Patents Assigned to FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
  • Patent number: 10383604
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining at least one representative temperature value for a female human user for an extended period includes receiving at least a first, a second and a third plurality of temperature measurements obtained from a female human user during at least first, second and third respective extended periods, wherein each extended period includes at least one hour and wherein the start of each extended period is separated by at least 8 hours. At least one representative temperature value is calculated for the second extended period. The representative temperature value is calculated using at least one first temperature value obtained from a plurality of measurements taken during the first extended period, at least one second temperature value obtained from a plurality of measurements taken during the second extended period and at least one third temperature value obtained from a plurality of measurements taken during the third extended period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: James Pardey, Robert Milnes
  • Patent number: 9155523
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Patent number: 9155522
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Publication number: 20130310704
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Fertility Focus Limited
    Inventors: Michael Howard JAMES, Toby Grahame KNOWLES
  • Patent number: 8496597
    Abstract: A method of providing information relating to the fertility of a female mammal comprising the steps of: (i) taking multiple temperature readings from the female mammal during an extended period; (ii) identifying and disregarding temperature readings having one or more characteristics of irrelevant or faulty data; (iii) obtaining one or several representative temperature values for the extended period; (iv) repeating steps (i) to (iii) over multiple extended periods; (v) analyzing the representative temperature values obtained over multiple extended periods for one or more patterns in the representative temperature values indicative or predictive of ovulation in order to provide information relating to the fertility of the female mammal to a user, wherein the representative temperature values are not the maximum or minimum temperature readings obtained for the extended period; and related uses and apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fertility Focus Limited
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Publication number: 20090326410
    Abstract: A method of providing information relating to the fertility of a female mammal comprising the steps of: (i) taking multiple temperature readings from the female mammal during an extended period; (ii) identifying and disregarding temperature readings having one or more characteristics of irrelevant or faulty data; (iii) obtaining one or several representative temperature values for the extended period; (iv) repeating steps (i) to (iii) over multiple extended periods; (v) analysing the representative temperature values obtained over multiple extended periods for one or more patterns in the representative temperature values indicative or predictive of ovulation in order to provide information relating to the fertility of the female mammal to a user, wherein the representative temperature values are not the maximum or minimum temperature readings obtained for the extended period; and related uses and apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles