Structure Of Body-contacting Electrode Or Electrode Inserted In Body Patents (Class 600/372)
  • Patent number: 10814130
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for peripheral nerve stimulation, particularly for treating tremor. The nerve stimulation may be accomplished by a wearable nerve stimulation device, such as a band configured to be worn on the wrist or other body part. The device can accomplish targeted nerve stimulation using circumferentially spaced electrodes. In some embodiments, the device may use only the same number of electrodes as the number of nerves that are to be stimulated. A biphasic charge-balanced waveform may be used to selectively stimulate a nerve near one of the activated electrodes but not to stimulate the nerve near the other activated electrode. The device may use dry electrodes for long-term, repeated use. The dry electrodes may include a conductive base layer and a polymeric, plastic or rubber skin contact layer comprising a conductive filler. The filler may be a powder, fiber, conductive coating, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Cala Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Serena HanYing Wong, Gregory T. Schulte, Samuel Richard Hamner, Kathryn H. Rosenbluth, John Vincent Colombo
  • Patent number: 10806360
    Abstract: An extended wear electrocardiography patch is provided. A flexible backing includes an elongated strip of stretchable material. An electrocardiographic electrode is respectively affixed to and conductively exposed on each end of the elongated strip. A flexible circuit is affixed on each end to the elongated strip and includes a pair of circuit traces each originating within one of the ends of the elongated strip and coupled to one of the electrocardiographic electrodes. A non-conductive receptacle securely adhered on the one end of the elongated strip and includes electrode terminals aligned to interface the pair of circuit traces to an electrocardiography monitor to obtain electrocardiographic signals through the electrocardiographic electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Joshua Djon Green
  • Patent number: 10795440
    Abstract: A brain computer interface system interprets an individual's neural signals to predict specific phonemes, words, or sentences, thereby enabling the individual to communicate with others through unspoken methods. Specifically, a brain computer interface system captures neural signals from an individual at mesoscopic resolutions using optical neuroimaging techniques. The system applies the captured neural signals to multiple predictive models that have been trained on neural signals captured from previous individuals. The predictive models output predictions as to a phoneme or word that corresponds to the captured neural signals. Therefore, the individual can communicate through the brain computer interface system by only providing neural signals without using verbal, expressive, or physical means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Allan Chevillet, Regina E. Dugan, Soo Yeon Kim Jennings, Michael Andrew Choma, Tobias Gerard Tiecke, Patrick Mineault, Emily Mittag Mugler, Henry Wettersten
  • Patent number: 10786175
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensor for measuring skin conductivity and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the sensor includes: a base board made of a flexible material; an electrode provided on a surface of the base board, and transmitting an electrical signal; and an uneven structure provided on the electrode, and configured to increase an electrical contact area with skin via sweat secreted onto a surface of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Suk Won Jung, Young Chang Jo, Woo Kyeong Seong, Yun Jae Won, Hyuck Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 10772567
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for implementing frequency domain adaptive motion cancellation filters. An example method includes receiving an optical signal representative of a physiological function. The example method further includes receiving a motion signal from an accelerometer. From the motion signal, a known motion spectrum is expressed as a sum of a product of coefficients for each component of the motion spectrum, wherein the coefficients are representative of the strength of the coupling between the motion signal and the optical signal. The example method may further include determining the coefficients of the motion spectrum using gradient descent and generating a decontaminated optical signal based on the optical signal and the motion model spectrum. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew D. Pickett
  • Patent number: 10765335
    Abstract: To provide a biomedical electrode which is capable of restraining displacement or release of the electrode even if a living body takes a hard action, and which is mountable without an occurrence of discomfort. This biomedical electrode has conductive gels 11, 11, retaining members 12, 12 to retain the conductive gels 11, 11, and an adhesive surface 31a, and comprises a sheet-shaped adhesive member 30 to adhere the conductive gels 11, 11 to a living body surface S via the retaining members 12, 12, and further, the adhesive member 30 is formed in an enough size to cover substantially all regions of the retaining members 12, 12, and is configured to have liquid through holes 30b to 30b, 30c, 30c to discharge sweat which is accumulated in internal spaces R, R formed between the living body surface S and the retaining members 12, 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PROKIDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10758148
    Abstract: An electrode cap contains at least one electrode array and is to be applied to a subject's head. The electrode array contains an insulating layer, two electrodes disposed opposite one another on the insulating layer, namely a first measurement electrode facing toward the subject's head and a reference electrode facing away from the subject's head. A conductive body abuts the reference electrode and is in electrical contact therewith, and is arranged on the side of the reference electrode that faces away from the subject's head. The individual conductive bodies of all the electrode arrays are electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph Guger, Guenter Edlinger
