Temperature Detection Patents (Class 600/549)
  • Patent number: 11832881
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument for delivering microwave energy having a predetermined frequency into biological tissue in contact with the instrument, wherein the instrument comprises a first coaxial transmission line having a second coaxial transmission line connected to the distal end thereof, the second coaxial transmission line having a length and a characteristic impedance that are configured to match the impedance of the first coaxial transmission line to the load impedance at the distal end of the distal coaxial transmission line when the instrument is in contact with the tissue, at the operating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CREO MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Hancock, Malcolm White, Patrick Burn
  • Patent number: 11781924
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sensing body temperature and wirelessly communicating measured data to at least one electronic device. The device includes a sensor device having a housing base, a housing cover releasably mountable on the housing base, and components for sensing body temperature and wirelessly communicating the measured temperature, including a temperature sensor, a power supply, a microprocessor, and a transmitter and receiver. The electronic device can include an application that communicates with the sensor device and provides a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated (Delaware)
    Inventors: Christopher J. Allen, Sr., Shawn Monteith
  • Patent number: 11766180
    Abstract: Disclosed is the measurement, identification, knowledge inference and notification alerting of fevers within individuals. Embodiments according to the present disclosure include a system for measuring at least two body temperatures. The first temperature is measured from a body region that correlates with deep body temperature; the second is measured from body regions capable of subcutaneous/deep tissue vasoconstriction. Temperatures of the first region are automatically compared to cutoff thresholds, and differences between the first and second regions are automatically compared to temperature difference thresholds. This apparatus automatically evaluates if none, one, or both thresholds have been exceeded. If none or one, then a subject can be identified as normal (afebrile). If both thresholds are exceeded a screening or test subject identified as febrile, where actions can be taken to isolate individuals to prevent spreading of communicable diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Newton
  • Patent number: 11696694
    Abstract: In an aspect, this disclosure relates to methods and devices for calibration of capillary blood flow meters for measuring capillary blood flow in absolute flow units (such as mL/min×100 g of tissue). For example, the calibration method utilizes the combination of a wet model device and a dry model device to provide a convenience, easy-to-use, and accurate calibration and measurement in absolute flow units. In an aspect, the dry model device can use thermal conductivity parameters from the wet model device, which can be translated into thermal conductivity parameters in a dry model device, which can be used to calibrate the capillary blood flow meter in absolute units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Dermaflow LLC
    Inventor: Ilya Skoletsky
  • Patent number: 11691005
    Abstract: In some examples, a method including detecting, via processing circuitry, an induced voltage in at least one of an electrode or a lead conductor of an implantable medical device, wherein the induced voltage is induced in the at least one of the electrode or the lead conductor of the implantable medical device by a radio frequency (RF) field generated by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner; and modifying, via the processing circuitry, an MRI scan based on the detected induced voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehmet Arcan Erturk
  • Patent number: 11684416
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catheter device sized and shaped for vascular access that has an elongate body extending between a proximal end and a distal end. Further, the elongate body has at least one inner lumen configured to receive a fluid. The catheter also has an ablation electrode configured to provide ablative energy, wherein the electrode is located distally along the elongate body and includes a passageway fluidly connected to the lumen of the elongate body. Also, the catheter has a sensor configured to provide a signal representative of temperature, and an insulating chamber extending at least partially about the ablation electrode and configured to at least partially insulate the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Frederick Bencini
  • Patent number: 11678806
    Abstract: The Personal Warning Temperature (PWT) is a method of determining a person's personal warning temperature that defines a fever for that person. The PWT may also be used to provide an indication to recommend medical evaluation for a person. The method includes analyzing a person's body temperature measurements taken over time when the person may be healthy, in order to find the person's average temperature, a standard deviation, a channel defined by an upper and lower temperature bound using the average and standard deviation, such that nearly all body temperatures fall within the channel, and a personal warning temperature similarly defined using the average, and the standard deviation. A personal warning temperature may be used for improved and accelerated awareness of a person's health status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Ideal Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Douglas Earl Dyer, John Shelly Bowling, II
  • Patent number: 11678906
    Abstract: A multi-portal method for treating a subject's spine includes distracting adjacent vertebrae using a distraction instrument positioned at a first entrance along the subject to enlarge an intervertebral space between the adjacent vertebrae. An interbody fusion implant can be delivered into the enlarged intervertebral space. The interbody fusion implant can be positioned directly between vertebral bodies of the adjacent vertebrae while endoscopically viewing the interbody fusion implant using an endoscopic instrument. The patient's spine can be visualized using endoscopic techniques to view, for example, the spine, tissue, instruments, and implants before, during, and after implantation, or the like. The visualization can help a physician throughout the surgical procedure to improve patient outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Amplify Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Wonyong Choi, Dong-Hwa Heo, Jeffrey Roh
  • Patent number: 11672427
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed that can receive temperature data from at least one temperature sensor over a period of time. At least one metric of the temperature data can be calculated, which may utilize the temperature data from a particular sensor over the period of time and may be indicative of variability in the temperature data. A tissue assessment can be determined by utilizing a classifier with at least one feature input to the classifier, the feature(s) being determined from the metric(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: CYRCADIA ASIA, LTD.
    Inventors: Vinitha Sree Subbhuraam, Robert James Royea
  • Patent number: 11676270
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method of measuring a temperature of a subject, comprising: receiving a sequence of a plurality of thermal images of a subject captured by a thermal sensor, analyzing the sequence of the plurality of thermal images to identify at least one target thermal image depicting an upper region of a tongue of the subject, analyzing the at least one target thermal image to identify an estimated temperature of the upper region of the tongue, and providing the estimated temperature of the upper region of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: NEC Corporation Of America
    Inventors: Tsvi Lev, Yaacov Hoch, Liran Orevi
  • Patent number: 11672476
    Abstract: A method of determining a local cerebrospinal fluid flow rate. The method including the steps of positioning a distal end of the catheter in a flow of cerebrospinal fluid of the patient, the catheter including an infusion port and at least one temperature sensor positioned at a fixed distance from the infusion port, infusing a bolus of a temperature controlled fluid through the infusion port into the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, and monitoring a temperature sensed by the at least one temperature sensor, wherein a change in the temperature sensed by the at least one temperature sensor over time is representative of a local cerebrospinal fluid flow rate in proximity to the infusion port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Bodner
  • Patent number: 11663718
    Abstract: A method for interpreting an input image by a computing device operated by at least one processor is provided. The method for interpreting an input image comprises storing an artificial intelligent (AI) model that is trained to classify a lesion detected in the input image as suspicious or non-suspicious and, under a condition of being suspicious, to classify the lesion detected in the input image as malignant or benign-hard representing that the lesion is suspicious but determined to be benign, receiving an analysis target image, by using the AI model, obtaining a classification class of a target lesion detected in the analysis target image and, when the classification class is the suspicious, obtaining at least one of a probability of being suspicious, a probability of being benign-hard, and a probability of malignant for the target lesion, and outputting an interpretation result including at least one probability obtained for the target lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: LUNIT INC.
    Inventors: Hyo-Eun Kim, Hyeonseob Nam
  • Patent number: 11657431
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, and apparatuses for programmatically determining and adjusting electronic bid values for a digital content object using a machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Anand, Sandeep Dey, Pravin P. Thampi, Zhi Guo
  • Patent number: 11647991
    Abstract: In an ultrasound imaging system which produces synthetically transmit focused images, the multiline signals used to form image scanlines are analyzed for speed of sound variation, and a map 60 of this variation is generated. In a preferred implementation, the phase discrepancy of the received multilines caused by speed of sound variation in the medium is estimated in the angular spectrum domain for the receive angular spectrum. Once the phase is estimated for all locations in an image, the differential phase between two points at the same lateral location, but different depth, is computed. This differential phase is proportional to the local speed of sound between the two points. A color-coded two- or three-dimensional map 60 is produced from these speed of sound estimates and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Francois-Marie Robert, Sheng-Wen Huang, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Jun Seob Shin, Seungsoo Kim, Hua Xie, Man Nguyen, Faik Can Meral, William Tao Shi, Carolina Amador Carrascal
  • Patent number: 11622656
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having a temperature sensor that senses a temperature of an external surface presented by a user's hand, and a pump mechanism that is configured to dispense fluid onto the user's hand when the pump mechanism is activated. It is determined whether the fluid has been dispensed onto the user's hand based, at least in part, on the temperature of the external surface presented by the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: 11622690
    Abstract: The capillary refill time (CRT) of a patient is an important feature in the determination of cardiovascular system health. Quick re-perfusion of the microcirculation (namely, the capillaries) is a good indication that the cardiovascular system is able to efficiently distribute blood throughout the body. Current systems use unreliable or subjective methods to test the CRT. Additionally, the calculation of CRT is not generally used in the adult medical space as it is more commonly used in pediatrics. The present application describes a system and method for calculating a patient's CRT using a mobile device with an integrated camera and light source, or an optical head-mounted display using a light source in combination with ambient light to calculate the CRT. Once a patient's CRT is calculated, an integrated application classifies the data and sends it to the treating clinician for review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rick Bezemer, Abigail Acton Flower, Cornelis Conradus Adrianus Maria van Zon
  • Patent number: 11617807
    Abstract: A reusable urinary intermittent catheter comprising: a catheter tube; a funnel connected to the catheter tube; and one or more near-field communication (NFC) tags embedded in the catheter that contain authentication information and validate the authentication information and usage information. The catheter tube may be configured to be inserted into a male or female urethral tract to facilitate drainage of urine from a bladder into a receptacle. The funnel may be curved to facilitate a flow of urine through the catheter tube and slow the flow of the urine exiting the funnel while minimizing splashing of the urine and reducing material strain on the catheter tube when stored with an insertion aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: CathBuddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Souvik Paul, Daniel Wollin
