Temperature Detection Patents (Class 600/549)
  • 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
    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: 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
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Douglas Earl Dyer, John Shelly Bowling, II
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    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
  • Patent number: 11213678
    Abstract: Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed to a treatment device having a therapeutic assembly that includes an elongated tubular shaft having a pre-formed spiral shape when in a deployed state (e.g., a radially expanded, generally spiral/helical shape) and a thermocouple assembly helically wrapped about the shaft. In one embodiment, the thermocouple assembly comprises first and second wires composed of dissimilar metals with the first wire including a plurality of exposed and insulated regions along the distal portion of the treatment device. The exposed regions of the first wire define a plurality of energy delivery portions positioned to deliver electrical energy (e.g., RF energy, pulsed energy, etc.) to target tissue adjacent a wall of an artery (e.g., a renal artery) to heat or otherwise electrically modulate neural fibers that contribute to physiological function (e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Roman Turovskiy, Maria Veronica Larios
  • Patent number: 11209324
    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: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher J. Allen, Sr., Shawn Monteith
  • Patent number: 11207005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include detecting a concurrent occurrence of a decrease in monitored analyte level and a corresponding decrease in monitored on-skin temperature, confirming a presence of an impending hypoglycemic condition, and asserting a notification corresponding to the confirmed impending hypoglycemic condition. Devices, methods, systems and kits incorporating the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Jay Feldman, Adam Heller, Namvar Kiaie
  • Patent number: 11185366
    Abstract: Apparatus, consisting of a probe having a distal end that is configured to be inserted into contact with tissue. An electrode is attached to the distal end, and there is a temperature sensor incorporated in the distal end and configured to output a temperature signal. A radiofrequency (RF) signal generator is configured to apply a pulse of RF electrical energy via the electrode to the tissue, so as to heat the tissue. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that is configured to compute, based on the temperature signal, a rate of temperature change of the distal end following termination of the pulse, and to estimate a thickness of the tissue in response to the rate of temperature change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Israel Zilberman, Andres Claudio Altmann
  • Patent number: 11172815
    Abstract: A method includes: delivering a biodegradable expandable member into a body cavity of a patient; insufflating the biodegradable expandable member in the body cavity to expand the body cavity; sealing the biodegradable expandable member against an inner wall of the body cavity to seal the body cavity internally; and delivering an endoscope into the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey Magno, Rachel M. McGuire, Eric A. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11160458
    Abstract: Provided are tissue-mounted devices and methods for monitoring a thermal transport property (e.g., thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, heat capacity) of tissue, such as skin. The devices conformally mount to the tissue and have one or more thermal actuators and a plurality of sensors. The actuator applies heat to the tissue and the sensors to detect a spatio temporal distribution of a physiological tissue parameter or physical property resulting from the heating. This spatio temporal information may be correlated with a rate, velocity and/or direction of blood flow, the presence of a vascular occlusion, circulation changes due to inflammation, hydration level and other physiological parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Li Gao, Viktor Malyarchuk, Richard Chad Webb
  • Patent number: 11154248
    Abstract: Transducer-based systems and methods may be configured to display a graphical representation of a transducer-based device, the graphical representation including graphical elements corresponding to transducers of the transducer-based device, and also including between graphical elements respectively associated with a set of the transducers and respectively associated with a region of space between the transducers of the transducer-based device. Selection of graphical elements and/or between graphical elements can cause activation of the set of transducers associated with the selected elements. Transducer activation characteristics, such as initiation time, activation duration, activation sequence, and energy delivery characteristics, can vary based on numerous factors. Visual characteristics of graphical elements and between graphical elements can change based on an activation-status of the corresponding transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Martin Reinders, Daniel Robert Weinkam, Roxanne Wai Tak Louie, Danai Bisalputra
  • Patent number: 11154707
    Abstract: This application discloses configurations for arranging transducer arrays on a person's head to impose tumor treating fields (TTFields) in the brain at field strengths that are as uniform as possible throughout the entire brain. In some embodiments, L-shaped sets of electrodes are positioned near the right and left ears, each with a horizontal arm above the ear and a vertical arm behind the ear. Optionally, these embodiments may be combined with a second pair of electrodes positioned on top of the head and behind the neck. In other embodiments, one pair of electrodes is positioned above the right ear and on the left/rear portion of the neck; and a second pair of electrodes is positioned above the left ear and on the right/rear portion of the neck. These configurations improve the uniformity of the electric fields imposed throughout the brain, and are particularly useful for preventing and/or treating metastases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Novocure GmbH
    Inventors: Zeev Bomzon, Ariel Naveh, Ofir Yesharim
  • Patent number: 11147623
    Abstract: An apparatus for treatment of soft tissue includes a source of radiation, a handpiece which is adapted to transmit radiation emitted from the source of radiation to a region of soft tissue, resulting in irradiated soft tissue, said handpiece being positioned adjacent to or in contact with said soft tissue region, a grid element adapted to hold at least one temperature sensor in contact with or embedded in said region of soft tissue, and a microprocessor, which converts a signal from the at least one temperature sensor into a measure of damage produced in at least two components of the irradiated soft tissue, said components comprising at least one normal tissue component and at least one malignant, hypertrophic, diseased, or unwanted component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Kathleen McMillan
  • Patent number: 11134859
    Abstract: A system for detecting an anomalous event in a person includes a body in contact with a skin surface of a person; a heat source for heating the skin surface to a target temperature; a skin temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the skin surface in contact with the heat source; a blood volume sensor for measuring a blood volume of the skin surface; and a hardware processor communicatively coupled to the heat source, the blood volume sensor, the skin temperature sensor, and an environmental temperature sensor. The hardware processor is configured to receive a baseline blood volume signal, output a heating signal to the heat source to initiate a heating cycle, receive a second blood volume signal from the blood volume sensor, compare the second blood volume signal to the baseline blood volume signal, and determine whether an anomalous biologic event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Imperative Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Strasser, Syed Hossainy, Sangshik Park, Kirsten Carroll
  • Patent number: 11129361
    Abstract: A system can comprise a radio frequency (RF) monitoring device configured to collect information relating to livestock and transmit the collected information to a management device, and a management device configured to process the collected information and generate corresponding livestock management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TAGACOW LLC
    Inventors: Maria-Esther Martinez-Barreiro, Jorge Marin-Camba, Francisco Vazquez, Selva Via Labrada, David Calero Scanlan, Jesus Alonso Zarate, Fermin Elias Mira Perez, Enric Fernandez Murcia
  • Patent number: 11122688
    Abstract: A wearable monitoring device comprising a printed circuit board having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the printed circuit board is configured to couple to at least one sensor configured to monitor a physiological condition; at least a first padding layer coupled to the printed circuit board proximate the first side; at least a second padding layer coupled to the printed circuit board proximate the second side; a first protective layer coupled to the first padding layer opposite the printed circuit board; a second protective layer coupled to the second padding layer opposite the printed circuit board; at least one additional layer between the first protective layer opposite the printed circuit board; the first protective layer and the second protective layer seal together and enclose the first and second padding and the printed circuit board; and a power source coupled to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Bloomer Health Tech., Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Chong Rodriguez, Monica Lucia Abarca Abarca, Aceil Halaby
  • Patent number: 11116450
    Abstract: A spine that may be used in the electrode assembly of an electrophysiologic catheter having controlled flexibility. The spine may have a flexible core that extends through a length of the spine, a polymeric cover and a plurality of electrodes, each having at least one lead, distributed longitudinally along the spine. An amount of material forming the spine may be adjusted longitudinally along the spine to compensate for changes in flexibility to the spine caused by varying numbers of electrode leads present at different relative longitudinal positions along the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Wu, Sungwoo Min, Stuart Williams, Marisa Borja
  • Patent number: 11103146
    Abstract: An implantable wireless sensor is provided that comprises a plurality of substrates joined together to form a body with a hermetically sealed cavity therein. A capacitor (C) is provided within the cavity. A first capacitor plate is formed on an internal surface of the first substrate. An inductor (L) is provided within the cavity and coupled to form an LC resonant circuit. At least a portion of the first substrate comprises a deflectable region mechanically coupled to the first capacitor plate. The deflectable region is configured to deflect in response to changes in pressure in the artery altering a spacing between the capacitor plates and altering a resonant frequency of the LC resonant circuit. First and second anchoring elements are coupled to the body and include flexible wire loops configured to extend outward from the body to lodge within a lumen of the artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Florent Cros, David O'Brien, Michael Fonseca, Matthew Abercrombie, Jin Woo Park, Angad Singh
  • Patent number: 11096375
    Abstract: A method of smart cattle reproduction management and digital farm to market transparency metrics tracks, monitors, and predicts reproductive efficiency, providing actionable information that allows the cattle rancher to optimize operations to ensure a high calf crop percentage. Using conventional ear tags to track and monitor the location, temperature, and movement of each animal in the herd, a highly accurate and data-driven reproductive performance score may be calculated for open heifers, cows, and bulls, thereby allowing actions to be taken to enhance reproductive efficiency. In addition, given the high risk of losing a heifer during calving, a method provides a means to detect, in advance and remotely, when a pregnant heifer is about to start calving to allow the cattle rancher to go on site, locate the animal, and provide any veterinary assistance that may be required should the delivery be difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Mitchell Shaun Wallace, Frank William Almaraz
  • Patent number: 11093554
    Abstract: A communication system provides feedback data for at least one water consuming device. The communication system includes a data collection interface, a controller, and an output interface. The data collection interface is configured to receive user data from at least one collection device. The controller is configured to perform an analysis of the user data from the at least one collection device. The output interface is configured to provide feedback data based on the analysis of the user data to a water consuming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Rafael Rexach, Nona Beining, Alyssa Wilterdink, Shawn Booth, Thomas E. Lilly, Doug Diemel, Jr., Leslie Petch
  • Patent number: 11089946
    Abstract: An inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope and method of operation is provided. The inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope may include a sensing device for capturing in-vivo images and one or more permanent magnets for magnetically guiding the endoscope, housed interior to a capsule-shaped body. The inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope may include an inflatable buoy attached externally to the capsule-shaped body. An inflation device may inflate the in-vivo capsule endoscope to reduce its specific gravity by injecting gas into the inflatable buoy, such that when the inflatable buoy is injected with an above threshold volume of gas, the inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope floats in liquid. The inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope may be magnetically guided via its permanent magnets when exposed to an externally generated magnetic field. A reduced magnetic field strength and external magnet size may be used to magnetically navigate an inflated capsule floating in liquid than a conventional uninflated capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ANX ROBOTICA CORP.
