Patents Assigned to Embr Labs Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190117444
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.1° C./sec and about 10.0° C./sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Publication number: 20190110950
    Abstract: Methods of operating a haptic actuator to apply physical and/or thermal sensations to a user to provide subjective symptom relief to a user are described. In some embodiments, a haptic actuator may be automatically activated when one or more detected user states are compared to one or more predetermined activation parameters to determine the user is experiencing an episode related to a condition of the user. In another embodiment, one or more operating parameters of a haptic actuator may be updated if the haptic actuator did not provided a desired amount of subjective symptom relief to a user during use. In yet another embodiment, a haptic actuator may create an event log based on activation events when the haptic actuator is used to provide symptom relief for a condition of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, David Cohen-Tanugi, Kristen Warren, Robert Balke
  • Patent number: 10182937
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.1° C./sec and about 10.0° C./sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Publication number: 20180042761
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.100/sec and about 1 OOC/sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Publication number: 20150101788
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.1° C./sec and about 10.0° C./sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Embr Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Patent number: D830874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Shames, David Cohen-Tanugi, Gregor Mittersinker, Rance Pritchard, Christopher J. O'Connell, Walmen Dumaliang