Having Release Sheet Patents (Class 600/392)
  • Patent number: 10357171
    Abstract: An adjustable ECG sensor is attachable to a patient to sense cardiac signals and includes an adjustable leadwire having a flexible substrate, a conductor extending along the flexible substrate, and a connector end connectable to a receiver associated with an ECG monitor. The adjustable ECG sensor further includes an electrode having an electrode pad, a clip connected to the electrode pad and attachable to any one of multiple locations on the adjustable leadwire, and a pin that punctures the flexible substrate and electrically connects to the conductor of the adjustable leadwire. The adjustable ECG sensor is fitted to the patient by attaching the clip of the electrode to one of the multiple locations on the adjustable leadwire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Juha Petri Virtanen
  • Patent number: 10349853
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical electrode, which comprises an annular adhesive pad (203) to be attached to a living being, a conductive pad (205) disposed in the central hole (207) of the annular adhesive pad, a first conductive snap element (209), a conductive element (211) and a sealing film (213). The conductive element (211) is configured to establish electrical communication between the conductive pad (205) and the first conductive snap element (209) and the sealing film (213) is attached to the annular adhesive pad (203) and to fix at least a portion of the conductive element (211) between the annular adhesive pad (203) and the sealing film (213). The flexibility and/or length of the conductive element is chosen to be large enough so as to allow the first conductive snap element (209) to move without causing the conductive pad (205) to move, resulting in reliable electrical contact between the conductive pad and the skin of the living being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jie Su, Ming Hong Fang
  • Patent number: 10347386
    Abstract: An electrode for transcutaneously transmitting electronic signals with a first layer that is designed to retain a liquid, also at least as a result of a capillary force, and an electrically conductive polymer layer, which contains conductive particles. The first layer is partially permeated by the polymer layer such that it protrudes out of said polymer layer on at least one first side. The first layer is designed to retain a liquid, also at least as a result of a capillary force, and the electrode includes an electrode contacting layer which is partially embedded in the polymer layer, such that it protrudes out of the polymer layer on a second side opposite the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Holger Reinhardt, Klaus-Peter Anhalt, Lucien Opitz
  • Patent number: 10327655
    Abstract: A neural-interface probe is provided. The probe may comprise a chip, a wire bundle substrate, and an encapsulant material. The chip may comprise a plurality of bond pads. The wire bundle substrate may comprise a plurality of wires extending through the substrate. The plurality of wires may comprise: (1) a proximal portion connected to the plurality of bond pads to thereby couple the chip to the substrate, and (2) a flexible distal portion configured to interface with neural matter. The encapsulant material may be disposed at least between the chip and the wire bundle substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Paradromics, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Angle, Yifan Kong
  • Patent number: 10194823
    Abstract: Electrodes for use in electroencephalographic recording, including consciousness and seizure monitoring applications, have novel features that speed, facilitate or enforce proper placement of the electrodes, including aligning tabs and arrowed aligning juts, color coding, and an insulating bridge between reference and ground electrodes which ensures a safe application distance between the conductive regions of the two electrodes in the event of cardiac defibrillation or to prevent shorting between the adjacent electrodes by preventing the conductive path to be shared. A method of using a set of four such electrodes is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 10004434
    Abstract: A sensing device, designed to be used in contact with the skin, contains a plurality of individually controllable sites for electrochemically monitoring an analyte, such as glucose, in interstitial fluid of a user. The device includes at least a hydrophobic layer designed to contact the skin; a capillary channel providing an opening adjacent the skin; a metal electrode layer having a sensor layer applied to an edge portion thereof such that it is exposed to the interior of said capillary channel, the sensing layer being effective to measure the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventor: Makarand Paranjape
  • Patent number: 9881521
