Temperature Detection Patents (Class 600/549)
  • 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
    Assignee: ERASMUS UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER ROTTERDAM
    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
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    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
  • Patent number: 10828488
    Abstract: The self-contained endocavitary probe device for managing stress incontinence is capable of being inserted into the vaginal or rectal cavity of a person. The device includes at least one self-contained electrical power supply so as to supply power to at least one device for measuring the variation in a parameter resulting from physical stress and to at least one electrical muscle stimulation device in contact with at least one muscle capable of maintaining urinary continence. The electrical stimulation device is activated in the event of variation in the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AKSE
    Inventor: Georges Billard
  • Patent number: 10819035
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a launching device including a transmitter configured to generate a radio frequency signal in a microwave frequency band. A helical antenna is configured to launch the radio frequency signal as a guided electromagnetic wave that is bound to an outer surface of a transmission medium, wherein the guided electromagnetic wave propagates along the outer surface of the transmission medium without an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Peter Wolniansky
  • Patent number: 10791929
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for monitoring compression applied by a compression bandage to a body portion of an individual. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate integrated with a textile configured to conform to a body portion; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including one or more strain gauges configured to generate one or more sense signals associated with a strain of the textile; circuitry operably coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to receive the one or more sense signals associated with the strain of the textile; and a reporter operably coupled to the circuitry and configured to generate one or more communication signals responsive to instruction by the circuitry, the one or more communication signals associated with the strain of the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul Duesterhoft, Roderick A. Hyde, Gary L. McKnight, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10779694
    Abstract: A toilet training device has a pair of hook-shaped handles on opposite sides of the base. The base is recessed in at least two (2) regions which prevents the base from covering the entire surface area of the toilet bowl water. Further, the base has a shape able to contour to the interior shape of the toilet bowl. A plurality of decorative targets is disposed upon the upper surface of the base. The exterior surface of the base is coated with a thermochromic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Hussain Walker
  • Patent number: 10782425
    Abstract: A radio-opaque plastic scintillator detector (PSD) for use in various head and neck radiation applications is described. Bite plates, nose cones and ear cones are provided for use therewith, each having hollow tubes into which PSD cables can be inserted for real time measurement of radiation during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Isham
  • Patent number: 10775064
    Abstract: A method for real-time temperature management is described. In one embodiment, the method includes configuring a setting to trigger a thermal sensor to capture a thermal image of an area inside a premises and capturing, via the thermal sensor, a first thermal image of the area of the premises. In some embodiments, upon detecting the trigger, the method includes capturing, via the thermal sensor, a second thermal image of the area of the premises and identifying a thermal exchange in the area of the premises by comparing the first thermal image with the second thermal image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: JonPaul Vega
  • Patent number: 10753803
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates a wearable body temperature monitoring device and a method thereof. The wearable body temperature monitoring device includes a hollow shell member and a circuit board. The hollow shell member includes a sensing surface and an outer surface opposite to each other, and the sensing surface is provided with hole. The circuit board is accommodated in the hollow shell member and includes a first side surface corresponding to the sensing surface and a second side surface corresponding to the outer surface. The circuit board is provided with a non-contact temperature sensor, a wireless transmission module, a processing unit, and a battery, and the non-contact temperature sensor is disposed at the first side surface and aligned with the hole of the sensing surface. The wearable body temperature monitoring device can respond the variation of the body temperature in real time when being attached on clothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: AVITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsing Ou Yang, Hsuan Hao Shih, Ta Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 10747260
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable device. The wearable device includes an optical signal transmission unit configured to transmit optical signals, an optical signal sensing unit configured to receive reflected optical signals, a data processing unit configured to process the reflected optical signals, and a coordinate generating unit configured to generate 3-dimensional coordinate from the processed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MotionVirtual, Inc.
    Inventor: JunHo Park
  • Patent number: 10737025
    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: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    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 J. 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: 10729402
    Abstract: A physiological monitor is provided for determining a physiological parameter of a medical patient with a multi-stage sensor assembly. The monitor includes a signal processor configured to receive a signal indicative of a physiological parameter of a medical patient from a multi-stage sensor assembly. The multi-stage sensor assembly is configured to be attached to the physiological monitor and the medical patient. The monitor of certain embodiments also includes an information element query module configured to obtain calibration information from an information element provided in a plurality of stages of the multi-stage sensor assembly. In some embodiments, the signal processor is configured to determine the physiological parameter of the medical patient based upon said signal and said calibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Walter M. Weber, Valery G. Telfort
  • Patent number: 10726956
    Abstract: The fever epidemic detection system comprises a detection module, a control module and a communication module. The detection module measures and obtains a body-temperature measured value. The control module comprises a first operation unit, a determination unit and an alert unit. The first operation unit receives and calibrates the body-temperature measured value with a calibration factor, and generates a body-temperature calibrated value. The determination unit receives and determines whether the body-temperature calibrated value is within a preset normal body-temperature range and generates a determination result. The alert unit receives the determination result. The communication module transmits data to an external device. The alert unit generates a first alerting message, if the determination result shows that the body-temperature calibrated value is not within a preset normal body-temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joe-Air Jiang, Chien-Hao Wang, Ya-An Chan, Lin-Kuei Su, Cheng-Yue Liu, Po-Han Chen, Wei-Sheng Chen, Ching-Ya Tseng
  • Patent number: 10702163
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring and monitoring intracavitary tissue temperature. The system may include a catheter shaft with a circuit board disposed therein, the circuit board having an array of sensors disposed thereon. The catheter shaft may have an opening and an expandable structure surrounding the opening to provide a field of view of the intracavitary tissue for the array of sensors through the opening. The system may include a software-based programming system run on a computer such that a clinician may review information indicative of temperature of the intracavitary tissue, and be alerted if the temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Precision EP GmbH
    Inventors: John McCarthy, Martin Matthes, Tim Lenihan, Wenzel F. Hurtak
  • Patent number: 10694953
    Abstract: There is herein described light emitting medical devices and a method of manufacturing said medical devices. More particularly, there is described integrated light emitting medical devices (e.g. neural devices) capable of being used in optogenetics and a method of manufacturing said medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Small, James Ronald Bonar, Zheng Gong, Gareth John Valentine, Erdan Gu, Martin David Dawson
  • Patent number: 10674899
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a capsule endoscope with specific gravity control. The capsule endoscope comprises a housing to enclose various components, an inflatable device attached to a first longitudinal end of the capsule unit and an enteric coated shell attached to the first longitudinal end of the capsule unit to enclose the inflatable device between the enteric coated shell and the capsule unit. The various components include a camera sub-system for capturing image frames. The inflatable device comprises an inflatable membrane and an effervescent formulation inside the inflatable membrane. The enteric coated shell fits tightly onto the first longitudinal end of the capsule unit to prevent body liquid from leaking into a space between the enteric coated shell and the capsule unit when the capsule unit travels in human gastrointestinal tract after being swallowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CAPSOVISION INC
    Inventors: Mikael Trollsas, Amy Freitas, Phat Bao Trinh
  • Patent number: 10675054
    Abstract: Featured is a surgical instrument including a rotating cutting implement and a heat transfer mechanism configured to absorb heat energy during the use of such a rotating cutting implement. The heat transfer mechanism is configured so the absorbed heat energy is communicated to an external heat sink. Such a heat transfer mechanism includes a heat pipe, e.g., a scintered or wick type heat pipe. The heat energy is absorbed at one end of the heat pipe to minimize the potential for damage to the tissue and the like at and/or about the surgical site. Also featured are a surgical apparatus embodying such a surgical instrument and surgical or medical methods or procedures for manipulating, rotatably cutting, grinding, abrading or debriding tissue, bone or other structures or components of a mammalian body using such surgical instruments or surgical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Jeffrey J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10660690
    Abstract: A catheter and patch electrode system is provided for use with an apparatus, such as an ablation generator, having a 4-wire interface for improved impedance measurement. The 4-wire interface includes a pair of source connectors across which an excitation signal is produced and a pair of sense connector wires across which the impedance is measured. The RF ablation generator may also produce an ablation signal across a source wire and an indifferent return patch electrode. The system further includes a cable that connects the generator to a catheter. The catheter includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, with an ablation tip electrode disposed at the distal end. A source lead is electrically coupled to the tip electrode and extends through the shaft to the proximal end where it is terminated. An optional sense lead is also electrically coupled to the tip electrode and extends through the shaft to the proximal end. The system further includes a source return (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan P. Miller, Glen H. Kastner, D. Curtis Deno
