Simultaneously Detecting Cardiovascular Condition And Diverse Body Condition Patents (Class 600/483)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10932678
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices include at least one mounting structure within a distal portion of the device. In that regard, one or more electronic, optical, and/or electro-optical component is coupled to the mounting structure. In some instances, the mounting structure is formed of a plurality of material layers. In some embodiments, the material layers have substantially constant thicknesses. Methods of making and/or assembling such intravascular devices/systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PHILIPS IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Burkett
  • Patent number: 10912518
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for a monitoring device being executed by a processor of the monitoring device comprises acquiring at least two kinds of physiological signals via a sensor of the monitoring device, obtaining a signal quality index of each of the at least two kinds of physiological signals by the processor of the monitoring device, providing a homologous physiological parameter value corresponding to each of the at least two kinds of physiological signals by the processor of the monitoring device, and fusing the homologous physiological parameter values based on the signal quality index of each of the at least two kinds of physiological signals and providing a fused value of the homologous physiological parameter values by the processor of the monitoring device. The disclosed physiological parameter processing method avoids disadvantages caused by relying on a single physiological signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SHENZHEN MINDRAY SCIENTIFIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ze-Hui Sun, Jiao Yu, Jian-Wei Su, Jing-Ming Yang, Chao-Cheng Xie, Wen-Yu Ye, Jian Cen
  • Patent number: 10909462
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional sensor data analysis system and method is provided. The multi-dimensional sensor data analysis system receives indoor and outdoor location, online and physical activity, online and physical proximity and additional a plurality of inputs (specific to a user), for example, surrounding of the subject, physiological parameters of the subject and recent social status of the subject, both online and offline. The multi-dimensional sensor data analysis system processes these inputs along with the knowledge of past behavior and traditional parameters of location, proximity and activity by performing a multi-dimensional sensor data analysis fusion technique, producing one or more outputs, for example, predicting or determining a human behaviour to a given stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Avik Ghose, Arpan Pal, Arindam Pal, Tanushyam Chattopadhyay, Santa Maiti
  • Patent number: 10898136
    Abstract: A monitoring device for monitoring the well-being of animals, the monitoring device including a carrier arrangement which can be attached to an animal and which has at least one sensor for sensing a vital function of an animal wearing the carrier arrangement. In the event of a deviation of an actual state from a target state of the animal that leaves a tolerance range, an output signal signaling the deviation is outputted by an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Juergen Leib, Michael Gruener
  • Patent number: 10863914
    Abstract: Medical catheterization is carried out by receiving a plurality of analog bioelectric signals in respective channels and multiplexing the bioelectric signals in respective selection events. The selection events consist of making a first connection with a reference voltage, thereafter breaking the first connection and making a second connection with one of the bioelectric signals. The method is further carried out by outputting the multiplexed bioelectric signals to an analog-to-digital converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Yaron Ephrath, Oleg Khudish
  • Patent number: 10842429
    Abstract: A method and a system for assessing readiness of a user, the method including obtaining the user's movements; using the obtained user's movements to determine a nature of the period, wherein the nature of the period is selected from an activity period and a rest period; measuring at least one biosignal of the user during the rest period; determining a rest summary for the rest period, based on the measured at least one biosignal and at least one biosignal of a previous rest period; determining an activity summary for the activity period, based on the obtained movements of an activity period and obtained movements of at least one previous activity period; determining a body response summary based on the rest summary and the activity summary; and calculating a readiness score based on the body response summary and a previous body response summary, whereby the readiness score indicates a level of readiness of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Oura Health Oy
    Inventors: Hannu Kinnunen, Harri Laakkonen, Kari Kivelä, Ashley Colley, Petteri Lahtela, Markku Koskela, Heidi Jurvelin
  • Patent number: 10835715
    Abstract: A system for locating the tip of a catheter inside a human body is provided. The system includes a sound sensor for sensing the magnitude wave form generated by sound pressure as a PICC is progressed toward a heart of a patient. The systems also includes a monitor operably coupled to the sensor for measuring the magnitude of wave form generated by the sound sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AngioDynamics VA LLC
