, Maria Angela Franceschini, David Boas, Erin Buckley, Pei-Yi Lin, Stefan Carp
  • Patent number: 10912469
    Abstract: An electronic fitness device comprises a first optical transmitter array, a first optical receiver, a second optical receiver, and a processing element. The first optical transmitter array includes first optical transmitter operable to transmit a first optical signal having a first wavelength and a second optical transmitter operable to transmit a second optical signal having a second wavelength. The first optical receiver is operable to receive modulated optical signals and generate a first photoplethysmogram (PPG) signal resulting from the first optical signal and a second PPG signal resulting from the second optical signal. The second optical receiver is operable to receive modulated optical signals and generate a third PPG signal resulting from the first optical signal and a fourth PPG signal resulting from the second optical signal. The processing element is operable to determine cardiac information of the user based on the received PPG signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Paul R. MacDonald, Christopher J. Kulach, James K. Rooney
  • Patent number: 10912514
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method directed to detecting a physiological signal during discrete time separated detection windows, deriving one or more respiratory disturbance indices from the physiological signal, detecting a respiratory disturbance state in response to the one or more respiratory disturbance indices deviating from a threshold value, interpolating the one or more respiratory disturbance indices between adjacent time separated detection windows, and declaring a respiratory disturbance episode based on the detected respiratory disturbance state during the detection windows and the interpolation between detection windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Rodolphe Katra, Niranjan Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 10912500
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to noninvasive methods, devices, and systems for measuring various blood constituents or analytes, such as glucose. In an embodiment, a light source comprises LEDs and super-luminescent LEDs. The light source emits light at at least wavelengths of about 1610 nm, about 1640 nm, and about 1665 nm. In an embodiment, the detector comprises a plurality of photodetectors arranged in a special geometry comprising one of a substantially linear substantially equal spaced geometry, a substantially linear substantially non-equal spaced geometry, and a substantially grid geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Poeze, Marcelo Lamego, Sean Merritt, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Johannes Bruinsma, Ferdyan Lesmana, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Greg Olsen
  • Patent number: 10895725
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are disclosed for co-aligning laterally displaced radiation beams from respective radiation source outputs, each beam comprising a number of spectral components. The apparatus comprises a collimating element for receiving each of said radiation beams with respective lateral displacements and a combining element for receiving each of said radiation beams passed by said collimating element for co-aligning the radiation beams. The apparatus further comprises a diffraction assembly disposed in an optical path between the output of at least one radiation source and the collimating element, for spatially separating the radiation beam output by said at least one radiation source into the constituent spectral components of radiation prior to passing the radiation to the collimating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Paul Michael Blanchard, Craig Daniel Stacey
  • Patent number: 10897251
    Abstract: A communication system includes a supply generator configured to generate a modulated supply according to a data transmission; a light emitting diode (LED) emulator including an emulator input coupled to the supply generator and an emulator output configured to output a sense voltage, wherein the emulator input is configured to receive a forward current derived from the modulated supply and translate the forward current into the sense voltage; a voltage comparator coupled to the emulator output and configured to receive the sense voltage and translate the sense voltage into a modulated output signal based on a communication voltage threshold; and a transmitter coupled to a comparator output and configured to receive the modulated output signal and generate a communication signal according to the data transmission based on the modulated output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Cristian Ionascu
  • Patent number: 10884455
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a wearable computing device (WCD) that would selectively and automatically activate a transceiver of the WCD for data transmission based on sensor data obtained from a sensor module of the \VCD. In some example, the sensor module may convert the physical movements of the WCD into sensor data. Then, a processor module of the WCD compares the sensor data to a predetermined pattern pre-stored in the memory. If the sensor data matches the predetermined pattern, the processor module activates the transceiver to receive/transmit data packets. If the sensor data does not match the predetermined pattern, the process goes back to the beginning, where the processor module monitors the movement of the WCD through the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PROXY, INC.
    Inventors: Curt C. von Badinski, Peter Miles Twiss, Daniel Jeffrey Post, Anthony Ambuehl, Michael J. Strasser, Eric Strasser
  • Patent number: 10874341
    Abstract: System and methods for stimulating the neurovascular system of the cerebral tissue through optimally placed devices, while simultaneously measuring the evoked neuronal and hemodynamic responses, also using optimally placed devices, is disclosed. Systems and methods for iteratively stimulating the neurovascular system and recording neuronal and hemodynamic responses are also disclosed. Further, a method for determining cerebral neurovascular functioning from the combined stimulation and measurement is disclosed, for use in diagnosis of neurovascular disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Neurotrix LLC
    Inventors: Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, Anirban Dutta, Abhijit Das
  • Patent number: 10863938
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a sensor configured to store in memory indications of sensor use information and formulas or indications of formulas for determining the useful life of a sensor from the indications of sensor use information. A monitor connected to the sensor monitors sensor use and stores indications of the use on sensor memory. The monitor and/or sensor compute the useful life of the sensor from the indications of use and the formulas. When the useful life of the sensor is reached, an indication is given to replace the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Walter M. Weber, Ryan Timothy McHale
  • Patent number: 10849536
    Abstract: An oximeter probe is user configurable for being in an absolute reporting mode and a relative reporting mode for measured values. The measured values for the absolute and relative modes include absolute oxygen saturation, relative oxygen saturation, absolute hemoglobin content, relative hemoglobin content, absolute blood volume, relative blood volume. The relative modes and absolute modes for determining and reporting relative or absolute hemoglobin content or relative or absolute blood volume for individual patients are beneficial when determining the efficacy of administered medications, such as epinephrine, that effect blood flow, but not oxygen saturation, in tissue, such as skin. The oximeter probe in these relative modes displays the efficacy of the administered medication as reported values for relative hemoglobin content or relative blood volume fall or rise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Robert Lohman, Risal Djohan, Scott Coleridge
  • Patent number: 10842394
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes one or more processors, memory and a physiological metric sensor system, including a light source configured to direct light into tissue of a user wearing the wearable computing device, a light detector implemented a distance away from the light source and configured to detect light from the light source that reflects back from the user, and a light-blocking portion implemented between the light source and the light detector. The wearable computing device may further include an audio port directed towards an ear canal of the user and control circuitry configured to activate the light source during a period of time and generate a light detector signal indicating an amount of light detected by the light detector during the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Church, Jaclyn Leverett Wasson, Daniel Joel Freschl, Esther Vigil-Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10842422
    Abstract: A low-cost compact fiberless diffuse speckle contrast flowmeter includes a small laser diode and a 2-dimensional imaging device such as a charge coupled device (CCD) or complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) for directly contacting the tissue and measuring a parameter such as blood flow in a deep/thick volume of tissue (up to 10 mm depth). The small laser diode is fixed at a certain distance (0 to 20 mm) from the imaging device and directly contacts the tissue. Light emitted from the laser diode penetrates through the tissue and reflects back to the imaging device without passing through any lenses or fibers. One or more additional laser diodes may be added for producing light at different wavelengths, and the combination of measurements taken by the imaging device at the different wavelengths allows for measuring additional parameters, such as both blood flow and blood oxygenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Guoqiang Yu, Chong Huang, Jeffrey Todd Hastings
  • Patent number: 10827961
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a calibration system and method for calibrating a physiological measurement based on a variable that affects the measurement. The variable can be a related physiological measurement. The technique can be implemented to obtain robust calibrations with minimal test data and computational effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Prashanth Iyengar, Jerome Novak, Prashanth Rengaswamy Chandran
  • Patent number: 10813562
    Abstract: The invention provides a body-worn system that continuously measures pulse oximetry and blood pressure, along with motion, posture, and activity level, from an ambulatory patient. The system features an oximetry probe that comfortably clips to the base of the patient's thumb, thereby freeing up their fingers for conventional activities in a hospital, such as reading and eating. The probe secures to the thumb and measures time-dependent signals corresponding to LEDs operating near 660 and 905 nm. Analog versions of these signals pass through a low-profile cable to a wrist-worn transceiver that encloses a processing unit. Also within the wrist-worn transceiver is an accelerometer, a wireless system that sends information through a network to a remote receiver, e.g. a computer located in a central nursing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SOTERA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Jim Moon, Devin McCombie, Marshal Dhillon, Matthew Banet
  • Patent number: 10806382
    Abstract: Generally, methods, devices, and systems related to analyte monitoring and data logging are provided—e.g., as related to in vivo analyte monitoring devices and systems. In some aspects, methods, devices, and systems are provided that relate to enable related settings based on an expected use of an in vivo positioned sensor; logging or otherwise recording analyte levels acquired or derived—e.g., sample analyte levels more frequently than they are logged or otherwise recorded in memory; dynamically adjust the data logging frequency; randomly determine times of acquiring or storing analyte levels from the in-vivo positioned analyte sensors; and enable recording related settings when the system is operable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Mark K. Sloan, Royce Cheng, Gary A. Hayter, Marc B. Taub, Mani Gopal
  • Patent number: 10786187
    Abstract: An oximeter probe determines an oxygen saturation for the tissue and determines a quality value for the oxygen saturation and associated measurements of the tissue. The quality value is calculated from reflectance data received at the detectors of the oximeter probe. The oximeter probe then displays a value for the oxygen saturation with the error value to indicate a quality level for the oxygen saturation and associated values used to calculate oxygen saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Alex Michael Margiott, Jennifer Elizabeth Keating, Kimberly Merritt Shultz, Scott Coleridge, Joseph Heanue
  • Patent number: 10786157
    Abstract: A near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) sensor assembly for measuring a characteristic of a biological tissue is provided. The NIRS sensor assembly includes a light source, at least one light detector, and a layer disposed within the sensor assembly. The light source is operable to emit light at one or more predetermined wavelengths. The at least one light detector has an active area for detecting light emitted by the light source and passed through the biological tissue. The light detector is operable to produce signals representative of the detected light. The layer disposed within the sensor assembly has at least one deflection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Dalene
  • Patent number: 10789432
    Abstract: The field of this invention is recording motion of an animal, uniquely identifying the animal, and recording an activity of that animal. Motions of animals on a path when the animal is or can be uniquely identified are tracklets. Tracklets begin and end at ambiguation events, where these are defined as locations and times of an animal where it cannot be uniquely identified. A first animal may be uniquely identified by first identifying all other animals in the first animal's environment. Animal identification may be after the end of a tracklet. Embodiments use optical flow analysis from video of an animal's environment. Embodiments record an animal's activity on tracklets and then use that activity to measure animal health or use that activity as data for a study using animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Vium, Inc
    Inventors: Kyle Howard Heath, Daniel J. Ford, Youssef Barhomi, Pablo Jadzinsky, Jonathan Betts-LaCroix
  • Patent number: 10772543
    Abstract: A device configured to determine a biological indicator level in tissue. The device includes at least one emitter configured to emit light, a detector configured to receive light and transmit data representative of the received light and a processor coupled to the at least one emitter and the detector. The device further includes a non-transitory storage medium coupled to the processor and configured to store instruction to cause the device to determine a level of a biological indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LVL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nithin O. Rajan, Dustin M. Freckleton, Paulo E. Xavier Da Silveira, Byron Olson
  • Patent number: 10772513
    Abstract: A blood pressure ratio calculation device is a device for calculating a maximum-minimum blood pressure ratio corresponding to a ratio between a maximum blood pressure value and a minimum blood pressure value of an inspection target, and includes an input unit for inputting a relative blood pressure waveform corresponding to temporal change in relative blood pressure of the inspection target, a spectrum generation unit for generating a relative blood pressure waveform spectrum by performing Fourier transform on the relative blood pressure waveform, and an analysis unit for calculating the maximum-minimum blood pressure ratio on the basis of the relative blood pressure waveform spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomoya Nakazawa, Rui Sekine
  • Patent number: 10778411
    Abstract: A method of using an interexchange to process states of subsystems tracked by disparate block chains. The method comprises locating a first block comprising current state information associated with a first process stored in a first block chain by an interexchange application executing on a computer system, wherein the first process is performed by a first subsystem, reading the current state information of the first process by the interexchange application from the located first block, transcoding a representation of the current state information by the interexchange application to a representation associated with a second block chain, creating a block by the interexchange application, wherein the created block stores the transcoded representation of the current state information in a data field of the created block that the predefined block structure associates to the transcoded current state information, and attaching the created block to the second block chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Compnay L.P.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Marquardt, Lyle W. Paczkowski, Ivo Rook
  • Patent number: 10772545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for measuring a physiological parameter of a subject by means of an optical measurement device, said method comprising the steps of: setting into place the optical measurement device (1, 1bis) facing a skin surface (10) of the subject, so that the object focal spot of the optical objective is positioned at a predetermined skin depth, receiving by the photosensitive receiver (4) light rays from the first object focal spot, at the predetermined skin depth, analyzing the light rays received by the photosensitive receiver (4), and comparing the results of the analysis with known data, so as to determine the physiological parameter of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Bioserenity
    Inventors: Sylvain Zorman, Pierre-Yves Frouin
  • Patent number: 10765319
    Abstract: Aspects relate to a portable device that may be used to identify a critical intensity and an anaerobic work capacity of an individual. The device may utilize muscle oxygen sensor data, speed data, or power data. The device may utilize data from multiple exercise sessions, or may utilize data from a single exercise session. The device may additionally estimate a critical intensity from a previous race time input from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett S. Kirby, Bradley W. Wilkins, David Clark, Eric Bradley, Elizabeth Besemer
  • Patent number: 10765374
    Abstract: A client device includes a display and a processor configured to obtain a data stream from a remote sensor via a communication protocol. The remote sensor is a physiological sensor monitoring a subject and/or an environmental sensor monitoring an environment in a vicinity of the subject, and the data stream includes a sensor metric, a metric identifier, and dynamically updated integrity information about the sensor metric. The processor is also configured to identify a statistical distribution function associated with the remote sensor via a function selector associated with the communication protocol, and display, via the display, the sensor metric with statistical information about the sensor metric using the identified statistical distribution function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Francis LeBoeuf, William M. Richey, Michael Edward Aumer
  • Patent number: 10755556
    Abstract: A device includes a housing, an emitter, a detector, and a processor. The housing has a body contact surface configured for affixation to a tissue site of a body. The emitter is coupled to the housing and has an emission surface and an electrical terminal. The emission surface is configured to emit light proximate the body contact surface in response to a signal applied to the electrical terminal. The detector is coupled to the housing. The detector has a sense surface and an output terminal. The detector is configured to provide an output signal on the output terminal in response to light detected at the sensor surface. The processor is coupled to the electrical terminal and coupled to the output terminal. The processor is configured to implement an algorithm to monitor for an interruption between the body contact surface and the body and configured to generate an interrupt signal corresponding to the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nonin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Rausch, Hugh Ferguson, David Lee Lemke
  • Patent number: 10743821
    Abstract: Accurate detection of anomaly in sensor signals is critical and can have an immense impact in the health care domain. Accordingly, identifying outliers or anomalies with reduced error and reduced resource usage is a challenge addressed by the present disclosure. Self-learning of normal signature of an input sensor signal is used to derive primary features based on valley and peak points of the sensor signals. A pattern is recognized by using discrete nature and strictly rising and falling edges of the input sensor signal. One or more defining features are identified from the derived features based on statistical properties and time and frequency domain properties of the input sensor signal. Based on the values of the defining features, clusters of varying density are identified for the input sensor signal and based on the density of the clusters, anomalous and non-anomalous portions of the input sensor signals are classified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Soma Bandyopadhyay, Arijit Ukil, Rituraj Singh, Chetanya Puri, Arpan Pal, C A Murthy
  • Patent number: 10748413
    Abstract: A system and method for managing an aircraft personal safety device can include an RF signaling device configured to monitor a state or condition of the aircraft personal safety device, and a management device configured to determine the state or condition of the aircraft personal safety device based on communication with the RF signaling device. The method can include associating the RF signaling device with the aircraft personal safety device, and monitoring the state or condition of the aircraft personal safety device by using the management device to receive information from the RF signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AEROSENS LLC
    Inventor: Maria-Esther Martinez-Barreiro
  • Patent number: 10729335
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a handheld processing device including medical applications for minimally and noninvasive glucose measurements. In an embodiment, the device creates a patient specific calibration using a measurement protocol of minimally invasive measurements and noninvasive measurements, eventually creating a patient specific noninvasive glucometer. Additionally, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for the processing device to execute medical applications and non-medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Jeroen Poeze, Cristiano Dalvi, Sean Merritt, Hung Vo, Gregory A. Olsen, Ferdyan Lesmana
  • Patent number: 10721363