    Inventors: Kevin Rubey, Xiaodong Duan
  • Patent number: 11083522
    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: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Hancock, Malcolm White, Patrick Burn
  • Patent number: 11077620
    Abstract: A method for determining estimated depth data for an object includes scanning the object to produce scan data corresponding to a surface region of the object using a first scanning process, configuring an artificial neural network with first configuration data corresponding to the first scanning process, and providing the scan data as an input to the configured artificial neural network to yield the estimated depth data as an output, the estimated depth data representing a location of a part of the object in the surface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Inkbit, LLC
    Inventors: Desai Chen, Wojciech Matusik
  • Patent number: 11043988
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems for providing wireless power to implanted devices. Consistent with some embodiments, an antenna system for providing wireless power to an implanted device includes a primary antenna loop and at least one parasitic antenna loop. The primary antenna loop is configured to receive power from a power source and radiate the power toward the implanted device. The at least one parasitic antenna loop is configured to absorb a portion of the radiated power and to reradiate the absorbed power toward the implanted device. The power radiated by the primary antenna loop and the power reradiated by the at least one parasitic antenna loop form a wireless power transmission pattern broadly distributed at the surface of the individual's skin and becomes more focused as it travels into the individual's body toward the implanted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jiang Zhu, Stephen O'Driscoll
  • Patent number: 11039885
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system includes an energy source adapted to generate microwave energy and a power splitting device having an input adapted to connect to the energy source and a plurality of outputs. The plurality of outputs are configured to be coupled to a corresponding plurality of energy delivery devices. The power splitting device is configured to selectively divide energy provided from the energy source between the plurality of energy devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Mani N. Prakash, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Francesca Rossetto, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Patent number: 11033240
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses (10) for detecting body-related temperature changes are provided. The method comprises measuring a skin-surface temperature at a first temperature sensor element (12) at a measuring rate (S21) and measuring an ambient temperature at a second temperature sensor element (13) at the measuring rate (S22). The method also comprises calculating a plurality of first change rates for the skin-surface temperature and a plurality of second change rates for the ambient temperature over a time interval (S23). The method further comprises determining, based on the plurality of first change rates and the plurality of second change rates, whether an ambient temperature change rate is faster than a skin-surface temperature change rate by a threshold (S24). The method additionally comprises selecting whether or not to trigger an alarm based on a result of the determining (S25). With the methods and apparatuses (10), the number of false alarms may be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Yue Chen, Yuyang Liang, Peng Lan, Wenya Zhao, Dandan Wang
  • Patent number: 11031531
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component includes a housing including a first cavity bounded by a first wall, wherein a circumferentially extending first step is formed at an inner side of the first wall, the first step circumferentially extends around the first cavity obliquely with respect to a bottom of the first cavity, a first optoelectronic semiconductor chip is arranged at the bottom of the first cavity, the first optoelectronic semiconductor chip is embedded into a first potting material arranged in the first cavity and extending from the bottom of the first cavity as far as the first step, and a first potting surface of the first potting material is formed at the first step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Brandl, Markus Pindl
  • Patent number: 11015984
    Abstract: A system and method for rapidly determining ambient temperature in a fluid-analyte meter. The meter includes a housing defining an interior space and an area for receiving a fluid sample. A processor and a first temperature sensor are disposed within the interior space of said the housing. A second temperature sensor is disposed on the housing. One or more processors are configured to determine a first temperature value from temperature data received from the first temperature sensor. The processor(s) are also configured to apply a variable current to a temperature-adjustment source such that the second temperature sensor is adjusted to a predetermined steady-state temperature value different from the first temperature value. The processor(s) are further configured to determine an ambient temperature of an exterior space of the housing based on the applied variable current, pre-determined steady-state temperature, and received first temperature values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventor: Mu Wu
  • Patent number: 11010063