    Abstract: An improved AED training pad and liner assembly is provided with an electrical lead connection supported on the training pad. The improved training pad has an adhesive surface and a contact surface. The liner has an engagement surface for repeated adhesive engagement with a portion of the training pad adhesive surface during storage of the assembly. The training pad adhesive surface has an electrical switch supported on the adhesive surface and interconnected with the electrical lead connection. The improved liner has a recess positioned for engagement adjacent the electrical switch to prevent activation of the electrical switch by the liner during storage of the assembly when the pad and liner are adhered together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PRESTAN PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: John J. Pastrick, Timothy E. Lint
  • Patent number: 9855032
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure may include a device for conveying power from a location external to a subject to a location within the subject The device may include a flexible carrier, an adhesive on a first side of the carrier, a coil of electrically conductive material associated with the flexible carrier, and a mechanical connector extending from a second side of the carrier opposite the adhesive. The mechanical connector may be configured to be received by and retained by a receiver associated with a housing configured for mounting on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: NYXOAH SA
    Inventors: Adi Mashiach, Tim Ruytjens, Itzik Mashiach
  • Patent number: 9763583
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for monitoring the wellbeing of a fetus by the non-invasive detection and analysis of fetal cardiac electrical activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nuvo Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Oz, Muhammad Mhajna, Nathan Intrator
  • Patent number: 9757049
    Abstract: An electrode, a biosignal detecting device and a method of measuring a biosignal are provided. The electrode includes an ion conductive member configured to be attached to a body surface, a nonconductive member including a through hole and disposed on the ion conductive member, a conductive member disposed on the nonconductive member, and a nonpolarizable conductive member configured to electrically couple the ion conductive member to the conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Yun Park, Byung Hoon Ko
  • Patent number: 9699294
    Abstract: A mobile smart massage device includes a mobile device having a first connector; a connective wire having one end installed with a second connector connectable to the first connector of the mobile device and another end thereof being installed with a plurality of conductive connecting units each capable of being connected with a conductive adhering sheet; and a chip control module installed on the second connector of the connective wire for determination of connection coupling and for data transmission. The conductive adhering sheet is installed with a connecting portion for connecting with the conductive connecting unit. The and second first connector of the mobile device is one of a USB 2.0 socket, a USB3.0 socket, a MICRO USB plug and an AUDIO JACJ plug. The mobile device is installed with an application program which may be a mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Chun-Fu Yao
  • Patent number: 9622673
    Abstract: A system determines electrical status of patient attached leads in medical patient monitoring. The system includes a repository of data indicating multiple predetermined impedance value ranges and corresponding associated lead status information of at least one electrical lead attached to a patient for conducting electrical signals for use in patient monitoring. An impedance measurement processor automatically successively determines whether an impedance value of a particular patient attached lead of multiple electrical leads attached to a patient is within a particular impedance value range of multiple predetermined impedance value ranges. An output processor automatically communicates data comprising a message identifying an electrical status of a particular lead of the multiple electrical leads by deriving status information from the repository in response to a determination the impedance value of the particular patient attached lead is within the particular impedance value range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Hongxuan Zhang, Ryan Patrick Marry
  • Patent number: 9402999
    Abstract: A medical patch having a multi-piece bottom liner including a central liner sequentially removable independently of two outer perimeter liners. The multi-piece liner covering two adhesives of different peel force. Removal of the central liner exposes a first temporary/repositionable adhesive. Once properly positioned, the outer perimeter liners are removed to expose a second stronger adhesive. A foam cushioning layer is disposed beneath and extends beyond a footprint of every printed circuit board to prevent skin irritation. The medical patch may be designed specifically for stimulation of the sacral (S3 foramen) spinal nerve without the use of a separate mechanical placement tool or assistance by another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Wahlgren, Martin J. Nohilly, Anthony R. DiUbaldi, Rex O. Bare, Bradley Sargent, Michael W. Ammerman, Jeffrey C. Smith, Kathryn M. Kukulka
  • Patent number: 9333333
    Abstract: An electrode including a non-conductive substrate having a top surface and at least one channel extending therethrough, an electrically conductive trace material positioned adjacent a portion of the top surface of the non-conductive substrate and extending through the channel, and adapted for electrically coupling to a power source, and a second electrically conductive material that is inert or more corrosion resistant than the trace material. The second material is positioned adjacent to and entirely covering a top surface of the trace material. The electrode further includes a conductive hydrogel laterally offset from the trace material, the hydrogel may be positioned adjacent to a portion of a top surface of the second electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ETHICON, INC.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Bradley Sargent
  • Patent number: 9238123
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a polymeric vehicle for delivery of bioactive agents, and preferably, for the delivery of one or more bioactive agents. The invention is also directed to a percutaneous device securing and drug delivery device comprising, as a component thereof, a material which delivers antimicrobial and/or other wound-healing factors at the site of the insertion of the catheter into the body. The device, when applied as described herein, provides complete anti-microbial coverage around the entry point of a percutaneous device and, preferably for a length greater than the diameter of the device. The present invention is also directed to methods for using such devices in combination with percutaneous devices primarily to reduce site infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Weadock, Leo B. Kriksunov
  • Patent number: 9144387
    Abstract: An electrode for measuring a bio potential includes a conductive adhesive having one side configured to have at least two metal electrodes attached thereto while the electrode is being used, and another side configured to be attached to a living body while the electrode is being used, the conductive adhesive having a predetermined area and a predetermined thickness; and a supporting element configured to support the conductive adhesive while the conductive adhesive is attached to the living body; wherein an impedance is formed between the at least two metal electrodes while the at least two metal electrodes are attached to the side of the conductive adhesive, the impedance depending on a thickness of the conductive adhesive and having a value that prevents the at least two metal electrodes from being shorted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-hoon Ko, Tak-hyung Lee, Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin
  • Patent number: 9131895
    Abstract: An electrode configured to provide electrical contact with a subject's skin and includes a conductive layer and a gel layer. The conductive layer spreads current and transmits electrical signals to and/or receives electrical signals from the subject's skin and has a first conductive surface through which electrical signals are transmitted to and/or received from the subject's skin. The first conductive surface is on a side of the conductive layer that faces toward the subject's skin if the electrode is installed on the subject. The gel layer is formed on the same side of the conductive layer as the first conductive surface. The gel layer has a first interface surface that directly contacts the subject's skin if the electrode is installed on the subject, and to conduct electrical signals between the subject's skin and the first conductive surface. The first interface surface has a surface area larger than that of the first conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Timon Rutger Grob, Rudolf Maria Jozef Voncken, Antonius Wilhelmus Maria De Laat, Judith Petra Huurdeman, Ronaldus Mathias Hubertus Steijvers, Lucas Johannes Anna Maria Beckers, Michael Johan Ferdinand Marie Ter Laak, Steven Ernest Franklin, Sean Scott Wheelhouse
  • Patent number: 9131863
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an implantable insulated electrical circuit that utilizes polyparaxylylene, preferably as Parylene, a known polymer that has excellent living tissue implant characteristics, to provide for chronic implantation of conductive electrical devices, such as stimulators and sensors. The device is thin, flexible, electrically insulated, and stable after long exposure to living tissue. Layers of Parylene may be combined with layers of a polymer, such as polyimide, to yield greater design flexibility in the circuit. Multiple electrical conduction layers may be stacked in the circuit to increase packing density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Jerry Ok, Jordan Matthew Neysmith
  • Patent number: 9067055