    Inventors: Andres B. Cruz, Jr., Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10832813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for providing information relating to disturbances and/or disease pattern based on a patient's breathing parameters. Preferably, the apparatus has multiple functionalities and provides information relating to different disturbances and/or disease patterns. In particular, the present invention relates to an apparatus for identifying different indications of a patient, the apparatus comprising a sensor, for sensing signals indicative of a patient's breathing, a processing unit, for processing and/or analyzing the signals, and display means for displaying the outcome of the processing and/or analysis. The corresponding method for identifying different indications of a patient comprises the steps of sensing signals indicative of a patient's breathing, processing and/or analyzing the signals, and displaying the outcome of the processing and/or analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RESMED HUMIDIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Schätzl
  • Patent number: 10791952
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described that provide improved diagnosis from the processing of physiological data. The methods include use of multiple algorithms and intelligently combing the results of multiple algorithms to provide a single optimized diagnostic result. The algorithms are adaptive and may be customized for particular data sets or for particular patients. Examples are shown with applications to electrocardiogram data, but the methods taught are applicable to many types of physiological data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Baumann, Lev Korzinov, David Churchville
  • Patent number: 10780209
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to heart treatment systems. In some aspects, methods and systems are provided for facilitating communication between implanted devices. For example, an implantable cardiac rhythm management device may be configured to communicate with an implantable blood pump. The implantable cardiac rhythm management device may deliver heart stimulation rate information in addition to information associated with any detected abnormalities in heart function. In response, the pump may be configured to adjust pumping by the pump to better accommodate a patient's particular needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Daniel I. Harjes, John Freddy Hansen, Joseph C. Stark, III, Ghazal Anvar Mauro, Eric Lee, Justin A. Callaway, Onur Dur
  • Patent number: 10758131
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided in which data acquisition device detects and captures ambulatory radial arterial blood pressure in a non-invasive and continuous manner through the combined use of tonometry, accelerometry and photoplethysmography, together with the detecting and translating of Mayer waves. Transformed blood pressure data, together with motion and contextual data can be used as input for machine learning algorithms and biomathematical models which can predict the general state of health of an individual. Transformed blood pressure data, together with motion and contextual data, may be communicated via wireless communications to mobile devices and/or cloud based platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LifeQ Global Limited
    Inventor: Laurence Richard Olivier
  • Patent number: 10722127
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photoplethysmography device (20) of the reflectance type, comprising a light source (4), a light sensor (5), and an interface layer (21). The interface layer (21) has a recess between the source (4) and the sensor (5) in order to prevent reflection losses between the device (20) and the skin and to prevent that light from the source (4) can reach the sensor (5) directly via the interface layer (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Elvira Johanna Maria Paulussen, Olaf Thomas Johan Antonie Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10699595
    Abstract: Monitoring oral intake of consumable items may include aggregating, using a processor, oral intake information for a user from a plurality of devices belonging to a same device domain of the user in real time and comparing, using the processor, the oral intake information with a user profile of the user. An instruction for a selected device of the plurality of devices may be generated, using the processor, according to the comparing. The instruction may be sent to the selected device, using the processor. The selected device may execute the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christina I. Flores, Romelia H. Flores, Erik H. Katzen, Sumit Patel
  • Patent number: 10699206
    Abstract: A probabilistic digital signal processor using data from multiple instruments is described. In one example, a digital signal processor is integrated into a biomedical device. The processor is configured to: use a dynamic state-space model configured with a physiological model of a body system to provide a prior probability distribution function; receive sensor data input from at least two data sources; and iteratively use a probabilistic updater to integrate the sensor data as a fused data set and generate a posterior probability distribution function using all of: (1) the fused data set; (2) an application of Bayesian probability; and (3) the prior probability distribution function. The processor further generates an output of a biomedical state using the posterior probability function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Rodrigo E. Teixeira
  • Patent number: 10688238
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for anesthesia systems for heart-lung machines. In one embodiment, a system comprises: a cardiopulmonary bypass machine; and an anesthesia machine operably coupled to the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, the anesthesia machine adapted to control a flow of vapor through the cardiopulmonary bypass machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Russell James Kuzelka
  • Patent number: 10660536
    Abstract: A wearable biometric measurement device includes a ring body having interior and exterior surfaces, an electrocardiogram component including first and second electrodes wherein a single lead electrocardiogram is formed upon contact with the first electrode and the second electrode, a pulse oximeter component including a light emitter and a photodetector wherein the photodetector receives one or more signals transmitted by the light emitter, and a communication component. A system for measuring and processing biometric data includes a wearable biometric measurement device, a monitor device, and a server. A method for measuring biometric data using a wearable biometric measurement device includes pre-processing biometric signals, feature extraction on the signals, and event prediction with respect to the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huami Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 10646124
    Abstract: A pulse wave signal expressing a pulse is obtained by detecting a pulse of a measurement subject using a pulse wave sensor. The pulse wave signal is stored in a storage unit. A frequency spectrum of the pulse wave signal is found by converting the time-domain pulse wave signal stored in the storage unit into the frequency domain. It is determined whether or not the measurement subject is at rest by finding a frequency range, within a predetermined total frequency range the pulse rate of a person can take on, in which an intensity of a frequency component of the frequency spectrum exceeds a first threshold, and finding whether or not a ratio of the frequency range with respect to the total frequency range is less than a second threshold. A pulse rate from the point in time when the measurement subject has been determined to be at rest is found as the measurement subject's at-rest pulse rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Fujii, Shigemi Kamegawa
  • Patent number: 10638980
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to predict decompensation in a subject with heart failure. The system comprises one or more hardware processors configured by machine-readable instructions to receive weight information, blood pressure information, and heart rate information about the subject; determine one or more weight parameters, one or more blood pressure parameters, and one or more heart rate parameters based on the received information; and predict decompensation in the subject based on the one or more weight parameters, the one or more blood pressure parameters, and the one or more heart rate parameters. Prior art systems use weight parameters alone for such prediction. However, weight parameters alone are often not predictive of decompensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Illapha Gustav Lars Cuba Gyllensten, Rohan Joshi, Herman Jan ter Horst
  • Patent number: 10588568
    Abstract: A running guiding method and a running guiding device are provided, which combine a step frequency and a respiratory rate of a runner to determine whether the step frequency matches the respiratory rate of the runner. When the step frequency does not match the respiratory rate, they provide a prompt of step frequency adjustment based on the step frequency and the respiratory rate of the runner. Thus, an effective running guidance can be provided to the runner and the runner may make an adjustment based on the guidance to improve his/her running efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zuo Yuan
  • Patent number: 10575747
    Abstract: A system for the assessment and monitoring of the fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart rate in a pregnant mother comprises wearable mechanical-electronic sensors, e.g., embedded in a wrist or arm band, which can measure the mechanical pulse signals from the mother, and an abdomen patch which can measure the combined ECG signals of the fetus and mother. The wrist or arm unit and the abdominal patch unit communicate wirelessly. By signal processing and gating out the maternal ECG signals as correlated with the mechanical maternal pulse signals, the fetal ECG and heart rate can be measured and monitored. These measurements may be displayed on the wrist or arm band device, or wirelessly through a remote device, mobile phone or computer. Electronic-mechanical sensors can also be embedded in the abdominal patch to measure uterine electromyogram (EMG), uterine contractions and fetal movements, to be correlated with the fetal ECG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sensoriis, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. H. Lau, Hung V. Cao
  • Patent number: 10568570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a preferred fitness state of a use are disclosed. The system includes at least a sensor that detects at least a biological parameter of a user and a fitness state sorting module that generates a current user fitness state using machine-learning and the at least a biological parameter. Methods of providing a preferred fitness state of a user include detecting at least a biological parameter of a user, determining by a fitness state sorting module a current user fitness state and determining a user specific recommendation by the fitness state sorting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Trungram Gyaltrul Sherpa
  • Patent number: 10531831
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for a non-rigid wearable device comprising electrical circuitry and a support structure supporting the electrical circuitry. The support structure having rigid sections that rigidly support components of the electrical circuitry to protect components and/or solder joints from stress due to deflection and having non-rigid or flexible sections where there are no solder connections present on the electrical circuitry and/or where there are interconnecting traces present on the electrical circuitry that can tolerate stress due to deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Louis G. Pace
  • Patent number: 10524737
    Abstract: Techniques that facilitate condition detection in a virtual reality system and/or an augmented reality system are provided. In one example, a system includes a virtual reality component and an anomaly detection component. The virtual reality component collects motion data and biometric data from a virtual reality device. The motion data is indicative of motion information associated with one or more accelerometer sensors of the virtual reality device. The biometric data is indicative of biometric information associated with one or more biometric sensors of the virtual reality device. The anomaly detection component integrates the motion data and the biometric data into a machine learning model to generate anomaly detection data for the virtual reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aldis Sipolins, Jenna Reinen, Hui Wu, Ravi Tejwani, Marco Cavallo
  • Patent number: 10517487
    Abstract: A method for digital thermal monitoring assessment of vascular function comprising a temporary arterial occlusion using a pneumatic cuff positioned on a subject's upper limb, monitoring skin temperature at the fingertip of the occluded limb for a period of time before, during, and after the occlusion, calculating a Zero Reactivity Curve based on variables including start temperature, room temperature, and the slope of temperature decline during the occlusion, and assessing vascular function based on comparing the Zero Reactivity Curve and the observed temperature rebound after the occlusion is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: American Heart Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Morteza Naghavi, Albert Yen, David Panthagani, Stephen Cleboski, Haider Hassan
  • Patent number: 10506933
    Abstract: A medical monitoring device for monitoring electrical signals from the body of a subject is described. The medical monitoring device monitors electrical signals originating from a cardiac cycle of the subject and associates each cardiac cycle with a time index. The medical monitoring device applies a forward computational procedure to generate a risk score indicative of hyperkalemia, hypokalemia or arrhythmia of the subject. The medical monitoring device can adjust the forward computational procedure based upon clinical data obtained from the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhan Soykan, VenKatesh R. Manda, Martin T. Gerber, Christopher M. Hobot, Linda L. Ruetz, Carl Schu
  • Patent number: 10470667
    Abstract: A monitoring system comprises sensors adapted to be worn by a user, and, a processor linked with the sensor. The processor receives sensor data and processes this data to determine user posture data including data indicative of vertical distance between level of the user's heart and ankle. Based on the posture data together with a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency and/or blood density, generate an estimate of user static venous pressure while the user is static, without calf muscle pump activity. The processor also processes the sensor data to determine if there is calf muscle pump activity, and generates an estimate of user active venous pressure according to the static venous pressure estimate, rate of calf muscle activity, and a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency. The processor may generate the venous pressure estimate in real time, and may control an NMES device accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: University of Ireland, Galway, University of Limerick
    Inventors: Gavin Corley, Gearóid Ó'Laighin, Paul Breen, Barry Broderick, Pierce A. Grace, Derek O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 10463788
    Abstract: A patient care system has a medical pump for delivering a medicine to a patient, and a processor in communication with the pump. The pump is configured to receive a first input on whether the medicine is a critical medicine, and a second input on a trigger condition that triggers a fail-operate mode for the critical medicine. The processor controls the medical pump to operate in the fail-operate mode, where the fail-operate mode continues delivery of the critical medicine when the trigger condition is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: William K. Day
  • Patent number: 10460843
    Abstract: A probabilistic digital signal processor using data from multiple instruments is described. In one example, an analyzer is configured to: receive discrete first and second input data, related to a first and second sub-system of the system, from a first and second instrument, respectively. A system processor is used to fuse the first and second input data into fused data. The system processor optionally includes: (1) a probabilistic processor configured to convert the fused data into at least two probability distribution functions and (2) a dynamic state-space model, the dynamic state-space model including at least one probabilistic model configured to operate on the at least two probability distribution functions. The system processor iteratively circulates the at least two probability distribution functions in the dynamic state-space model in synchronization with receipt of updated input data, processes the probability distribution functions, and generates an output related to the state of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Rodrigo E. Teixeira
  • Patent number: 10441224
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor configured to sense physiological information from a subject, and a signal processor configured to process signals from the sensor into a serial data stream of physiological information and sensor performance information. An electronic device having a display is configured to receive the serial data stream and display the physiological information simultaneously with the sensor performance information via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Francis LeBoeuf, William M. Richey, Michael Edward Aumer
  • Patent number: 10405762
    Abstract: A system for non-invasively measuring cardiac output, stroke volume, or both comprises a pulse oximeter, a data processor, and means for generating an output reporting measured one or more CO or SV values to a user. A method for non-invasively measuring cardiac output, stroke volume, or both comprises collecting plethysmographic waveform data of a patient, providing the plethysmographic waveform to a data processor, and calculating measured values for CO or SV. The data processor comprises a mathematical model of the cardiovascular system integrated in a dynamic state space model (DSSM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vital Metrix, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodrigo E. Teixeira
  • Patent number: 10398322
    Abstract: A biological information measuring apparatus includes a blood pressure pulse wave measuring unit configured to measure a blood pressure pulse wave of a subject, a unit pulse wave producing unit configured to produce unit pulse waves of a certain unit from the blood pressure pulse wave based on an analysis of heart beats of the subject, a unit pulse wave extracting unit configured to analyze the unit pulse waves produced by the unit pulse wave producing unit and to extract only necessary unit pulse waves in accordance with the analysis, and an output unit configured to perform an output based on the unit pulse waves extracted by the unit pulse wave extracting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukio Koyama
  • Patent number: 10388034
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable gathering time-annotated web interaction and sensor data of web pages to extrapolate responses to a web page and generating an aggregated map indicative of those responses for improving web page user experience. Specifically, time-annotated web page interaction data from an actual web page user is captured and recorded. Also, time-annotated biometric data related to the user's web page interaction is captured and recorded using one or more biometric sensors. An emotional state of the user when viewing defined web page sections is determined based on the time-annotated physical interaction data and biometric data. The emotional states of users over a period of time are aggregated for each web page section to augment the web page sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Steve McDuff
  • Patent number: 10383545
    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: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hui Sup Cho, Young Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10368772
    Abstract: A handheld device measures all vital signs and some hemodynamic parameters from the human body and transmits measured information wirelessly to a web-based system, where the information can be analyzed by a clinician to help diagnose a patient. The system utilizes our discovery that bio-impedance signals used to determine vital signs and hemodynamic parameters can be measured over a conduction pathway extending from the patient's wrist to a location on their thoracic cavity, e.g. their chest or navel. The device's form factor can include re-usable electrode materials to reduce costs. Measurements made by the handheld device, which use the belly button as a ‘fiducial’ marker, facilitate consistent, daily measurements, thereby reducing positioning errors that reduce accuracy of standard impedance measurements. In this and other ways, the handheld device provides an effective tool for characterizing patients with chronic diseases, such as heart failure, renal disease, and hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOSENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Banet, Marshal Singh Dhillon, Susan Meeks Pede, Lauren Nicole Miller Hayward, Arthur Deptala, Jonas Dean Cochran