  • Patent number: 11610432
    Abstract: An example method of infrared access, comprising, receiving a plurality of visual images, receiving a plurality of infrared images, calibrating pairs of at least one of the plurality of visual images to a respective at least one of the plurality of infrared images, determining an average temperature of the plurality of infrared images, determining a temperature of the respective calibrated pairs, and granting access if a visual image of the calibrated pair is authenticated by a facial recognition library and if the temperature of the calibrated pair is within a predefined threshold of the average temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Black Sesame Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jianyong Zhou, Jizhang Shan
  • Patent number: 11601733
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for temperature sensing in a detector system. Dark current from pixels in a pixel array of the detector system can be filtered to remove noise and processed to determine a temperature of the pixel array from the filtered dark current. Calibration of the dark current for a range of temperatures can be performed. In embodiments, the pixels comprise photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Cadugan
  • Patent number: 11571132
    Abstract: Provided are a measurement apparatus, a measurement instrument, a measurement system, a server, an analysis method, a storage medium and a data structure that easily enable good acoustic characteristics while improving the accuracy of body temperature detection. The measurement apparatus includes a metal tube having a first end and a second end; a measurement unit which is arranged at the first end 13a side of the metal tube and is capable of measuring electromagnetic radiation incident from the second end of the metal tube; a sound output unit configured to output sound; and a first path and a second path to the first end of the metal tube for sound outputted from the sound output unit, wherein the first path and the second path have different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Susumu Kashiwase
  • Patent number: 11564741
    Abstract: An electrosurgical apparatus and method for performing thermal treatment in the gastrointestinal tract, e.g. to ablate duodenal mucosal tissue. The apparatus comprises an instrument having a flexible cable and an applicator suitable for use with a gastroscope, which can be deployed within a patient to delivery energy in a targeted or otherwise controllable manner. The applicator can deliver microwave energy by radiation. The direct and depth-limited nature of microwave energy can be make it more effective than treatments that rely on thermal conduction. The applicator may include a radially extendable portion arranged to move an microwave energy delivery structure into contact with duodenal mucosal tissue at the treatment region. The applicator may comprise any of a balloon, bipolar radiator, movable paddle, and rotatable roller element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: CREO MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Meadowcroft, Christopher Paul Hancock, George Ullrich, David Webb, Louis Turner, Julian Mark Ebbutt
  • Patent number: 11526713
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating embedding of human labeler influences in machine learning interfaces in computing environments, according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting sensor data via one or more sensors of a computing device, and accessing human labeler data at one or more databases coupled to the computing device. The method may further include evaluating relevance between the sensor data and the human labeler data, where the relevance identifies meaning of the sensor data based on human behavior corresponding to the human labeler data, and associating, based on the relevance, human labeler data with the sensor data to classify the sensor data as labeled data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11519786
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a temperature detection circuit. The temperature detection circuit includes: a first comparator, the first comparator having a first negative input terminal, a first positive input terminal and a first output terminal, the first negative input terminal being connected with an output terminal of a temperature sensor, the first positive input terminal being connected with a first reference voltage terminal; a monostable trigger, an input terminal of the monostable trigger being connected with the first output terminal of the first comparator; a low pass filter, an input terminal of the low pass filter being connected with an output terminal of the monostable trigger. The present disclosure further provides a temperature sensor device and a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengpeng Wang, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Chunwei Wu, Xiaoliang Ding, Chihjen Cheng, Yanling Han, Wei Liu, Xueyou Cao, Ping Zhang, Lijun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11504008
    Abstract: Systems configured to acquire temperature signals from an Abreu Brain Thermal Tunnel (ABTT), to analyze the temperatures signals, and to determine a condition of a human body from the analysis, and a method for doing the same, are described. In addition, systems for application of thermal signals to the ABTT for treatment of conditions are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brain Tunnelgenix Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Marcio Marc Abreu
  • Patent number: 11504280
    Abstract: A system and a method of detecting a voiding event of a care-receiver uses a temperature sensor for measuring temperatures in real-time at a location adjacent a lower portion of the care-receiver's torso where the voiding event is to occur. The system and method then determines the voiding event based on the measured temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CARE CHANGER INC.
    Inventor: Jim McDermott
  • Patent number: 11497675
    Abstract: A system for providing multimodal stimulation to a user includes a tactile device including a set of tactile actuators. Additionally, the system can include and/or interface with a user device, a remote computing system, and/or any other devices. A method for multimodal stimulation functions to provide therapy to a user for tinnitus or other conditions, and includes any or all of: receiving a set of inputs; determining a set of outputs; providing the set of outputs to a user; and adjusting any or all of the set of outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NeoSensory, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Perrotta, David M. Eagleman
  • Patent number: 11484252
    Abstract: A system to provide health and wellness data, comprising a platform for placement; at least one imaging sensor associated with the platform for capturing images; and a processor adapted to analyze the images to determine health and wellness data is disclosed. A toilet for assessing health and wellness of a user, comprising a bowl supported by a base; a platform for placement of a user's feet; at least one imaging sensor mounted on the base; and a processor adapted to analyze the images to determine health and wellness is disclosed. A method for assessing health and wellness comprising acquiring one or more images of the foot a user; using a processor to analyze the one or more images for health and wellness factors; and making the results of the health and wellness analysis available to the user on one or more digital platforms is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Medic, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Hall, David Crismon, Joshua Larsen, Jared Reynolds, Michael Brough
  • Patent number: 11458307
    Abstract: A method for aesthetic soft tissue treatment includes placing at least one applicator in contact with the patient's body. The applicator has at least one electrode. Electrotherapy and radio frequency therapy are provided to the soft tissue, optionally with overlay or sequentially. A handheld applicator may be used, with the applicator moving during the therapy, which may provide muscle stimulation in the patient, or provide an analgesic effect during the treatment. A spacing object may be positioned between the skin of the patient and the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Healthcare Technologies A.S.
    Inventor: Tomás Schwarz
  • Patent number: 11452456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, system and method for determining the core body temperature of a subject. To enable continuous core body determination without having to place or direct a sensor at a precise position of the subject's body, the device comprises an image data input (31) for obtaining image data (11) of a subject's skin, a thermal sensor data input (32) for obtaining thermal sensor data (21) of the subject's skin, an image analysis unit (33) for deriving photoplethysmography, PPG, signals from the obtained image data and for detecting one or more skin areas (34) having the strongest PPG signals, and a temperature determination unit (35) for determining the core body temperature (36) of the subject from obtained thermal sensor data for the detected one or more skin areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ihor Olehovych Kirenko, Caifeng Shan, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 11450421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea Jean Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 11439318
    Abstract: An medical device, comprising an elongate shaft extending along a shaft longitudinal axis and comprising a shaft proximal portion and a shaft distal portion that is sized and configured for insertion into a body. An active magnetic position sensor can be disposed within the shaft distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Olson, Troy T. Tegg, Andrew R. Oliverius, Zachary L. Helgeson
  • Patent number: 11402277
    Abstract: The invention discloses a temperature measuring device adopting a plurality of infrared sensors and its method. The temperature measuring device consists of a housing, a main control circuit board unit set in the housing, a power supply unit and an infrared sensor set at the head of the housing, wherein the main control circuit board unit is a main control circuit board, and a main control Microcontroller Unit, a signal acquisition circuit, a display screen, a power supply and a control key integrated in the main control circuit board. The method is to calculate and output the accurate target temperature through infrared sensors combined with Microcontroller Unit, at the same time, it can effectively identify such as abnormality of measurement area, abnormality of user measurement method and so as to improve the effectiveness of measurement results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Cao Liang
  • Patent number: 11395593
    Abstract: According to some embodiments there is provided a wearable device for breast screening, comprising: at least one breast-contacting member shaped to contact a surface of a breast, the member comprising an array of force applying units and an array of sensors configured for sensing at least one parameter in response to force applied by the force applying units; the force applying units and the sensors disposed on or within the breast-contacting member and positioned to contact a surface of the breast; a memory storing one or more patterns suitable to detect a lump underlying the surface; wherein the pattern comprises a sequence of forces that vary spatially and/or vary in time; a controller configured for: reading data from the memory to control application of force; communicating with the sensors to receive signals associated with the at least one parameter sensed in response to the application of force; and to process the received signals to detect a lump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Mor Research Applications Ltd.
