With Light, Thermal, Magnetic, Or Electrical Application Patents (Class 601/15)
  • Patent number: 10675209
    Abstract: A high-velocity fluid therapy device including a negative-pressure source positioned within a housing with a pair of opposingly oriented sidewalls connected by a laterally extending dowel. The negative-pressure source is in fluid communication with one or more treatment platforms, each platform having one or more longitudinally oriented fluid channels and one or more laterally oriented fluid channels. The channels and conduits permit the airflow pulled by the negative-pressure source to pass over the treatment surface, into the channels and conduits, and eventually internalized by the fluid therapy device to reduce the surface temperature of the treatment area, reducing swelling and inflammation, resulting in reduced pain experienced at the treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Samuel J. Stroud, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10667986
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for treating a human or animal body by mechanical strokes, wherein an applicator for being placed on the patient's body surface has a basically oblique front area portion in an angle between 30° and 60° to the stroke direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: STORZ MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Stephan Gerhard Swart, Carlo Di Maio, Ulrich Piontkowski, Pavel Novak, Johannes Manfred Schulz
  • Patent number: 10625093
    Abstract: A head assembly for a therapeutic device for providing light and heat to a user's skin includes a transparent cover member through which both light and heat are transmitted. The transparent cover member presents a comfortable flat surface at its exterior, and couples to a heating element that surrounds a plurality of visible light LEDs. The transparent cover member can include retaining features to assist in assembling the head assembly of the therapeutic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: OMM Imports, Inc.
    Inventor: Moti Shenfarber
  • Patent number: 10617869
    Abstract: A device that suppresses a pathological synchronous and oscillatory neuron activity, and includes a non-invasive stimulation unit implantable in a patient, for stimulation, using electrical and/or optical stimuli, of neurons in the patient's brain and/or spinal cord, where those neurons are showing pathologically synchronous and oscillatory neuron activity, and the stimuli are deigned to suppress are this activity when administered to the patient. Moreover, a measuring unit records measurement signals reflecting the neuron activity of the stimulated neurons and a control and analysis unit controls the stimulation unit to administer stimuli, check the success of stimulation based on the measurement, and, if the stimulation success is not sufficient, insert one or more stimulation breaks in the application of the stimuli or extend one or more stimulation breaks, where no stimuli that could suppress the pathological synchronous and oscillatory neuron activity are applied during the stimulation breaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Tass, Oleksandr Popovych, Markos Xenakis
  • Patent number: 10561570
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that affect vacuum to massage a volume of the skin and one or more types of skin treatment energies coupled to the massaged volume to treat the skin and subcutaneous adipose tissue and produce a desired treatment effect. The method and apparatus are based on coupling an array or a number of arrays being an assembly of skin treatment units with each skin treatment unit including a hollow cavity and a number of different energy to skin applying elements operative to receive skin treatment energy from a source of such energy and couple or apply the received energy to a treated segment of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Syneron Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shimon Eckhouse, Avner Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10518104
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the present teachings, systems and methods for applying treatment energy, e.g., electromagnetic radiation such as laser radiation in the visible and near infrared wavelengths, to body areas having bulges and fat deposits, loose skin, pain, acne and/or wounds. In some aspects, the systems and methods can enable relatively lengthy treatments to be performed by having the practitioner set-up and/or start the treatment, thereafter allowing the treatment to proceed safely and effectively without the continued presence of the practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: CYNOSURE, LLC
    Inventors: James Boll, Rafael Armando Sierra, Elizabeth Kneen, Allan Cameron, Adrian Mark West, Kevin Young, Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 10437062
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for a health system to be used in various healthcare applications, e.g., for patient diagnostics, monitoring, and/or therapy. The health system may comprise a light generation module to transmit light or an image to a user, one or more sensors to detect a physiological parameter of the user's body, including their eyes, and processing circuitry to analyze an input received in response to the presented images to determine one or more health conditions or defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, John Graham Macnamara, Christopher M. Harrises, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt
  • Patent number: 10390991
    Abstract: A temperature control system may include a thermoelectric device, a controller electrically coupled to the thermoelectric device, a heat transfer structure thermally coupled to the thermoelectric device, a temperature controlled medium thermally coupled to the thermoelectric device and a temperature feedback sensor. The controller may be configured to sense a first value of an electrical characteristic of the thermoelectric device and to generate a first electrical control to activate the thermoelectric device in response to sensing the first value of the electrical characteristic of the thermoelectric device. The controller may be further configured to sense a second value of the electrical characteristic of the thermoelectric device and to generate a second electrical control signal to activate the thermoelectric device in response to sensing the second value of the electrical characteristic of the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SCION NEUROSTIM, LLC
    Inventors: Lesco L. Rogers, Jesko von Windheim, Seri Lee
  • Patent number: 10369073
    Abstract: A skin treatment apparatus. The skin treatment apparatus may comprise: an applicator tool, a vacuum source, fluid reservoir, and first tube. The applicator tool may comprise: a tip, a head, and a body. The head is removeably connected to a distal end of the body. The tip is preferably positioned substantially within the head and may comprise one or more contact members. The contact members may comprise a contact surface. The contact surface are generally nonabrasive and are configured to contact a skin surface. The vacuum source may provide a vacuum to the applicator tool to create a suction. The tip may comprise at least one opening that is in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir via the first tube. The fluid reservoir may store a fluid, which may pass through the first tube, through the opening of the tip, and drawn outside the tip via the vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Luis del Rosario, Lee del Rosario
  • Patent number: 10362830
    Abstract: A footwear and systems for reducing foot pain or discomfort. An article of footwear includes: an upper; a sole, at least one vibration device disposed within the upper, the vibration device including at least one vibrational element capable of delivering vibrations to a user of the footwear; a controller communicatively connected to the vibration device and configured to control operation of the one or more vibration devices based on instructions regarding operation of the vibration device; and a control unit communicatively connected to the controller and configured to transmit instructions regarding the operation of the vibration device to the controller. Methods for reducing pain and discomfort are provided using the footwear, devices and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Ben R Campbell
  • Patent number: 10335505
    Abstract: A sterilization system uses ultraviolet radiation and ozone to eradicate deadly pathogens to sterilize wound/incision sites. The sterilization system offers a safe sterilization method prior to or after surgery and/or closure wounds/incisions. The sterilization system has ultraviolet emitters that emit ultraviolet light in wavelengths that kill pathogens and in wavelengths that produce ozone at the sites, therefore killing/disabling several hard-to-kill pathogens. The sterilization system has surface detectors to enable ultraviolet emission only when the system is properly seated against the skin so as to protect from unwanted radiation from the ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hepco Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Carol Gil, Asher Gil, Daniel Gil
  • Patent number: 10307329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling the intensity of the massaging motion of a massage device including at least one preferably elongated massage section with at least one wall that forms the outer surface of the massage section and having at least one electric drive device. The drive device has an electric motor unit, at least some sections of which are operatively connected either directly or indirectly to the wall in order to generate a massaging motion. A control assembly, which is connected to the electric motor unit, is provided to control the intensity of the massaging motion. The current electric power draw of the at least one electric motor unit is advantageously determined periodically or continuously, the electric power draw that has been determined is compared to at least one predefined reference power value and the intensity of the massaging motion is controlled depending on the result of said comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Jörg Knyrim
  • Patent number: 10130550
    Abstract: A sexual stimulation apparatus and method which may comprise a plurality of light sources for photostimulation of the vagina, clitoris, or both; one or more vibrators for mechanical stimulation of an area of the vagina; a handle; a controller and programmable memory for containing non-transitory instructions for modes of operation and driving the light sources and vibrators of the invention; a vaginal finger; a handle for ease of use; a keypad for user entry of commands; and a charging or programming port. The invention may also comprise sensors that sense physiologic parameters of a user and adjust sexual stimulation parameters to achieve a desired sexual stimulation effect. Blood oxygen level, temperature, pulse rate and muscle electrical activity may be sensed. The invention also may comprise a flexible covering that provides smooth sliding engagement with an area of the vagina of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ralph Zipper
  • Patent number: 10123937
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing pain therapy by utilizing cold/heat-assisted distributed vibration therapy. The pain therapy device includes a plurality of vibration motors that are located along a grid. The device is portable and can be adaptable to the body part requiring pain therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Perumala Corporation
    Inventors: Madhavan Pisharodi, Dinesh Rabindran
  • Patent number: 10052486
    Abstract: In some examples, a phase locked loop (PLL) circuit outputs a timing signal having a frequency and phase that is the same as a patient signal that is an input to the PLL circuit. The PLL circuit includes or is coupled to a storage circuit that stores information needed to cause the PLL circuit to maintain the frequency of the timing signal to the same frequency even after the patient signal is not available as an input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Denison, Scott R. Stanslaski
  • Patent number: 10022290
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multifunctional head massager are disclosed. The multifunctional head massages includes a helmet including a front shell and a rear shell, and a controller connected to the helmet. A blinder for massaging eyes is detachably connected to the front shell. In the present invention, the blinder is detachably connected to the front shell, so that the head massager has the eye massage function at the same time. When users do not want to massage their eyes, the blinder can be removed, and the head massage function is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN BREO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuejun Ma, Yong Wan
  • Patent number: 9974684
    Abstract: Cosmetic method and apparatus are provided that can provide cooling and/or freezing of skin tissue proximal to the skin surface to generate an appearance of lightening or reduced pigmentation in the skin. The skin can be cooled to a temperature of less than about ?5 degrees Celsius for a duration of about one minute or less, using a plurality of cooled contact surfaces, each having a width between about 2 mm and about 20 mm. A cooling arrangement can be provided to provide controlled heat removal from the skin tissue being treated. A sensor can optionally be provided to detect freezing of tissue proximal to the cooled surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, Henry H L Chan, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 9956134
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include clearing a biological airway. The method may include positioning an inner wearable harness on a torso of a subject. The method may include selectively positioning at least some of a plurality of engines on and/or adjacent at least one treatment area. At least one of the plurality of engines may be releasably couplable to the inner wearable harness. The method may include positioning an outer wearable harness on a torso of a subject. The method may include applying an oscillation force to at least one of the treatment areas using at least some of the plurality of engines. The method may include adjusting the applied oscillation force to the treatment area by activating the outer wearable harness. The method may include mobilizing at least some secretions in an airway within the subject substantially adjacent the at least one treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Biophysics Corporation
    Inventors: Harold David Shockley, Jr., Geoffrey Albert Marcek, Robert Wiley Ellis
  • Patent number: 9918871
    Abstract: A cooling assembly is provided for cooling selected parts of the body of a patient to treat hyperthermia or to induce mild hypothermia in the treatment of strokes. The assembly includes a self-contained cooling unit containing a water supply, a battery operated refrigeration unit and circulating pump. A cooling member is connected to the cooling unit and is adapted for receiving cooled water and contacting selected parts of the patient to cool the patient. The cooling member can be a vest, wrap, blanket, chair, hood or cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph G. Ferko, III
  • Patent number: 9895287
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a kit may include systems allowing for clearing a biological airway. The kit may include an inner wearable system worn, during use, on a torso of a subject. The kit may include a plurality of engines which when activated apply an oscillation force to at least one treatment area of the subject. At least one of the plurality of engines may be releasably couplable to the inner wearable system. The oscillation force may be applied to at least one of the treatment areas of the subject such that the oscillation force mobilizes, during use, at least some secretions in an airway within the subject at least adjacent the treatment area. The kit may include an outer wearable system worn, during use, on a torso of a subject which when activated, adjusts the oscillation force. The kit may include one or more batteries and/or a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Biophysics Corporation
    Inventors: Harold David Shockley, Jr., Geoffrey Albert Marcek, Robert Wiley Ellis
  • Patent number: 9827432
    Abstract: A headrest structure is provided and includes a body and two supporting rods. The body includes a covering cushion and an automated external defibrillator (AED). The AED is enclosed by the covering cushion. Each of the supporting rods includes a linking end and a combining end opposite to the linking end, and each of the supporting rods is connected to the body with the linking end so as to support the body. Based on this, the AED is assembled in the body to improve the applicability of the AED, so that patients experiencing cardiac arrest can be treated properly and instantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 9813239
    Abstract: A method of providing massage related services comprises providing a massage apparatus, establishing a connection between a terminal device and a server computer, transferring a massage program executable on the massage apparatus from the server computer to the terminal device, establishing a connection between the terminal device and the massage apparatus, and transferring the massage program from the terminal device to the massage apparatus. Once the new massage program is downloaded in the massage apparatus, a graphical user interface displayed by a remote controller of the massage apparatus can be updated with a new icon associated with the new massage program. The new massage program then can be executed either from the remote controller or the terminal device. In some embodiments, a massage apparatus and a system including the massage apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: OSIM INTERNATIONAL LTD
    Inventors: Evan Chee, Elwyn Kwang Ling Ng, Kia Tong Tan
  • Patent number: 9682006
    Abstract: A apparatus includes an a exoskeleton system with a plurality of sensors for generating signals indicating a current motion and a current arrangement of at least the exoskeleton system, a hip segment, and at least one lower limb. The lower limb includes thigh and shank segments for coupling to a lateral surface of a user's leg. The thigh segment includes a first powered joint coupling the thigh segment to the hip segment, a second powered joint coupling the thigh segment to the shank segment, and a controller coupled to the sensors, the first powered joint, and the second powered joint. The controller is configured for determining a current state of the exoskeleton system and a current intent of the user based on the signals and generating control signals for the first and second powered joints based on the current state and the current intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael Goldfarb, Ryan J. Farris, Hugo A. Quintero
  • Patent number: 9655814
    Abstract: Disclosed is an energy physiotherapy care instrument comprises a box-shaped body, a massage handle, a power-transmitting apparatus installed inside the massage handle, a control circuit board configured and fixed inside the box-shaped body to regulate the temperature of the power-transmitting apparatus, a power module to provide power to the control circuit board, a wire connecting between the power-transmitting apparatus and the control circuit board. The massage handle comprises a plastic casing and a massage head, for contacting the human body, mounted on the plastic casing and having a plurality of energy particles embedded inside. The instant disclosure provides power to the energy particles via a thermal conduction to introduce the energy particles into the deep layers of skin and then inside the human body. The instant disclosure has remarkable results, such as substantial healthcare, cell repair, and cell protection, as well as light and conveniently portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RUIJISI TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yin Liu
  • Patent number: 9655808
    Abstract: A method for treating urinary incontinence is provided. The method includes providing a device having an expandable portion having an outer surface, a first electrode, and a second electrode, the first and second electrodes coupled to the outer surface of the expandable portion and configured to cause a contraction of a muscle in communication with the electrodes. The method further includes causing the expandable portion to inflate such that the first and second electrodes contact vaginal walls and causing a contraction of a muscle in communication with the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: INCONTROL MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: Herschel Peddicord
  • Patent number: 9610214
    Abstract: A sexual stimulation method which discloses using a plurality of light sources for photostimulation and microbe reduction of the vagina, clitoris, or both; a plurality of vibrators for mechanical stimulation of the vagina, clitoris, or both; a plurality of modes of operation for achieving improved sexual stimulation in a user; a handle for ease of operation; a controller and programmable memory for containing modes of operation and driving the light sources and vibrators of the invention; a vaginal finger; a clitoral finger; a handle for ease of use; a keypad for user entry of commands; a charging and programming port; and a power source which may be a rechargeable battery which may be rechargeable by direct, inductive or other means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Ralph Zipper
  • Patent number: 9610215
    Abstract: A massager includes a massager head with a capacitive sensor. A controller uses the capacitive sensor to sense capacitance changes that indicate a human body is in close proximity or in contact with the massager head. Responsive to activating the capacitive sensor, the controller activates a massager motor in the massager head. When a human body is sensed, the controller increases the vibrations caused by the massager motor from a starting speed to a final speed through a period of time. When the capacitive sensor no longer senses a body, the massager motor is slowed down and may be stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LELO, Inc.
    Inventor: Filip Sedic
  • Patent number: 9604029
    Abstract: A device for generating sensory stimuli, corresponding to sensory stimuli emanating from a reference person, for a child comprises a receiving unit for receiving a data stream from a device for acquiring sensory stimuli, emanating from a reference person, and a transducer unit, which is coupled to the receiving unit and is controllable by the data stream. The transducer unit generates at least either body-borne sound, which corresponds to the heart sounds, described by the data stream, of the reference person, or movements, which correspond to the movements, described by the data stream, of the reference person, or airborne sound, which corresponds to the airborne sound generated by the reference person and is described by the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Baybe GmbH
    Inventors: Camilo Andres Anabalón Alamos, Raphael Patrick Manfred Lang
  • Patent number: 9555239
    Abstract: A dynamic electroporation appliance comprises an oblong isolating applicator (1) with a rounded front part (4) and with two annular electrodes (3) arranged on its front surface at the sides of an intermediate opening (2). The intermediate opening it linked to at least one duct (9) associated with a central seat for a syringe (6) for dispensing pharmacological or aesthetic products or active ingredients. The electrodes (3) are energizable to produce a dynamic electroporation effect on the treated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Giuseppe Caccia
  • Patent number: 9549773
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure provide method and apparatus for effecting (e.g., lightening) an appearance of skin by cooling or freezing small separated surface regions of the skin to produce regions of local hypopigmentation. The width of the regions can be, for example, smaller than about 1 mm or 0.5 mm, and a distance between these frozen regions can be greater than about 3 times the width of the regions. An exemplary apparatus can be provided that includes a plurality of spatially-separated thermally conductive arrangements that can be affixed or otherwise coupled to a base. For example, the conductive arrangements can be regions of conductive material provided in or proximal to a thermal insulator, or thermally conductive protrusions affixed to the base. The conductive arrangements can be cooled and then contacted with the skin surface to produce the small regions of hypopigmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein
  • Patent number: 9549869
    Abstract: A wearable thorax percussion device for dislodging mucous buildup in the airways of a human patient, the device comprising frame elements and electromechanical actuators retained by the frame elements to intermittently percuss the thorax, and an electronic controller and power source for generating and modulating an electrical signal to energize the actuator. The frame elements may be interconnected by a garment, or fasteners and elastic or adjustable strapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Canado Respiratory Ltd.
    Inventors: Marten Jan DeVlieger, Mark Sasha Drlik, Ryan David Lee
  • Patent number: 9517356
    Abstract: An optical therapeutic apparatus includes an ear shield for covering a wearer's ear, which has a plurality of acupuncture points; a hanging member including a connection portion connected to the ear shield; and a plurality of light emitters disposed within an interior portion of the ear shield in array manner to face the plurality of acupuncture points respectively. The plurality of light emitters includes a plurality of acupoint-stimulation elements, each corresponding to a respective one of the acupuncture points, at least two sets of the acupoint-stimulation elements are capable of emitting stimulation light beams at different time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Craig Nabat, Chung-Yang Mike Chen
  • Patent number: 9492645
    Abstract: An electronic skin treatment device with an integrated specimen dispenser is disclosed, with which specimen dispense can be concurrently applied to target skin area while ultrasonic vibrations, mechanical massaging motions, galvanic stimulations, or light illuminations are used and as such a customizable, easier and better skin beautification can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: La Pierres, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuchen Zhou, Hieu Tieu, Chao Uei Wahng
  • Patent number: 9339665
    Abstract: A ultrasonic wave heating instrument includes a housing inside which a ultrasonic wave emitting circuit in electric connection with a power source and a ultrasonic oscillating sheet in electric connection with said circuit are configured, and a ceramic massage head is configured on the housing. The ultrasonic wave generated from the ultrasonic oscillating sheet is passed through the ceramic massage head to act on human bodies. Besides, a switch is configured between the power source and ultrasonic wave emitting circuit. Furthermore, a heating membrane in electric connection with the power source is configured inside the housing, and the heat emitted from the heating membrane is passed through the ceramic massage head to act on human bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Minhao Tsao
  • Patent number: 9320441
    Abstract: A medical glove for obtaining a patient's blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation comprises a glove body for covering a hand of a medical practitioner. The glove body has a palm portion, a backhand portion, a thumb sheath, an index finger sheath and a middle finger sheath having memory with a clock for retrieval of stored and timed vital signs. A digital display module incorporating memory storage module and clock is on the backhand portion of the glove body. A first mechanism is between the middle finger sheath and the index finger sheath of the glove body, for measuring blood pressure of the patient to be indicated on the digital display module and storing the sensor data in memory for future retrieval. A second mechanism is between the thumb sheath and the index finger sheath of the glove body, for measuring oxygen saturation of the patient to be indicated on the digital display module and storing the sensor data in memory for future retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Gregory Hays
  • Patent number: 9308148
    Abstract: A method and device for increasing blood flow by applying positive pressure to extremities of a mammal and/or controlling the temperature of the mammal. The device includes one or more collapsible and pliant body elements capable of expanding and flexibly applying pressurized compression forces to the extremity of the mammal by attaching one or more pressure-applying gas plenums as close to the extremity as possibly. The flexible extremity device can be used independently or can be used in conjunction with thermal pads disposed to the one or more collapsible and pliant body elements. Alternatively, the one or more collapsible and pliant body elements can be manufactured into thermal pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: THERMATX, INC.