    Abstract: A high-temperature protection method for a solid state drive (SSD) and an implementation device thereof are provided. The device includes a temperature measurement circuit, a host communication interface, a SSD main controller and NAND Flash storage medium chips, wherein the SSD main controller is for controlling data transmission and command interaction between a host and the NAND Flash storage medium chips, including a SATA/PCIe (serial advanced technology attachment/peripheral component interconnect express) physical controller, a high-temperature control manager, a main controller core, a RAM (random access memory) and a NAND Flash controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Chengdu University of Information technology
    Inventors: Yan Yang, Jianxiong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10967195
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hyperthermia system for treating a patient, comprising an RF power unit, one or more RF antenna's connected to the RF power unit for generating a focused three-dimensional RF field, a controller for adjusting the RF power source and/or the one or more RF antenna's for steering the focused three-dimensional RF field; a sensor for sensing a parameter representative of the focused three-dimensional RF field; a communication environment for inputting data from the said sensor and/or additional information provided by the patient, said communication environment being capable of generating trigger signals to the controller for in use steering the focused three-dimensional RF filed in real time. The invention further relates to a method for generation a focused three-dimensional RF field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Gerard Cornelis van Rhoon, Margarethus Marius Paulides, Jurriaan Fokke Bakker, Roelf Albert Roskam
  • Patent number: 10964190
    Abstract: A system having eyeglasses including hinged stems, a plurality of sensors and an alarm, and a method implanting the system. The system additionally includes a triaxial accelerometer, an IR transmitter, an IR receiver, and a barometric sensor. The sensors are set up in the stems and the rims of the eyeglasses and connected to a processing and calculation unit having a microprocessor and a memory. A computer program in the processing and calculation unit collects and analyzes data issued by the sensors, and triggers the alarm based on the analysis of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ELLCIE-HEALTHY
    Inventor: Philippe Peyrard
  • Patent number: 10918437
    Abstract: An improved thermocouple includes a drawn coaxial thermocouple wire pair having a more precise “hot” junction at which a first and second metallic material electrically connect with each other for measuring temperature. Adapted for use with an electrophysiologic catheter, the improved thermocouple comprising an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end. The body includes a core of a first metallic material, a first coaxial layer of ceramic material, and a second coaxial layer of a second metallic material. The thermocouple further includes a solder cap on the distal end, the solder cap electrically connecting the core and the second layer at the distal end. A method of manufacturing includes drawing the body through a die, and applying solder on a distal end of the body to electrically connect the two metallic materials at the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher Thomas Beeckler
  • Patent number: 10914557
    Abstract: A process for managing a formation of intelligent electronically-embedded intelligent shields includes first receiving, from a plurality of primary officer and intelligent shield pairs, first location information and pressure information measured at a pressure sensor coupled to the intelligent shield and indicative of a pressure being applied to a front and/or rear face of the intelligent shield. The received pressure information is then compared to a threshold pressure value to identify those shields exceeding the threshold. Then a particular secondary support officer is identified for aiding the particular primary officer, after which either a redeployment message is transmitted to the particular secondary support officer or an indication instruction is transmitted to the intelligent shield in the particular primary officer and intelligent shield pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Wojciech Wojcik, Mariusz Wawrowski
  • Patent number: 10881157
    Abstract: Personal protective equipment (PPE) and a method of wearing the PPE integrating a temperature reader biasing the temperature reader into direct thermal contact with the forehead without projecting elements and without the use of tight straps, thereby improving the comfort of the wearer while still providing face shielding functionality and accurate temperature reading. The frame has a concave curvature opposite the forehead of the wearer and the thermochromic strip is disposed as a chord across the concavity to bias the thermochromic strip against the forehead, thus reliving some of the pressure from the nosepiece to the thermochromic strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MAWCO TECH INC.
    Inventors: Alfred Lewis Anderson, Winfred Fields, Sr., Manuel Fields, LaTonia Monique Fontenot
  • Patent number: 10869720
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy used in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation and/or creating point, line, area or volumetric lesions. Various embodiments of flexible, low-profile devices are also disclosed where such device can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue such as cardiac tissue. The devices disclosed herein comprise antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive shaping elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu Chu, Ketan Shroff, Dinesh I. Mody, Clarence Emmons, Amrish J. Walke