Patents by Inventor Arlen L. Olsen

Arlen L. Olsen 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).

  • Patent number: 7232460
    Abstract: An in-vivo method and apparatus is disclosed that comprises at least one sensor for determining changes in a human's an animal's body and reporting said changes outside the body. The sensor may be embedded in a sheath. The apparatus may be used to monitor chemical or physical changes in the body fluids. Alternatively, the apparatus may be used to monitor and regulate chemical or physical levels in humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Xillus, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, James E. Peterson, Roger D. Whitmer, Gerald F. Dudding, Mark D. Scott
  • Publication number: 20030032892
    Abstract: An in-vivo method and apparatus is disclosed that comprises at least one sensor for determining changes in a human's an animal's body and reporting said changes outside the body. The sensor may be embedded in a sheath. The apparatus may be used to monitor chemical or physical changes in the body fluids. Alternatively, the apparatus may be used to monitor and regulate chemical or physical levels in humans and animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, James E. Peterson, Roger D. Whitmer, Gerald F. Dudding, Mark D. Scott
  • Publication number: 20020111551
    Abstract: A method for detecting body condition using nano and microdevices is disclosed. The microdevice or nanodevice is inserted into a fluid stream within a body, and used in detecting a bodily condition. The bodily condition may be myocardial infarction, stroke, sickle cell anemia, phlebitis, or a vascular aneurysm. The micro or nano device may be detected using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), electron spin resonance (ESR), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, Mark D. Scott, James E. Peterson, Robert S. Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20020098472
    Abstract: A method for inserting a microdevice or nanodevice into a body fluid stream is disclosed. The micro or nanodevice may be inserted into or external to a cell, e.g., a red blood cell. For insertion into the cell, techniques such as reversible osmotic lysis, electroporation, microfine needle injection, and particle gun injection may be used. For the external device, it may be chemically modified with an organo hydroxyl, such as poly (ethylene glycol), methoxypoly (ethylene glycol). Also, it may include a lipid anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, Mark D. Scott, James E. Peterson, Robert S. Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20020094515
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching a microdevice or nanodevice to a biological member is disclosed. The biological member is one of a blood cell, lipid molecules, a liver cell, a nerve cell, a skin cell, a bone cell, a lymph cell, an endocrine cell, a circulatory cell, a muscle cell. The nanodevice or microdevice includes one of a diagnostic system, a transmitter, a receiver, a battery, a transistor, a capacitor, and a detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, Mark D. Scott, James E. Peterson, Robert S. Hirsch
  • Patent number: 5472000
    Abstract: A device and method for restraining a human appendage is disclosed. The device includes a wrist restraining cushion member, a wrist restraining strap secured to the cushion member and a securement strap secured to the cushion member. The securement strap is attached to a fixed object such as hospital bed for immobilization of the appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Inventor: Arlen L. Olsen