Patents by Inventor Abraham Caplan

Abraham Caplan 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: 20070032738
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may comprise a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device that is configured to receive the processed signal. The system is configured to perform an integrated patient training routine to generate one or more system configuration parameters that are used by the processing unit to produce the processed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060253166
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may comprise a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device that is configured to receive the processed signal. The system is configured to perform an integrated patient training routine to provide a time varying stimulus to the patient and to generate one or more system configuration parameters used by the processing unit to produce the processed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060189901
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may include a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient, and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device. The system further includes a first controlled device configured to receive the processed signal, and a second controlled device configured to receive the processed signal. The first controlled device may provide feedback to the patient to improve control of the second controlled device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Abraham Caplan
  • Publication number: 20060167530
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may comprise a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device that is configured to receive the processed signal. The system is configured to perform an integrated patient training routine to generate one or more system configuration parameters that are used by the processing unit to produce the processed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060167371
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may include a sensor having a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient, and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device that is configured to receive the processed signal. The system may also include a patient training apparatus configured to receive a patient training signal that causes the patient training apparatus to controllably move one or more joints of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, Abraham Caplan
  • Publication number: 20050283203
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for a neural access device that includes an implant which transcutaneously exits the skin of a patient and provides transport of signals between a sensor implanted in a patient and an external device. The transcutaneous implant has integrated features to provide reduced risk of injury due to mechanical forces as well as electrostatic discharge energy applied to the external portion of the device. Transcutaneous devices which provide wireless communication between a sensor and an external device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, K. Guillory, Mijail Serruya, Abraham Caplan
  • Publication number: 20050273890
    Abstract: A system and method for a neural interface system with a unique identification code includes a sensor including a plurality of electrodes to detect multicellular signals, an processing unit to process the signals from the sensor into a suitable control signal for a controllable device such as a computer or prosthetic limb. The unique identification code is embedded in one or more discrete components of the system. Internal and external system checks for compatibility and methods of ensuring safe and effective performance of a system with detachable components are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, L. Capachione, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, K. Guillory
  • Publication number: 20050267597
    Abstract: A system and method for a neural interface system with a unique identification code includes a sensor including a plurality of electrodes to detect multicellular signals, an processing unit to process the signals from the sensor into a suitable control signal for a controllable device such as a computer or prosthetic limb. The unique identification code is embedded in one or more discrete components of the system. Internal and external system checks for compatibility and methods of ensuring safe and effective performance of a system with detachable components are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, L. Renee Capachione, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, K. Shane Guillory
  • Publication number: 20050143589
    Abstract: A system and method for a neural interface system with integral calibration elements may include a sensor including a plurality of electrodes to detect multicellular signals, an interface to process the signals from the sensor into a suitable control signal for a controllable device, such as a computer or prosthetic limb, and an integrated calibration routine to efficiently create calibration output parameters used to generate the control signal. A graphical user interface may be used to make various portions of the calibration and signal processing configuration more efficient and effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: John Donoghue, J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, Kirk Korver, Almut Branner