Patents by Inventor Francesco Pompei

Francesco Pompei has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Publication number: 20160109296
Abstract: An inexpensive thermopile temperature detector is particularly adapted to monitoring of electrical equipment, such as a power bus bar, within an enclosed area such as a cabinet. The detector may have a plastic housing, a thermopile sensor and a plastic Fresnel lens. Each sensor also includes a calibrated element such that, but for calibration, the same sensor may be used for various applications for different target sizes and distance or, more generally, with respect to effective target percentage of field of view.
Type: Application
Filed: October 23, 2015
Publication date: April 21, 2016
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Patent number: 9194749
Abstract: Body temperature measurements are obtained by scanning a thermal radiation sensor across the side of the forehead over the temporal artery. A peak temperature measurement is processed to compute an internal temperature of the body as a function of ambient temperature and the sensed surface temperature. The function includes a weighted difference of surface temperature and ambient temperature, the weighting being varied with target temperature through a minimum in the range of 96° F. and 100° F. The radiation sensor views the target surface through an emissivity compensating cup which is spaced from the skin by a circular lip of low thermal conductivity.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 16, 2010
Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
Assignee: Exergen Corporation
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Patent number: 9170158
Abstract: An inexpensive thermopile temperature detector is particularly adapted to monitoring of electrical equipment, such as a power bus bar, within an enclosed area such as a cabinet. The detector may have a plastic housing, a thermopile sensor and a plastic Fresnel lens. Each sensor also includes a calibrated element such that, but for calibration, the same sensor may be used for various applications for different target sizes and distance or, more generally, with respect to effective target percentage of field of view.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 29, 2011
Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
Assignee: Exergen Corporation
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Publication number: 20150017592
Abstract: Devices and corresponding methods can be provided to monitor or measure temperature of a target or to control a process. Targets can have low, unknown, or variable emissivity. Devices and corresponding methods can be used to measure temperatures of thin film, partially transparent, or opaque targets, as well as targets not filling a sensor's field of view. Temperature measurements can be made independent of emissivity of a target surface by, for example, inserting a target between a thermopile sensor and a background surface maintained at substantially the same temperature as the thermopile sensor. In embodiment devices and methods, a sensor temperature can be controlled to match a target temperature by minimizing or zeroing a net heat flux at the sensor, as derived from a sensor output signal. Alternatively, a target temperature can be controlled to minimize the heat flux.
Type: Application
Filed: March 10, 2014
Publication date: January 15, 2015
Applicant: Exergen Corporation
Inventors: Jason N. Jarboe, Francesco Pompei
Publication number: 20140243700
Abstract: An identification input device and a temperature detector that detects body temperature data. The identification input device may be an optical touch pen. The infrared touch pen may be affixed to the temperature detector using a hook and connector or a snap fit connector. In use, the temperature detector computes body temperature data and the identification input device determines an identifier. The identifier is unique to a user. After obtaining the body temperature data and identifier, a transmitter may transmit body temperature data and the identifier over a wireless communications path to a processing unit. By transmitting data over a wireless communications path, an individual's data or a large group of data may be analyzed and viewed via a display unit.
Type: Application
Filed: December 23, 2013
Publication date: August 28, 2014
Applicant: EXERGEN CORPORATION
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Publication number: 20140149065
Abstract: The present invention relates to more accurate indication of fever. Temperature data from a large population of individuals are obtained and the temperature data are processed to determine a threshold, at a fever bump, above a normal range of distribution. The fever threshold, along with an individual's temperature, is used to indicate if the individual has a fever. Further, circadian information may be utilized to adjust the temperature data for an individual or the population of individuals.
Type: Application
Filed: November 26, 2012
Publication date: May 29, 2014
Applicant: EXERGEN CORPORATION
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Publication number: 20140046620
Abstract: A user obtains an individual's body temperature data and transmits the data to a medical monitor (e.g., a medical device) for display. Additional data includes a timestamp and location of the body temperature data. Once the data is transmitted, a user may view the medical monitor for a temperature reading. For example, a doctor may take a patient's temperature and the temperature reading is displayed on a medical monitor. The body temperature data of each patient is detected using a preferred temperature detector, such as a temporal artery thermometer using an arterial heat balance approach. After collecting an individual's body temperature data, the body temperature data can be transferred to a processor. By sending body temperature data for many individuals for a geographic region, the processor can identify a pattern (e.g., a pandemic) in the body temperature data.
Type: Application
Filed: October 18, 2013
Publication date: February 13, 2014
Applicant: Exergen Corporation
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Patent number: 8577642
Abstract: A user obtains an individual's body temperature data and transmits the data to a medical monitor (e.g., a medical device) for display. Additional data includes a timestamp and location of the body temperature data. Once the data is transmitted, a user may view the medical monitor for a temperature reading. For example, a doctor may take a patient's temperature and the temperature reading is displayed on a medical monitor. The body temperature data of each patient is detected using a preferred temperature detector, such as a temporal artery thermometer using an arterial heat balance approach. After collecting an individual's body temperature data, the body temperature data can be transferred to a processor. By sending body temperature data for many individuals for a geographic region, the processor can identify a pattern (e.g., a pandemic) in the body temperature data.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 12, 2012
Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
Assignee: Exergen Corporation
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Publication number: 20120197585
Abstract: A user obtains an individual's body temperature data and transmits the data to a medical monitor (e.g., a medical device) for display. Additional data includes a timestamp and location of the body temperature data. Once the data is transmitted, a user may view the medical monitor for a temperature reading. For example, a doctor may take a patient's temperature and the temperature reading is displayed on a medical monitor. The body temperature data of each patient is detected using a preferred temperature detector, such as a temporal artery thermometer using an arterial heat balance approach. After collecting an individual's body temperature data, the body temperature data can be transferred to a processor. By sending body temperature data for many individuals for a geographic region, the processor can identify a pattern (e.g., a pandemic) in the body temperature data.
Type: Application
Filed: April 12, 2012
Publication date: August 2, 2012
Applicant: Exergen Corporation
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Publication number: 20120183013
Abstract: There are many industrial applications in which non-contact temperature sensing is useful for increasing production speed and quality, such as printing, laminating, extrusion, and metal forming. Disclosed is a non-contact temperature determining apparatus which uses two wide wavelength bands integrating sensors to determine the radiance ratio of a target and thereby determine a corresponding temperature of the target. Also disclosed is a non-contact temperature determining apparatus in which a beam splitter passes one wide wavelength band to a sensor and reflects another distinct wide wavelength band to another sensor from which temperature can be determined. A disclosed embodiment of the dual waveband temperature detector improves upon traditional and currently available ratio pyrometers by further reducing the cost of the system, making installation and use easier, and improving temperature detection for low temperature industrial applications.
Type: Application
Filed: January 17, 2012
Publication date: July 19, 2012
Applicant: Exergen Corporation
Inventors: Alexander Stein, Francesco Pompei
Publication number: 20120179049
Abstract: A body temperature detector includes a body having a viewing end, a retaining end, and a disposable cap. The retaining end includes an inward protrusion that expands over a wider portion of an end of the detector and contracts after the retaining end has passed over the wider portion to snugly secure the cap on the detector. An operator can scan the detector across the forehead of the patient and behind at least one ear, and the detector selects a maximum peak temperature of the two scans. The operator can continuously scan the detector from the forehead to behind the ear. Measured temperature is processed to provide a body temperature approximation based on heat flow from the skin surface to ambient temperature.
Type: Application
Filed: March 20, 2012
Publication date: July 12, 2012
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Marybeth A. Pompei
Publication number: 20120170612
Abstract: An inexpensive thermopile temperature detector is particularly adapted to monitoring of electrical equipment, such as a power bus bar, within an enclosed area such as a cabinet. The detector may have a plastic housing, a thermopile sensor and a plastic Fresnel lens. Each sensor also includes a calibrated element such that, but for calibration, the same sensor may be used for various applications for different target sizes and distance or, more generally, with respect to effective target percentage of field of view.
Type: Application
Filed: December 29, 2011
Publication date: July 5, 2012
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Patent number: 8160836
Abstract: A user obtains an individual's body temperature data and transmits the data to a medical monitor (e.g., a medical device) for display. Additional data includes a timestamp and location of the body temperature data. Once the data is transmitted, a user may view the medical monitor for a temperature reading. For example, a doctor may take a patient's temperature and the temperature reading is displayed on a medical monitor. The body temperature data of each patient is detected using a preferred temperature detector, such as a temporal artery thermometer using an arterial heat balance approach. After collecting an individual's body temperature data, the body temperature data can be transferred to a processor. By sending body temperature data for many individuals for a geographic region, the processor can identify a pattern (e.g., a pandemic) in the body temperature data.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 17, 2007
Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
Assignee: Exergen Corporation
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Publication number: 20110092822
Abstract: Body temperature measurements are obtained by scanning a thermal radiation sensor across the side of the forehead over the temporal artery. A peak temperature measurement is processed to compute an internal temperature of the body as a function of ambient temperature and the sensed surface temperature. The function includes a weighted difference of surface temperature and ambient temperature, the weighting being varied with target temperature through a minimum in the range of 96° F. and 100° F. The radiation sensor views the target surface through an emissivity compensating cup which is spaced from the skin by a circular lip of low thermal conductivity.
Type: Application
Filed: August 16, 2010
Publication date: April 21, 2011
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Patent number: 7787938
Abstract: Body temperature measurements are obtained by scanning a thermal radiation sensor across the side of the forehead over the temporal artery. A peak temperature measurement is processed to compute an internal temperature of the body as a function of ambient temperature and the sensed surface temperature. The function includes a weighted difference of surface temperature and ambient temperature, the weighting being varied with target temperature through a minimum in the range of 96° F. and 100° F. The radiation sensor views the target surface through an emissivity compensating cup which is spaced from the skin by a circular lip of low thermal conductivity.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 25, 2008
Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
Assignee: Exergen Corporation
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Publication number: 20080262782
Abstract: A user obtains an individual's body temperature data and transmits the data to a medical monitor (e.g., a medical device) for display. Additional data includes a timestamp and location of the body temperature data. Once the data is transmitted, a user may view the medical monitor for a temperature reading. For example, a doctor may take a patient's temperature and the temperature reading is displayed on a medical monitor. The body temperature data of each patient is detected using a preferred temperature detector, such as a temporal artery thermometer using an arterial heat balance approach. After collecting an individual's body temperature data, the body temperature data can be transferred to a processor. By sending body temperature data for many individuals for a geographic region, the processor can identify a pattern (e.g., a pandemic) in the body temperature data.
Type: Application
Filed: April 17, 2007
Publication date: October 23, 2008
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Publication number: 20080239920
Abstract: An identification input device and a temperature detector that detects body temperature data. The identification input device may be an optical touch pen. The infrared touch pen may be affixed to the temperature detector using a hook and connector or a snap fit connector. In use, the temperature detector computes body temperature data and the identification input device determines an identifier. The identifier is unique to a user. After obtaining the body temperature data and identifier, a transmitter may transmit body temperature data and the identifier over a wireless communications path to a processing unit. By transmitting data over a wireless communications path, an individual's data or a large group of data may be analyzed and viewed via a display unit.
Type: Application
Filed: March 27, 2007
Publication date: October 2, 2008
Inventors: Francesco Pompei, Janette H. Lee, Jason N. Jarboe
Publication number: 20080200830
Abstract: Body temperature measurements are obtained by scanning a thermal radiation sensor across the side of the forehead over the temporal artery. A peak temperature measurement is processed to compute an internal temperature of the body as a function of ambient temperature and the sensed surface temperature. The function includes a weighted difference of surface temperature and ambient temperature, the weighting being varied with target temperature through a minimum in the range of 96° F. and 100° F. The radiation sensor views the target surface through an emissivity compensating cup which is spaced from the skin by a circular lip of low thermal conductivity.
Type: Application
Filed: January 25, 2008
Publication date: August 21, 2008
Applicant: EXERGEN CORPORATION
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Patent number: 7346386
Abstract: Body temperature measurements are obtained by scanning a thermal radiation sensor across the side of the forehead over the temporal artery. A peak temperature measurement is processed to compute an internal temperature of the body as a function of ambient temperature and the sensed surface temperature. The function includes a weighted difference of surface temperature and ambient temperature, the weighting being varied with target temperature through a minimum in the range of 96° F. and 100° F. The radiation sensor views the target surface through an emissivity compensating cup which is spaced from the skin by a circular lip of low thermal conductivity.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 14, 2003
Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
Assignee: Exergen Corporation
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
Patent number: 7314309
Abstract: A body temperature detector is particularly suited to axillary temperature measurements of adults. The radiation sensor views a target surface area of the body and electronics compute an internal temperature of the body as a function of ambient temperature and sensed surface temperature. The function includes a weighted difference of surface temperature and ambient temperature, the weighting being varied with target temperature to account for varying perfusion rate. Preferably, the coefficient varies from a normal of about 0.13 through a range to include 0.09. The ambient temperature used in the function is assumed at about 80° F. but modified with detector temperature weighted by 20%.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 14, 2005
Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
Assignee: Exergen Corporation
Inventor: Francesco Pompei
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