Adhesive Patents (Class 600/391)
  • Patent number: 10307103
    Abstract: A pad for electrodes (1) including a first conductive adhesive sheet (2) for connection with an electrode, a second conductive adhesive sheet (4) for connection with another electrode, the second conductive adhesive sheet positioned to be spaced apart from the first conductive adhesive sheet in a planar direction of each conductive adhesive sheet, and a base (10) supporting the first conductive adhesive sheet and the second conductive adhesive sheet. At least one surface of each of the first conductive adhesive sheet and the second conductive adhesive sheet is exposed, and each of the first conductive adhesive sheet and the second conductive adhesive sheet has a thickness compressibility of 10% or less and a thickness recovery ratio of 95% or more. The base is a non-electroconductive base having a water absorption capacity of 1 to 1.5 times, and the pad has a moisture permeability of 1,000 g/m2/24 h or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Hatori, Yasuaki Shioyama, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10299736
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems according to present principles provide ways to diagnose frailty and assess the severity of its clinical status—e.g., non-frail, pre-frail, and frail, especially as measured and quantified during activities of daily living. Systems and methods according to present principles objectively quantify physical activity behaviors and identify specific motor tasks, which indicate clinical frailty syndrome behaviors such as flopping, cautious-sitting, non-uniform walking fluctuations, cognitive decline, slowness, weakness, and exhaustion. Additionally, the systems and methods allow improved sensitivity and specificity of frailty identification by further assessing physiological parameters such as heart rate, respiration rate, and skin temperature in response to, or recovery from, specific activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Bijan Najafi, Saman Parvaneh, Martha Jane Mohler, David G. Armstrong, Mindy Joy Fain, Marvin J. Slepian
  • Patent number: 10295367
    Abstract: A signal detection device according to an aspect of the invention includes a laminated structure of a first circuit layer (201) in which a plurality of electrodes brought into contact with a subject is formed, a second circuit layer (202) in which a plurality of amplifiers having an input portion capacitively coupled to the plurality of electrodes, respectively, is formed, and a third circuit layer (203) in which a plurality of transistors for reading outputs of the plurality of amplifiers is formed, an insulation layer which seals the second circuit layer is formed between the plurality of electrodes formed in the first circuit layer and the second circuit layer, and the plurality of electrodes and the input portions of the plurality of amplifiers are capacitively coupled to each other via the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Takao Someya
  • Patent number: 10294396
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a curable precursor of a pressure sensitive adhesive comprising a) a (co)polymeric material comprising a rubber-based elastomeric material; b) a polyfunctional aziridine curing agent; and c) an acid generating agent. The present disclosure is also directed to a method of manufacturing such pressure sensitive adhesives and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Silke D. Mechernich, Mareike Richter, Pierre R. Bieber, Petra M. Stegmaier
  • Patent number: 10285607
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate wearable patches having rigid inserts. The rigid insert is positioned adjacent to one or more connectors, such as studs for receiving sockets to distribute the force transferred to a patient when reconnecting a socket to the stud. The rigid insert may be sized to maintain flexibility in areas of the wearable patch. An optional adhesive layer may be applied to the wearable patch adjacent the rigid insert to reduce the likelihood of delamination of the wearable patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Preventice Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Kronstedt, Andrew Arroyo, Charles Rector
  • Patent number: 10278598
    Abstract: Method for determining the stroke volume of a heart comprising: attaching electrodes to the front legs or arms or head, and the hind legs of the body; connecting an alternating current source to the left pair of front legs/arms or head, and hind legs; connecting an alternating current source to the right pair of front legs/arms or head, and hind legs; attaching a number of electrode pairs to the thoracic skin, such that the electrodes are in contact with the skin of the thorax at predetermined positions, wherein the electrode pairs are each connected to an independent input of a data acquisition/calculation device; determining the beginning the cardiac cycle and measuring with the number of electrode pairs on the thorax the voltage at the beginning of the cardiac cycle at the predetermined positions; measuring during the cardiac cycle with the number of electrode pairs on the thorax the voltages at the predetermined positions and determining the voltage changes Vmeas(?) compared to the voltage at the beginnin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hemologic B.V.