    Inventor: Doron Kopelman
  • Patent number: 11389133
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a ultrasound imaging apparatus for managing growth of follicles in an ovary where the method comprises detecting, by a signal processor, the follicles and a plurality of parameters associated with each follicle in a three dimensional (3D) ultra sound image, tracking the detected follicles in a longitudinal scan, monitoring a rate of growth of each follicle based on the detected parameters in the longitudinal scan, determining a dosage of hormone for stimulating the ovary based on the rate of growth of each follicle, and generating a report and a nomograph based on the rate of growth of each follicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nikhil Narayan Subbarao, Srinivasan Sivanandan, Kedar Anil Patwardhan, Srinivas Rao Kudavelly
  • Patent number: 11383021
    Abstract: A trans-anal irrigation (TAI) device has a pump base unit, an irrigation fluid reservoir, a wireless electronic controller, fluid tubing, and a disposable rectal catheter in fluid communication with the tubing. The rectal catheter has a retention balloon and a waste control valve. The fluid tubing contains two or three separate lumens for irrigation fluid and retention balloon inflation/deflation and optionally for waste control valve actuation. None of the lumens ever communicates with any other lumen. A hydraulic control circuit has a pump that pumps in one direction only but, with suitable control valves, is able to pump water to and from the retention balloon and to and from an optional waste control valve. A water temperature sensor is mounted in the pump base unit at a thin-wall section. The temperature sensor sends a signal to a controller which provides an indication of whether the water temperature is suitable for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerome A. Henry, William K. Arnold, Donald V. Matesi, Mary L. Glennon, Denise Gamblin, Christina Augustyn, Jeanne E. Lee, Colin Conlon, Stephen King, Martin Bruggemann, Mark Liddle, Malford E. Cullum
  • Patent number: 11376061
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an expandable energy delivery assembly adapted to deliver electrical energy to tissue. The assembly includes an elongate device including an irrigation shaft defining a irrigation lumen fluidly couplable to an irrigation source and a rapid exchange shaft defining a guidewire lumen configured for reception and passage of a guidewire. The assembly also includes an inflatable element that is secured to the elongate device. The inflatable element includes a double helical electrode disposed on the inflatable element that makes between about 0.5 to about 1.5 revolutions around the inflatable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul
  • Patent number: 11375903
    Abstract: The Personal Warning Temperature (PWT) is a method of determining a person's personal warning temperature that defines a fever for that person. The method includes analyzing a person's body temperature measurements taken over time when the person is healthy, in order to find the person's average temperature; standard deviation; a channel defined by an upper and lower temperature bound using the average and standard deviation, and a selected multiplier for the standard deviation, such that nearly all body temperatures fall within the channel; and a personal warning temperature similarly defined using the average, standard deviation, and another selected multiplier for the standard deviation. The method also determines a correction or interpretation of a person's body temperature based on the time of day to account for known variations associated with circadian rhythm. A person can use their personal warning temperature for improved and accelerated awareness of their health status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: IDEAL INNOVATIONS INC
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Douglas Earl Dyer, John Shelly Bowling, II
  • Patent number: 11350872
    Abstract: A system for predicting an occurrence of a foot ulcer includes a mat configured to be stood upon by a human subject, a plurality of sensor arrays disposed on or in said mat and arranged in adjacent proximity to one another. Each sensor includes an oxygenation probe, itself including a first light source and a light detector, and a secondary probe operable to utilize the light detector of the oxygenation probe and itself including a plurality of light sources exclusive of the first light source. The plurality of light sources of the secondary probe are arranged in a pattern around the oxygenation probe. The oxygenation probe is located at the approximate geometric center of the pattern. The system further includes a control module in signal communication with the light detector, and configured to independently control emission of light from the first light source of the oxygenation probe and the plurality of light sources of the secondary probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: EDEN MEDICAL. INC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Norman Schoess, David G Armstrong
  • Patent number: 11330986
    Abstract: A cardiovascular health assessment score, representing a working tissue flow and indicating the dependence on central and peripheral control mechanisms, is generated by the evaluation system and used to support a variety of individualized medicine and health applications. One or more of the individualized medicine and health applications may be implemented as part of the evaluation system and incorporate the cardiovascular health assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew J. Gow, Gillian M. Cannon
  • Patent number: 11334994
    Abstract: A method for interpreting an input image by a computing device operated by at least one processor is provided. The method for interpreting an input image comprises storing an artificial intelligent (AI) model that is trained to classify a lesion detected in the input image as suspicious or non-suspicious and, under a condition of being suspicious, to classify the lesion detected in the input image as malignant or benign-hard representing that the lesion is suspicious but determined to be benign, receiving an analysis target image, by using the AI model, obtaining a classification class of a target lesion detected in the analysis target image and, when the classification class is the suspicious, obtaining at least one of a probability of being suspicious, a probability of being benign-hard, and a probability of malignant for the target lesion, and outputting an interpretation result including at least one probability obtained for the target lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LUNIT INC.
    Inventors: Hyo-Eun Kim, Hyeonseob Nam
  • Patent number: 11318323
    Abstract: Systems and method relate to administering phototherapy. A device includes a hollow structure having at least a first open end. The hollow structure includes a rotatable member, one or more coherent light generators, and, for each coherent light generator, one or more lenses or mirrors optically connected to the coherent light generator and configured to alter at least one aspect of a beam of coherent light. The device further includes a processing circuit including a processor and a memory storing instructions. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to accept an input from an operator and generate one or more beams of coherent light according to a plurality of settings configured to produce a therapeutic effect at a targeted treatment site. Additionally, the rotatable member is configured to be rotated to direct the one or more beams of coherent light to the targeted treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GlobaLaseReach, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Nolan Hetz, David E. Stoltzmann
  • Patent number: 11318241
    Abstract: A wound monitoring system including a sensor for detecting color and flow rate of a fluid flowing through a wound drain tubing, a base station for receiving color and flow rate data from the sensor over the one or more networks, for storing the data, and for sending notifications over the one or more networks, and a user device for receiving the notification over the one or more networks. Also disclosed is a wound monitoring system that includes the sensor, the base station, a cloud server, and the user device. The base station receives the data from the sensor and transmits the data over one or more networks to the cloud server. Further disclosed is a wound drain monitoring method that employs the wound monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Medsix Inc.
