Adhesive Patents (Class 600/391)
  • Patent number: 11141091
    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: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Uday N. Kumar, Peter H. Livingston, Mark J. Day, Shena Hae Park, William F. Willis, William H. Righter
  • Patent number: 11109789
    Abstract: A system and method for using electroencephalographic (EEG) signals to monitor brain function, preferably detect occurrence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to screen, assess, and potentially provide mitigating treatment to improve short and long term adverse outcomes of mild TBI (mTBI) and TBI. The system and method provides a readily available tool to assist in accurate and objective assessment of subjects with TBI, immediately at the point of injury (POI), during transportation, or upon arrival at a care facility, that preferably is applicable without advanced training or expertise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov, Sankar Barua
  • Patent number: 11064928
    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: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PREVENTICE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Kronstedt, Andrew Arroyo, Charles Rector
  • Patent number: 11039774
    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: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 11006849
    Abstract: Embodiments of devices and methods for evaluating tissue are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for measuring a characteristic of a tissue may include passing a current through the tissue, measuring a signal corresponding to the voltage resulting from passing the current through the tissue, analyzing current passed through the tissue and resulting voltage to determine the electrical characteristics of the tissue; and analyzing the electrical characteristics of the tissue to determine a status of the tissue. Disposable sensors are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Myolex Inc.
    Inventors: Elmer C Lupton, Haydn Taylor, Jose L Bohorquez, Ken Li, Michael Rinehart
  • Patent number: 11006882
    Abstract: In an aspect, the present disclosure discloses a medical sensor to be connected to a monitoring device for vital sign monitoring. The medical sensor includes a flexible circuit layer having an electrode pattern, a foam layer laminated on the flexible circuit layer, a bonding layer sandwiched between the flexible circuit layer and the foam layer to bond the foam layer with the flexible circuit layer, and a gel sponge disposed on and electrically connected to the electrode pattern through the foam layer and the bonding layer. The area of the bonding layer is smaller than the area of the foam layer. A part of the foam layer adjacent the perimeter is not covered by the bonding layer, and not bonded to the flexible circuit layer by the bonding layer to provide the medical sensor enough conformability to a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Scott Nelson, Richard Kolenda, Libing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10993664
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes a first surface to be placed adjacent a person's skin and a second surface including a plurality of reservoirs of conductive gel. The plurality of reservoirs of conductive gel are disposed on sections of the electrode assembly that are at least partially physically separated and may move at least partially independently of one another to conform to contours of a body of a patient. The electrode assembly is configured to dispense an amount of the electrically conductive gel onto the first surface in response to an activation signal and to provide for a defibrillating shock to be applied to the patient through the amount of the electrically conductive gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Ulrich Herken
  • Patent number: 10993635
    Abstract: An electronic sensor device has one or more sensor electrodes and one or more electrical conductors printed on a substrate. Textile layers are attached on either side of the substrate with access to the electrical conductors provided by a conductive snap assembly. The substrate can be a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) film. The sensor can be a biosensor, and the biosensor is attached to a compression textile, such as a compression shirt, and electrically interconnected using printed conductive ink interconnects to a conductive snap button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: William Uy, Weifeng Liu, Dason Cheung, Jie Lian, Christian Biederman, Anwar Mohammed, Murad Kurwa
  • Patent number: 10980995
    Abstract: A bioelectric device includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a planar substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Del Rossi, Troy Paluszcyk
  • Patent number: 10967179
    Abstract: An electrical venous stimulation apparatus comprising a powered signal generator, the signal generator configured to generate a specified electrical output signal. The apparatus also includes a plurality of electrodes in electrical communication with the signal generator and configured, to be placed in electrical communication with a subject, The electrical output signal sent to the subject, includes an output voltage, electrical current, and waveform that changes with time in a preprogrammed repeating cycle. The output voltage, electrical current, and waveform are configured to elicit a physiological response that stimulates a plurality of peripheral nerves in the subject, activates a venous muscle pump mechanism in one or more limbs of the subject, and non-invasively alter the physiology of target vein(s), wherein the target vein(s) is caused to distend under the surface of the subject's skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Novintum Medical Technology GmbH
    Inventor: David Bruce Phillips
  • Patent number: 10939870
    Abstract: A patient worn sensor assembly for detecting, recording, and communicating patient vital signs includes several structural features that can provide increased signal quality, reduction in signal noise, increased patient comfort, increased reliability, and increased adhesion to a patient's skin. The patient worn sensor can track vital sign information such as blood pressure, body temperature, respiratory rate, blood oxygenation, heart rhythm (via ECG), heart rate, blood glucose level, and hydration (bio-impedance) levels. The sensor can also track and record additional information about patients, including patient movement, activity, and sleep patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA VIOS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Mazar, Amit Patel, Brandon J. LaPlante
  • Patent number: 10925500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel lip/cheek probes for detection of pulse-based differences in light absorbence across the vascularized tissue of a lip or cheek of a patient. These probes are fabricated to provide signals to estimate arterial oxygen saturation, and/or to obtain other photoplethysmographic data. The present invention also relates to a combined probe/cannula. The present invention also relates to other devices that combine a pulse oximeter probe with a device supplying oxygen or other oxygen-containing gas to a person in need thereof, and to sampling means for exhaled carbon dioxide in combination with the novel lip/cheek probes. In certain embodiments, an additional limitation of a control means to adjust the flow rate of such gas is provided, where such control is directed by the blood oxygen saturation data obtained from the pulse oximeter probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Beta Biomed Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Melker, George Worley, Joachim S. Gravenstein
  • Patent number: 10925505
    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: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAYLAND SCIENTIFIC LLC
    Inventors: Xiaosong Du, Yuxin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10898124
    Abstract: A wearable device comprising a data logger, a motion sensor, and a memory component is disclosed for recording motion data. The motion sensor may detect movement of the device when worn by a subject, and the memory component may store motion data from the motion sensor. A casing may be included for retaining the data logger and providing a contact barrier between at least part of the data logger and the subject. The contact barrier may substantially prevent contact contamination of at least part of the data logger while the device is worn by the subject for collection and storage of subject-specific motion data. The casing is controllably accessible to release the data logger in a substantially uncontaminated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Global Kinetics Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brendan Fafiani, Richard Walker, Rod Wiebenga, Richard Byers
  • Patent number: 10898097
    Abstract: The invention concerns a multi-electrode patch for abdominal electrophysiological detection. The patch has a flexible substrate interconnecting multiple electrodes and a module unit for removably engaging with an electronic readout device for detecting a maternal and/or fetal electrophysiological signal from the electrodes. The module has a mechanical module unit for removable mechanical engagement with a housing of the readout device, and an electrical module unit for making an electrical connection from the electrodes to the readout device. Engaging the patch with the readout device comprises engaging both the mechanical module unit and the electrical module unit. The patch may be flexible in a manner that allows variation in the relative positioning between the electrodes. The patch and/or electronic readout device may comprise a security device for communication of an authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Monica Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Barrie Robert Hayes-Gill, Jean-Francois Pieri
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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