    Inventor: Maurits Karel Konings
  • Patent number: 10238362
    Abstract: A wearable patch is provided for use on the body which preferably comprises an ultrasound sensor array, a transmission system coupled to the ultrasound sensor array adapted to provide signal information for ultrasound transmission into the body, and a receiver system coupled to the ultrasound sensor array adapted to receive signal information from the reflected ultrasound signal received from the body. A control circuitry is coupled to the transmission system and the receiver system. The patch is preferably provided with a wireless communication system to permit external control and or communication. Applications range from diagnostics and monitoring, to rehabilitation and wound healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GARY AND MARY WEST HEALTH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Rosa R. Lahiji, Masoud Roham, Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 10219713
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided to collect and analyze phonocardiogram (PCG) an electrocardiogram (ECG) waveforms. In one novel aspect, the PCG and ECG waveforms are collected from wearable devices. In one embodiment, the wearable device collects heartbeat waveforms by attaching the device to the patient for a long period and sends the collected waveforms to a receiver through a wireless network. In one embodiment, an acoustic seal layer is attached to the wearable device to reduce the body movement noises and environmental noises. In another novel aspect, an analysis method compares received patient's current PCG/ECG waveform with historic data. In one embodiment, the historic data are stored in a cloud-based database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BAYLAND SCIENTIFIC LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Du, Yuxin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10201703
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thin and flexible device and method of use thereof for wound treatment and infection control. The integrated surface stimulation device may comprise a complete wireless stimulation system in a disposable and/or reusable flexible device for widespread use in multiple therapeutic applications. The invention would be situated on the skin surface of a patient and would be activated so as to reduce the overall occurrence of infections and/or increase wound healing rates. As provided, the device will comprise an integrated power supply and pre-programmable stimulator/control system on a flexible polymeric substrate layer with areas of stimulating electrodes, applied using techniques such as those found in additive manufacturing processes. The device is especially valuable in treating biofilm-based infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Kath M. Bogie, Steven L. Garverick, Christian A. Zorman, Daniel S. Howe
  • Patent number: 10178713
    Abstract: Provided is a portable, thermoelectrically powered device, such as a flashlight or headlamp. The device comprises at least one thermoelectric generator for extracting body heat from a user, the Thermoelectric generator located on and extending through an elongated open ended outer shell, a heat sink in contact with an inner surface of the thermoelectric generator and configured to provide an elongated first cooling channel therethrough, circuitry in electrical communication with the thermoelectric generator, the circuitry comprising a transistor oscillator, a step-up transformer and a decoupling capacitor, the circuitry in electrical communication with a power sink, such that in use, a temperature gradient across the thermoelectric generator is sufficient to result in generation of at least about 25 ?W of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MAKOTRONICS ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventors: Ann Makosinski, Arthur Makosinski
  • Patent number: 10119715
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for turning on an air conditioner and a device for turning on an air conditioner, belonging to the field of smart home. The method includes: acquiring a sensor parameter collected by a sensor in a wearable device; determining a physiological parameter based on the sensor parameter; determining a change in a sleep state of a user wearing the wearable device based on the physiological parameter; detecting whether the change in the sleep state is in conformity with a predetermined condition; and turning on the air conditioner when the change in the sleep state is detected to be in conformity with the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Enxing Hou, Yun Yang, Changbing Chen
  • Patent number: 10105875
    Abstract: A method of modifying a coating material includes applying a fluid including a population of particles to a wet coating material disposed on a substrate. The method also includes drying the wet coating material so as to give rise to a coated article, where the particles are at least partially embedded in a surface of the dried coating material. The particles can be metallic nanowires, and a loading of the metallic nanowires in the dried coating material can be above an electric percolation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CAM Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Young, Alexander Chow Mittal, Arjun Daniel Srinivas, Calvin Peng
  • Patent number: 10004421
    Abstract: A disposable, low profile sensor overlay covering for use with biomedical sensors and which includes a framework of flexible component layers supporting an arrangement of electrostatic shielding, insulating, cushioning, and electrically conductive adhesive substrate components configured to form a protective covering encasing the sensor. The combination of component layers provides a means to stabilize the relative position of the sensor with respect to the skin and reduce the potential for sensor dislodgment. The mechanical and electrical configurations act in synergy to shield the sensor from external electrical fields and suppress movement artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Altec, Inc.
