Mounting Structure (e.g., Belt, Etc.) Patents (Class 600/344)
  • Patent number: 11872011
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter is described. The pulse oximeter includes at least a sensor component, an engine, a display, and a microphone. The sensor component includes a receiving portion configured to receive a finger of an individual therein, an emitter component configured to emit light at one or more wavelengths into a tissue of the finger of the individual, and a detector component configured to detect the light originating from the emitter component that emanates from the tissue of the finger of the individual after passing through the tissue. The engine is configured to calculate physiological parameters for the individual based on data received from the sensor component. The engine includes a memory housing a first user profile associated with a first user and a second user profile associated with a second user and a processor connected to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Smart Meter Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin Atkin
  • Patent number: 11867911
    Abstract: An optical measurement system includes a wearable device configured to be worn on a body of a user and a position alignment system. The wearable device includes a support assembly and a wearable assembly supported by the support assembly. The wearable assembly includes a plurality of light sources configured to emit a plurality of light pulses toward a target within the body of the user and a plurality of detectors each configured to receive a set of photons included in a light pulse included in the plurality of light pulses after the set of photons is scattered by the target. The position alignment system is configured to facilitate positioning of the wearable assembly at a same position on the body of the user during different use sessions of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HI LLC
    Inventors: Scott Jeremy Seidman, Jennifer Rines, Ryan Field, Isai Olvera, Zachary Phillip Sheldon, Katherine Perdue
  • Patent number: 11857298
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a housing; a wrist band attached to the housing; first and second emitters positioned within the housing and configured to respectively emit, through a back of the housing, a first beam of electromagnetic radiation having a first infrared (IR) wavelength and a second beam of electromagnetic radiation having a second IR wavelength. The second IR wavelength is different from the first IR wavelength. The wearable device also includes a photodetector positioned within the housing and filtered to detect a set of electromagnetic radiation wavelengths including the first IR wavelength and the second IR wavelength; and a matter differentiation circuit configured to indicate, at least partly in response to signals indicating amounts of the first IR wavelength and the second IR wavelength received by the photodetector, whether the back of the housing is likely proximate to human tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Allec, Albert E. Cerussi, Maximillian C. Bruggeman, Xiyu Duan, Ueyn L. Block
  • Patent number: 11832940
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for enabling a plurality of non-invasive, physiological sensors to obtain physiological measurements from essentially the same, overlapping, or proximate regions of tissue of a patient are disclosed. Each of a plurality of sensors can be integrated with or attached to a multi-sensor apparatus and can be oriented such that each sensor is directed towards, or can obtain a measurement from, the same or a similar location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed K. Diab, Kevin Hughes Pauley, Jesse Chen, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung The Vo, Ferdyan Lesmana, Jeroen Poeze, Ruiqi Long, Venkatramanan Krishnamani, Frank Lee
  • Patent number: 11806138
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for patient sensing include a patient sensor having a light diffuser arranged to provide a light field in which photoelectric sensors can be positioned to provide enhanced detection of physiological parameters of the patient. The light diffuser is connected with a sensor baffle to assist in avoiding interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventor: Thaddeus J. Wawro
  • Patent number: 11779276
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses for securing and protecting diabetes management devices, such as continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices and insulin infusion sets. An apparatus comprises a base having multiple pairs of arms which can be attached to a band. The apparatus also comprises a shell for retaining a diabetes management device and which may be unitarily formed with, or removably attached to, the base. A system may include an apparatus, a diabetes management device retained in the shell of the apparatus, and a band attached to the base of the apparatus. The band may be placed around a body part of a user, such as an arm or the abdomen. A system can include an adhesive patch which can adhere to the shell of an apparatus and which has an adhesive layer overlaid with multiple liners having cutlines formed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Jesse R. Gonzales, Carrie K. Gonzales, Mark-Ryan H. Sewell
  • Patent number: 11723599
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a shoe sole; a set of toe wraps engaged with the shoe sole; and at least one infrared device rotatably connected to a particular toe wrap among the set of toe wraps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Tawaun Bell
  • Patent number: 11706876
    Abstract: Pre-connected analyte sensors are provided. A pre-connected analyte sensor includes a sensor carrier attached to an analyte sensor. The sensor carrier includes a substrate configured for mechanical coupling of the sensor to testing, calibration, or wearable equipment. The sensor carrier also includes conductive contacts for electrically coupling sensor electrodes to the testing, calibration, or wearable equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Halac, John Charles Barry, Chris W. Dring, David A. Keller, Craig Thomas Gadd, Kyle Thomas Stewart
  • Patent number: 11678824
    Abstract: A sensor assembly (226) for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a sensor patch (134) for use in a sensor assembly (226), an electronics unit (188) for use in a sensor assembly (226) and a method for producing a sensor assembly (226) are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Deck, Joachim Jager
  • Patent number: 11660039
    Abstract: A measurement probe for preschoolers includes a fiber configured to irradiate a head of a subject with light, and a holder made of a metal or resin other than rubber. A tip surface of a tip of the fiber that contacts the head of the subject is flat, and a corner of a tip surface of the holder that contacts the head of the subject is chamfered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ayaka Hori
  • Patent number: 11630310
    Abstract: An optical measurement system includes a wearable device including a support assembly configured to be worn on a body of a user and a wearable assembly supported by the support assembly. The wearable assembly includes a plurality of light sources configured to emit a plurality of light pulses toward a target within the body of the user and a plurality of detectors each configured to receive a set of photons included in a light pulse included in the plurality of light pulses after the set of photons is scattered by the target. A position of the wearable assembly on the support assembly is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: HI LLC
    Inventors: Scott Jeremy Seidman, Jennifer Rines, Ryan Field, Isai Olvera, Zachary Phillip Sheldon, Katherine Perdue
  • Patent number: 11523776
    Abstract: Provided is a body-attachable biometric signal acquisition device. The body-attachable biometric signal acquisition device includes: a main body including a sensor acquiring a biometric signal in a state of closely adhering to a surface of a body; and a first fixing portion winding the body to fix the main body to the body, wherein the first fixing portion includes a first strap winding the body, the first strap includes a framework formed of an elastic material, and when the first strap winds the body to fasten the main body and the first fixing portion to the body, a pressure applied by the sensor to the surface of the body is generated by an elastic restoring moment generated by the framework, and a gap is present between a portion of an outer surface of the first strap, and the surface of the body, the portion being positioned between the framework and the surface of the body. An air cushion is provided to prevent wobbling of the main body caused by an excessive space formed due to body size variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: AI.MON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Beom Kim, Sam Youl Park
  • Patent number: 11523873
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can include for example, an apparatus, which can include a manipulating arrangement configured to cause a medical device to move, where a portion of the manipulating arrangement can be partly composed of a non-magnetic material, and a computer arrangement in a communication with the manipulating arrangement, and configured to remotely operate the manipulating arrangement. The computer arrangement can include a computer. The communication can be a wired or wireless communication. The medical device can include (i) a catheter, (ii) an endoscope, or (iii) a needle. The manipulating arrangement can include a catheter as the medical device that can be attached to a manipulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Inventors: Kamran Nazim, Maribel Vazquez, Joanne Lee, Estefany Condo, Luis Cardoso, Stephen Solomon, Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli
  • Patent number: 11517237
    Abstract: A biosignal measurement system comprises an adapter for a biosignal measurement device, and an external support structure separate from the adapter. The adapter comprises tool-less connectors, which are repeatedly connectable to and disconnectable from their counter connectors of the external support structure, and a device connector, which has an electrical connection with the tool-less connectors and which has a connection with the biosignal measurement device that the adapter carries. The external support structure comprises an electrode support structure with electrodes and tool-less counter connectors, the electrodes and the tool-less counter connectors having an electrical connection therebetween. The electrodes form an electrical contact with skin for receiving the biosignal. The counter connectors are in electrical contact with the connectors of the adapter for transferring the biosignal to the biosignal measurement device through the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BITTIUM BIOSIGNALS OY
    Inventors: Juha Myllykangas, Arto Remes
  • Patent number: 11497462
    Abstract: A wearable rapid pulse confirmation (RPC) device is designed to be worn by a living subject, and includes a Doppler array comprising at least one piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer, configured to detect a change in blood velocity in a blood vessel; a screen; a loud speaker; and a band or adhesive configured to hold the wearable RPC device in proximity to a body surface of the living subject. The Doppler array is configured to detect a change in blood velocity, pulse rate, pulse strength, or a combination thereof in a blood vessel; and to provide feedback through the screen and the loudspeaker. The Doppler array may include multiple types of piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers, including low frequency piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers having a working frequency ranging from 2 MHz to <6 MHz; medium frequency piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers having a working frequency of 6 MHz to 10 MHz; and high frequency piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers having a working frequency of 10 MHz to 18 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Michael Kyle Ritchie
  • Patent number: 11432774
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter may include a photoelectric conversion device having wavelength selectivity so that a low output LED may be included in the pulse oximeter to prevent skin damage and to reduce power consumption. The pulse oximeter includes a light emitting device configured to emit white light and a sensor configured to detect transmitted light that is received from the light emitting device. The sensor includes a near infrared organic photoelectric conversion device configured to sense a particular near infrared wavelength spectrum of light and a red photoelectric conversion device configured to sense a particular red wavelength spectrum of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chui Joon Heo, Kyung Bae Park, Dongseon Lee, Moon Gyu Han, Takkyun Ro, Youn Hee Lim, Yong Wan Jin, Kiyohiko Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 11317864
    Abstract: A biometric information detection device according to one embodiment of the present disclosure is configured to be installed in a living body, and includes a sensor, a battery, a mechanical switch, a sealing member, and a holding member. The mechanical switch switches between a conduction state in which power is supplied from the battery to the sensor and a cutoff state in which supply of the power is blocked. The sealing member seals all of the sensor, the battery, and the mechanical switch. The holding member is attached to the living body and holds the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: SEIKO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHOWA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shunji Watanabe, Yoshifumi Yoshida, Kotaro Maki
  • Patent number: 11187575
    Abstract: An illustrative optical measurement system may include a wearable assembly configured to be worn by a user and comprising a plurality of light sources each configured to emit light directed at a target and a plurality of detectors configured to detect arrival times for photons of the light after the light is scattered by the target, wherein a ratio of a total number of the detectors to a total number of the light sources is at least two to one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HI LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Field, Husam Katnani, Katherine Perdue
  • Patent number: 11178776
    Abstract: Various sensors and methods of assembling sensors are described. In some embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a first end, a body portion, and a second end. The first end can include a neck portion and a connector portion and the second end can include a flap, a first component, a neck portion, and a second component. A method is also described for sensor folding. The method can include using a circuit with an attached emitter and a detector that is separated by a portion of the circuit. The method can also include folding the portion of the circuit such that a first fold is created through the emitter and folding the portion of the circuit such that a second fold is created such that the first fold and second fold form an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Triman, John Schmidt, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 11172853
    Abstract: A technique restrains degradation of a light emitting element. A biological information acquisition device acquires light receiving result by causing a light receiving unit to receive light emitted by a light emitting unit serving as a measurement-purpose light emitting unit, and acquires biological information by using the light receiving result. The light is emitted from the light emitting unit so as to acquire the light receiving result for one time, while a plurality of light emitting patterns are switched between a light emitting element which emits the light and a light emitting element which does not emit the light in a plurality of the light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuiga Hamade, Tetsuji Fujita, Takashi Toya, Yasunori Koide
  • Patent number: 11141129
    Abstract: A multi-sensor auscultation device is disclosed that can be applied to or worn by a user to monitor multiple physiological systems of the user. The multi-sensor auscultation device can make use of two or more acoustic sensors, such as accelerometer contact microphones (ACMs), to collect acoustic data from multiple locations on the user's body. The multi-sensor auscultation device can include electrodes for detecting cardiac electrical activity and/or assessing the user's bioimpedance. The multi-sensor auscultation device can provide useful data associated with the user's cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and/or electrical characteristics. The multi-sensor auscultation device can be in the form of a reusable electronics module couplable to a disposable patch adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ANEXA LABS LLC
    Inventors: Ana Trapero Martin, Michael Daniel Vermeer, Mathew Asselin, Joel Steven Ironstone
  • Patent number: 11096601
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a wearable monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photo (PPG) sensor. The PPG sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. Some embodiments provide methods for operating a heart rate monitor of a wearable monitoring device to measure one or more characteristics of a heartbeat waveform. Some embodiments provide methods for operating the wearable monitoring device in a low power state when the device determines that the device is not worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Ook Hong, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 10993662
    Abstract: A patient monitor can noninvasively measure a physiological parameter using sensor data from a nose sensor configured to be secured to a nose of the patient. The nose sensor can include an emitter and a detector. The detector is configured to generate a signal when detecting light attenuated by the nose tissue of the patient. An output measurement of the physiological parameter can be determined based on the signals generated by the detector. The nose sensor can include a diffuser configured to disseminate light exiting from the emitter into or around a portion of the patient's body. The nose sensor can also include a lens configured to focus light into the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samir Shreim, Vikrant Sharma, Philip Perea, Jennifer Rines, Clinton Robins, Chad Eichele, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz
  • Patent number: 10983124
    Abstract: The device for detecting turbidity in an aqueous flushing solution is characterized by a base body, at least one light source, a detector device at which the at least one light source is aimed, a holding unit for a component, containing the flushing solution, between the at least one light source and the detector device, and a display device for the findings of turbidity detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Franz Ferdinand Becker, Ulrich Paul Hinkel
  • Patent number: 10955918
    Abstract: A brain computer interface system includes a retainer and cap assembly for transmitting light to a user's head region and transmitting optical signals from the user's head region to a detector subsystem. The retainer is configured to secure the cap assembly to a head region of a user. The cap assembly includes an array of ports that retain an array of ferrules. A first ferrule in the array of ferrules can include a channel that extends at least partially through the body of the ferrule. The channel retains a fiber optic cable such that the fiber optic cable is in communication with a head region of a user during a mode of operation. The cap includes an elastic portion such that in a mode of operation, the cap and array of ferrules are biased towards the head region of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Wettersten, John Michael Sundberg
  • Patent number: 10827976
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices and methods for improved hemodynamic monitoring, including devices for characterizing hemodynamic activity within a tissue or region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: David R. Busch, Jr., Ashwin B. Parthasarathy, Wesley B. Baker, Malavika Chandra, Rickson C. Mesquita, Daniel J. Licht, Arjun G. Yodh, Kenneth Abramson
  • Patent number: 10765330
    Abstract: A pulse photometry probe includes a holding member that includes a contact face which is to be in contact with living tissue of a patient, an emitter that is placed in the holding member, a detector that is placed in the holding member and detects light emitted from the emitter, and, a spacer that is disposed between the contact face and the emitter and has an opening, wherein an air layer defined by the opening is disposed between an emitting face of the emitter and the contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10722129
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to devices, methods and systems for determining blood oxygenation. By applying near infrared radiation of an appropriate wavelength to the tissue and determining the absorbance at a plurality of points where the distance between the source of the near infrared radiation and the detector are known, the oxygenation state of the hemoglobin can be determined based on position in a three dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: University of Houston System, The Methodist Hospital
    Inventors: Luca Pollonini, Scott E. Parazynski, Kiefer Forseth
  • Patent number: 10631626
    Abstract: A smart toothbrush is provided. The smart toothbrush includes a toothbrush head configured to be provided with bristles, a toothbrush body configured to be connected to the toothbrush head and to be able to be held, a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature within an oral cavity of a user while the user is brushing teeth using the smart toothbrush, and a processor configured to determine a tooth brushing section in which the user is brushing teeth within the oral cavity, based on a temperature value measured by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Cheil Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Yeon Joo Lee, Jong-ho Choi, Dong-ju Roh, Sung-jin Park, Dong-jun Lee, Jee-yun Lee
  • Patent number: 10624542
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a device, method, and/or computer-readable medium storing processor-executable process steps to remove a component of a signal corresponding to ambient light in a photoplethysmographic sensor device, including capturing a first detected light signal representing an ambient light at a first time, causing a light emitter to generate a source light signal driven at a first level, capturing a second detected light signal representing the source light signal after interacting with a user's tissue plus the first detected light signal, generating a first output signal based on the second detected light signal adjusted by the first detected light signal, causing the light emitter to generate a source light signal driven at a second level, capturing a third detected light signal representing the source light signal driven at the second level after interacting with the user's skin plus the first detected light signal, and generating a second output signal based on the third detected light sig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter W. Richards
  • Patent number: 10617329
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a physical monitoring device is in the form of a necklace or pendant and includes an object (e.g., stone, gem, glass, crystal, or other transparent or translucent object that conveys light signals or color). The physical activity monitoring device includes one or more sensors to measure physical activity or motion of the user (e.g., steps, distance traveled by foot, body motion, etc.). The object is illuminated or changed to different colors to openly and outwardly indicate a level of physical activity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Steven M. Mendelsohn
  • Patent number: 10582893
    Abstract: An oximeter includes a main body defining an opening and a finger clamping device arranged in the opening. The finger clamping device includes a shell, an upper clamping member, and a lower clamping member. The shell includes an inner wall carrying a sliding rail. The upper clamping member is arranged in the shell and defines a spindle. A portion of the spindle is received in the sliding rail and can slide along the sliding rail. The lower clamping member faces the upper clamping member and is coupled to the upper clamping member by a torsion spring. A finger being inserted between the upper clamping member and the lower clamping member causes the torsion spring to stretch, the finger is thus clamped by the upper clamping member and the lower clamping member with an elastic restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Jiangyu Innovation Medical Technology CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhan-Sheng Lu, Yu-Feng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10568553
    Abstract: A reusable sensor is disclosed for producing a signal indicative of at least one physiological parameter of tissue. The sensor can include a sensor housing that has a distal opening, a wire lumen, and a proximal opening. The distal opening can include a lumen extending through the body of the sensor housing and the wire lumen can be located on the outside of the sensor housing. The sensor can also include a first component located on a top surface of the sensor housing and along the pathway of the wire lumen. The sensor can also include a second component located on the bottom surface of the sensor housing opposite of the first component. The second component can also be located along the pathway of the wire lumen. The sensor can also include a wire coaxially disposed within the wire lumen and connecting the first component and second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Charles D. O'Neil, Sujin Hwang, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10537285
    Abstract: A patient monitor can noninvasively measure a physiological parameter using sensor data from a nose sensor configured to be secured to a nose of the patient. The nose sensor can include an emitter and a diffuser. The diffuser is configured to generate a signal when detecting light attenuated by the nose tissue of the patient. An output measurement of the physiological parameter can be determined based on the signals generated by the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Samir Shreim, Vikrant Sharma, Philip Perea, Jennifer Rines, Clinton Robins, Chad Eichele, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz
  • Patent number: 10405838
    Abstract: A biopsy device with a hollow shaft is suggested, the shaft having a wall and a distal end portion, wherein a sidewardly facing notch is formed in the distal end portion. At least two optical fibers are arranged in the wall of the shaft so that end surfaces of the fibers are arranged in a longitudinal direction at opposite positions with respect to the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christian Reich, Bernardus Hendrikus Wilhelmus Hendriks, Waltherus Cornelis Jozef Bierhoff, Torre Michelle Bydlon, Vijay Parthasarathy, Sven Stoffelen, Franciscus Marinus Antonius Maria Van Gaal
  • Patent number: 10390715
    Abstract: Provided according to embodiments of the invention are photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors, systems and accessories, and methods of making and using the same. In some embodiments of the invention, the PPG sensors include a clip body that includes a first end portion and a second end portion; a flex circuit attached or adjacent to the clip body, and an elastomeric sleeve that envelops (1) at least part of the first end portion and at least part of the flex circuit attached or adjacent thereto; or (2) at least part of the second end portion and at least part of the flex circuit attached or adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated, Xhale Assurance, Inc.
    Inventors: David Rich, Richard J. Melker, Andrew Kersey, Matt Culen
  • Patent number: 10357187
    Abstract: The invention provides a physiological probe that comfortably attaches 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, which comprises a separate cradle module and sensor module, secures to the thumb and measures time-dependent signals corresponding to LEDs operating near 660 and 905 nm. The cradle module, which contains elements subject to wear, is preferably provided as a disposable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SOTERA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Devin McCombie, Gunnar Trommer, Jim Moon, Marshall Dhillon, Scott Clear, Julian Groeli
  • Patent number: 10327337
    Abstract: Various sensors and methods of assembling sensors are described. In some embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a first end, a body portion, and a second end. The first end can include a neck portion and a connector portion and the second end can include a flap, a first component, a neck portion, and a second component. A method is also described for sensor folding. The method can include using a circuit with an attached emitter and a detector that is separated by a portion of the circuit. The method can also include folding the portion of the circuit such that a first fold is created through the emitter and folding the portion of the circuit such that a second fold is created such that the first fold and second fold form an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Triman, John Schmidt, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 10290393
    Abstract: A mounting cable includes: a metal cable that includes a core wire formed of a conductive material and a jacket formed of an insulator and covering the core wire; a cable fixing portion that fixes an end portion of the metal cable, and has an end face which is perpendicular to an axial direction of the metal cable and on which a cross section of an end portion of the core wire is exposed; an external connection electrode formed on at least one surface of the cable fixing portion, the at least one surface being in parallel with the axial direction of the metal cable; and a wire pattern that extends from an area on the core wire exposed on the end face to the external connection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Sekido
  • Patent number: 10226206
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for monitoring one or more of cerebral oxygenation and total hemoglobin concentration that can be used to perform accurate, noninvasive measurement of cerebral venous blood oxygen saturation (oxygenation) in neonatal patients. A neonatal cerebral oxygenation detection apparatus comprises a wearable support having a light emitter and an acoustic sensor coupled thereto. The wearable support can be secured onto a head of an infant, and the light emitter can be configured to emit a light toward a superior sagittal sinus of the infant's head. The acoustic sensor can be configured to detect acoustic pressure generated by blood in the superior sagittal sinus when the superior sagittal sinus blood absorbs the light. Cerebral oxygenation and/or total hemoglobin concentration can be determined based on the acoustic pressure detected by the acoustic detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Board Of Regents of the University Of Texas System
    Inventors: Rinat O. Esenaliev, Donald S. Prough, Yuriy Petrov, Irene Y. Petrov, C. Joan Richardson
  • Patent number: 10052039
    Abstract: A light detection unit includes a light emitter that emits light toward an object of interest, a light receiver that receives light from the object of interest, and a light blocking member that performs light blocking at least above the light receiver. The light blocking member includes a first surface that is provided between the light emitter and the light receiver and prevents direct light from the light emitter from entering the light receiver and a second surface and a third surface that are provided along a direction that intersects the first surface and prevent light from entering the light receiver. Further, the first surface is made of a first material, and the second surface and the third surface are made of a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 9993203
    Abstract: An electronic sticker assembly includes a first electronic sticker comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, and a first group of conductive connection dots on the upper surface, a first adhesive layer on the first electronic sticker and comprising a first window. The first window is positioned to expose the first group of one or more conductive connection dots. A second electronic sticker on the first adhesive layer includes a lower surface and one or more second conductive connection dots on the lower surface. The first group of conductive connection dots on the upper surface of the first electronic sticker are in contact with the one or more second conductive connection dots on the lower surface of the second electronic sticker through the first window in the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: VivaLnk, Inc.