    Abstract: A defibrillator electrode set for a defibrillator and a defibrillator which senses the capacitance of an attached electrode set includes an electrode set coupled to the defibrillator by an adapter cable. The adapter cable and electrode set are pre-connected to the defibrillator prior to use. The electrodes are stored in a sealed foil package to retard gel desiccation prior to use. To reduce the capacitance of the electrode set seen by the defibrillator, the capacitance between the stored electrodes and the foil package is reduced by using a thicker dielectric layer for the layer of an electrode which opposes a wall of the foil package. In a constructed embodiment, one sixteenth inch thick polyethylene foam may be used for the electrode layer opposing the wall of the foil package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Christopher Carrington
  • Patent number: 9050451
    Abstract: An electrode assembly that includes an electrode configured to provide electrical contact with a subject's skin through a subject contact surface. The electrode includes an electrode base pad having a first contact surface on a side of the electrode opposite the subject contact surface. The electrode also includes a connector assembly configured to electrically connect the electrode to an external electrical apparatus to transfer electrical signals between the subject's skin and the external electrical apparatus. The connector assembly includes a housing having a second contact surface. The second contact surface is configured to be magnetically and electrically coupled to the first contact surface of the electrode base pad. The connector assembly also includes an electrical connector configured to connect the second contact surface to the external electrical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Maurice Hubertus Elisabeth Van Der Beek, Arthur Robert Van Es, Sean Scott Wheelhouse, Timon Rutger Grob
  • Publication number: 20150126848
    Abstract: A body-worn physiological sensor includes a computation-communication module, and a flexible circuit layer configured to be coupled to a skin surface of a subject to measure physiological signals. An adhesive covers at least a portion of the flexible circuit layer and a protective covering protects the adhesive. The computation-communication module can be releasably attached to the sensor using electrical traces provided on the flexible circuit layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Patent number: 9024619
    Abstract: A system for connecting remote equipment to a sensor device having a connector coupled to at least two terminals located on different portions of the sensor device. The portions of the sensor device may be an anterior portion and a posterior portion with each having at least one terminal. In turn, the terminals are nested on top of one another and at least one terminal is electrically accessible through a window region of the other portion. Further, the terminals are alignable with each other and with a connector by alignment indicators, which may provide a visual alignment indication for the terminals as well as a mechanical alignment of the connector with the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Verathon Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Caprio, Vanessa Beasley, Gerald J. McMorrow, Andrew Clay, Ekaterina Filipova Ivanova, Antonio Valenzuela
  • Patent number: 9014778
    Abstract: An patch and sensor assembly for use in an EP mapping system has two portions: a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The reusable portion houses the biosensors used in magnetic based location and mapping systems and the electrical lead necessary to communicate between the biosensor and the mapping system. The reusable portion may also contain a portion of the electrode necessary to receive electrical signals from the body of the patient. The disposable portion of the patch and sensor assembly contains an adhesive covered flexible patch having at least a portion of the electrode used to receive electrical signals form the body of the patient and may contain the electrical lead necessary to communicate such an electrical signal to the mapping system. The disposable portion contains a receptacle adapted to receive and mechanically secure the reusable portion to the disposable portion of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Keshava Datta, Eduardo Jimenez, Rajesh Pendekanti, Jeffrey Schultz
  • Publication number: 20150080697
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ALTEC, INC.
    Inventors: L. Donald Gilmore, Carlo J. De Luca
  • Patent number: 8971983
    Abstract: A disposable, low profile biomedical sensor for detecting electrical signals from muscles and which consists of a framework of malleable and flexible component layers supporting an arrangement of conductor leads embedded within electrically conductive, adhesive, cross-linked hydrophilic polymer gel components configured to form signal detection and reference electrode contacts. The combination of component layers provides a sensor and lead cable that is flexible and can be contoured to conform to the underlying musculature. The mechanical and electrical configurations act in synergy to shield the sensor and lead cable from external electrical fields and suppress movement artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Altec, Inc.