    Inventors: L. Donald Gilmore, Carlo J. De Luca
  • Patent number: 9986929
    Abstract: An emergency cardiac and electrocardiogram (ECG) electrode placement device is disclosed herein. The emergency cardiac and electrocardiogram (ECG) electrode placement device incorporates electrical conducting materials and elastic material into a pad that is applied to a chest wall of a patient, which places multiple electrodes in the appropriate anatomic locations on the patient to quickly obtain an ECG in a pre-hospital setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CB Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Dunphy, Christian McClung, Sean Ronan
  • Patent number: 9968772
    Abstract: There is provided an adaptor for forming an electrical connection between a medical device having a first type of connector and an electrode having a second type of connector. The adaptor has a first connecting part shaped to cooperate with a corresponding connecting part on one of the medical device and the electrode so as to form a mechanical and electrical connection therebetween. The adaptor further has a second connecting part having a portion of magnetic or ferromagnetic material arranged to be magnetically attracted to a corresponding magnet or portion of ferromagnetic material included in a magnetic connector part on the other of the medical device and the electrode, so as to form a magnetic and electrical connection therebetween. The first connecting part is electrically connected to the second connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus Nicolaas Kockx, Johan Anton Hendrikx, Severin Luc Ramses Harvey
  • Patent number: 9901273
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide a biomedical electrode which enables a user to easily attach by oneself without making any mistake with no specialized knowledge being required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: I MEDEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinshichi Ichida, Makoto Ichida, Takashiro Minowa, Norio Nagahama
  • Patent number: 9901278
    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: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 9901274
    Abstract: An electrocardiography patch is provided. A flexible backing is formed of an elongated strip of stretchable material and a pair of electrodes is respectively affixed on a contact surface of each end of the elongated strip. A flexible circuit is affixed on each end of the elongated strip and includes a pair of circuit traces electrically coupled to each electrode. A non-conductive receptacle is securely adhered on the one end of the elongated strip opposite the contact surface and formed to removably receive an electrocardiography monitor and house a battery. Electrical pads are provided on a bottom surface of the non-conductive receptacle to interface with electrical contacts protruding from the electrocardiography monitor. A pair of the electrical pads is formed to electrically couple with the electrodes. A pair of battery leads is formed on the non-conductive receptacle to electrically interface the battery to another pair of the electrical pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix
  • Patent number: 9861291
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an electrode assembly including a thin, low thickness snap for use, for example, in a heart rate monitoring. The electrode assembly can come in the form of a kit with multiple pieces or in an assembled form. The electrode assembly includes two electrodes with respective snaps connected by a non-stretchable material portion. The electrode assembly can be easily integrated into a garment with minimal interference in the usability of the garment itself. Additionally, the present invention relates to a garment having integrated therein an electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventors: Kimmo Pernu, Tapio Selby
  • Patent number: 9861289
    Abstract: A wearable patch capable of wireless communications includes an elastic layer, an adhesive layer under the elastic layer, and a shearable electrode layer that includes: a support substrate comprising one or more openings so positioned to allow the shearable electrode layer to be sheared and elongated, and breathable, an upper electrode layer on the support substrate, and a lower electrode layer under the support substrate. The support substrate can include a via that is conductively connected to the upper electrode layer and the lower electrode layer. The lower electrode can be in contact with a user's body and to pick up electric signals from the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: VivaLnk, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiang Li, Junfeng Mei, Zhigang Wang
  • Patent number: 9820698
    Abstract: An actigraphy method includes receiving a physiological parameter signal as a function of time for a physiological parameter other than body motion (such as electrocardiography or a respiration monitor), computing a body motion artifact (BMA) signal as a function of time from the physiological parameter signal (for example, using a local signal power signal, a local variance signal, a short-time Fourier transform, or a wavelet transform over epochs of duration on order a few minutes or less), and computing an actigraphy signal as a function of time from the BMA signal, for example by applying a linear transform to the BMA signal and optionally applying filtering such as median removal and/or high-pass filtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Pedro Miguel Fonseca, Reinder Haakma, Ronaldus Maria Aarts, Xi Long
  • Patent number: 9789329
    Abstract: Effective systems and methods for improving neural communication impairment of a vertebrate being and affecting motor activity of a peripheral body part including a first signal providing component configured to provide pulsed peripheral stimulation signals at the peripheral body part, a second signal providing component configured to provide a pulsed motor cortex stimulation signal to a motor cortex area, a substantially DC signal providing component configured to provide direct current spinal stimulation signal at a neural spinal junction and a controller component configured to control timing of the pulsed peripheral stimulation signals and the pulsed motor cortex stimulation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventor: Zaghloul Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9782097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electrocardiography and to electrode arrangements used in electrocardiographic monitoring devices, and is more particularly related to a pad or patch containing said electrodes which may be used to passively and non-invasively monitor electrical activity generated by a patient's heart from the surface of that patient's chest, and to a connector which allows for fast and simple connection between the pad containing said electrodes and the devices and equipment typically used to monitor and view electrocardiographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CARDIAC LEAD TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Choe, Paul Ruzumna
  • Patent number: 9775536
    Abstract: A method for constructing a stress-pliant physiological electrode assembly is provided. An electrode backing is formed from a stretchable woven textile material compatible to contact the skin on at least one surface. A pair of flexile wires is provided to serve as electrode circuit trace and electrode signal pickup. At least one of the flexile wires is sewn into the textile material which provides a stress-pliant malleability. Each of the flexile wires has an electrically-contacting area functioning for electric signal pickup. The electrically-contacting area may be sewn into the woven textile or affixed to the woven textile via conductive adhesives. The stress-pliant physiological electrode assembly is applicable for a wide array of physiological monitors, including ECG monitors, and especially is suitable for long-term wear. The method disclosed is both environmentally friendly and low-cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 9770207
    Abstract: A method may involve providing a conductive pattern on a bio-compatible layer. The conductive pattern may include a first conductive layer that comprises a first metal and a second conductive layer that comprises a second metal. The second conductive layer may be over the first conductive layer, and the first metal may be more malleable than the second metal. The method may also include mounting an electrical component to the conductive pattern to provide an electrochemical sensor. The electrochemical sensor may be configured for use in a body-mountable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: James Etzkorn, Harvey Ho, Zenghe Liu
  • Patent number: 9754336
    Abstract: Gesture-based communication systems and methods for communicating with healthcare personnel are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system is disclosed that includes a movement detector configured to detect movement of muscle and to generate a wireless signal in response to detection of the muscle movement. The system also includes a base station in wireless communication with the movement detector, and configured to implement a predetermined action based on the wireless signal. The base station may be configured to interface with a healthcare call system such as in a hospital environment. The base station may control the healthcare call system to communicate a notification signal based on the wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Medical Innovators Collaborative
    Inventors: Timothy N. Martin, Richard A. Daniels, Andrew J. DiMeo, Sr., Wenbo Sharon Zhang, Xiaji Astor Liu, Daniel Bieber
  • Patent number: 9723659
    Abstract: Provided is a portable, thermoelectrically powered device, such as a flashlight or headlamp. The device comprises at least one thermoelectric generator for extracting body heat from a user, the Thermoelectric generator located on and extending through an elongated open ended outer shell, a heat sink in contact with an inner surface of the thermoelectric generator and configured to provide an elongated first cooling channel therethrough, circuitry in electrical communication with the thermoelectric generator, the circuitry comprising a transistor oscillator, a step-up transformer and a decoupling capacitor, the circuitry in electrical communication with a power sink, such that in use, a temperature gradient across the thermoelectric generator is sufficient to result in generation of at least about 25 ?W of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MAKOTRONICS ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventors: Ann Makosinski, Arthur Makosinski
  • Patent number: 9706922
    Abstract: A wearable device that wirelessly automatically acquires and processes signals indicative of a condition of subject's health. The device is adapted to wirelessly transmit the processed signals and other information to a suitable analytic and/or storage device where the subject's condition can be analyzed and/or stored. The signals could be ECG signals and the condition could be the health of the subject's heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ZANSORS LLC
    Inventor: Hung Cao
  • Patent number: 9668667