    Inventors: Junfeng Mei, Jiang Li
  • Patent number: 9967523
    Abstract: Locating systems and methods for components are provided. A component has an exterior surface. A method includes locating a surface feature configured on the exterior surface along an X-axis and a Y-axis by analyzing an image of the component to obtain X-axis data points and Y-axis data points for the surface feature. The method further includes directly measuring the surface feature along a Z-axis to obtain Z-axis data points for the surface feature, wherein the X-axis, the Y-axis and the Z-axis are mutually orthogonal. The method further includes calculating at least two of a pitch value, a roll value or a yaw value for the surface feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yusuf Eren Ozturk, Selami Haydar Icli, Mustafa Yuvalaklioglu, Bryan J. Germann, Jason Lee Burnside
  • Patent number: 9924894
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a non-invasive method of measuring skin thickness and blood glucose concentration of a subject by a Raman system. The advantage of the present invention is that a single Raman spectrum is used to measure both the skin thickness and glucose concentration. The skin thickness and Raman intensity retrieved from the same Raman spectrum are both utilized to yield a more accurate blood glucose concentration. The present invention also discloses a Raman system for measuring physiological data of a subject. It comprises a Raman spectroscopic unit and a signal processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun Zhang, Tsz Ho Lau, Yuk Cheung Chan, Wei Mong Tsang
  • Patent number: 9808166
    Abstract: A pulse photometry probe includes: a light emitter having a first face from which light is emitted toward a living body; a light receiver having a second face which receives the light from the living body; a surface sheet which faces the first face of the light emitter and the second face of the light receiver; a cover sheet in which at least one slit is formed; and a lead wire which includes: a first lead wire connected to one of the light emitter and the light receiver; a second lead wire connected to the other one of the light emitter and the light receiver; and a basal portion at which the first lead wire and the second lead wire are bundled. The second lead wire includes at least one slack portion between the basal portion and the other one of the light emitter and the light receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takeuchi, Noriaki Todokoro
  • Patent number: 9743867
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pulse oximeter of the portable type, which is possible to carry around and to use widely regardless of the adult, the infant, the newborn baby, and which can keep the finger still for performing the precise measurement. The pulse oximeter 100 comprises a measurement cavity 110 for accepting the examined portion (for example finger) of the subject, a measurement device 120 including a light emitting part 121 and a photo detecting part 122 facing between the measurement cavity 110, a filling element 140 formed from a material that the light used for the measurement can penetrate. The height and the curvature of the inner surface of the filling element 140 is larger than that of the outer surface of the filling element 140. The filling element 140 converts the height and the curvature of the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Takahiro Fujii
  • Patent number: 9730622
    Abstract: A wearable pulse oximetry device and associated methods are provided. In some embodiments, the device includes at least two light sources having different wavelengths and at least one detector responsive to the different wavelengths. The device also includes a structure adapted to fixate at a distal end of the wearer's ulna bone at a fixated area. The light sources having different wavelengths and the at least one detector are fixed within, or adjacent to, the structure such that when the structure fixates at the fixated area the light sources and the at least one detector are positioned adjacent to the distal end of the ulna, and the at least one detector is positioned to detect light emitted from the at least two light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Oxitone Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Leon Eisen, Ilya Fine, Leonid Goldinov
  • Patent number: 9717423
    Abstract: Methods for heart rate measurement based on pulse oximetry are provided that can tolerate some degree of relative displacement of a photoplethysmograph (PPG) heart rate monitor device. In some methods, artifact compensation based on a reference signal is performed on the PPG signal data to remove artifacts in the signal that may be caused, for example, by changes in ambient light and/or motion of a person wearing the monitor device. The reference signal used for artifact compensation may be generated using an LED of a complementary wavelength to that of the LED used to generate the PPG signal, or by driving an LED at a lower current than the current applied to generate the PPG signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vitali Loseu, Sourabh Ravindran
  • Patent number: 9709960
    Abstract: Provided is a watch-type terminal including: a main body that includes an antenna module which transmits and receives a wireless signal in a predetermined frequency band; a band that extends from the main body and that is formed in such a manner that the main body is removably worn on a wrist; a ground portion that includes first and second metal members that extend to have different lengths; a sensing unit that detects whether or not the main body is worn on the wrist; and a controller that grounds the antenna module to at least one of the first and second metal members, based on whether or not the main body is worn on the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaesung Cho, Gimun Kim, Dongjin Kim, Ohboum Kwon
  • Patent number: 9565413
    Abstract: Disclosed is a picture interaction method, which includes: setting a corresponding relation between a picture material moving speed and a user heartbeat frequency; presenting a picture material; shooting a user body image group, analyzing the user body image group so as to monitor a blood color difference, and calculating a user heartbeat frequency according to the blood color difference; and determining a picture material moving speed corresponding to the user heartbeat frequency according to the calculated user heartbeat frequency, and controlling moving of the picture material based on the determined picture material moving speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Bin Zhou, Mingliang Wang