    Inventors: Nikin Tharan, Indraneil Mukherjee, Niloy Choudhury, Max Narovlyansky
  • Patent number: 11317813
    Abstract: An observation unit (OU) and auxiliary observation unit (AOU) sensor are calibrated in relation to an ambient environment. The OU sensor and the AOU sensor are calibrated in relation to an observational subject. Monitoring parameters are established for the calibrated sensors using a receiving unit (RU). Monitoring types are activated using the RU. Data is gathered from the OU sensor and the AOU sensor. A determination is made that the gathered data exceeds the established monitoring parameters. One or more alerts are generated based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Ivan Arbouzov
  • Patent number: 11304608
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for evaluating foot inflammation each uses at least one temperature detection modality to form a first thermogram and a second thermogram of the sole of at least one foot. Each thermogram forms a substantially continuous set of two-dimensional temperature values across the sole of the (at least one) foot. The thermograms have features; namely, the first thermogram has first features and the second thermogram has second features. The method and apparatus thus control a device to apply at least one transformation to the first and second thermograms to align the first features with corresponding second features, and determine, at any thermogram location, if at least one of the thermograms presents one of a plurality of patterns indicative of inflammation. Finally, the method and apparatus each produce output information indicating the result of the determination of whether the thermograms present one of the plurality of patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Podimetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Petersen, Jonathan David Bloom, David Robert Linders, Jeffrey Mark Engler
  • Patent number: 11300457
    Abstract: Temperature probe hubs are disclosed. An example temperature probe hub includes a housing and a control button. The housing includes a base. The base has a central portion, a peripheral portion bounding the central portion, and a filler extending between the central portion and the peripheral portion. The filler is configured to move the central portion relative to the peripheral portion in response to a compressive force applied to the filler. The control button is located within the housing. The control button is configured to be actuated in response to movement of the central portion of the housing relative to the peripheral portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Bhogal, Mathias Schmidt, Kevin Glennon, Angela Schilt, Jose Martinez, Nicholas Edward Beyrer
  • Patent number: 11291415
    Abstract: A sensor system for obtaining and displaying information relating to physiological parameters, such as Total Hemoglobin and Pulse rate for use by a user such as an athlete. The system can present the measured physiological parameters to the user in a useful way. For example the system can display a visual multi quadrant infographic display, which can present the total hemoglobin values measured by the system in a particular season. The system can also display a visual elevation infographic display, which can present a comparison of the total hemoglobin values measured by the system over a period of time and/or at various altitudes. The system can also display a visual yin-yang infographic display, which can present a comparison of one or more metrics calculated by the system or one or more parameters measured by the system. The system can provide useful information about the user's health and/or well-being and allow the user to quickly and easily view and interpret relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory A. Olsen
  • Patent number: 11260239
    Abstract: Systems and method relate to administering phototherapy. A device includes a hollow structure having at least a first open end. The hollow structure includes a rotatable member, one or more coherent light generators, and, for each coherent light generator, one or more lenses or mirrors optically connected to the coherent light generator and configured to alter at least one aspect of a beam of coherent light. The device further includes a processing circuit including a processor and a memory storing instructions. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to accept an input from an operator and generate one or more beams of coherent light according to a plurality of settings configured to produce a therapeutic effect at a targeted treatment site. Additionally, the rotatable member is configured to be rotated to direct the one or more beams of coherent light to the targeted treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: GlobaLaseReach, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Nolan Hetz
  • Patent number: 11240579
    Abstract: A sensing system comprising a hand-held sensing device with a vibracoustic sensor module (VSM). The VSM comprises a voice coil component comprising a coil holder supporting wire windings; a magnet component comprising a magnet supported by a frame, a magnet gap configured to receive at least a portion of the voice coil component in a spaced and moveable manner; a connector connecting the voice coil component to the magnet component, the connector being compliant and permitting relative movement of the voice coil component and the magnet component; a diaphragm configured to induce a movement of the voice coil component in the magnet gap responsive to incident acoustic waves; a housing for retaining the vibroacoustic sensor module having a handle end and a sensor end, the sensor end having an opening, the VSM positioned such that at least a portion of the diaphragm extends across the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: LEVEL 42 AI
    Inventors: Nelson L. Jumbe, Andreas Schuh, Peter Rexelius, Michael Morimoto, Dimosthenis Katsis, Nikola Knezevic, Steve Krawczyk, Kevin Hammond, Krzysztof Krawiec, Gregory A. Kirkos
  • Patent number: 11224741
    Abstract: A transducer array for use in tumor-treating fields (TTFields) therapy is particularly suited for use in treating abdominal or thoracic cancers. The transducer array has features that increase its flexibility and adhesion to the patient's skin, including a branching configuration and a correspondingly branching top covering adhesive-backed layer. Additionally, a skin-level adhesive layer is provided beneath the flex circuit to which the electrode elements are attached, to help ensure thorough, lasting adhesion of the transducer array to the patient's skin over the course of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Novocure GmbH
    Inventors: Eilon Kirson, Yoram Wasserman, Noa Halavee
  • Patent number: 11219397
    Abstract: A sensor module for a wearable vital sign monitoring device is disclosed. The sensor module includes a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The sensor module also includes a sensor die mounted to the first side of the substrate. The sensor die is configured to monitor a vital sign of a user. The sensor module further includes a waterproof coating that conformally covers the sensor die, at least a portion of the first side of the substrate, and at least a portion of the second side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Weidong Wang, David Frank Bolognia, Michelle A. Farrington, Roberto Munoz, Michael Alan Falter, Patrick Riehl