Adhesive Patents (Class 600/391)
  • Patent number: 10881313
    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: May 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CB Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Dunphy, Christian McClung, Sean Ronan
  • Patent number: 10835140
    Abstract: Provided is a biological electrode tool including an electrode portion (10) attached to a human body to acquire a biological signal, and a lead portion (20) for externally leading out the biological signal from the electrode portion (10). The entire areas of the upper and lower surfaces of the electrode portion (10) are covered with a nonwoven fabric (30) except for a portion that contacts the living body (13). The entire areas of the upper and lower surfaces of the lead portion (20) are also covered with nonwoven fabric except for an external lead-out end portion (14). The full circumferential peripheries of the nonwoven fabrics (30) on the upper and lower surfaces of the electrode portion (10) and the lead portion (20) are bonded except for the portion that contacts the living body (13) and the external lead-out end portion (14). Neither the electrode (11) of the electrode portion (10) nor a thin-film lead wire (21) of the lead portion (20) are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TATSUTA ELECTRIC WIRE & CABLE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Morita, Keisho Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10810479
    Abstract: An identification device to be adhered to the skin of an animal having a top side and a bottom side comprising: a substrate with a printable surface with biocompatible pigment displaying visually discernible information disposed on the top side of the substrate; biocompatible adhesive on bottom side of substrate; an electronic component below the top side of the substrate comprising an electronic device with the ability to send, receive, and store information; and a carrier sheet, wherein the substrate and the adhesive are flexible, elastic, biocompatible, breathable, and comprised of material allowing for transmission of moisture and vapor at a rate that allows the device stay affixed to the skin for its pre-determined useful timeframe to slow down deterioration of components below substrate and to minimize skin irritation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Idion
    Inventors: Peter Costantino, Michael Gilvary
  • Patent number: 10800931
    Abstract: The invention includes conductive polymeric coatings, medical device, coating solutions and methods of making the same. A coating solution for forming a conductive polymer layer can include a conductive monomer, at least one photoreactive component comprising an anionic photoreactive cross-linking agent or an anionic photoreactive hydrophilic polymer, and a solvent. A medical device can include an electrode and an electrically conductive coating disposed over the electrode. The electrically conductive coating can include a reaction product of the conductive monomer and the at least one photoreactive component. Other aspects are included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical Components LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Hendricks, Sarah M. Richardson-Burns, Kyle Mallires, Sarah A. Spanninga, Nathan A. Lockwood, Robert W. Hergenrother, Bruce M. Jelle
  • Patent number: 10801906
    Abstract: A device includes a capacitive sensor having a hydrogel structure that includes a first surface and a second surface. A first electrode is provided at the first surface of the hydrogel structure, the first electrode including a network of conductive nanoparticles extending into the hydrogel structure. A second electrode is provided at the second surface of the hydrogel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NUtech Ventures
    Inventors: Li Tan, Yang Gao, Qin Zhou, Yongmei Chen
  • Patent number: 10737089
    Abstract: An electrode package includes an electrode pad to be attached to a subject, the electrode pad having a gel layer, a lead wire having one end electrically coupled to the gel layer, and a packaging cover having an opening portion, the opening portion being sealed such that the electrode pad and a part of the lead wire are housed inside the packaging cover. A sealing width in at least a part of a section where the packaging cover is sealed together with the lead wire is narrower than a sealing width in a section where only the packaging cover is sealed. A sealing apparatus is configured to seal the packaging cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventor: Michio Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 10695553
    Abstract: Articles and methods of making articles are described. In one embodiment, an electrode is described, comprising an ionically-conductive hydrogel layer comprising a first major surface and opposing major surface. The electrode further comprises a discontinuous primer layer disposed on the first major surface ionically-conducting hydrogel layer and an electrically conductive member or a connector component thereof, in contact with the first major surface of the ionically-conducting hydrogel layer. In another embodiment, an article is described comprising a hydrogel layer comprising a first major surface and opposing major surface; a discontinuous hydrophobic primer layer disposed on the first hydrogel layer; and a hydrophobic adhesive or hydrophobic backing bonded to the primer and discontinuous hydrophobic primer layer of the hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Fernanda Martins, Roberta K. Sadi, Jener de Oliveira
  • Patent number: 10660553
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing reliable blood oxygen (SaO2) and heart rate measurements includes a chemical energy heating source in conjunction with a harness that is adapted to secure the chemical energy heating source and a pulse oximeter probe proximate to a region of the body which is to be warmed prior to measurement. Preferably, the chemical energy heating source is in the form a mixture including a metal powder, which releases heat at a predetermined rate via oxidation of the metal powder when exposed to the atmosphere. The apparatus may be designed to be reusable or disposable and can be used in a transmission or reflectance mode, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
    Inventor: Catherine P. Abee
  • Patent number: 10653331
    Abstract: An electrode sensor is provided. The electrode sensor can include a conductive sensor area that is at least partially covered by hydrogel. The hydrogel can be conductive and adhere to skin. A receptacle can form an open container surrounding the conductive sensor area and the hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Konan Medical USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Wm. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10655120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrogels which may be used to encapsulate or entrap live cells. The invention further relates to methods for transporting live cells which are encapsulated or entrapped within hydrogels from a first location to a second location. The invention further relates to method of treating a wound, disease or tissue injury, e.g. an ocular injury or a damaged ocular surface in a subject using a hydrogel comprising corneal stem cells. The hydrogels used in such methods may be ones which have been transported from a first location to a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Inventors: Che John Connon, Richard Anthony Cave, Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy, Bernice Wright
  • Patent number: 10631747
    Abstract: A measurement patch device may change length according to somatotype of a user, and may be joined with another measurement patch device integrally according to the need of different physiological lead measurement. Moreover, the two joined measurement patch devices may rotate with respect to each other, such that multi-channel or multi-lead physiological signal may be measured to save measurement time of physiological signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Shuenn-Yuh Lee
  • Patent number: 10595781
    Abstract: An electronic sticker assembly includes a first electronic sticker comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, and first one or more conductive connection dots on the upper surface, a first adhesive layer on the first electronic sticker and comprising a first window. The first window is positioned to expose the first one or more conductive connection dots. A second electronic sticker on the first adhesive layer includes a lower surface and one or more second conductive connection dots on the lower surface. The first conductive connection dots on the upper surface of the first electronic sticker are in contact with the one or more second conductive connection dots on the lower surface of the second electronic sticker through the first window in the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: VivaLnk, Inc.
    Inventors: Junfeng Mei, Jiang Li
  • Patent number: 10566629
    Abstract: An aspect of the subject technology/invention of the present disclosure includes electrode structures or elements/components that have (e.g., present) fractal and/or self-complementary shapes or structures, e.g., on a surface. Such shapes or structures can be pre-existing. The electrodes can be made of any suitable material. The electrodes may function or operate or be used as a “seed” structure to incorporate or receive a material or materials useful for lattice assisted nuclear reactions and/or cold fusion processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Cohen
  • Patent number: 10549086
    Abstract: A multi-axis defibrillator electrode band includes a stretchable band having a first end and a second end; and at least one pair of defibrillation electrodes embedded in the stretchable band between the first end and the second end, wherein a first electrode in the electrode pair is disposed opposite a second electrode in the electrode pair to define a conduction channel from the first electrode to the second electrode when the band is in a usage position for a defibrillation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Vincent D. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10531813
    Abstract: An electrocardiogram (ECG) electrode patch (10) system (50) for use in a magnetic resonance (MR) environment includes a flexible patch material (12) configured for attachment to human skin, and a plurality of electrodes (20). The electrodes (20) Care attached to the patch material (12) and configured to sense a plurality of ECG signals with different amplitudes across pairs of electrodes in at least two different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Francis Patrick O'Neill, Eduardo Mario Rey
  • Patent number: 10441186
    Abstract: An electrode padset and a method of using the electrode padset are disclosed herein. The electrode padset is a single unit, consisting of multiple patient-contacting conductive pads arranged on a single piece of material. The padset is comprised of a plurality of conductive pads, at least one conductive pad adapted to emit an electrical signal and at least one other conductive pad adapted to receive an electrical signal, and an electrically conductive material coupling the conductive pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Respiratory Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Jenny E. Freeman, Michael Lalli, Malcom G. Bock, Elizabeth Klodd, Jordan Brayanov
  • Patent number: 10433984
    Abstract: An apparatus that allows a glove wearer or the wearer of a prosthetic limb to operate a device having a capacitive touchscreen is disclosed. There are three solutions provided in the disclosed invention. The first embodiment of the disclosed invention is directed to a conductive finger sock that can be applied to a digit of a non-conductive artificial limb. The finger sock may cover the whole digit of the artificial limb or may cover only the tip. The second embodiment is an adhesive element having a conductive material such as a conductive thread or a conductive sponge material. The adhesive element can be attached to a glove or to a prosthetic limb or may be used as an actual bandage. The third embodiment of the disclosed invention is directed to a factory integrated conductive tip that is part of a digit of a non-conductive artificial limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10382839
    Abstract: A wearable biometric monitoring device is configured to assess the biometric signal quality of one or more sensors associated with the monitoring device, determine how the user should adjust the device to improve the biometric fit, and instruct the user to wear the biometric monitoring device a certain way. Communicating instructions to a user may include instructing the user to execute a testing regimen while wearing the biometric monitoring device. The testing regimen facilitates an estimation of a signal quality that can be used to provide feedback to the user that he/she needs to adjust the device to improve the biometric fit and the biometric signal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Edward Aumer, Steven Francis LeBoeuf
  • Patent number: 10368766
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a bioelectric sensor device for sensing bioelectric data from a human body are disclosed. The device can include a flexible substrate, a plurality of sensors arranged in a sensor array on a sensor array portion of the substrate, an electrically conductive network located on the substrate, and a plurality of lines of weakness formed in the sensor array portion of the substrate. In one or more embodiments, each line of weakness is configured to enhance separation of the sensor array portion of the substrate along a separation line that extends between at least two sensors of the plurality of sensors. The device can also include a left reference electrode proximate a distal end of a left reference electrode arm of the substrate and a right reference electrode proximate a distal end of a right reference electrode arm of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gillberg, Subham Ghosh
  • 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