  • Patent number: 10744333
    Abstract: Certain medical devices, such as auditory prostheses, have an implantable portion and an external portion. The implantable portion and external portion each include a transmission/receiver coil that communicates signals between the two portions. The implanted coil is implanted about the ear canal while the external coil is disposed about the pinna or in the ear canal itself. The proximity of the two coils allows for signal transmission between the implantable and external portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COCHLEAR LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin Evert Gustaf Hillbratt, Werner Meskens, Koen Erik Van den Heuvel
  • Patent number: 10749774
    Abstract: A data collection device can determine that a connection is unavailable between the data collection device and a data processing platform. The data collection device can obtain, after the connection is unavailable, a plurality of readings. The data collection device can determine, based on determining that the connection is unavailable, to discard one or more readings from the plurality of readings to form a set of readings. The data collection device can store, based on determining that the connection is unavailable, the set of readings without storing the one or more readings. The data collection device can determine, after storing the set of readings, that the connection is available. The data collection device can transmit, based on determining that the connection is available, the set of readings to the data processing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10716489
    Abstract: A method is described for determining biological tissue type based on a complex impedance spectra obtained from a probe with a conducting part adjacent a tissue region of interest, wherein the impedance spectra includes data from a number of frequencies. The method may include: obtaining, from the complex impedance spectra, a first data set representative of impedance modulus values, or equivalent admittance values, at one or more frequencies, obtaining, from the complex impedance spectra, a second data set representative of impedance phase angle values, or equivalent admittance values, at one or more different frequencies, applying a first discrimination criterion to the first data set, applying a second discrimination criterion to the second data set, and thereby determining if the tissue region of interest is a tissue type characterised by the discrimination criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Oslo Universitetssykehus HF
    Inventors: Håvard Kalvøy, Axel Sauter, Audun Stubhaug, Sverre Grimnes, Ørjan G. Martinsen
  • Patent number: 10709378
    Abstract: A closed loop, neural activity triggered rehabilitation device and method are provided for facilitating recovery of a patient from the effects of a sensory motor disability. The device includes a sensor system positionable adjacent the brain of the patient. The sensor system detects neural signals. A functional stimulation component is operatively connectable to at least one body part, such as a muscle or a nerve. The functional stimulation component stimulates the at least one body part in response to the neural signals detected. A sensory stimulation module is operatively connected to the patient to provide sensory feedback thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Justin C. Williams, Vivek Prabhakaran
  • Patent number: 10702322
    Abstract: Provided are a medical insertion apparatus includes a screw body to be inserted into a body, and an electrode provided in the screw body and including an externally exposed portion, wherein a through-hole may be provided in the screw body or the electrode, and a medical insertion apparatus includes a screw body to be inserted into a body, and an electrode provided in the screw body and exposed to an outside of the screw body, wherein the screw body and the electrode may be provided in a connectable or separable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventor: Kyoung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10678334
    Abstract: The disclosed wearable apparatus may include wearable apparatus includes a (1) device dimensioned to fit about a body part of a user, (2) a tensioning mechanism that harnesses to the device in a manner that is relative to the fit of the device about the body part of the user, and (3) an actuator couples to the tensioning mechanism that, when actuated, causes substantially tangential movement of the tensioning mechanism relative to a surface of the body part to produce substantially orthogonal movement of the device relative to the surface of the body part. Various other methods, systems, and/or computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Matthew Pezent, Priyanshu Agarwal, Hrvoje Benko, Nicholas Colonnese, Ali Israr, Shea Jonathan Robinson
  • Patent number: 10667751
    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 various sensors, 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: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kaskoun, Brian David Niznik, Michael David Atella
  • Patent number: 10653334
    Abstract: A system for performing at least one impedance measurement on a biological subject, the system including a measuring device having a first housing including spaced pairs of foot drive and sense electrodes provided in electrical contact with feet of the subject in use, a second housing including spaced pairs of hand drive and sense electrodes provided in electrical contact with hands of the subject in use, at least one signal generator electrically connected to at least one of the drive electrodes to apply a drive signal to the subject, at least one sensor electrically connected to at least one of the sense electrodes to measure a response signal in the subject and a measuring device processor that at least in part controls the at least one signal generator, receives an indication of a measured response signal from the at least one sensor and generates measurement data indicative of at least one measured impedance value and a client device in communication with the measuring device, the client device being ada
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jack Gerald Cosentino, Tim Essex, Matthew Joseph Miller
  • Patent number: 10655158
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bacterial counting method, comprising the following steps, S1: preparing a polyaniline/bacterial composite film on the surface of a glassy carbon electrode by electric polymerization; S2: drawing the standard curve of the polyaniline/bacterial composite film modified electrode; and S3: determining the bacterial concentration of the bacteria solution sample to be tested according to the standard curve obtained in step S2. The method does not require the cultivation of the bacteria in the implementation process, such that same takes a short time and is easy to operate; the method uses aniline as the main reagent, and the consumption of the solution to be tested is small, such that the testing cost is low and the equipment is simple; the method has the advantages of a good repeatability and a wide detection linear range; and the method is an easy to operate, short time-consuming, and low cost bacterial counting method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Xiaobo Zou, Zhihua Li, Jiyong Shi, Xiaowei Huang, Xucheng Zhou, Xuetao Hu
  • Patent number: 10624547
    Abstract: Devices and systems described herein relate to a sensing device that includes an output area and an electrode area. The output area includes an output circuit comprising an integrator adapted to integrate a received current so as to generate an output voltage corresponding to the received current. The electrode area includes an electrode comprising an exposed, electrically conductive, surface area and electrode circuitry connected to the exposed surface area. The electrode circuitry comprises a voltage-to-current transducer adapted to produce a wire current corresponding to a voltage present at the exposed surface area. The sensing device also includes a connecting wire electrically connecting the electrode circuitry to the output circuit, wherein the current received by the output circuit is the wire current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: IMEC VZW, Katholieke Univesiteit Leuven, KU LEUVEN R&D
    Inventors: Bogdan Raducanu, Srinjoy Mitra, Refet Firat Yazicioglu
  • Patent number: 10602954
    Abstract: A great device (10) processes and visualizes electrical impedance tomography (EIT) data (3) of at least one region of the lungs for determining and visualizing regional properties of the lungs of a living being. The EIT data (3) are obtained from an electrical impedance tomography apparatus (30). The device makes it possible to visualize regional properties of the lungs or of regions of the lungs in terms of hyperdistension or collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Yvo Gärber
  • Patent number: 10595937
    Abstract: A system for diagnosis or treatment of tissue in a body is provided. The system includes an ablation catheter having a deformable, elongate shaft having proximal and distal ends. The catheter further includes an ablation delivery member disposed proximate the distal end of the shaft and configured to deliver ablation energy to ablate the tissue. In one embodiment, the ablation delivery member comprises an ablation electrode and may also be configured to generate a signal indicative of electrical activity in the tissue. The catheter further includes one or more sensing electrodes disposed proximate the ablation delivery member. The sensing electrodes are configured to generate signals indicative of electrical activity in the tissue. The system further includes an electronic control unit configured to control delivery of ablation energy from the ablation delivery member responsive to one or more of the generated signals indicative of electrical activity in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Reed R. Heimbecher, Saurav Paul, Prathyusha Marri, Steven C. Christian, William M. Sutton, Paul H. McDowall
  • Patent number: 10596368
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implantable quadripolar electrode for sequential neurostimulation of the phrenic nerve. A matrix is provided with two branches each consisting of a hook designed to come in contact with the phrenic nerve without totally encircling it and an extension (112, 122), or strip, designed to cross the corresponding incision arranged in the pleura and fix the same on the pericardium, each hook having an orifice allowing the phrenic nerve to pass; The hooks are connected with a bridge designed to keep them at a fixed distance from each other on the longitudinal plane of said phrenic nerve and to allow the rotation of the branches in relation to one another to position the hooks around the phrenic nerve via their respective openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ATROTECH
    Inventor: Serge Renaux
  • Patent number: 10588571
    Abstract: System for capacitively recording electrical bio-signals from a bio-signal source, wherein the system has at least one capacitive measuring electrode and at least one electronic evaluation unit which is coupled to the measuring electrode and is intended to evaluate the electrical signals from the measuring electrode, and wherein the system also has means for monitoring the quality of the capacitive coupling between the measuring electrode and the bio-signal source, characterized in that the means for monitoring the quality of the capacitive coupling have, in addition to the measuring electrode(s), at least two injection electrodes which are electrically separated from one another and are intended to feed injection signals into the at least one measuring electrode via the bio-signal source, wherein the system has signal generators for generating a first injection signal and a second injection signal which differs from the first injection signal, which signals are fed into the measuring electrode by means of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CAPICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Oehler, Ilya Elenskiy
  • Patent number: 10575783
    Abstract: Methods for sensing or stimulating electrical activity of brain tissue from within an animal vessel by placement of an intravascular device within an animal vessel to control an external device, the intravascular device being adapted to at least one of sense and stimulate activity of brain tissue located outside the vessel proximate the intravascular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Synchron Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Thomas James Oxley
  • Patent number: 10561328
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a lightweight wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a reusable monitor recorder that removably snaps into a receptacle on the electrode patch. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline, with its unique narrow “hourglass”-like shape, significantly improves the ability of the wearable monitor to cutaneously sense cardiac electrical potential signals, particularly the P-wave and the QRS interval signals indicating ventricular activity in the ECG waveforms. In particular, the ECG electrodes on the electrode patch are tailored to be positioned axially along the midline of the sternum for capturing action potential propagation in an orientation that corresponds to the aVF lead used in a conventional 12-lead ECG that is used to sense positive or upright P-waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10555685
    Abstract: A compensation circuit has a predetermined, known complex impedance and is located in a handle of a catheter or in a distal end of a cable that connects to the catheter. The compensation circuit is probed with a pilot signal produced by a compensation control. The compensation control measures the complex impedance, which is the combination of the circuit's known impedance as well as that of the cable and then determines the difference between the measured and the known complex impedances which represents that which is attributable to the cable, and is used to cancel out such cable-related contributions to complex impedance in other electrical connections in the same cable. In another aspect, an unknown tissue is identified as one of a plurality of possible tissue types such as regular myocardium, scar and fat based on the measured phase angle of the complex impedance of the unknown tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Cao, Saurav Paul
  • Patent number: 10542935
    Abstract: A sensor is disclosed comprising, in at least one embodiment an electrode, a track and an electrical connector, wherein, the track is comprising an electrically conductive flexible and elastic material that comprises an electrically conductive material that is non-contiguous that when stretched is able to transmit an electrical signal from an electrode to an electrical connector and from an electrical connector to an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Smart Solutions Technologies, S.L.
    Inventors: Agustin Macia Barber, Daniel Llorca Juan, Christian Vicente Rengel, Borja Gonzalvez Munoz
  • Patent number: 10541257
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an array substrate, a display panel and a display device. The array substrate includes a peripheral circuit area in which a plurality of first wire grooves, a plurality of second wire grooves, a plurality of first lead wires and a plurality of second lead wires are arranged, wherein each first lead wire is arranged corresponding to one of the first wire grooves, and laid out on a bottom and sidewalls of a corresponding first wire groove; and each second lead wire is arranged corresponding to one of the second wire grooves, and a plurality of recesses and protrusions are arranged alternately on a bottom surface of each second wire groove along an extension direction of the each second wire groove, wherein each second lead wire is laid out on surfaces of recesses and protrusions on a bottom surface of a corresponding second wire groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Chongqing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Li, Zhe Li, Xiaoji Li, Jaikwang Kim, Keke Gu, Lan Xin
  • Patent number: 10531811
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor for monitoring the depth of consciousness of a patient. The sensor includes a plurality of light sources, light detectors, and in some embodiments, electrodes. In an embodiment, the sensor includes reusable and disposable portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Yassir Abdul-Hafiz
  • Patent number: 10506941
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes apparatus and methods for sensing electrical activity in tissue of a person in a manner which is substantially limits or eliminates interference from noise in a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Hans C. Lee
  • Patent number: 10492707
    Abstract: Electrodes for use in electroencephalographic recording, including consciousness and seizure monitoring applications, have novel features that speed, facilitate or enforce proper placement of the electrodes, including any of alignment indicators, tabs and juts, color coding, and an insulating bridge between reference and ground electrodes which ensures a safe application distance between the conductive regions of the two electrodes in the event of cardiac defibrillation. A method of using a set of at least four such electrodes is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 10492703
    Abstract: Epidermal electronics are sensors with mechanical properties matching human epidermis. Their manufacturing process includes photolithography and dry and wet etching within cleanroom facilities. The high cost of manpower, materials, photo masks, and facilities greatly hinders the commercialization potential of disposable epidermal electronics. In contrast, an embodiment of the invention includes a low cost, high throughput, bench top “cut-and-paste” method to complete the freeform manufacture of epidermal sensor system (ESS) in minutes. This versatile method works for many types of thin metal and polymeric sheets and is compatible with many tattoo adhesives or medical tapes. The resultant ESS is highly multimaterial and multifunctional and may measure ECG, EMG, skin temperature, skin hydration, as well as respiratory rate. Also, a stretchable planar coil made of serpentine ribbons can be used as a wireless strain gauge and/or a near field communication (NFC) antenna. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Nanshu Lu, Shixuan Yang, Pulin Wang
  • Patent number: 10478096
    Abstract: A neural monitoring system for detecting an artificially-induced mechanical muscle response to an electrical stimulus at a stimulation frequency includes a mechanical sensor and a processor in communication with the mechanical sensor. The mechanical sensor is configured to be placed in mechanical communication with the muscle and to generate a mechanomyography output signal corresponding to a sensed mechanical movement of the muscle. The processor is configured to receive the mechanomyography output signal from the mechanical sensor and determine a frequency component of the mechanomyography output signal that has a peak magnitude and to detect the occurrence of an artificially-induced mechanical muscle response therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Surgical Solutions.
    Inventors: Christopher Wybo, Darren Scarfe, Aashish Shah
  • Patent number: 10463272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a physiological recording electrode, and, more particularly, to an EEG (electroencephalography) recording electrode that can be used without the need for numerous steps in preparing the subject's skin and the electrode itself. The invention further relates to a surface feature or penetrator with a size and shape which that will not bend or break, which limits the depth of application, and/or anchors the electrode or other device during normal application; and a packaging system comprising a well and electrolytic fluid for maintaining a coating of said electrolytic fluid on the surface feature or penetrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 10463296
    Abstract: An automated adaptive muscle stimulation system and method are disclosed. The stimulation system includes at least one electrode assembly adapted to deliver a muscle stimulation signal to the tissue of a user, a sensor system adapted to detect a muscle response, and an electrical stimulation device operably coupled to the at least on electrode assembly and the sensor system, the electrical stimulation device including a control system operable to automatically diagnose at least one characteristic of a muscle from the detected muscle response and adjust at least one parameter of the muscle stimulation signal in response thereto to deliver an adjusted muscle stimulation signal. A dual mode muscle stimulation system adapted to accept first and second data sets and provide first and second levels of treatment data is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DJO Global Switzerland SARL
    Inventors: Felix Buhlmann, Pierre-Yves Lampo, Pierre Rigaux, Pierre-Yves Mueller, David Truffer, Klaus Schonenberger
  • Patent number: 10434312
    Abstract: An electrode assembly for stimulation of a spinal cord within a spinal canal, the spinal canal containing a dura mater, the assembly incorporating a base, a lateral arm extending from the base; a ventral series of electrodes attached to base and to the lateral arm; a dorsal series of electrodes attached to the base and to the lateral arm; ventral and dorsal matrices of electrical conductors respectively communicating electrically with the ventral and dorsal series of electrodes; and an electric pulse generator for electrifying the ventral and dorsal conductors, the generator being adapted for exclusively electrifying the ventral matrix of electrical conductors, and for alternatively exclusively electrifying the dorsal matrix of electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Amitabh Goel
  • Patent number: 10420941
    Abstract: An implantable device includes a lead, for example for neurostimulation of the vagus nerve. The lead includes a series of stimulation electrodes and a series of external electrodes for bioimpedance measurements on blood flow located in the same region, for example on the carotid artery. The device further includes means for separating into frequency bands the measured bioimpedance signal, the bands selected to reflect different respective activities such as vasomotor activity, hemodynamic activity, respiration, and cardiac rhythm activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sorin CRM SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Bonnet, Thierry Legay, Dominique Decoene, Patrick Le Gousse, Mathieu Collignon
  • Patent number: 10406332
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods may be used for delivery of an implant to a bodily cavity. The implant may include a hub and a plurality of legs, and may be moveable between a low-profile and expanded configuration. The systems may include a crimping device having a crimping member with a plurality of arms. The plurality of arms may engage the plurality of legs of the implant, and may move the legs to move the implant to the low-profile configuration. In some instances a delivery device may aid in crimping and/or delivery of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intersect ENT, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Abbate
  • Patent number: 10398334
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a removable reusable monitor recorder. The wearable monitor sits centrally (in the midline) on the patient's chest along the sternum oriented top-to-bottom. The placement of the wearable monitor in a location at the sternal midline (or immediately to either side of the sternum) benefits extended wear by removing the requirement that ECG electrodes be continually placed in the same spots on the skin throughout the monitoring period. Instead, the patient can place an electrode patch anywhere within the general region of the sternum. Ensuring that the quality level of ECG recording remains constant over an extended period of time is provided through self-authentication of electrode patches. The monitor recorder implements a challenge response scheme upon being connected to an electrode patch. Failing self-authentication, the monitor recorder signals an error condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Gust H. Bardy, Jon Mikalson Bishay
  • Patent number: 10398376
    Abstract: A system for electrically coupling a garment to a mating object and manufacture method thereof, the system comprising: a fabric interlayer of the garment including a set of ports; an electronics substrate having a first surface adjacent to a second side of the fabric interlayer and including a set of vias through a thickness of the electronics substrate, aligned with the set of ports, and a set of contacts at a second surface opposing the first surface; a mount assembly having a third surface adjacent to the second surface of the electronics substrate and including a set of holes aligned with the set of vias and the set of ports, as well as a set of openings that correspond to and receive portions of the set of contacts, and a fourth surface opposing the third surface and defining a cavity configured to receive and electrically interface the mating object to the electronics substrate; and a set of fasteners that 1) compress the backing plate, the fabric interlayer, the electronics substrate, and the mount ass
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mad Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: James Artel Berg, Gaston MacMillan, Chris Glaister, Wesley Groom, Liang Yao
  • Patent number: 10321838
    Abstract: An active low impedance electrode (20) employing an electrical activity sensor (21) connected to a voltage sense contact (22), a current flow contact (23) and an active electrode coupler (24). In operation, responsive to the voltage sense contact (22) and the current flow contact (23) being attached to the anatomical region (13) of the patient, the electrical activity sensor (21) controls a directional flow of a sensor current between the electrical activity sensor (21) and the anatomical region (13) to establish an equivalence between a patient voltage at voltage sense contact (22) and a sensor voltage at active electrode coupler (24), and/or a patient contact impedance between the voltage sense contact (22) and the current flow contact (23) is greater than an active electrode impedance at the active electrode coupler (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Earl Clark Herleikson
  • Patent number: 10307098
    Abstract: An optical system for the detection of skin disease, such as melanoma, acquires images of a lesion on a subject's skin at different wavelengths and utilizes a sweeping arm rotating about the lesion in a clock-like sweep to produce diagnostically relevant metrics and classifiers from the image data so as to enhance detection of the skin disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Daniel Gareau
  • Patent number: 10293151
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving and processing thought signals indicative of an intended action, and then delivering stimulation to effectuate the intended action through a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes a flexible printed circuit board having at least one finger and a plurality of electrogel discs disposed on the at least one finger. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing a layer of polyimide, etching a conductive copper circuit including a plurality of electrodes into the layer of polyimide to form an etched circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the etched circuit layer to form a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), and cutting at least one finger from the flexible PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend
  • Patent number: 10279085
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices, and methods of coating same, including a plurality of components disposed on a substrate, and a low surface energy layer deposited as a liquid over at least a first portion of the components and the substrate, the low surface energy layer becoming solidified after deposition and conforming to at least the first portion of the components. The devices further include a biocompatible hermetic coating conforming to and sealingly covering at least a portion of the low surface energy layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Coat-X SA
    Inventors: Andreas Hogg, Yanik Tardy, Thierry Aellen, Herbert Keppner, Juergen Burger
  • Patent number: 10278590
    Abstract: A medical system may include a shaft member and a structure physically coupled to the shaft member. A portion of the shaft member may be sized to be delivered through a bodily opening leading to a bodily cavity. The structure may include at least two flexible couplings, each flexible coupling extending transversely from an intermediate portion of a respective one of at least two elongate members of the structure. The flexible coupling extending transversely from the intermediate portion of a first one of the at least two elongate members forms at least a part of a first closed loop arranged to receive a portion of the flexible coupling of a second one of the at least two elongate members therethrough to limit a spacing between the intermediate portions of the first and the second ones of the at least two elongate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Aldo Antonio Salvestro, John Andrew Funk, Kelly Wilson Watkinson, Saar Moisa
  • Patent number: 10244960
    Abstract: A system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: an elongate tubular member having a lumen, a proximal end and a distal end; and a basket assembly including a plurality of flexible splines; an anchor for securably affixing proximal portions of the splines, where the anchor is securably affixed within the lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal end of the elongate tubular member; and a tip for securably affixing the distal portions of the splines; where the tip is recessed within the basket assembly upon radial expansion of the basket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Topera, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Kordis, Ruchir Sehra, Eric T. Johnson, Darrin J. Kent, Robert Ryan Ragland
  • Patent number: 10238467
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for advanced electrode management in neurological monitoring applications include receiving sockets configured to receive connectors having groups of electrodes. The physician is not required to manually map each electrode with its corresponding input channel. Electrodes are coupled to the corresponding input channels in groups through connectors having a unique identification (ID). The system is configured to read the unique ID of each connector and establish its identity. Based on the ID, the system configures itself to automatically correlate or associate each electrode with its corresponding input channel when the connectors are first inserted into the receiving sockets, and again if the connectors are removed and re-inserted into different positions in the receiving sockets, to insure the electrodes are always mapped to the same input channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cadwell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: John A Cadwell
  • Patent number: 10238336
    Abstract: A sensor is disclosed comprising, in at least one embodiment an electrode, a track and an electrical connector, wherein, the track is comprising an electrically conductive flexible and elastic material that comprises an electrically conductive material that is non-contiguous that when stretched is able to transmit an electrical signal from an electrode to an electrical connector and from an electrical connector to an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Smart Solutions Technologies, S.L.
    Inventors: Agustin Macia Barber, Daniel Llorca Juan, Christian Vicente Rengel, Borja Gonzalvez Munoz
  • Patent number: 10210409
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system is described that can detect and optionally quantify a drowsiness state and/or and emotional state of a seat occupant in the vehicle. A seat is mounted in a vehicle and houses a wireless electromagnetic sensing system at least partially integrated into the seat. These sensed signals can be used to determine the occupant's state. When the state exceeds a threshold, then wireless stimulation emitters output a stimulation signal to the occupant to alter the emotion state or drowsiness state to move the occupant to below the threshold and to a calm state or an alert state. The system can also use additional physiological sensor to measure at least one of a heart rate, a respiration rate, or both of the occupant to be used with the electromagnetic sensing at the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Migneco, David Gallagher, Arjun Yetukuri
  • Patent number: 10173047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for neuromuscular stimulation of one or more muscles, or muscle groups, with one or more beneficial effects selected from increasing arterial, venous and capillary blood flow, increasing flux of interstitial fluid and lymphatic drainage, increasing tissue oxygenation, enhancing heat distribution, enhancing the distribution of pharmaceutical products, and enhancing performance and recovery from exertion in horses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sky Medical Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Tucker, Duncan Bain, Gregory James Firth
  • Patent number: 10172658
    Abstract: Provided are a medical insertion apparatus including a screw body to be inserted into a body, and a conductive portion provided in the screw body and including an externally exposed portion, wherein the conductive portion may extend in a longitudinal direction of the screw body and form a single closed loop, and a medical insertion apparatus including a screw body to be inserted into a body, a driver to engage with the screw body to be used to fasten or loosen the screw body, and a conductive portion provided in the screw body and the driver and including an externally exposed portion on one side of the screw body, wherein a portion of the conductive portion disposed in the screw body and another portion of the conductive portion disposed in the driver may be electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventor: Kyoung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10172560
    Abstract: Sensor means for detection of bioelectrical signals, in particular, for implantation into or onto a brain wherein the sensor means comprises a first number of electrodes which can be coupled to a biological organism, in particular, to neural cells of a nervous system for tapping a first plurality of electrical potentials at the biological organism. According to the invention, the sensor means comprises means for providing an averaged electrical reference potential. The averaged electrical reference potential is formed from a plurality of detected electrical potential that are tapped at the biological organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CorTec GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schüttler, Jörn Rickert, Christian Henle, Tonio Ball, Markus Raab