LighTouch Medical, Inc.
|LighTouch Medical, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110077496||PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR NON-INVASIVE, CONTINUOUS IN VIVO MEASUREMENT OF HEMATOCRIT - The invention provides a method and apparatus obtaining a hematocrit from a sample of in vivo tissue. The method comprises irradiating the sample with a single incident wavelength on a sample of tissue, simultaneously measuring wavelength shifted (IE) and unshifted (EE) light emitted from the tissue, and determining a relative volume of light emitted from two phases, wherein the two phases comprise a first Rayleigh and Mie scattering and fluorescent phase associated with red blood cells, and a second, non-scattering phase associated with plasma. The hematocrit is calculated from the volume of light emitted by the first phase relative to the total volume of light emitted from the first and second phases.||03-31-2011|
|20080306363||Specialized Human Servo Device And Process For Tissue Modulation Of Human Fingerprints - Apparatus and methods for noninvasive spectroscopic measurement of an analyte in a subject that have been optimized for producing uniform and repeatable tissue modulation across test subjects and for the same test subject on different occasions are provided. The apparatus comprises an ergonomically shaped grip that substantially conforms to a subject's hand; a surface for placement of at least one of the subject's fingertips upon grasping the grip; and an optically transparent aperture, or a plurality of apertures, disposed within the surface. A modification to the surface of the apparatus adjacent to the aperture that is detectable via the tactile sense of the subject can be added to provide tactile feedback to the subject to guide correct placement of the fingertip over the aperture. The apparatus and methods can also incorporate feedback methods to guide and optimize placement and conditions of the fingertip to further improve accuracy of measurements.||12-11-2008|