Attached To One Of The Bodys Extremities Patents (Class 600/384)
  • Patent number: 10327657
    Abstract: A method of measuring bioelectric signals of a patient having an axis extending from the patient's head to the patient's feet includes attaching a patch to the patient's skin. The patch may include a first electrode and a second electrode spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the patch. The patch may be attached such that the longitudinal axis of the patch is generally aligned with the axis of the patient. The method may also include attaching a third electrode to the patient's skin, and measuring bioelectric signals of the patient using the first electrode, the second electrode, and the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INFOBIONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Spencer, Peter Van Der Sluis
  • Patent number: 10292641
    Abstract: An integrated system for injection including an injection device (10) in electronic connection with a communication device (A) is provided. The external communication device may be a handheld electronic device such as a Smartphone or a dedicated reader such as a reader capable of reading information contained on an RFID tag. The injection device includes a needle (12) and a drug delivery portion (28) enclosed within an external housing. Optionally, a plurality of sensors (16) is affixed to the surface of the needle to collect data about the injection and physical characteristics of the patient. The data may be recorded on a data capture module (36). The electronic chip may be a readable and writable electronic chip such as a nonvolatile memory chip. The injection device may further include a data transmitter (42) for sending information obtained from the data capture module to the external communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christophe Bureau, Roderick Hausser, Herve Monchoix
  • Patent number: 10278602
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ECG monitoring system includes two or more electrodes configured to record cardiac potentials from a patient, at least one processor, and a rapid acquisition module executable on the at least one processor to: determine that an impedance of each electrode is less than an impedance threshold; record initial ECG lead data based on the cardiac potentials; determine that a noise level in each ECG lead of the initial ECG data is less than a noise threshold; start a recording timer once the noise level is below the noise threshold; record an ECG dataset while the noise level is maintained below the noise threshold until the recording timer reaches a predetermined test duration; store the ECG dataset and provide a completion alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew Lane Pemberton, Brian Joseph Young
  • Patent number: 10264992
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a lightweight wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch with sewn electrodes and a reusable monitor recorder that removably snaps into a receptacle on the electrode patch. The 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: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10182723
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for monitoring physiological electrical activity of an individual include a first electrode unit for receiving a first signal indicative of electrical activity at a first location on a body of the individual and a second electrode unit for receiving a second signal indicative of electrical activity at a second location on the body of the individual. Each of the first and second electrode units may be operated in a field-sensing mode wherein the electrode unit is placed on or in proximity to the individual's skin. The first and second electrode units comprise a capacitive sensor element, and the capacitive sensor element of each of the electrode units comprising an electrodynamic sensor which is sensitive to electromagnetic waves; and an antenna comprising an electrically conductive radiating element for receiving electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EasyG LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Crannell Evans, Efraim Gavrilovich, Rasvan Catalin Mihai, Ion Isbasescu
  • Patent number: 10182731
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical electrode comprising a conductive metal base comprising a plate element and a boss formed on the plate element and a conductive support cylinder separate from the conductive metal base. The conductive support cylinder is rotatably mounted to the conductive metal base while remaining in electrical communication with said conductive metal base. The present invention also provides a limb clamp for an ECG device. According to the present invention, it is possible to prevent bending of the cable connecting with the medical electrode, thereby avoiding cable failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jie Su, Yuanchao Zhu
  • Patent number: 10143527
    Abstract: A surgical system that includes a surgical glove configured to be removably attached to a human hand is disclosed. The surgical glove can include a first surgical instrument attached to the surgical glove, where the first surgical instrument is nonremoveably, integrally attached to the surgical glove during the formation of the surgical glove, and where the first surgical instrument is coupled to a finger of the surgical glove; a first switch attached to the surgical glove for controlling the first surgical support system; and a first actuating element attached to a thumb of the surgical glove. The first actuating element can be a discrete element. The first switch can be actuated when the first actuating element is placed in close proximity to the first switch, and a thumb of said surgical glove can be free of surgical support systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew I. Schneider, Mark McGlothlin, Scott Herrick
  • Patent number: 10092203
    Abstract: Wearable devices are provided including electrical contacts to detect voltages or other biosignals when mounted to the skin of a wearer. The impedance between a pair of the electrical contacts can be detected and the device operated based on the detected impedance. The device can detect an electrocardiogram or other biopotentials using the electrical contacts if the detected impedance falls below a specified threshold. The device could indicate that the detected impedance is below the specified threshold, e.g., such that a wearer could contact one of the electrical contacts with a finger to allow detection of an electrocardiogram between the arms of the wearer. The device could indicate that the detected impedance remains greater than the specified threshold, e.g., such that a wearer could re-mount the wearable device to improve the electrical connection between the electrical contacts and the wearer's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Russell Norman Mirov
  • Patent number: 10052479
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Timothy Machold, Zachary J. Malchano, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 10055019
    Abstract: A glove interface object is provided, including: a plurality of magnetic objects positioned on a first side of the glove interface object; a plurality of electromagnets positioned on a second side of the glove interface object opposite the first side, the plurality of electromagnets being positioned substantially opposite the plurality of magnetic objects, wherein each electromagnet is configured when activated to attract one or more of the magnetic objects; a controller configured to control activation and deactivation of the electromagnets based on received haptic feedback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Beran
  • Patent number: 10024081
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a door lock including a locking mechanism, a power interface, a main control board, an environmental information collection device and a power supply management device, where the locking mechanism, power interface and power supply management device are respectively connected with the main control board, the environmental information collection device connected with the power supply management device, the environmental information collection device configured to collect and transmit environmental information on the surrounding of the door lock to the power supply management device; the power supply management device configured to carry out processing according to the environmental information and output a power supply mode matched with the environmental information to the main control board; and the power interface configured to execute an operation related to the power supply mode matched with the environmental information according to a power supply instruction from the main control
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: YANNAN GUOCHUANG TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiangming Li, Beining Huang, Darun Tang, Lin Zhu, Hailong Zhao, Dun Li, Gongqiu Zhang, Baopeng Hao
  • Patent number: 10016144
    Abstract: A biological signal acquisition device includes an electrode made up of a plurality of cell electrodes, and a controller that acquires an electrical signal from a biological body through a pair of cell electrode groups made up of a part or all of the plurality of cell electrodes. The controller determines a contact condition between the part or all of the plurality of cell electrodes and the biological body, based on a detection signal acquired by scanning the part or all of the plurality of cell electrodes. Further, the controller selects the cell electrodes making up the pair of cell electrode groups, based on the determined contact condition so that contact resistances between the cell electrode groups and the biological body are equal between the pair of cell electrode groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Shirai
  • Patent number: 9855009
    Abstract: An apparatus for working in conjunction with a digital sensor, CPU and display of a host device in order to measure blood characteristics that includes a housing configured for association with the host device so as to define between them a chamber into which at least a portion of an appendage of a living being is placed such that a tip of the appendage is deployed adjacent to the digital sensor so as to cover the digital sensor. The chamber substantially encloses the digital sensor. Light from a light source is directed toward the appendage tip, wherein at least some light from the light source is reflected by tissue of the appendage, is received by the sensor and data thereby generated is processed by the CUP to determine the blood characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: CNOGA MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yosef Segman
  • Patent number: 9743857
    Abstract: A probe system includes a finger-mountable housing having a distal end and a proximal receptacle end. The proximal receptacle end defines an opening to receive a finger. The probe system also includes a probe assembly disposed on or within the finger-mountable housing and having at least a first sensor. The first sensor is positioned to measure a physical characteristic of a first tissue when the finger-mountable housing and probe assembly are inserted in a rectum of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: William D. Chey, James A. Ashton-Miller, Brennan M. R. Spiegel
  • Patent number: 9662030
