Patents Assigned to Medibotics LLC
  • Publication number: 20200000345
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable ring of optical biometric sensors comprising an arcuate array of light emitters and light receivers which is configured to collectively span at least half of the circumference of a person's wrist, finger, or arm. Light energy from the light emitters which has passed through the person's body tissue and/or has been reflected from the person's body tissue is analyzed in order to measure biometric parameters such as the person's oxygenation level, hydration level, glucose level, pulse rate, heart rate variability, and/or blood pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190380607
    Abstract: This invention is a mobile wearable device for measuring electromagnetic brain activity. It can be embodied in a headband or eyewear with soft prongs and/or teeth which protrude into and/or under the person's hair. The prongs and/or teeth can be made from a silicone material (such as polydimethylsiloxane) which has been impregnated, doped, coated, or embedded with conductive material (such as a metal and/or carbon) in order to provide consistent but comfortable contact with the person's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190370534
    Abstract: This invention discloses optical strain, stretch, and/or bend sensors which can provide precise and consistent measurement of human motion, posture, and gestures without the locational limitations of camera-based motion capture, the point-estimate limitations of inertial-based motion capture, or the variability of electrically-conductive strain, stretch, and/or bend sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10458845
    Abstract: This invention can be embodied in a mobile device for food identification and quantification with both a spectroscopic sensor and a camera. It can be a handheld food scanner, food probe, smart food utensil, utensil attachment, removable component of a smart watch or wrist band, phone component, or phone accessory. It can provide information on types and quantities of food (and nutrients, chemicals, and microorganisms in that food). It can be wirelessly linked with a wearable device to comprise a system for monitoring and modifying a person's food consumption habits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10429888
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable computer display device for the wrist and/or forearm with an upper distal-to-proximal extension and one or more forearm-extending computer displays. It has a gap or opening below the upper distal-to-proximal extension into which a garment sleeve can be inserted. This enables a person to the see the computer displays even when the person is wearing a long-sleeve garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10321873
    Abstract: This invention is smart clothing (such as a shirt or pair of pants) for ambulatory motion capture comprising: an article of clothing; an electromagnetic energy emitter; an electromagnetic energy receiver; a helical stretching and/or bending electromagnetic energy pathway that spans a body joint, wherein motion of the body joint stretches and/or bends the pathway, and wherein stretching and/or bending of the pathway changes the flow of electromagnetic energy from the emitter to the receiver; and a data processor, wherein the data processor analyzes changes in the flow in order to measure motion of the body joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10314492
    Abstract: This is a wearable device to measure a person's food consumption based on the interaction between light energy and body tissue comprising: a wearable spectroscopic sensor that collects data concerning the spectrum of light energy reflected from body tissue or having passed through body tissue; a data processing unit; and a power source. Spectroscopic sensor data is analyzed to measure consumption of selected types of food, ingredients, and/or nutrients. This device can be embodied in a finger ring, smart watch, wrist band, wrist bracelet, armlet, cuff, or sleeve with close-fitting spectroscopic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10234934
    Abstract: This invention is a sensor array which longitudinally spans a body joint in order to measure movement of that body joint. In an example, this sensor array can comprise four longitudinal sensors which span the body joint in four different radial quadrants, respectively. In an example, this sensor array can comprise six longitudinal sensors which span the body joint in six different radial hextants, respectively. In an example, this sensor array can further comprise a first accelerometer which is proximal to the body joint and a second accelerometer which is distal to the body joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10234942
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable and mobile Brain Computer Interface (BCI) device which can be embodied in a head-worn undulating band. This band can have an ear-engaging segment, a side segment which spans the side part of a person's forehead and/or face, and a top segment which spans the top of the person's head. This band can encircle a person's head and include an ear prong. This band can include a movable loop which can be moved to span across a person's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190030230
    Abstract: This invention is a closed-loop system for human circulatory assistance comprising one or more wearable devices which collect data on a biometric parameter concerning a person's body in real time and one or more implanted circulatory assistance devices whose operation is adjusted in real time based on analysis of the data on the biometric parameter. This system can selectively improve blood circulation, either overall or to selected body regions, in order to prevent tissue degradation, promote wound healing, and maintain proper organ functioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10137023
    Abstract: This invention is an expandable intragastric device for reducing food consumption and/or absorption. In an example, this device can be embodied in a plurality of longitudinal expandable members which are arranged in a colonnade configuration to form a restrictive food lumen within a stomach. Pumping a flowable substance between the interiors of these expandable members changes the rate of food flow through the stomach, the capacity of the stomach to hold food, and/or the amount of food absorbed by the body. This offers some of the beneficial effects of gastric sleeve surgery, while also being adjustable and reversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10130277
    Abstract: This invention is a device to monitor caloric intake comprising: a wearable member that is worn in a manner similar to eyeglasses; and an EEG sensor, wherein indications that a person is probably eating are based on electromagnetic waves from the person's brain. In an example, this device can further comprise one or more automatic-imaging members that automatically take pictures when the person eats based on data from the EEG sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20180310855
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable brain activity device with electrodes held on a person's head by a frame comprising a ring portion which encircles the person's head and an arc portion which loops over the top of the person's head. Data from the electrodes is used to analyze the person's brain activity within a frequency band of 0.5-4 Hz. The device includes a speaker or vibrating member which is used to help to guide the person's brain activity from a first pattern to a second pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20180307314
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable circumferential array of electromyographic (EMG) sensors with a plurality of rings and columns of sensors which collect electromagnetic energy data concerning neuromuscular activity and functions as a Human-to-Computer Interface (HCI). In an example, it can be incorporated into a wearable device or clothing accessory such as an arm band, wrist band, finger ring, leg band, ankle band, bracelet, or watch strap. In an example, it can be incorporated into the cuff or sleeve of an article of clothing such as a shirt or a pair of shorts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20180303383
    Abstract: This invention comprises wearable deformable electromagnetic energy pathways which enable ambulatory (camera-free) three-dimensional human body motion capture including trans joint pitch, yaw, and roll. It can be embodied in a plurality of elongate electrically-conductive strips which diverge as they span a body joint in a proximal to distal manner and pairs of electromagnetic energy emitters and receivers which are in electromagnetic communication with the strips. In an example, conductive-fluid-filled lumens can be used instead of electrically-conductive strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20180235538
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable system for monitoring a person's food consumption comprising a motion sensor worn on a person's wrist, a camera worn on the person's ear or housed in the person's eyewear, and a data processor which analyzes data from the motion sensor. The camera is automatically triggered to take pictures of food when analysis of data from the motion sensor indicates that the person is eating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20180239469
    Abstract: This invention is a touch-based human-to-computer textile interface which is woven or otherwise integrated into an article of clothing. This interface comprises longitudinal electromagnetic energy pathways which span a portion of a person's body in a longitudinal manner, circumferential electromagnetic energy pathways which span that portion of the person's body in a partially-circumferential manner, and capacitive sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20180149519
    Abstract: This invention can be embodied in a mobile device for food identification and quantification with both a spectroscopic sensor and a camera. It can be a handheld food scanner, food probe, smart food utensil, utensil attachment, removable component of a smart watch or wrist band, phone component, or phone accessory. It can provide information on types and quantities of food (and nutrients, chemicals, and microorganisms in that food). It can be wirelessly linked with a wearable device to comprise a system for monitoring and modifying a person's food consumption habits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20180150101
    Abstract: This invention is a dual-display smart watch with a proximal dorsal display and a distal dorsal display. In an example, the proximal and distal displays can both be electronic displays. In an example, one display can be an analog watch face with mechanically-moving watch hands and the other display can be an electronic display. The displays can show different types of information such as: the time; notifications or messages; steps, heart rate, blood pressure, glucose level, or other biometric information; temperature, weather, location, directions, or other environmental information; and pictures, icons, or other digital images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 9968297
    Abstract: This invention comprises EEG glasses (electroencephalographic eyewear) with a side section of an eyewear frame which spans forward and upward onto a portion of the person's forehead and then curves back downward to connect to the front section of the eyewear frame. These EEG glasses (electroencephalographic eyewear) further include a flexible protrusion which is attached to the side section and an electromagnetic energy sensor which collects data concerning electromagnetic brain activity, wherein the flexible protrusion holds the electromagnetic energy sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor