Simultaneously Detecting Cardiovascular Condition And Diverse Body Condition Patents (Class 600/483)
  • Patent number: 11499851
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sensor fusion as a service include receiving a sensor fusion intent descriptive of desired data from a specified environment; determining candidate sensors present in the specified environment that may be used to obtain at least a portion of the desired data; and transforming the sensor fusion intent into a sensor fusion manifest by selecting a plurality of the candidate sensors to obtain respective output data, and by defining at least one action to fuse the respective output data into the desired data, wherein the sensor fusion manifest includes an identification of the selected candidate sensors and the at least one action to fuse the respective output data from the selected candidate sensors into the desired data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Marcelo Yannuzzi Sanchez, Carlos M. Pignataro, Hervé Muyal, Simon Dyke
  • Patent number: 11488271
    Abstract: This document presents a system and method for presenting vetted and verified Supplier information to Buyers. The Know Your Suppler (TYS) Application collects previously vetted and verified Supplier information and commits the collected information, verification authorities, verification details, and transaction information to a shared distributed ledger implemented as a privately permissioned blockchain. Buyers who want to onboard a newly identified Supplier, or update Supplier information with more recently verified information records, may subscribe to the TYS Application and purchase available vetted and verified Supplier information to optimize the onboarding or updating process for Suppliers from whom the Buyer wants to purchase goods or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Mohan Venkataraman, Sai Nidamarty, Shyam Charit Adivi, Alex Rosen, Gary Storr, Stephen John Rogers, Derek Lamar Harrison, Vishnu Praneeth Tadepalli, Daniel J. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11478198
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, and systems for performing physiological parameter signal fusion. By respectively analyzing a plurality of input physiological parameter signals, and obtaining a feature of each physiological parameter signal; according to the feature of each physiological parameter signal, obtaining and outputting a fusion state of the plurality of the physiological parameter signals; if the fusion state is a fusion of the at least two physiological parameter signals with the first physiological parameter signal is dominant, highlighting the first physiological parameter signal; and if the fusion state is a fusion of the at least two physiological parameter signals with the second physiological parameter signal is dominant, highlighting the second physiological parameter signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zehui Sun, Bailei Sun, Chaocheng Xie, Jianwei Su, Sanchao Liu, Wenyu Ye, Lihan Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11464457
    Abstract: A method and systems for determining an early warning score for a health status of a patient are provided. An example method includes acquiring, during a predetermined time period via sensors integrated into a wearable device worn on a wrist of the patient, initial values of medical parameters of patient. The medical parameters include a respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse rate, and level of consciousness. The method includes determining, based on the initial values, normal values of the medical parameters. The method includes acquiring, via the sensors and at a pre-determined frequency, further values of the medical parameters. The method includes determining, based on deviations of the further values from the normal values, individual scores for the medical parameters. The method includes calculating, based on the individual scores, a general score. The method includes determining, based on the general score, the health status of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ChroniSense Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel H. Lange
  • Patent number: 11464410
    Abstract: A medical system is disclosed. The medical system can include a patient monitoring device, a patient information system, and a mobile application. The patient monitoring device can be coupled to a patient to monitor one or more physiological parameters. The patient information system can allow the patient to communicate with a clinician. The patient information system can also provide information regarding schedules, medications, and procedures to the patient. The mobile application can be communicatively coupled with the patient monitoring device and the patient information system. The mobile application can allow a clinician to receive, view, and send information to or from the patient monitoring device and the patient information system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bilal Muhsin
  • Patent number: 11464451
    Abstract: A conformal patch device can be provided to a patient. The patch device can include sensors configured to be positioned over a chest of a patient. The sensors can include PPG sensors, ECG sensors, and SCG sensors. The conformal patch device can to adhere to a single continuous area of the chest. Some sensors may attached to a viscoelastic substrate to achieve mechanical isolation from other patch components. The conformal patch device can capture measurements from the sensor doing a time window sufficient enough to detect disordered breathing. The system can determine disordered breathing and related cardiorespiratory parameters during the time window for the patient using the sensor measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HUXLEY MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Zavanelli, Brennan Torstrick, Nick Bolus, Mohsen Safaei, Brett Klosterhoff
  • Patent number: 11452910
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for athletic training optimization are disclosed. In one example, a fitness level change is identified. In one example, a current training intensity is updated to reflect an updated user fitness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas C. Chuang
  • Patent number: 11455882
    Abstract: An actuation device includes a controller that interfaces with a sensing module to cause the sensing module to be non-responsive to events of a class that exceed the threshold level of detectability. The controller may be triggered by a corresponding sensor interface to switch the sensing module to be responsive to events of the class that exceed the threshold level of detectability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mary G. Baker, Eric Faggin, Rafael Ballagas
  • Patent number: 11430568
    Abstract: A system, computer program product and method for facilitating concurrent monitoring of multiple obstetrics patients over a data network are proposed. Data conveying pregnancy progression information, including maternal and fetal vital sign information associated with the obstetrics patients, is received and processed to derive criticality levels for the obstetrics patients. As a first feature, notification data related to a particular obstetrics patient may be selectively transmitted to a medical expert based on different conditions including for example an associated criticality level exceeding a threshold and/or receipt of a consultation request. As a second feature, used together or separately from the first, a graphical user interface (GUI) may present a user with an ordered list of obstetrics patients dynamically adaptable based on the criticality levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: PERIGEN INC.
    Inventors: Emily Hamilton, Bruno Bendavid
  • Patent number: 11419506
    Abstract: A monitor configured to monitor autoregulation includes a memory encoding one or more processor-executable routines and a processor configured to access and execute the one or more routines encoded by the memory. When executed, the routines cause the processor to receive one or more physiological signals from a patient, determine a measure indicative of an autoregulation status of the patient based on the one or more physiological signals, generate an autoregulation alarm indicative of an impaired autoregulation status when the measure exceeds a predetermined threshold for more than a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, Dean Montgomery
  • Patent number: 11417146
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image processing device, an image forming device, an operating device, a vital sensor, and a controller. The image processing device corrects an image. The image forming device performs an image formation of forming the image on a recording sheet. The operating device is operable by a user and through which an instruction to start the image formation by the image forming device is inputted. The vital sensor is provided at the operating device and detects a blood oxygen level of the user who is operating the operating device. The controller, when the instruction to start the image formation is inputted through the operating device, causes the image processing device to correct the image in accordance with the blood oxygen level of the user detected by the vital sensor and causes the image forming device to form a corrected image on the recording sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Mashimo
  • Patent number: 11406349
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a system for calibration-free cuff-less evaluation of blood pressure. The system includes an ultrasound-based arterial compliance probes and a controller unit connected to the said probe. The ultrasound transducers are configured to measure the change in arterial dimensions, pulse wave velocity, and other character traits of an arterial segment over continuous cardiac cycle, which is then used to evaluate blood pressure parameters without any calibration procedure using dedicated mathematical models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTRE
    Inventors: Nabeel Pilaparambil Mashood, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Vangapandu Raj Kiran
  • Patent number: 11391718
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for determining viscoelastic characteristics of at least a portion of an object. The apparatus comprises a fluidly sealable housing, comprising at least one aperture and at least one fluid inlet port and at least one resilient membrane that is operatively coupled to the housing so as to sealingly engage with the at least one aperture. The apparatus further comprises at least one actuator that is operatively coupled to the at least one inlet port and adapted to actuate the at least one resilient membrane via a working fluid that is contained within the housing, so that the at least one resilient membrane is moved towards and into engagement with at least a portion of an object at a predetermined pressure. Furthermore, the apparatus comprises at least one first sensor that is operably coupled to the membrane and that is adapted to determine at least a deformation of the at least one resilient membrane during actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Paul Scanlan, Robert Lewis Reuben, Steven James Hammer, Wenmiao Shu, Simon Phipps, Stuart Alan McNeill, Daniel W. Good
  • Patent number: 11363994
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for estimating state of a cardiovascular system, comprising a cardiac stroke volume analyzer, comprising: (1) a blood pressure sensor generating a time-varying pressure state waveform output from a limb of the person; (2) a system processor connected to the blood pressure sensor; and (3) a dynamic state-space model; the system processor receiving cardiovascular input data, from the blood pressure sensor, related to a transient pressure state of the cardiovascular system; at least one probabilistic model, of the dynamic state-space model, operating on the time-varying pressure state waveform output to generate a probability distribution function to a non-pressure state of the cardiovascular system; iteratively updating the probability distribution function using output from the blood pressure sensor; and processing the probability distribution function to generate a non-pressure state output related to stroke volume of a heart of the person and arterial compliance
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Alton Reich, Rodrigo E. Teixeira
  • Patent number: 11357417
    Abstract: A method for measuring an intracranial bioimpedance in a patient's head, to help evaluate cerebral autoregulation, may involve securing a volumetric integral phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) device to the patient's head, measuring the intracranial bioimpedance with the VIPS device by measuring a phase shift between a magnetic field transmitted from a transmitter on one side of a VIPS device and a magnetic field received at a receiver on another side of the VIPS device, at one or more frequencies, and evaluating cerebral autoregulation in the intracranial bioimpedance, using a processor in the VIPS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Cerebrotech Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Oziel, Boris Rubinsky, Mitchell Elliott Levinson, Eugene Mark Shusterman
  • Patent number: 11348904
    Abstract: A display panel is disclosed, the display array including: a substrate; a functional layer on the substrate having a plurality of recesses, at least one of the recesses in a sub-pixel region forming a well structure with a sidewall formed of the functional layer and a bottom formed of the substrate; and a plurality of micro light emitting diodes (Micro LEDs) for emitting light, at least one of the Micro LEDs within a corresponding recess; wherein the functional layer is configured to prevent at least part of the light emitted by one of the Micro LEDs and incident on the sidewall of the corresponding recess from being subsequently emitted through an adjacent sub-pixel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Chen, Jian Gao, Pengxia Liang, Xiandong Meng, Xianqin Meng, Jifeng Tan, Fangzhou Wang, Wei Wang, Han Yue
  • Patent number: 11324437
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing, by at least one computer processor, a plurality of signal channels, wherein the plurality of signal channels includes a plurality of electrical uterine monitoring signal channels and a plurality of acoustic uterine monitoring signal channels; determining, by the at least one computer processor, a plurality of channel weights, wherein each of the channel weights corresponds to a particular one of the signal channels; and generating, by the at least one computer processor, a combined uterine monitoring signal channel by calculating a weighted average of the signal channels based on the channel weight for each of the signal channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NUVO GROUP LTD.
    Inventor: Muhammad Mhajna
  • Patent number: 11324455
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence-based interference recognition method for an electrocardiogram, comprising: cutting and sampling heart beat data of a first data amount, and inputting the heart beat data to be recognized that is obtained by cutting and sampling into an interference recognition binary classification model for interference recognition; in a sequence of the heart beat data, performing signal anomaly determination on a heart beat data segment where an inter-beat interval is greater than or equal to a preset interval determination threshold value, so as to determine whether the heart beat data segment is an abnormal signal; if the heart beat data segment is not an abnormal signal, determining a starting data point and an ending data point of sliding sampling in the heart beat data segment according to a set time with a preset time width, and performing sliding sampling on the data segment from the starting data point until the ending data point so as to obtain multiple sampling data segments; and using
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Lepu CloudMed Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Liang Tian, Xue Zhang, Yue Zhang, Zifang Zhao, Zhiqiang Su, Jun Cao
  • Patent number: 11311231
    Abstract: A dressing assembly for providing a warning to a patient or caregiver that the patient needs attention. The dressing assembly is adapted to be applied to or near a surface of the patient's body and generate electrical outputs corresponding to soft tissue pressure and other health characteristics sensed at the surface. The dressing assembly includes a pocket formed therein for removable, secured and protected insertion of a variety of different sensors such as multiple pressure sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Walgreen Health Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Denis Burke Drennan, Matthew Frank Trapani
  • Patent number: 11304654
    Abstract: An abnormal respiration detection apparatus includes a sensor for sensing a PPG signal from an optical signal reflected and received from a user's body; a band pass filter for extracting a signal of a required band from the PPG signal; an analog-to-digital converter for performing a digital conversion on the filtered PPG signal; and an abnormal respiration recognition unit deriving a respiration rate signal from the digital-converted PPG signal, deriving a plurality of respiration rate characteristic values through a time axis analysis on the derived respiration rate signal, and detecting an abnormal respiration using the derived plurality of respiration rate characteristic values. The embodiments can be utilized to monitor the survival of elders who live alone, soldiers isolated in a military operation, persons isolated in disaster and accident sites, thereby contributing to public and social safety and building of welfare society and nation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyun Soon Shin, Chan Young Hahm
  • Patent number: 11304626
    Abstract: A method to identify feature points associated with the heart valve movement, heart contraction or cardiac hemodynamics is revealed. The mechanocardiography (MCG) is a technology that makes use of vibrational waveforms acquired using at least one gravity sensor attached on one of the four heart valve auscultation sites on the body surface. The data of the electrocardiography (ECG) is recorded simultaneously with the MCG The feature points are identified by comparing P, R and T points of synchronized ECG with the MCG spectrum. By the time sequences and amplitudes of the feature points, the method provides additional clinical information of cardiac cycle abnormalities for diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Chang Gung University
    Inventors: Wen-Yen Lin, Ming-Yih Lee, Po-Cheng Chang, Wen-Zheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 11298086
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating blood pressure is provided. The apparatus for estimating blood pressure may include: a bio-signal measurer configured to measure a bio-signal from a user; and a processor configured to extract one or more feature values from the bio-signal, to adjust a combination coefficient for combining the one or more feature values based on a reference value associated with vascular compliance, and to estimate blood pressure based on the adjusted combination coefficient, and the one or more feature values extracted from the bio-signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ui Kun Kwon, Chang Soon Park
  • Patent number: 11284808
    Abstract: A device for non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) may include a sensor, a processor unit, a device for recording electrical activity of the heart, and a device for invasive measurement of arterial blood pressure. The sensor monitors mechanical movements caused by bloodstream dynamics. A mathematical model and a relation between the start of a R-wave and a time delay of a mechanical movement of a patient's head are used to determine the ICP. A device for monitoring patient's vital functions may also measure respiratory and heart rate. The sensor may employ a piezoelectric transducer, which may form a measuring electrode of a measuring capacitor. In addition, a comparator capacitor may be used to increase resistance in changes in measuring conditions. Data from a plurality of measuring devices may be collected and processed in a cascading manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Linet spol. S.R.O.
    Inventors: Petr Seba, Filip Studnicka, Vladimir Kolar
  • Patent number: 11270799
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to in-home monitoring and an early health crisis alarm system for elderly individuals and patients with chronic diseases. In one aspect, using artificial intelligence and signals from electricity usage, water usage, ballistocardiography (BGC), and ultra-wideband radar, the system and methods may be used to identify and track daily human activities and physical status in the home. Anomalies to patterns can be determined by identifying disruptions in previously established patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: VINYA INTELLIGENCE INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. deSa, Johnie Rose, II
  • Patent number: 11259707
    Abstract: A system and method of tracking activity includes a motion sensor, a light source and a light detector. The light detector is configured to capture an amount of the light that is reflected back to the light detector, at least a first portion of the light reflected back to the light detector is reflected from a blood vessel disposed under a skin adjacent to the housing. A processor is in communication with the motion sensor and the light detector and can process the reflected light to identify heart beats and produce an indication of a heart rate. The indication of the heart rate can be displayed on the display screen as an option, in addition to the metrics that quantify the motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Shelten Yuen, Subramaniam Venkatraman, Eric Van Albert, James Park
  • Patent number: 11255735
    Abstract: A sensor assembly with a sensing element sends a sensor signal from the sensing element to attached process transmitter over sensor connection wires. The sensor assembly has memory circuitry for storing information related to the sensor assembly and interface circuitry that provides for digital communication of the stored information with the attached process transmitter. This digital communication is sent over the sensor connection wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: Loren Michael Engelstad, Douglas Wayne Arnston, Jason Harold Rud, Clarence Edward Holmstadt, Randy Kenneth Paschke, Sergey Viktorovich Asmolov, Yury Mickolaevich Kuznetsov
  • Patent number: 11246520
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for classifying a PTSD status. In an embodiment, an example method for using a classifier can comprise receiving information from electrocardiography performed on an individual; determining features from the information; comparing the features to the a logistic regression classifier trained using features determined from median quiescent segments of RR interval information from individuals with and without PTSD, wherein the median quiescent segments are non-overlapping time periods of lowest median HR for each individual, and the features include one or more of the following: deceleration capacity (DC), low frequency (LF) power, very low frequency (VLF) power, and standard deviation of all normal RR intervals (SDNN); and determining a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) status of the individual based on the comparison of the features to the classifier, wherein the PTSD status is a severity of PTSD based on a probability of PTSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: EMORY UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gari Clifford, Erik Reinertsen, Amit Shah, Shamim Nemati
  • Patent number: 11241170
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring arterial properties, including systolic and diastolic pressure levels, of a subject is provided, in which a hardware processor receives and analyzes ballistocardiogram (BCG) data of the subject. A non-transient computer readable medium, accessible by the hardware processor, contains instructions that, when executed by the hardware processor, identify features of the BCG waveform and determine the arterial properties therefrom. For example, a diastolic pressure level may be determined from a time interval between the ‘I’ and ‘J’ peaks of the waveform and a systolic pressure level determined from the amplitude difference between the ‘J’ and ‘K’ peaks of the waveform in combination with the ‘I-J’ time interval or amplitude difference. A physical mechanism for the BCG data is disclosed that enables other arterial properties of the subject to be determined from the BCG data alone or from the BCG data in combination with other measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: University of Maryland, College Park, Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Sei Kim, Stephanie Lind-Ober Martin, Jin-Oh Hahn, Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Omer T. Inan
  • Patent number: 11219374
    Abstract: A method, comprising receiving a time series of patient body signal, determining first and second sliding time windows for the time series; applying an autoregression algorithm, comprising: applying an autoregression analysis to each of the first and second windows, yielding autoregression coefficients and a residual variance for each window; estimating a parameter vector for each window based on the autoregression coefficients and residual variances; and determining a difference between the parameter vectors; and determining seizure onset and seizure termination based on the difference between the parameter vectors. A non-transitory computer readable program storage unit encoded with instructions that, when executed by a computer, perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Flint Hills Scientific, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ivan Osorio, Alexey Lyubushin, Didier Sornette
  • Patent number: 11207031
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product and computing system for receiving a single-lead heartbeat waveform for a user; associating a heart health indicator with the single-lead heartbeat waveform; and providing the heart health indicator to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIONOMOUS LLC
    Inventors: Sameer Mehta, Francisco J. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11188196
    Abstract: A computing device is configured with a multifunctional backlit display. The backlighting can be operated in at least a first mode and a second mode. In a first mode, the backlighting provides luminance to the display so that images on the display can be easily seen. In a second mode, the backlighting provides visual stimulus for relaying information to a user or a user's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Antony Whang
  • Patent number: 11176802
    Abstract: A wearable device and systems and methods including the wearable device are provided. The wearable device includes a wearable strap, the wearable strap having a first cavity extending along a portion of the wearable strap; a deformable cartridge positioned substantially within the first cavity and configured to contain and selectively dispense a treatment substance; a body temperature capturing component, one side of the body temperature capturing component being in contact with a portion of a wearer's skin, and an opposing side of the body temperature capturing component being in contact with the deformable cartridge; and a set of buttons embedded in a portion of the wearable strap spaced away from the first cavity, the set of buttons being configured to initiate dispensing of the treatment substance from the deformable cartridge when actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ernest Radford Robinson, Muhammad Robinson
  • Patent number: 11147455
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for the interactive acquisition of data from an object under investigation by a magnetic resonance system. The data is acquired from the object under investigation with the magnetic resonance system and images are automatically reconstructed and displayed in real time based on the data. A time interval is determined during which a predetermined condition is met in the images. Quality images are automatically reconstructed based on the data acquired within the time interval. The temporal resolution during reconstruction of the quality images is higher than the temporal resolution during reconstruction of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS, SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Jérôme Chaptinel, Tobias Kober, Davide Piccini, Peter Speier, Matthias Stuber, Jérôme Yerly
  • Patent number: 11126638
    Abstract: A user data visualization and parsing system may receive from a user a selection of a first data item from a data set, the data item associated with a location identifier. The data visualization and parsing system may extract a first value of the first data item associated with the location identifier and identify, in a second data set of the data stream, a second data item associated with the location identifier. The system may extract a second value of the second data item associated with the location identifier, generate a visual representation of the first and second values, and display the visual representation to the user through the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Fischer, Alan Hsieh, Andrew Jiang
  • Patent number: 11116408
    Abstract: A system control unit in the biological information measurement device generates and reports measurement efficiency information indicating measurement efficiency for biological information included in biological information calculation results information, based on biological information calculation results information and pulse wave detection results information from a storage medium storing the biological information calculation results information and the pulse wave detection results information, said biological information calculation results information being information indicating the calculation results for biological information from a biological information calculation unit that calculates biological information based on pulse waves for each pulse detected for a living body, said biological information calculation results information including at least the biological information, and said pulse wave detection results information indicating results from pulse wave detection performed for calculating b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Yamashita, Naoki Maeda
  • Patent number: 11116455
    Abstract: A diagnosis assistance device assists a diagnosis, by using a plurality of sets of biological information that are measured from a subject, and that are stored in a storage medium. The diagnosis assistance device includes an achievement status determining section and a notification processing section. The achievement status determining section determines an achievement status of a predetermined condition related to biological information that is measured from the subject, based on the plurality of sets of biological information stored in the storage medium. The notification processing section performs a process of notifying of the achievement status. The condition is that the pattern of a change of biological information which is stored in the storage medium contains, threshold or more times, a specific pattern. The specific pattern is extreme-dipper, non-dipper, or riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Yamashita, Naoki Maeda
  • Patent number: 11103156
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for determining bio-information of a target using an impulse radar are provided. The method may include generating a frame set by accumulating frames received at preset time intervals, determining a first magnitude spectrum of the frame set corresponding to a first frequency axis by performing a frequency conversion of frames included in the frame set in a sampler index axis direction, determining a second magnitude spectrum of the frame set corresponding to the first frequency axis and a second frequency axis by performing a frequency conversion of the first magnitude spectrum in a time axis direction, determining a third magnitude spectrum of the frame set by adding up values of the second magnitude spectrum for each second frequency, and determining a frequency indicating a peak in the third magnitude spectrum as a heartbeat frequency of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hui Sup Cho, Young Jin Park
  • Patent number: 11096711
    Abstract: A surgical instrument assembly has (i) a surgical instrument including a handpiece and a probe or horn attached to the handpiece, (ii) a source of ultrasonic vibratory energy operatively connected to the probe or horn, (iii) a source of electrical current operatively connected to deliver electrical current to organic tissues of a patient at a surgical site contacted by a distal end of the probe or horn, and (iv) a sensor of electrical potential disposable in contact with the patient at a desired distance from the surgical site. The sensor is operatively connected to the source of ultrasonic vibratory energy to automatically attenuate an output thereof in response to a detected potential of a predetermined magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MISONIX, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Alexander Darian
  • Patent number: 11076772
    Abstract: A method enables photoplethysmograph measurement of volume status. The method includes the steps of converting photoplethysmograph voltages to volume measurements and characterizing a local microcirculation as a microcosm in a manner allowing a photoplethysmograph to facilitate noninvasive monitoring of systemic status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: David G. Silverman
  • Patent number: 11058402
    Abstract: Provided is a heartbeat detection signal processing method of an ultrasonic Doppler fetus monitoring device that transmits an ultrasonic wave to the abdomen of a pregnant woman and detects a fetal heartbeat rate by receiving a Doppler variation signal generated according to the fetal heartbeat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BISTOS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Shin Kang, Seong Ill Ko
  • Patent number: 11035923
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a monitoring coil, a measuring device, and processing circuitry. The monitoring coil continuously transmits to a subject an electromagnetic wave having a monitoring frequency, and without touching the subject. The measuring device measures a change in the impedance related to the monitoring coil over time to thereby generate a biosignal of the subject. The processing circuitry is configured to determine the monitoring frequency that is higher than a frequency of a high-frequency magnetic field based on the information of the subject, and to controls a sequence related to the imaging based on the biosignal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11037662
    Abstract: A medical monitoring system includes: one or more signal sampling devices to detect parameter data corresponding to at least one physiological parameter; memory to store the parameter data corresponding to the at least one physiological parameter; a display to display parameter data obtained by at least one sensor; and a processor to obtain, according to the parameter data, abnormal event indications having a plurality of different attributes and transmit the abnormal event indications to the display; wherein the abnormal event indications are shown as anomalies identifiers on a timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SHENZHEN MINDRAY SCIENTIFIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Qing, Qinglin Tao, Shuaijun Liu, Yande He
  • Patent number: 11026586
    Abstract: In some examples, a device includes processing circuitry configured to receive first and second signals indicative of first and second physiological parameters, respectively, of a patient. The processing circuitry is also configured to determine a first estimate of a limit of autoregulation of the patient based on the first and second signals. The processing circuitry is further configured to determine a difference between the first estimate of the limit of autoregulation and one or more other estimates of the limit of autoregulation. The processing circuitry is configured to determine a weighted average of the first estimate and a previous value of the limit of autoregulation based on the difference between the first estimate and the one or more other estimates. The processing circuitry is configured to determine an autoregulation status based on the weighted average and output, for display via the display, an indication of the autoregulation status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, Dean Montgomery, James N. Watson
  • Patent number: 11024064
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for augmented reality displays for medical and physiological monitoring. Augmented reality user interfaces are virtually pinned to a physical device, a location, or to a patient. An augmented reality position determination process determines the presentation of user interfaces relative to reference positions and reference objects. Detection of gestures causes the augmented reality users interfaces to be updated, such as pinning a user interface to a device, location, or patient. Looking away from an augmented reality user interface causes the user interface to minimize or disappear in an augmented reality display. An augmented reality gesture detection process determines gestures based on captured image data and computer vision techniques performed on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Bilal Muhsin, Omar Ahmed, Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 11013458
    Abstract: Provided is a respiration analysis system using a gas image detection method, the respiration analysis system including: an exhalation capturing unit provided adjacent to a subject and capturing an image of exhalation exhaled from the mouth and nose of the subject; and a control unit electrically connected to the exhalation capturing unit, and calculating and storing, as data, a respiration cycle and respiration volume from the image captured through the exhalation capturing unit. Accordingly, provided is the respiration analysis system using the gas image detection method, in which not only respiration of the subject is measured in a non-contact manner, but also hypopnea is determined by quantifying volume of the exhalation exhaled by the subject, thereby inferring a disease caused by the hypopnea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Hyun Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 11013429
    Abstract: A method to identify feature points associated with the heart valve movement, heart contraction or cardiac hemodynamics is revealed. The mechanocardiography (MCG) is a technology that makes use of vibrational waveforms acquired using at least one gravity sensor attached on one of the four heart valve auscultation sites on the body surface. The data of the electrocardiography (ECG) is recorded simultaneously with the MCG The feature points are identified by comparing P, R and T points of synchronized ECG with the MCG spectrum. By the time sequences and amplitudes of the feature points, the method provides additional clinical information of cardiac cycle abnormalities for diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Chang Gung University
    Inventors: Wen-Yen Lin, Ming-Yih Lee, Po-Cheng Chang, Wen-Zheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 10973417
    Abstract: A method includes affixing a co-planar sensor on a surface, using a processor, and providing an output. The method includes affixing a co-planar sensor on a surface at a first tissue site. The sensor has a force transducer disposed at an aperture of a rigid guard member. The guard member and the transducer are in co-planar alignment. The transducer is configured to provide an electrical signal corresponding to an internal pressure at the first tissue site. The method includes using the processor to compare the internal pressure with a reference value. Based on the comparison, the method includes providing an output corresponding to compartment syndrome at the first tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nonin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Rausch, Timothy L. Johnson, Matthew Prior
  • Patent number: 10969766
    Abstract: A remote control station that accesses one of at least two different robots that each have at least one unique robot feature. The remote control station receives information that identifies the robot feature of the accessed robot. The remote station displays a display user interface that includes at least one field that corresponds to the robot feature of the accessed robot. The robot may have a laser pointer and/or a projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Teladoc Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Charles S. Jordan, David Bjorn Roe, James Rosenthal, Derek Walters
  • Patent number: 10952867
    Abstract: An electronically assisted artificial vertebral disc having an upper disc plate and a lower disc plate is disclosed. An actuator imparts movement to at least one of the upper and lower disc plates. A control device controls the actuator and the amount of movement between the disc plates. The actuator includes a plurality of either linear actuators or rotary actuators that are driven by electric motors in response to the control device. The control device includes at least a first sensor for detecting the position of the actuator and at least a second sensor for detecting the spatial orientation of at least one of the upper and lower disc plates. The control device also preferably includes a microprocessor that calculates the desired positions of the upper and lower disc plates and provides a control signal to the actuator to drive the upper and lower disc plates to their desired positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Nathan C. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10943457
    Abstract: There is provided a content reproduction apparatus including a content reproduction unit for reproducing content, a habit detection unit for detecting a reproduction habit regarding content that uses the content reproduction unit, and an abnormality determination unit for determining there is an abnormality, in a case a reproduction action estimated from the reproduction habit detected by the habit detection unit is not carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuharu Asano