    Abstract: A device to measure tissue impedance comprises drive circuitry coupled to calibration circuitry, such that a calibration signal from the calibration circuitry corresponds to the current delivered through the tissue. Measurement circuitry can be coupled to measurement electrodes and the calibration circuitry, such that the tissue impedance can be determined in response to the measured calibration signal from the calibration circuitry and the measured tissue impedance signal from the measurement electrodes. Processor circuitry comprising a tangible medium can be configured to determine a complex tissue impedance in response to the calibration signal and the tissue impedance signal. The processor can be configured to select a frequency for the drive current, and the amount of drive current at increased frequencies may exceed a safety threshold for the drive current at lower frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott T. Mazar
  • Patent number: 9671133
    Abstract: This invention provides a heating device ensuring sufficient adhesive force, even when it is removed from clothing and then reattached to different clothing. The heating device of the present invention comprises a bag unit 2 containing an exothermic composition A including an oxidizable metal that can generate heat by contact with air, one surface of the bag unit 2 being air-permeable; an adhesive layer 3 formed on the other surface of the bag unit 2; a first release sheet 4 provided on the adhesive layer 3 to cover the adhesive layer 3; and a second release sheet 5 provided on the first release sheet 4 to cover the first release sheet 4, wherein the first release sheet 4 has a release portion 41 and a residual portion 42; when the second release sheet 5 is removed from the first release sheet 4, the release portion 41 is removed together with the second release sheet 5 and the residual portion 42 remains on the adhesive layer 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Goro Sonoda, Hisamasa Kanki, Naoki Dobashi, Hiromichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9642548
    Abstract: An electrode pad for use on a living organism can measure an electrocardiographic signal without being hindered by body-motion noise. The electrode pad is attached to the skin of the living organism, detects an electrical signal, and supplies the electrical signal to an electrocardiograph. The electrode pad for use on a living organism is characterized by the provision of a mesh-like electrode that extends along the skin, a conductive gel sheet that is layered on top of the electrode and extends along the surface of the skin, and a soft protective sheet that covers the layered electrode and conductive gel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: NIPRO CORPORATION, HARADA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Masahide Harada
  • Patent number: 9603541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bio-medical electrode (100). In a preferred embodiment, an electrode interface comprises a top part (10) with an aperture and a bottom part (20). The bottom part (20) has a head portion designed for a fixation in said aperture and a flexible flange that clamps electrode sheets (31,32) in the connected state of the electrode interface such that the contact force between top and bottom parts is approximately constant during lifetime of the electrode interface. The top part (10) may preferably have the shape of a disk of magnetic or magnetizable material. The bottom part (20) may preferably be made from a conductive plastic such as ABS. The electrode interface may particularly be used in a TENS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Karel Frederik Rethmeier, Severin Luc Ramses Harvey
  • Patent number: 9585585
    Abstract: An electrode pad includes: a conductor layer; and an adhesive gel layer which is stacked on one surface of the conductor layer, the adhesive gel layer which contains 0.1 wt % or more of SnCl2.2H2O, and which has a pH of 3 to 6. The conductor layer may a conductive metal layer. The conductor layer may include a tin foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryugo Odaka, Michio Kanemoto, Takeshi Akiyama, Hideo Ozawa, Tsutomo Wakabayashi, Satoshi Hayashi, Masakazu Yoshida, Shigehiro Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 9579021
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes a signal capturing assembly and a holder. The holder includes a case defining a receiving slot configured for receiving the signal capturing assembly, a first connecting electrode, and a second connecting electrode. The first and second connecting electrodes protrude from a bottom surface of the case and are electronically connected to the signal capturing assembly. The first and second connecting electrodes detect vital signs of a user and transmit the detected vital signs to the signal capturing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rooti Labs Limited
    Inventors: Ming-Shiung Chang, Ko-Mai Li, Shu-Chen Chuang
  • Patent number: 9579022
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes a signal capturing assembly and a wearable assembly. The signal capturing assembly is configured for detecting and processing vital signs from a user and defines at least one port. The signal capturing assembly includes a base, a first cover, a second cover, a third cover, a first electrode, and a core module. The first, second, third covers cover the base to form a receiving chamber to accommodate the core module. The first electrode is extended through the base and electronically connected to the core module The wearable assembly is detachably connected to the signal capturing assembly through the at least one port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rooti Labs Limited
    Inventors: Ming-Shiung Chang, Ko-Mai Li, Shu-Chen Chuang
  • Patent number: 9545228
    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. Power is provided through a battery provided on the electrode patch, which avoids having to open the monitor recorder's housing for battery replacement. The patch further includes sensors for monitoring patient's air flow and respiratory measures contemporaneously with the ECG monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Jason Felix