    Inventors: L. Donald Gilmore, Carlo J. De Luca
  • Patent number: 8948885
    Abstract: A system and method for positioning an electrode for cardiotherapy of atrial arrhythmia are described. Signals from patient electrical activity for a plurality of electrode locations on a patient are analyzed. An electrode can be repositioned to different locations on the patient to obtain signals from patient electrical activity therefrom. A human perceptible output indicative of the quality of the signals for the plurality of locations is generated and a final electrode location on the patient for placement of the electrode for cardiotherapy is identified based on the human perceptible output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: James K. Russell
  • Publication number: 20150018657
    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: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 8909317
    Abstract: Electrodes for use in electroencephalographic recording, including consciousness and seizure monitoring applications, have novel features that speed, facilitate or enforce proper placement of the electrodes, including any of alignment indicators, tabs and juts, color coding, and an insulating bridge between reference and ground electrodes which ensures a safe application distance between the conductive regions of the two electrodes in the event of cardiac defibrillation. A method of using a set of at least four such electrodes is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 8897851
    Abstract: A releasable liner for a sensor device having adhesive and conductive gel portions includes a flexible sheet having a free end and a fixed end, and a portion of the flexible sheet that is releasably attached to the sensor device, wherein the flexible sheet is folded upon itself so that the fixed end is generally adjacent the free end. Exerting a pulling force on the free end releases the liner in a controlled manner to uncover the adhesive and conductive gel portions of the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verathon Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Caprio, Andrew Clay, Jeffrey William Ladwig
  • Patent number: 8868217
    Abstract: Devices and methods of treating a targeted body tissue by stimulating the body tissue with an electric current. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an electrode carrier configured to be removably coupled to an interior surface of an orthosis. The electrode carrier includes a recess configured to matingly receive a portion of an electrode. The electrode carrier is electrically coupled to the electrode when the portion of the electrode is disposed within the recess. A connection member is electrically coupled to the electrode carrier and is configured to be releasably coupled to a surface of the orthosis. The electrode carrier is electrically coupled to the orthosis when the connection member is coupled to the orthosis. In some embodiments, the electrode carrier is configured to be removably coupled to the interior surface of the orthosis. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the electrode is constructed of an absorptive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bioness Neuromodulation Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Dar, Mark Rubin, Shmuel Springer, Amir Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140275823
    Abstract: An electrode includes separate first and second electrical contacts to contact the skin of a subject. A charge-holding structure is electrically connected between the first and second contacts. An indicator is operatively coupled to the charge-holding structure so that the indicator changes visibly in response to a change in the charge stored in the charge-holding structure. The electrode can include a rectifier across the contacts. A container for electrodes includes an electrical supply and a plurality of receptacles for electrodes so that a voltage difference is maintained across conductors of each receptacle (and contacts of an electrode therein) for at least one week. A method of making electrodes includes arranging the contacts over a support, connecting the charge-holding structure between them, arranging the indicator over the support, and charging the charge-holding structure so that the indicator has a first visual appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Benjamin Freer, David E. Quinn, Frederik W. Kroon
  • Patent number: 8818529
    Abstract: A release liner for electrode pads is described which enables the pads to be used with defibrillators requiring the electrodes to be electrically interconnected for self-test prior to use, and with defibrillators which do not require the electrodes to be electrically interconnected. In one example this variation is afforded by folding the release liner one way to electrically connect conductive layers underlying two attached electrodes. In another example this variation is afforded by leaving the conductive layers electrically connected or breaking the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Hauge, Daniel Powers, Eric Jonsen
  • Patent number: 8818482
    Abstract: An electrode patch monitoring device that enables fast and accurate application is described. According to some embodiments, the electrode patch monitoring device comprises an array of electrodes for monitoring bioelectrical data that are formed on a flexible substrate. The electrode patch monitoring device may be available in a plurality of sizes, and various methods are provided for selecting an appropriate size according to the physiology of a patient. Methods for applying the electrode patch monitoring device to the patient's body are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Paul David Phillips, Brian McGregor, Wesley James McKean
  • Publication number: 20140235992
    Abstract: Provided is a device and method for adhering a solid state diode onto a patient and allowing for monitoring during radiation treatment. More particularly, a diode is placed onto a patient. The diode applicator disc is placed on top of the diode with the center of the diode in the transparent area of the applicator disc. The radiation therapist can verify that the diode is held on the point of interest before the applicator disc is applied to secure the diode to the patient's skin. The transparent center allows for proper visualization during the radiation treatment, and the diode measurement can be taken in real time. Preferred embodiment comprises a foam layer that surrounds the diode, a central aperture, a transparent area for visualization of the diode, and an adhesive layer for attachment to the patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Carla Borden
  • Patent number: 8805469
    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: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc
    Inventors: Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 8805470
    Abstract: Apparatus and techniques are provided for interfacing a device with a surface. The apparatus and techniques provide gel encapsulation and isolation mechanisms to extend the shelf-life of the preparation devices, allow for the use of more effective materials, and improve the quality of the contact between a device and an application surface. Particular embodiments of these apparatus and techniques suitable for use in medical contexts are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Afanasewicz, Robert P. Harhen, Adam J. Young, Rafael M. Cordero
  • Patent number: 8798709
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus in the form a substantially flat package for receiving and transmitting physiologic electronic signals, to be monitored or recorded, comprising in combination, a first layer consisting of hydrogel and having opposite ends, second layer sections projecting oppositely relative to the opposite ends, and consisting of hydrocolloid, a thin conductive third layer directly overlying and contacting the top of the first layer, an electrical lead in contact with the thin conductive layer, and extending to the exterior of the layers, there being phthalate-free insulation on said lead, adhesive adhering the lead to said thin conductive layer, and a cover layer extending over the first, second and third layers, and over the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Neotech Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. McCrary, David A. Sheraton, Sr., Joana Lavinia Prunean
  • Patent number: 8795174
    Abstract: An adherent device to monitor a patient comprises an adhesive patch to adhere to a skin of the patient. At least four electrodes are connected to the patch and capable of electrically coupling to the patient. Impedance circuitry is coupled to the at least four electrodes to measure a hydration signal of the patient. Electrocardiogram circuitry is coupled to at least two of the at least four electrodes to measure an electrocardiogram signal of the patient. An accelerometer can be mechanically coupled to the adhesive patch to generate a signal in response to at least one of an activity or a position of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Corventis, Inc.