    Abstract: Controlling notification output from an electronic device includes detecting that a stress level of a user of the electronic device is above a predetermined threshold; and in response to the detection that the stress level of the user is above the predetermined threshold, applying a notification rule to control notification output, the application of the notification rule changing how or when a notification for the call or message is output by the electronic device relative to how or when the notification would be output had the user stress level been below the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Anders Gullander
  • Patent number: 10709367
    Abstract: An oximeter measures oxygen saturation for two or more different tissue depths and shows these results on a screen. A probe of the oximeter has multiple different distances between source and detector sensors. One probe implementation has fixed sensor positions. Other implementations include sensors on a moveable platform or openings to accept sensors, which allow a user to vary a distance between sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry C. Heaton, II, Robert E. Lash, Jimmy Jian-min Mao
  • Patent number: 10694985
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of measuring oxygenation of tissue in a non-invasive manner are provided. The apparatus comprises a light source configured to emit a light pattern to be projected onto the tissue, in which the light pattern comprises superimposed patterns having different patterns. A detector captures an image of a reflected light pattern which is reflected from the tissue as a result of the projected light pattern. A processor coupled to the detector can be configured to perform a transform on the image of the reflected light pattern and determine oxygenation of each of a plurality of layers of the tissue in response to the transform of the image. Polarimetry can be used in determining a change in polarization angle of light beam. Tissue oxygenation can be determined at a plurality of layers from one snapshot, for example oxygenation of retinal layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BIOXYTECH RETINA, INC.
    Inventor: Ali Basiri
  • Patent number: 10667700
    Abstract: An apparatus including a main processing unit. The apparatus further including a precordial patch coupled to the main processing unit, the precordial patch having a plurality of sensors for detecting heart sounds and cardiac electrical signals (ECG). The apparatus further including a probe coupled to the main processing unit, the probe having a sensor for detecting oxygen saturation of blood circulating through a human. A method is further described including simultaneously measuring and analyzing heart sounds, cardiac electrical signals (ECG) and oxygen saturation of blood circulating through a human. The method further includes performing an algorithm to determine the presence of a significant congenital heart disease and displaying management recommendations based on results of the algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Ruey-Kang Chang
  • Patent number: 10660524
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote photoplethysmography and in particular for determining vital sign information of a subject are provided. The system includes a marker that is applied to a skin of the subject. The marker further includes a first marker area configured to transmit light at a first wavelength and a second marker area configured to transmit light at a second wavelength. The system further includes a detection unit that detects radiation received from the first marker area and from the second marker area of the marker. The system further includes an analysis unit that determines the vital sign information of the subject from the detected radiation from the first marker area and from the second marker area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Dubielczyk, Rolf Neumann
  • Patent number: 10656095
    Abstract: An apparatus including a treated tape, an adjustable color source, a photodiode, and a processor is provided. The adjustable color source emits a first radiation toward the treated tape and operates at each of a plurality of different target wavelengths in a spectrum. The photodiode measures a second radiation reflected from the treated tape, and the processor analyzes measurements from the photodiode to determine a peak wavelength from the plurality of target wavelengths. Based on the peak wavelength, the processor determines a color and darkness of a color stain on the treated tape. Based on the determined color and darkness of the color stain, the processor also determines a type and concentration of gas to which the treated tape is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Peng Jin
  • Patent number: 10646142
    Abstract: The disclosed invention provides sweat sensing devices with smart sweat stimulation and sensing embodiments: which improve the dependability and predictability of sweat sampling rates; achieve a desired number of sweat sampling events per day while minimizing skin irritation and prolonging device lifespan; and use physical, optical or thermal sweat stimulation to augment or replace chemical sweat stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Eccrine Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Heikenfeld, Gavi Begtrup, Jacob Bertrand
  • Patent number: 10646145
    Abstract: A reflective SpO2 measurement system includes a light source that emits light of at least a first and second wavelengths, and one or more detection devices forming a close detector positioned at a first distance from the light source and a far detector positioned at a second distance from the light source, wherein the second distance is greater than the first. The SpO2 measurement system is configured to operate in a high power mode to determine a calibration factor based on the comparison of light reflections detected by the close detector and the far detector. The system is further configured to operate in a low power mode to generate a low intensity light pulse, and detect a close reflection of the low intensity light pulse with the close detector. An SpO2 is then determined based on the close reflection of the low intensity light pulse and the calibration factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Matti Huiku, Juha Virtanen