  • Patent number: 9545204
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through a wearable monitor that includes a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a removable reusable monitor recorder. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum, which significantly improves the ability to sense cutaneously cardiac electric signals, particularly those generated by the atrium. The electrode patch is shaped to fit comfortably and conformal to the contours of the chest approximately centered on the sternal midline. To counter the dislodgment due to compressional and torsional forces, non-irritating adhesive is provided on the underside, or contact, surface of the electrode patch, but only on the distal and proximal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BARDY DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix
  • Patent number: 9521960
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable “in situ” sensing, which collects and analyzes physiological responses from a large group of viewers/audiences who watch a same media instance together at a single venue. Each of the group of viewers is fitted with physiological sensors with communication capabilities to communicate with a signal collection device at or near the venue. The signal collection device collects the physiological data of the viewers from the sensors, and transmits the physiological data to a processing module at another location via a network for storage and further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Hans C. Lee, Timmie T. Hong, Juan C. Munoz
  • Patent number: 9510762
    Abstract: Electrode arrays have a plurality of electrodes. These arrays may have any combination of the following improvements. The arrays may have features that enable easier electrical connections and reduced bending stiffness by having a stop region and a torsion relief region, respectively. The arrays may have a shielding feature that may reduce electrical interference. The arrays may come in pairs that are designed to simplify measurements of electric signals of bilateral organs and tissues, such as eyes and ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LKC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Datovech, Charles Quentin Davis, Bryan A. Hays, Anatolie Hobet, Frank Hunleth
  • Patent number: 9504827
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems used for the treatment of and/or promoting recovery from various neurological disorders and conditions, including epilepsy and other seizure disorders and movement and other related disorders; for promoting recovery from acute or chronic brain injury (e.g. stroke, hypoxia/ischemia, head trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and other forms of brain injury, for awakening and/or promoting the recovery of patients in various levels of coma, altered mental status or vegetative state); or for promoting recovery from chronic daily headache and migraine and related disorders via external (cutaneous) stimulation of the sensory branches of the trigeminal nerve in the face and forehead. More specifically, devices and electrode assemblies configured for stimulation of the supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, auriculotemporal, zygomaticotemporal, zygomaticoorbital, zygomaticofacial, nasal and infratrochlear nerves are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Christopher M. DeGiorgio, Patrick Miller
  • Patent number: 9433658
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides electrodes that possess hydrogels for contacting skin. In embodiments, an electrode of the present disclosure may include a substrate and a conductive composition on at least a portion of a surface of the substrate, the conductive composition including at least one hydrogel and at least one component capable of providing either a cooling or warming sensation upon electrical stimulation. Methods for forming these hydrogels and electrodes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Erick Garstka, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Patent number: 9386684
    Abstract: A printed electrical circuit and methods for additively printing electrical circuits. Patterned layers of conductive, insulating, semi-conductive materials, and other materials are print deposited on a flexible or rigid substrate to form electrical circuits. A buffering layer is selectively deposited to cover or encapsulate these materials to comprise a comfort layer that provides a soft and comfortable interface to the skin of a wearer. The comfort layer can be selectively deposited on the same press that the conductive, insulating, semi-conductive materials, and other materials are deposited. Further, the comfort layer is selectively deposited only where it is desired and exactly where it is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Sime, Richard Koble
  • Patent number: 9314610
    Abstract: A reusable component of a hands-free defibrillation electrode, the reusable component having a flexible nonconductive element, and a flexible metallic element supported by the flexible nonconductive element, wherein the flexible metallic element has an exposed surface on one side of the reusable component and the exposed surface is configured to be adhered to a disposable coupling portion, and wherein the reusable component is configured to accept an electrical defibrillation pulse and spread the electrical pulse across the exposed surface area, from which it is delivered to the patient's chest through the disposable coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Pisit Khuon, Michael R. Dupelle
  • Patent number: 9277874