  • Patent number: 10663354
    Abstract: Disclosed is a temperature measurement device (4) and method of using the same. The device (2) comprises a base portion (14), a plate (16), and a temperature sensor (22). The base portion (14) comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and spaced apart from the first surface. The base portion (14) is more thermally insulating than the plate (16). The plate (16) comprises a first surface and a second opposite to the first surface. The plate (16) is disposed on the first surface of the base portion (14) such that the second surface of the plate (16) is in contact with the first surface of the base portion (14). The temperature sensor (22) is coupled to the first surface of the plate (16) such that the temperature sensor (22) measures a temperature of the first surface of the plate (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Nunn, Matthew Lang
  • Patent number: 10656030
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates a temperature sensing device capable of automatically switching mode, and a method thereof. The temperature sensing device includes a control unit configured to determine that the temperature sensing device is to enter or leave from a first mode or a second mode; a power supply unit configured to provide power required by the temperature sensing device; a power circuit including the power supply unit and is electrically connected to the control unit for power supply. The power circuit includes a detection unit electrically connected to the power supply unit and the control unit, and the detection unit is configured to detect when the temperature sensing device is moved from a standing state, and enable the control unit to determine that the temperature sensing device is to leave from the first mode and enter the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AVITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsing Ou Yang, Hsuan Hao Shih, Ta Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 10649017
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a shaft insertable into a target area, and an electronic component configured to generate a signal. The electronic component may be on or within the shaft. The electronic device may also include at least one antenna on or within the shaft. The electronic device may also include a receiver operatively coupled to the antenna. The receiver may monitor an electrical characteristic of the antenna to identify an effect of an electromagnetic field on the electrical characteristic of the antenna. The electronic device may also include a processor communicatively coupled to the receiver. At least one of the receiver and the processor may predict an effect of the electromagnetic field on the signal generated by the electronic component, based at least in part on the effect of the electromagnetic field on the electrical characteristic of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell P. Dresher
  • Patent number: 10639089
    Abstract: An electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region, is fed from a high frequency alternating current source. The ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling to the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 10621844
    Abstract: A method for locating a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, comprising: monitoring by an RFID reader device at least two distance measurements of an RFID tag from the RFID reader device; monitoring a relative location of the RFID reader device for each of the distance measurements by analyzing orientation data and translational movement data of the RFID reader device; and calculating a location of the RFID tag relative to a current location of the RFID reader device based on the at least two distance measurements and the relative locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tag & Find Wireless Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Yulia Lerner
  • Patent number: 10595773
    Abstract: This invention concerns a device (1) for detecting and monitoring the temperature of the esophagus (E) during cardiac ablation treatments, which makes it possible to continuously and automatically monitor the correct positioning of the temperature sensors (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FIAB S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Calabro′, Antonio Fasano
  • Patent number: 10555703
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for monitoring a patient during surgery. An anesthetic machine includes a ventilator configured to provide breathable gas to a patient, an oxygen concentration sensor configured to monitor the concentration of oxygen in gas inhaled and exhaled by the patient, and a respiratory monitor configured to monitor a respiratory rate and a tidal volume of the patient. An uptake rate estimator is configured to estimate a pulmonary oxygen uptake rate (ViO2) for the patient from the concentration of oxygen in gas inhaled and exhaled by the patient and a minute volume of the patient. A risk score calculator is configured to determine a risk score for the patient at each interval as a function of the estimated ViO2 value. An output device is configured to provide the determined risk score to a human operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Wolf H. Stapelfeldt
  • Patent number: 10527224
    Abstract: A dispenser system includes an inconspicuous, tamper-resistant bracket used to mount containers, bottles, vessels, dispensers or other articles to a wall surface. A coupling structure engages with and supports the article for use. The coupling structure may comprise a male-female coupling structure including, for example, a vertical rail on one of the bracket or container, and a corresponding vertical slot on the other of the bracket or container. An upper panel, door or lid opens with a tool or key, providing access to the bracket coupling structure. A spring biases the panel, door or lid into an open condition, and a latch mechanism maintains the panel, door or lid in a closed and locked condition until opened. The system may further including a proprietary container with dimensions to visually obscure the bracket. The container may include a dispensing pump, and may be filled or refilled with a personal hygiene product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sysco Guest Supply, LLC
    Inventor: Joungsu Park
  • Patent number: 10517486
    Abstract: A temperature probe includes a handle and a shaft extending from the handle. The shaft includes a distal end, a proximal end, and a tip at the distal end. The temperature probe also includes a capacitance sensor disposed on one of the handle and the shaft, the capacitance sensor configured to measure a change in capacitance when positioned proximate a conductor. The temperature probe further includes a temperature sensor disposed on the shaft, the temperature sensor configured to measure a body cavity temperature of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Mullin, Matthew J. Kinsley, Eric Andreassen, David E. Quinn, Henry J. Smith, III, John A. Lane, John Delaney, Scott A. Martin, Michael J. Anson
  • Patent number: 10521713
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatic radio-frequency identification (RFID). In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises a flexible strap comprising a plurality of holes and a buckle configured to buckle to any one of the plurality of holes, such that, when the buckle is buckled to one of the plurality of holes, the strap forms a closed loop. The apparatus further comprises one or more tag enclosures. Each tag enclosure comprises one or more buckles and a RFID tag configured to communicate identifying data to a reader device. The one or more buckles of each tag enclosure are each configured to buckle to any one of the plurality of holes on the strap such that the tag enclosure may be attached to the strap at any one of a plurality of positions on the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: QUAKE GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chetan Shantilal Karani, Alexander Lee O'Bruba
  • Patent number: 10509002
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature an RF hydration sensor in an assembly, comprises a substrate; an antenna disposed on the substrate; an RF circuit electrically coupled to the antenna; a thermal source electrically coupled to the RF circuit for changing a thermal condition of a target area; and a sensing element thermally coupled to the thermal source for sensing a temperature of the thermal source. The RF hydration sensor wirelessly receives a power from a remote transceiver and provides at least part of the power to the thermal source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald D. Jesme, Andrew P. Bonifas, Nicholas T. Gabriel, Anthony J. Nowicki
  • Patent number: 10470669
    Abstract: A system permits non-invasive measurement and wireless reporting of bodily functions of a subject wearing a diaper and an outer layer of clothing outside the diaper. The system comprises a butterfly housing which houses a plurality of sensors, a processor, a memory, and wireless circuitry. The butterfly housing has two double-arc shaped projections. Each double-arc shaped projection extends from an opposing side of the housing at a perimeter of the butterfly housing and has associated therewith a coupling clip. Each double-arc shaped projection and the associated coupling clip is configured to sandwich the outer layer of clothing to removably couple the butterfly housing to the outer layer of clothing without necessitating any modification to the outer layer of clothing. Every measurement of the bodily functions occurs without any direct contact between a skin of the subject and the butterflying housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xtrava Inc
    Inventor: Sameh Sarhan
  • Patent number: 10463426
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treatment of a tubular anatomical structure is disclosed. The method includes using an electrical energy to destroy elongated cells on the tubular anatomical structure. The apparatus may include one or more electrodes for creating an electric field, and a cooling system for carrying heat away from the electrode. The elongated cells can include nerve cells on the tubular anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ANGIODYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Victor I Chornenky, Ali Jaafar
  • Patent number: 10456080
    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; a first padding layer coupled to the printed circuit board proximate the first side; 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, the first protective layer and the second protective layer seal together and enclose the first and second padding and the printed circuit board; a power source coupled to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bloomer Health Tech., Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Chong Rodriguez, Monica Lucia Abarca Abarca
  • Patent number: 10448618
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include an intelligent health monitoring engine comprising: a processor; a memory; a communications interface to receive data from a remote intelligent health monitoring device; a non-transitory computer readable medium storing machine readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the intelligent health monitoring engine to: acquire temperature data associated with an animal based on one or more temperature measures obtained by remote intelligent health monitoring device; determine whether the temperature data acquired satisfies a health condition criteria; identify a treatment modality to be delivered to the animal to treat a health condition if a health condition criteria has been satisfied; identify a caregiver for the animal; and provide treatment modality information to the caregiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: David S. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10441170
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to systems and methods for data determining information about a subject, and more particularly to systems and methods for utilizing and distributing information related to measurements of a human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: McKenzie Lynn Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10441212
    Abstract: A method to determine a position and a state of a personal activity monitor worn by a user, such personal activity monitor comprising a motion sensor formed as an at least 3-axis accelerometer and a processor unit, the method comprising the steps of determining a number of changes of predominant axis per time period, and comparing it with exceeds a first predetermined threshold in order to infer a wrist worn condition, the method comprising the steps of determining a current level of activity and a temperature criterion to infer that the personal activity monitor is actually worn by the user and that the user has entered a sleep phase, or to infer that the user has emerged from sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Remi Thomas, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 10413474
    Abstract: According to the invention, a massage device for the massage of body parts is provided which includes a massage portion having, within a housing, a vibration-producing device, an energy storage unit, a control unit, and a wireless communications device; a cable, connected at one end to the massage portion; and a plug, arranged at the other end of the cable and adapted to establishing a connection with a charging device. The plug is flat and includes a printed circuit board having two USB-compatible charging electrodes and an antenna configured as a PCB or chip antenna for sending radio signals from and receiving radio signals in the wireless data communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AMOR Gummiwaren GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Dills
  • Patent number: 10405921
    Abstract: Devices and methods for cooling microwave antennas are disclosed herein. The cooling systems can be used with various types of microwave antennas. One variation generally comprises a handle portion with an elongate outer jacket extending from the handle portion. A microwave antenna is positioned within the handle and outer jacket such that cooling fluid pumped into the handle comes into contact directly along a portion of the length, or a majority of the length, or the entire length of the antenna to allow for direct convective cooling. Other variations include cooling sheaths which form defined cooling channels around a portion of the antenna. Yet another variation includes passively-cooled systems which utilize expandable balloons to urge tissue away from the surface of the microwave antenna as well as cooling sheaths which are cooled through endothermic chemical reactions. Furthermore, the microwave antennas themselves can have cooling lumens integrated directly therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Roman Turovskiy, Steven Kim, Mani N. Prakash, Francesca Rossetto
  • Patent number: 10405914
    Abstract: A power source delivers oscillating electrical energy to an electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region. With high frequency electrical energy, the ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling adjustable by the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 10398317
    Abstract: An animal wellness notification system includes an attachment body configured to securely engage with an ear of the animal; an elongated temperature probe secured to the attachment body and configured to extend within the ear of the animal; a housing secured to the attachment body; a computer disposed within the housing and operably associated with the temperature probe; and a notification device in data communication with the computer, the notification device being configured to provide notice if a temperature of the animal goes beyond a determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FEVERTAGS LLC
    Inventors: Richard Arelin Crider, Jr., Alvin Cecil Fults
  • Patent number: 10401901
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable device. The wearable device includes an optical signal transmission unit configured to transmit optical signals, an optical signal sensing unit configured to receive reflected optical signals, a data processing unit configured to process the reflected optical signals, and a coordinate generating unit configured to generate 3-dimensional coordinate from the processed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MotionVirtual, Inc.
    Inventor: JunHo Park
  • Patent number: 10376163
    Abstract: A system for detecting blood pressure based on imaging photoplethysmography (iPPG) includes a first inward-facing head-mounted camera to capture images of a first region of interest located on the face below the eyes and above the lips (IMROI1) of a user, and a second inward-facing head-mounted camera to capture images of a second region of interest comprising a portion of a temple and/or forehead (IMROI2) of the user. The system further includes a computer to calculate a blood pressure value for the user based on first and second photoplethysmographic signals recognizable in IMROI1 and IMROI2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Ori Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10368846
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a system and method for classifying the hormone receptor status of malignant tumorous tissue identified in a thermographic image of a breast. One embodiment of the present method involves the following. First, receive thermographic image(s) of both breasts of a patient with a malignant tumorous region and analyzing the image(s) to define a boundary contour of the breast. Then, the breast regions are segment into regions of elevated temperature. A function of first probability mass function Q, ƒ(Q), is determined based on temperatures of pixels within a first segmented region. A function of the second probability mass function P, ƒ(P), is determined based on temperatures of pixels within a second region. A distance measure between the two functions ƒ(Q) and ƒ(P) is calculated and provided to a classifier trained to classify the malignant tissue as hormone receptor positive, and negative otherwise, based on the distance measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Krithika Venkataramani, Siva Teja Kakileti, Himanshu J. Madhu
  • Patent number: 10327843
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrodes used in ablation catheter devices, where the electrodes contain two or more thermal sensors at different positions within the electrode that are capable of detecting temperature differences along the external surface of the electrode. In preferred embodiments, the thermal sensors are separated by one or more thermal insulating members and the thermal sensors are positioned near the external surface of the electrode at about the same distance from the end of the electrode, so that temperature measurements can indicate the position of the electrode with respect to the tissue desired to be ablated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Huisun Wang, Hong Cao, Jeremy D. Dando