    Abstract: Devices are described herein including mounts configured to removably mount electrodes and other elements of the devices to a garment (e.g., a close-fitting undergarment) of a wearer. The devices include at least two electrodes configured such that the electrodes are maintained in secure electrical contact with skin of the wearer when the device is so mounted. The devices can be mounted to garments at various locations on the torso of the wearer such that an electrocardiographic signal related to the electrical activity of the heart of the wearer can be extracted from voltage fluctuations between the at least two electrodes. Such devices can be used for continuous logging or other applications of the electrocardiographic signals of the wearer. Such logged electrocardiographic signals could be used to determine a medical or health state of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Florence Thng, Russell Norman Mirov, Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 9665174
    Abstract: A method is provided, including: activating a plurality of glove emitters positioned on a glove interface object; using a plurality of proximity sensors positioned at fingertip portions of the glove interface object to determine a proximity of the fingertip portions to the glove emitters; in response to determining a location of the glove interface object within a predefined distance of a peripheral device, activating a plurality of peripheral emitters positioned at the peripheral device, and transitioning, from using the proximity sensors to determine the proximity of the fingertip portions to the glove emitters, to using the proximity sensors to determine a proximity of the fingertip portions to the peripheral emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 9526433
    Abstract: Wearable devices are described herein including a housing and a mount configured to mount the housing to a wrist of a wearer. The wearable devices further include first and second electrical contacts configured such that the first electrical contact is in contact with skin proximate of the wrist when the wearable device is so mounted. The second electrical contact is disposed on a surface of the wearable device away from the wrist such that, when the wearer contacts the second electrical contact with a finger or other element of the arm opposite the wrist, an electrocardiographic waveform of the wearer can be extracted from voltage fluctuations between the first and second electrodes. Such wearable devices can be used for periodic logging or other applications of the electrocardiographic waveforms of the wearer. Such logged electrocardiographic waveforms could be used to determine a medical or health state of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: John Lapetina, Russell Norman Mirov
  • Patent number: 9247908
    Abstract: A physiological detection module includes a conductive transmission unit, a coupler, and an electrical connector. The coupler is arranged on a surface of the conductive transmission unit. The coupler includes a receiving chamber extending therethrough. The coupler includes a positioning groove circumferentially formed thereon for coupling and positioning. The electrical connector extends through the conductive transmission unit and the receiving chamber of the coupler to connect the conductive transmission unit and the coupler together. As such, a physiological detection module is provided, which can be manufactured separately, is easy to manufacture, can be efficiently assembled for use, is securely coupled, and can prevent short-circuiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: King's Metal Fiber Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsun Kang, Hao-Chen Wang, Shu-Fen Liao
  • Patent number: 9107597
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provides an apparatus containing a device communicably coupled to two electrodes that may be positioned on a body of a subject for obtaining 12 leads or 18 leads electrocardiogram. The two electrodes may obtain signal parameters such as arm leads (I, II, III, AVR AVL and AVF) and left chest leads (V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6) and right chest leads (V1R, V2R, V3R, V4R, V5R, V6R). The signal parameters may be detected and collected by the device for processing thereof and thus obtain 12 leads or 18 leads electrocardiogram that may be transmitted to a health care provider for seeking health assistance based on the transmitted electrocardiogram. Further, a method for obtaining the electrocardiogram using two electrodes is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Alon Konchitsky, Yadon Arad
  • Patent number: 9042956
    Abstract: The system for displaying muscle force data includes a wearable patch and a remote visual display. The wearable patch carries electrodes suitable for sensing electromyographic signals on the skin of the patient. The patch carries circuitry which converts the detected electromyographic signal to a digital output which can be transmitted to the remote visual display. The circuitry relies on filtering to produce a usable digital signal at very low power consumption. The transmitted signal can be used to drive a variety of visual displays, including a conventional hand-held personal communicators and entertainment devices which had been programmed to suitably process the visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TECH TEAM LLC
    Inventors: Christopher R. Clare, Denise F. Gottfried, Jonathan Gottfried
  • Publication number: 20150087952
    Abstract: A shield can inhibit transfer of microbes and bodily fluids from a first side to a second side of the shield, while allowing an ECG device adjacent the first side of the shield to sense separate electrical potentials on skin adjacent the second side. The shield comprises a flexible sheet with a first electrically conductive portion and a second electrically conductive portion; the first and second electrically conductive portions are separated from one another by an electrically insulating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: David E. ALBERT, Christopher Ammon MYLES