    Inventors: Yatheendhar D. Manicka, Badri Amurthur, Mark J. Bly, Kristofer J. James, Imad Libbus, Scott T. Mazar, Jerry S. Wang
  • Patent number: 8773258
    Abstract: A data collection module for a physiological data collection system is a reusable device having a data collection port for connection to a source of physiological data that is in an analog format. The data collection port is in circuit communication with a plurality of bipolar amplifiers. The amplifiers are in circuit communication with a central processing unit provided with analog to digital converters, memory for signal processing and internal USB circuitry. The central processing unit is in circuit communication with a means for storing data and with a means for conveying the data in digital form via at least one of a USB port and a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Halthion Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Vosch, John W. Parker, III, Edwin A. McGusty
  • Patent number: 8750956
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus, in several embodiments, for providing protection in workplaces in which workers can be exposed to diseases and other contaminations from skin abrasions or punctures by contaminated objects. In its primary application it provides such protection at skin surfaces of healthcare patients into which needle electrodes have been inserted and, under certain conditions, can emerge. This bio-hazard occurs most often during patient-positioning when patients are unconscious due to anesthesia or other reasons. Protection is supplied in the first embodiment by a puncture-resistant head-covering; in the second by a pad that covers and secures needle electrodes, and; in a third as a tissue-penetrating, less hazardous stick-on electrode. The latter two embodiments have pressure-sensitive-adhesive coatings for adhesion to a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Allen Riess, Carroll E. Weller
  • Patent number: 8738112
    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: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Cardiac Lead Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Chongwon Choe, Paul Ruzumna
  • Publication number: 20140142410
    Abstract: Described herein are nerve stimulating electrodes for use in evoked potential electrophysiological recording procedures and associated methods for use thereof. In one embodiment, a stimulating electrode assembly is provided that includes a non-conductive substrate, a first electrode mounted on the non-conductive substrate, and a second electrode mounted on the non-conductive substrate. The first and second electrodes are spaced apart along a longitudinal length of the assembly and extend along a lateral width of the assembly such that the electrode can be positioned at a plurality of laterally offsetting positions relative to a nerve extending longitudinally between the first and second electrodes while remaining in contact with the nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: STROHL MEDICAL
    Inventors: Michael K. Erb, Clair L. Strohl
  • Patent number: 8700121
    Abstract: Sensors for non-invasively determining tissue wetness/hydration based on relative changes in subsurface resistivities in tissue below the sensor when applied to a human body across different frequencies. A sensor including arrays of current-injecting and voltage-sensing electrodes may be placed on a subject's back to determine lung wetness. Sensors may be used as part of a systems and method for determining tissue water content, systems and methods for determining lung wetness, or the like. Sensors for determining relative changes in subsurface resistivities across frequencies and systems include arrays of electrodes used to determine relative changes in subsurface resistivities across frequencies may include pairs of current-injecting and voltage sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Intersection Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Erlinger, Scott M. Chetham, Alfonso L. De Limon, Eniko Srivastava
  • Patent number: 8676291
    Abstract: A release liner for electrode pads is described which enables the pads to be used with defibrillators requiring the electrodes to be electrically interconnected for self-test prior to use, and with defibrillators which do not require the electrodes to be electrically interconnected. In one example this variation is afforded by folding the release liner one way to electrically connect conductive layers underlying two attached electrodes. In another example this variation is afforded by leaving the conductive layers electrically connected or breaking the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Hauge, Daniel Powers, Eric Jonsen
  • Patent number: 8660630