    Abstract: A multielectrode array with fault-tolerance for use in conjunction with a brain implantable device includes a sensor grid composed of a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors including primary sensors and spare sensors. The multielectrode array also includes signal processing circuitry associated with the plurality of sensors and a control system associated with the sensor grid for replacing faulty primary sensors with spare sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: YALE UNIVERSITY, THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
    Inventors: Bharat S. Joshi, Ipsita Acharya, Hitten P. Zaveri
  • Patent number: 9241649
    Abstract: An electronic device for long-term adhesion to a mammal includes a housing with an electronic component. The electronic device may include a first wing and a second wing, each being integrally formed with the housing. An electrode is positioned on a bottom surface of each of the wings, the electrodes electrically connected to the electronic component. An adhesive layer is provided for adhesion to a surface of the mammal. The adhesive layer may cover a portion of the bottom surfaces of the wings but generally does not cover the electrode or a bottom surface of the housing. A method of applying an electronic device to a mammal includes removing first and second adhesive covers from first and second wings of the electronic device to expose an electrode and an adhesive coated on a bottom surface of each wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Uday N. Kumar, Peter H. Livingston, Mark J. Day, Shena H. Park, William F. Willis, William H. Righter, Tim Bahney
  • Patent number: 9238139
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices and systems used for the treatment of mood, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and cognitive and behavioral disorders (collectively, neuropsychiatric disorders) via stimulation of the superficial elements of the trigeminal nerve (“TNS”). More specifically, cutaneous methods of stimulation of the superficial branches of the trigeminal nerve located extracranially in the face, namely the supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, auriculotemporal, zygomaticotemporal, zygomaticoorbital, zygomaticofacial, infraorbital, nasal and mentalis nerves (also referred to collectively as the superficial trigeminal nerve) are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Christopher DeGiorgio, Ian A. Cook, Alejandro Covalin, Patrick R. Miller, Lara Schrader
  • Patent number: 9238762
    Abstract: Optical adhesives that also diffuse visible light include a blend of an adhesive matrix which is an optical adhesive and a block copolymer. The adhesive may be a pressure sensitive adhesive and contains either acid or basic functionality. The block copolymer, which may be a diblock copolymer, contains a high Tg block and a functional block, the functionality of the functional block is complimentary to the functionality of the adhesive matrix to form an acid-base interaction. The adhesive may also contain a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin R. Schaffer, Audrey A. Sherman, Ryan E. Marx, James M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9216851
    Abstract: A medical dispenser for storing and dispensing electrodes includes a housing having a front member and a back member, at least one electrode strip disposed between the front member and the back member of the housing and an actuator mounted to the front member of the housing and adapted to engage the at least one electrode strip. The electrode strip includes a strip member and a plurality of electrodes mounted to the strip member. The actuator is movable relative to the front member such that movement of the actuator results in corresponding movement of the at least one electrode strip to dispense an electrode from the housing. The actuator may be adapted to engage an electrode of the at least one electrode strip. In one embodiment, the actuator is adapted to engage a male terminal of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott R. Coggins, Rachel Starr Ottaviano, Scott Holmes, Steve T. Wilson, David R. Swisher, David T. Middleton, Jr., Robert L. Naas, Paul Eric Carlson
  • Patent number: 9175195
    Abstract: An adhesive hydrogel contains: a polymer matrix of a copolymer of a monofunctional monomer and a crosslinking monomer (a); another polymer component; water; and a polyhydric alcohol, wherein: either a structural unit derived from the monofunctional monomer contained in the polymer matrix or the other polymer component or both contain a structural unit derived from at least one compound (b) selected from the group consisting of ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids, ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid salts, and ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid derivatives having a hydroxyl group, an acid group, a salt thereof, an amino group, and/or an ammonium group; and the other polymer component contains a polymer compound (c) with a side chain having an oxyalkylene group or a polyoxyalkylene group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Sato, Takaaki Hatori, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9138573
    Abstract: An external defibrillator is provided including (a) a pair of disposable electrodes configured to be adhered to the skin of a patient, each electrode including an electrically conductive layer comprising a metal that is polarized during a defibrillating pulse, and (b) a control unit configured to deliver a defibrillating pulse to the patient through the electrodes. The waveform is configured to substantially depolarize the metal, and may be, for example, a biphasic waveform. Method of defibrillation and defibrillation electrodes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Michael R. Dupelle