  • Publication number: 20150080692
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophysiological analysis system, in particular for detecting pathological states. This system comprises: electrodes intended to be placed in different regions of the body that are well away from each other; an adjustable DC voltage source for generating successive DC voltage pulses varying in magnitude from one pulse to another, the duration of the pulses being equal to or greater than about 0.2 seconds; a switching circuit for selectively connecting a pair of active electrodes to the voltage source and for connecting at least one other high-impedance electrode; and a measurement circuit for recording data representative of the current in the active electrodes and potentials on at least certain high-impedance connected electrodes in response to the application of said pulses. The range of voltages covered causes, from one pulse to another, the appearance or disappearance of electrochemical phenomena in the vicinity of the active electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Impeto Medical
    Inventors: Philippe Brunswick, Nicolas Bocquet
  • Publication number: 20150073250
    Abstract: A method and system are presented for use in assessment of at least one cardiac parameter of an individual. An electrodes arrangement is applied to an individual's body, for applying an electrical field to the body and providing an electrical output indicative of a systolic impedance change and of a velocity of said change during a cardiac cycle. Also provided is additional data indicative of at least of the following conditions of the individual: a value of total peripheral resistance (TPR), a value of cardiac index (CI), and existence of the AHF condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: New N.I. Medical (2011) LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel A. GOOR, Efim FRINERMAN, Evgeny GRANOV, Igor GRANOV
  • Publication number: 20150065840
    Abstract: Improved stretchable printed circuit boards, and fabrication methods thereof, are described. The improved stretchable printed circuit boards include a serpentine conductive trace enclosed by stretchable dielectric material. The stretchable dielectric material has a serpentine shape itself, realized by crenulated edges. The crenulated edges reduce torsional strain on the conductive trace and are formed, for example, by cutting away sections of the stretchable dielectric material proximate segments of the serpentine conductive trace where the serpentine conductive trace changes direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Bailey
  • Patent number: 8965479
    Abstract: A biosensor is described which can obtain physiological data from an individual. The biosensor may collect electrodermal activity, skin temperature, and other information. The biosensor may be attached to the body through the use of a garment which may be fastened in multiple locations on the human body. The biosensor has replaceable electrodes which may be interchanged. The electrodes contact the body without having any wires or leads external to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Orion Wilder-Smith, Rosalind Wright Picard
  • Publication number: 20150051470
    Abstract: Wearable electronic devices that employ techniques for routing signals between components are described. An exemplary wearable electronic device includes a set of pod structures with each pod structure positioned adjacent and physically coupled to at least one other pod structure. The set of pod structures includes multiple sensor pods and at least one processor pod. Each sensor pod includes an on-board sensor to in use detect user-effected inputs and provide signals in response to the user-effected inputs. The signals are serially routed via successive ones of adjacent pod structures by respective communicative pathways until the signals are routed from the sensor pods to the processor pod. A processor on-board the processor pod processes the signals. Systems, articles, and methods for routing electrical signals and/or optical signals, including analog signals and/or digital signals, between pod structures are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Bailey, Stephen Lake, Aaron Grant
  • Publication number: 20150051454
    Abstract: A method for assessing sudomotor function of a patient for evaluating diabetic and autonomous neuropathy is disclosed. The method is performed in a system comprising electrodes intended to be placed on different regions of the patient body, and an adjustable DC source. The method includes applying on the electrodes DC voltage pulses of varying voltage values in order to stress sweat glands, the voltage pulses lasting given durations allowing the stabilization of electrochemical phenomena in the body, near the electrodes; collecting data representative of the current between the electrodes, and of the potential generated on the electrodes for the different DC voltages; from the data, computing results representative of the electrochemical skin conductance of the patient; reconciling the latter data with reference data obtained in the same conditions on patients identified as suffering or not from sudomotor, and identifying the patient as suffering or not from sudomotor dysfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: IMPETO MEDICAL
    Inventors: Philippe Brunswick, Kamel Khalfallah, Jean Henry Calvet
  • Publication number: 20150051469
    Abstract: A method, a sensor arrangement, an apparatus and a computer program product for measuring a change in lung volume, having measuring a parameter for impedance pneumography by using at least one electrode configured to be in contact with an arm of a human body and at least one electrode configured to be in skin contact with thorax of a human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ville-Pekka Seppa, Jari Viik