    Abstract: An apparatus including a chest strip comprising a plurality of precordial and limb leads for an electrocardiogram (ECG) and an ECG data recorder coupled to the chest strip, wherein the ECG data recorder configured to receive signals from the leads. An apparatus including a chest strip comprising a plurality of precordial leads positioned to correspond with desired lead placement for an electrocardiogram (ECG) and an ECG data recorder; a plurality of limb leads coupled to the chest strip, wherein the ECG data recorder is coupled to plurality of precordial leads and the plurality of limb leads and configured to receive electrocardiogram data generated by the plurality of precordial leads and the plurality of limb leads. A method including coupling a chest strip including precordial leads and a data recorder to a newborn, the data recorder configured to receive electrocardiogram data from the precordial leads; and transmitting electrocardiogram data from the data recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Inventor: Ruey-Kang Chang
  • Patent number: 8634895
    Abstract: A flexible biomedical surface electrode comprises an insulating substrate (10), a conductive electrode layer (12) screen-printed on the substrate, and an insulating masking layer (14) on the electrode layer. The masking layer is configured to expose selected regions (16) of the electrode layer. An electrically conductive adhesive gel layer (18) on the masking layer makes electrical contact with the exposed regions of the electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Intelesens Limited
    Inventors: Eric Thomas McAdams, John McCune Anderson, James Andrew McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8626262
    Abstract: A physiological data collection system facilitates acquiring, recording, transferring and analyzing physiological signals generated from the skin of a human subject that may be used in generating an electrocardiogram for a patient in a continuous manner over an extended period of time of twenty four to forty eight hours. The physiological data collection system is an assembly of a disposable physiological sensor device and a reusable data collection module. Collected physiological data may be transmitted for analysis via either a cable or a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Halthion Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin A. McGusty, John W. Parker, III, Michael J. Vosch
  • Patent number: 8626260
    Abstract: An expandable electrode pad having a flexible and stretchable base member that may be either expanded or compressed to provide proper positioning for a plurality of electrode distal contacts. Portions of the base member may have perforations that allow one or more sections of the base member to be separated and positioned a greater, non-stretchable distance away from the remaining strip of distal contacts. Additionally, the circuit body may comprise a distal cut zone that provides for freedom of movement of the plurality of distal contacts and a proximal perforated zone that eliminates lead wire entanglements while also allowing for the tearing of perforations between adjacent conductive circuits when a greater reach is required for the proper placement of a distal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: William Crosby
  • Patent number: 8626261
    Abstract: Provided are an electrode for a living body and a device for detecting bio-signals using the electrode. The electrode includes an insulation sheet that has at least one via hole, an electrode unit formed in the at least one via hole, and a guiding unit for guiding the attachment of a signal processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-hoon Ko, Jong-pal Kim, Hyung-sok Yeo, Youn-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8620402
    Abstract: A physiological sensor device is attachable to the skin of a person for collecting physiological signals generated by the person's body. The device includes a flexible front layer made of a material that does not conduct electricity and a flexible back layer made of a material that does not conduct electricity. A flexible intermediate layer made of a material that does not conduct electricity is sandwiched between and fixed to the front layer and the back layer. Electrodes and electrical conductors are fixed to a back side of the intermediate layer. Each of the electrodes is attached to one of the electrical conductors and all of the electrical conductors are attached to a single common connector that protrudes through a portal in the front layer. A conductive gel pad is adhered to and aligned with each of the electrodes and protrudes through a portals in the back layer to contact the skin of a person when the physiological sensor device is attached to the skin of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Halthion Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Parker, III, Edwin A. McGusty, Michael J. Vosch