    Inventors: John Roy Kane, Scott A. Christensen, Nathan Hamilton, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 9271864
    Abstract: A non-invasive apparatus for rehabilitating a joint, limb, and muscles of a patient recovering from surgery on the joint, includes a continuous passive motion device having at least one support member for supporting the limb, at least one hinge coupled to the at least one support member, and at least one actuator for providing reciprocating motion of the at least one support member about the at least one hinge, a plurality of electrodes transmitting at least four modalities chosen from a group consisting of functional electrical stimulation (FES), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), temperature therapy stimulation, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylactic stimulation, venous blood flow monitoring, and pain monitoring, and a control unit controlling the at least one actuator and the plurality of electrodes according to a coordinated sequence of the reciprocating motion and transmission of the at least four modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: FEINSTEIN PATENTS LLC
    Inventor: Peter A. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 9247622
    Abstract: A lighting control system and apparatus that may be utilized with aquariums are provided. The light control system and apparatus may be utilized with various lighting fixtures. The lighting control system and apparatus provides easy control over different lighting fixtures comprising various lighting sources. In addition, a user may program various lighting characteristics and effects such as the turn on or turn off date and time, the color, the brightness, the power supplied to the lighting fixtures via different user interfaces by using different user systems. Further, multiple lighting control systems may operate seamlessly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: CURRENT-USA, INC.
    Inventor: Dennis Fredricks
  • Patent number: 9226586
    Abstract: A massaging system features an ottoman base, a first cushion, a second cushion, and a third cushion adapted to at least partially surround an appendage of a user. A first cushion first side is located adjacent to a base first side and features a first cushion component, a first heating element, and a first massaging component located inside. A second cushion second side is located adjacent to a base second side and features a second cushion component, a second heating element, and a second massaging component located inside. The third cushion is located between a first cushion second side and a second cushion first side and features a third cushion component, a third heating element, and a third massaging component located inside. The first cushion, the second cushion, and the third cushion are designed to enclose an appendage of a user on three sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Donald J. Reid
  • Patent number: 9216136
    Abstract: An apparatus for administering pain relief has at least one quartz crystal disposed proximate an energizable vibratory element in a support structure for positioning the quartz-crystal-and-vibratory-element combination proximate the head region of an individual. A pair of support structures each having a quartz-crystal-and-vibratory-element combination is mounted upon a shoulder harness in spaced-apart relationship with respect to one another. An energizable lighting structure having a substantially linear series of illuminating elements is disposed in an arced relationship with respect to the quartz-crystal-and-vibratory-element combination. In a method of administering pain relief the apparatus is positioned proximate the head region of an individual, and the vibratory element and the lighting structure are both energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Clifford B. May
  • Patent number: 9204705
    Abstract: A device for applying to the skin or the lips having a body made of thermoplastic material that is open at at least one end; a metal wall that is shaped by plastically deforming sheet metal, which sheet metal is embedded in the body at the open end, and defines a contact surface with the skin or the lips; and a refrigerant that is suitable for coming into thermal contact with the metal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 9179968
    Abstract: An irrigated finned ablation head that provides enhanced cooling. The irrigated finned ablation head comprises a plurality of radial fins that are distributed about a central axis and that extend axially from a common base. The plurality of fins are arranged to define a central passageway along the central axis, as well as a plurality of slots therebetween, the slots extending in an axial direction along the irrigated finned ablation head. In one embodiment, the central passageway extends through the irrigated finned ablation head, defining an opening at the distal extremity, with the slots extending from the base to the opening. In another embodiment, the irrigated finned ablation head includes a cap portion at a distal portion that is common to all the radial fins, so that the slots are terminated at the distal portion of the irrigated finned ablation head. The radial flow distribution along the central axis can be tailored by the configuration of the central passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL LUXEMBOURG HOLDING S.À.R.L.
    Inventors: Giovanni Leo, Nicolas Aeby
  • Patent number: 9044375
    Abstract: A device that stimulates bone tissue formation capable of generating vibrations with different frequency components at the same time and that can be applied locally to different parts of the patient's body, wherein such device comprises a vibration generator capable of generating vibrations with different frequencies and variable fastener to attach to different parts of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: PONTIFICA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
    Inventors: Maria Loreto Reyes General, Micah Etan Ortuzar Dworsky, Rodrigo Eduardo Carmi Lahsen
  • Publication number: 20150141767
    Abstract: Provided are devices and methods capable of interfacing with biological tissues, such as organs like the heart, in real-time and using techniques which provide the ability to monitor and control complex physical, chemical, biochemical and thermal properties of the tissues as a function of time. The described devices and methods utilize micro scale sensors and actuators to spatially monitor and control a variety of physical, chemical and biological tissue parameters, such as temperature, pH, spatial position, force, pressure, electrophysiology and to spatially provide a variety of stimuli, such as heat, light, voltage and current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Igor EFIMOV, Sarah GUTBROD, Lizhi XU, Andrew BONIFAS, Richard Chad WEBB, Ahyeon KOH
  • Publication number: 20150133831
    Abstract: A foot rest including: a foot receptacle, the foot receptacle including a first portion and a second portion, and wherein the first portion intersects the second portion; a cross-member disposed on a first side of the first portion; and a bucket connector disposed on the first side of the first portion of the foot receptacle, wherein the cross-member is proximate an end of the first portion and the bucket connector is distal to the end of the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Scott McKay
  • Publication number: 20150126914
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for preventing, managing and/or treating peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease in a patient. The systems and methods include measuring, optimizing transmissibility and coordinating the delivery of pressure (e.g., sound) waves that are delivered using higher frequency RF band energy in a pulsed manner to carry the energy to larger areas of the patient's tissue. The pressure wave may be delivered at generally the same time a heart pulse beat of the patient is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SIGMA INSTRUMENTS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: John Crunick, Tamas Becse, Louis L. Laskey, JR., James S. Sergi
  • Publication number: 20150126802
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for treating a neurological disorder or deficit, such as tinnitus and phantom limb pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Hubert H. Lim, Craig D. Markovitz, Sarah J. Offutt
  • Patent number: 9022957
    Abstract: A foot rest including: a foot receptacle, the foot receptacle including a first portion and a second portion, and wherein the first portion intersects the second portion; a cross-member disposed on a first side of the first portion; and a bucket connector disposed on the first side of the first portion of the foot receptacle, wherein the cross-member is proximate an end of the first portion and the bucket connector is distal to the end of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ankleaid, LLC
    Inventor: Scott McKay
  • Publication number: 20150119629
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating focused currents in biological tissue is provided. The apparatus comprises an electric source capable of generating an electric field across a region of tissue and means for altering the permittivity of the tissue relative to the electric field, whereby a displacement current is generated. The means for altering the permittivity may be a chemical source, optical source, mechanical source, thermal source, or electromagnetic source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Wagner, Uri Tzvi Eden
  • Publication number: 20150105702
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating focused currents in biological tissue is provided. The apparatus comprises an electric source capable of generating an electric field across a region of tissue and means for altering the permittivity of the tissue relative to the electric field, whereby a displacement current is generated. The means for altering the permittivity may be a chemical source, optical source, mechanical source, thermal source, or electromagnetic source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Wagner, Uri Tzvi Eden