  • Publication number: 20150038808
    Abstract: An electrocardiographic signal measurement apparatus that easily attaches or detaches and can stably measure electrocardiographic signals without obstructing motions of a user. An electrocardiographic signal measurement apparatus includes an outer ear electrode that is made of a material having elasticity and conductivity and is brought into contact with and attached to an area of an outer ear including a boundary region between an auricle and an earlobe configuring the outer ear, an upper arm electrode that is brought into contact with and attached to an upper arm on the opposite side in the horizontal direction to the side where the outer ear electrode is attached to the outer ear, and a signal processing unit that is connected with the outer ear electrode and the upper arm electrode and measures an electrocardiographic signal detected by the outer ear electrode and the upper arm electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: TORU SHIMUTA
  • Publication number: 20150005609
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for monitoring heart muscle activity of an individual include a first electrode unit, for receiving a first signal indicative of electrical, activity at a first location on a body of the individual and a second electrode unit for receiving a second, signal indicative of electrical activity at a second location on the body of the individual. Each of the first and second electrode units is configurable to operate in a field-sensing mode wherein the electrode unit is placed on or it! proximity to the individual's skin, and a current-sensing mode wherein the electrode unit is coupled to a resistive sensor sensing element placed directly on the individual's skin. The field-sensing mode can be either non-contact field-sensing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: EasyG LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Crannell Evans, Efraim Gavrilovich, Rasvan Catalin Mihai, Ion Isbasescu
  • Publication number: 20140350377
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hand-held, medical, multi-channel biological information acquisition mobile terminal system, comprising two signal sensing gloves RL with a cable end embedded therein, for use in acquiring a variety of biological signals comprising multi-channel interconnected ECG, heart sounds, finger blood volume pulse, and skin impedance etc., the signal sensing gloves RL also comprising a signal acquisition device S, a signal transmission device C connected to the signal acquisition device S, and a mobile terminal T connected wirelessly or with a wired connection. The system has the characteristics of low power consumption, small size, low cost and fewer control channels needed for multi-channel connection; and the system can achieve on-site acquisition of a variety of biological information and the mobile function of electronic health records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Zhiwei Liang, Zhangjin Su, Lili He, Xiaoping Lai
  • Publication number: 20140336492
    Abstract: A bio-impedance measurement apparatus includes a flexible band member, two probe sets attached to the flexible band member, a measurement device, and a wireless device. One probe set includes a probe having a tip portion configured to pierce the skin for an acupuncture point. Another probe set, used as an electrical ground, includes a probe configured to contact the reference skin at a region. The measurement device is disposed on the flexible band member and electrically coupled to the two probe sets for provision of an impulse current signal to the acupuncture point. The measurement device can amplify and measure the voltage response across the acupuncture points and the ground. The amplified signal is converted to a digital signal. The wireless device is configured to transmit the acupuncture code and impedance information to a remote monitor station. The bio-impedance measurement apparatus is disposed on a wearable sock or glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jium Ming Lin
  • Publication number: 20140336491
    Abstract: A cardiac event monitoring system may include a base unit including a base connector, a wearable electrode system, and a plug-in adapter. The wearable electrode system includes a cable, an electrode at one end of the cable, and a cable connector at the other end of the cable. The cable connector is configured to plug into the base connector. The plug-in adapter includes electrodes and an adapter connector that is configured to plug into the base connector. A handheld device may include a plug-in adapter having first and second electrodes and a controller that is configured to process electrical signals detected by at least one of the first or second electrodes that are indicative of a cardiac event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: MEDICOMP, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel BALDA, Robert Michael Thomas, Monte Marek, Tary Mann, Anthony Balda
  • Publication number: 20140330096
    Abstract: A method for performing an electrophysiological analysis implemented in a system includes: a series of electrodes to be placed on different regions of the human body; a DC voltage source controlled so as to produce DC voltage pulses; a switching circuit for selectively connecting the active electrodes to the voltage source, the active electrodes forming an anode and a cathode, and for connecting at least one other high-impedance passive electrode used to measure the potential reached by the body; and a measuring circuit for reading data representative of the current in the active electrodes, and data representative of the potentials generated on at least certain high-impedance electrodes in response to the application of the pulses, the data allowing a value to be determined for the electrochemical conductance of the skin. The method also regenerates a high-impedance electrode connected to the voltage source as a cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: IMPETO MEDICAL
    Inventor: Philippe Brunswick
  • Publication number: 20140316229
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring electrodermal activity can include a first electrode in contact with a first portion and a second electrode in contact with a second portion of a stratum corneum, and in electronic communication with the second electrode through the stratum corneum. A processing module is electrically coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode and is operable to (a) bias the first electrode at a first voltage V+ and the second electrode at a second voltage V? (b) measure a current flowing between the first electrode and the second electrode, the current corresponding to the conductance of the stratum corneum, (c) subtract a compensation current from the measured current (d) measure a resulting current producing an amplified output voltage (e) measure a conductance of the stratum corneum, and (f) adjust at least one of the first voltage, the second voltage and the compensation current to desaturate the output voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Empatica Srl
    Inventors: SIMONE TOGNETTI, IVAN CENCI, DANIELE RESNATI, MAURIZIO GARBARINO, MATTEO LAI
  • Patent number: 8868217
    Abstract: Devices and methods of treating a targeted body tissue by stimulating the body tissue with an electric current. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an electrode carrier configured to be removably coupled to an interior surface of an orthosis. The electrode carrier includes a recess configured to matingly receive a portion of an electrode. The electrode carrier is electrically coupled to the electrode when the portion of the electrode is disposed within the recess. A connection member is electrically coupled to the electrode carrier and is configured to be releasably coupled to a surface of the orthosis. The electrode carrier is electrically coupled to the orthosis when the connection member is coupled to the orthosis. In some embodiments, the electrode carrier is configured to be removably coupled to the interior surface of the orthosis. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the electrode is constructed of an absorptive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bioness Neuromodulation Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Dar, Mark Rubin, Shmuel Springer, Amir Cohen
  • Patent number: 8862222
    Abstract: There is described a method for non-invasively measuring electrical activity in a joint of a subject, the method comprising: removably attaching in a non-invasive manner at least two electrodes to a skin surface around an articulation comprising the joint; generating electroarthrographic potentials within the joint by loading the articulation; capturing the electroarthrographic potentials using the at least two electrodes; discriminating between electroarthrographic potentials originating from joint tissue activity and those from other sources; and generating measurement signals representing the electrical activity of joint tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Polyvalor, Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Pierre Savard, Michael Buschmann, John Hardin
  • Publication number: 20140296662
    Abstract: A method for detecting the state of hydration of a human or animal body includes carrying out impedance measurements on a body surface of the human or animal body. At least one bipole measurement and at least one quadrupole measurement are carried out and evaluated during the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Henning Hayn, Kathrin Graner
  • Publication number: 20140296682
    Abstract: There is provided a biological-information acquisition apparatus including a plurality of flexible attachment devices each provided with an electrode that is attached to a body and that is configured to acquire biological information, and a connector configured to connect the plurality of attachment devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Wada, Takashi Tomita, Hirotaka Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140275845
    Abstract: The described physiology sensor is worn on a single finger to capture one or more different physiological signals and has a sensor body including first and second raised mounds, protruding from its surface and being longitudinally spaced-apart such as to define a transverse air gap therebetween. The mounds each retain electrodes which abut palmar surfaces of the single finger. The sensor also has one or more physiological sensing devices housed within the body, including a skin conductance sensing device. The sensor can also have at least one of a temperature sensing device, and a photoplethysmography sensing device. A processor is housed within the body and communicates with the electrodes and the sensing devices to apply an electrical excitation thereto, and to process the physiological measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Thought Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Eamon EAGON, Harold MYERS, David MUIR, Andre ARNOLD
  • Publication number: 20140228665
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for heart monitoring of a patient. The heart monitoring system can be used to take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using only two electrodes. A handheld device can be used to sequentially measure the electrical signal between different positions on a patient's body. The electrical signals can be processed and analyzed to prepare an ECG for the patient, including a 12-lead ECG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ALIVECOR, INC.
    Inventor: David E. Albert
  • Publication number: 20140228666
    Abstract: The measuring and processing unit (20) of the invention comprises an electrical bioimpedance measuring sub-unit (9) and a processing sub-unit (10) for the discrete processing of measurements including a memory element for storing the measurements. The modular electrical bioimpedance measuring, processing and monitoring system comprises at least one of the aforementioned bioimpedance measuring and processing units (20). The modular system allows transmitting measurements to an external unit (30), such as a computer or PDA, for processing and/or monitoring. The bioimpedance data can be transmitted over the Internet or a GSM network from the external unit (30) to a remote unit for remote monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTRAMADURA OF SPAIN
    Inventors: Jose Luis Ausin Sanchez, Javier Ramos Maganes, Juan Francisco Duque Carrillo
  • Publication number: 20140221804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a handy remote physiological signal detection system, comprising a sensing unit, a stimulation unit and a control unit. The sensing unit includes a detecting electrode, a first surface detection electrode, a second surface detection electrode and a sensing module. The sensing modules is used to detect the signals between the detection electrode and the first surface detection electrode to get an epicardial detection signal, and is also used to detect the signals between the second surface detection electrode and the first detection electrode to get a surface-ECG signal. The stimulus unit includes a stimulating electrode and a stimulus module used to provide a stimulus signal to the stimulating electrode. The control unit includes a user interface and a processing module used to convert the epicardial detection signal and the surface-ECG signal to digital signals and display the digital signals in the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Yu-Feng HU
  • Patent number: 8790258
    Abstract: Instrumented orthoses with more sophisticated structures provide for coordinated support and rehabilitation of complex joints and multiple injured joints. Improved instrumented orthoses can include hinges that can rotate in multiple different planes. Particularly preferred embodiments include a shoulder brace with a hand hold and a lower extremities brace. Preferably, a control unit monitors the output Of transducers used to instrument the brace. A patient can be prompted by the control unit for the performance of a variety of different monitored exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: IZEX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Stark, Duane Oyen, Blair P. Mowery
  • Publication number: 20140194721
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for obtaining information on a cardiovascular system beat by beat and continuously which are based exclusively on measurements between two limbs and effected with a pair of distal electrodes on each limb. The measurement is made by causing an alternating current to flow between one electrode of each limb and measuring the potential difference between the other two electrodes, one also on each limb. This potential difference has a low frequency component which is an electrocardiogram (ECG) and another component having the-a frequency of the injected alternating current and from which an impedance plethysmogram (IPG) is extracted. The cardiovascular information is determined by measuring the time interval between any predefined characteristic element of the ECG and one of the IPG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ramon Pallás Areny, Ramon Casanella alonso, Joan Gómez Clapers
  • Patent number: 8774893
    Abstract: A biosensor is described which can obtain physiological data from an individual. The biosensor may collect electrodermal activity, skin temperature, and other information. The biosensor may be attached to the body through the use of a garment which may be fastened in multiple locations on the human body. The biosensor has replaceable electrodes which may be interchanged. The electrodes contact the body without having any wires or leads external to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Orion Wilder-Smith, Rosalind Wright Picard
  • Publication number: 20140187898
    Abstract: A cardiac event monitoring system includes a base unit including a base connector, a wearable electrode system, and a plug-in adapter. The wearable electrode system includes a cable, an electrode at one end of the cable, and a cable connector at the other end of the cable. The cable connector is configured to plug into the base connector. The plug-in adapter includes electrodes and an adapter connector that is configured to plug into the base connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: MEDICOMP, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Balda, Robert Michael Thomas, Monte Marek, Tary Mann, Anthony Balda
  • Patent number: 8768428
    Abstract: The system for displaying muscle force data includes a wearable patch and a remote visual display. The wearable patch carries electrodes suitable for sensing electromyographic signals on the skin of the patient. The patch carries circuitry which converts the detected electromyographic signal to a digital output which can be transmitted to the remote visual display. The circuitry relies on filtering to produce a usable digital signal at very low power consumption. The transmitted signal can be used to drive a variety of visual displays, including a conventional hand-held personal communicators and entertainment devices which had been programmed to suitably process the visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tech Team LLC
    Inventors: Christopher R. Clare, Denise F. Gottfried, Jonathan Gottfried
  • Patent number: 8750958
    Abstract: A disposable electrode patch for medical purposes comprises a flexible, elongated substrate with a first and a second surface, a first adhesive material disposed on a first adhesive area at a first end of the first surface, and a second adhesive material disposed on a second adhesive area at a second end of the first surface. Electrodes are arranged between the first and second adhesive areas on the first surface of the substrate. In use, the electrode patch is folded around a body part in such a way that the electrodes on the first surface make contact with the skin of the body part, while the first and second adhesive areas of the first surface are pinched together to form a stable assembly surrounding the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: MedStorm Innovation AS
    Inventor: Hanne Storm
  • Publication number: 20140155723
    Abstract: A method for acquiring electrical signals from a living subject, including injecting, via an injection electrode attached to the subject, a known calibration signal to the subject and measuring respective levels of output signals generated at input electrodes attached to the subject in response to the calibration signal. The method further includes deriving respective weighting factors for the input electrodes in response to the respective levels, and applying the respective weighting factors to physiological signals acquired by the input electrodes, so as to generate respective corrected physiological signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL), LTD.
    Inventor: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL), LTD.