Patents by Inventor Chris Fruhauf

Chris Fruhauf 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: 20200281527
    Abstract: One variation of a system for collecting biosignal data includes: a left junction; a right junction; a first band spanning the left and right junctions; a first band adjuster configured to adjust a length of the first band between the left and right junctions; a second band spanning the left and right junctions and radially offset from the first band about a lateral axis spanning the left and right junctions; a second band adjuster configured to adjust a length of the second band between the left and right junctions; a first electrode fixedly mounted to the first band and centered between the left and right junctions; a second electrode mounted to the first band offset from the first electrode and laterally-adjustable along the length of the first band; and a third electrode mounted to the second band and laterally-adjustable along the length of the second band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Aswin Gunasekar, Gabor Braun, Ferenc Benedek, János Kokavecz, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher HibmaCronan, Drew Putterman, Chris Fruhauf, Brian Tachibana, Max Guangqun Chen, Lauren Margolin
  • Patent number: 10080517
    Abstract: A method of assembling a lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is disclosed. The method includes forming a plurality of lancet structures in a lancet sheet. The lancet sheet has a removable ledge for releasing the lancet structures. The removable ledge of the lancet sheet is flexed for releasing the lancet structures from the removable ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Guangqun Max Chen, Chris Fruhauf, Steven N Roe
  • Publication number: 20180153470
    Abstract: One variation of a system for collecting biosignal data includes: a left junction; a right junction; a first band spanning the left and right junctions; a first band adjuster configured to adjust a length of the first band between the left and right junctions; a second band spanning the left and right junctions and radially offset from the first band about a lateral axis spanning the left and right junctions; a second band adjuster configured to adjust a length of the second band between the left and right junctions; a first electrode fixedly mounted to the first band and centered between the left and right junctions; a second electrode mounted to the first band offset from the first electrode and laterally-adjustable along the length of the first band; and a third electrode mounted to the second band and laterally-adjustable along the length of the second band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Aswin Gunasekar, Gabor Braun, Ferenc Benedek, János Kokavecz, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher HibmaCronan, Drew Putterman, Chris Fruhauf, Brian Tachibana, Max Guangqun Chen, Lauren Margolin
  • Publication number: 20170360343
    Abstract: A method of assembling a lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is disclosed. The method includes forming a plurality of lancet structures in a lancet sheet. The lancet sheet has a removable ledge for releasing the lancet structures. The removable ledge of the lancet sheet is flexed for releasing the lancet structures from the removable ledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Max Chen, Chris Fruhauf, Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 9717452
    Abstract: A method of controlling lancing speed of a lancing structure of a portable handheld medical diagnostic device includes providing an elongated lancet structure having a skin piercing end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin piercing end. The skin piercing end when displaced makes an incision at a skin site to produce an amount of bodily fluid from the skin site and in which the blood transport portion transports the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin site for use by a measurement system in making a physiological measurement. A spring-driven motor assembly is operatively connected to the lancet structure. The spring-driven motor assembly displaces the lancet structure toward the skin site to make the incision for producing the amount of bodily fluid and retracts the lancet structure to carry the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin cite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Chris Fruhauf, Max Chen
  • Patent number: 9301039
    Abstract: A headphone includes a pair of right and left headphone units, a resilient band formed substantially into a U shape to be mounted on a human head, and a pair of arm members. Each of the arm members is rotatably coupled via a pivot joint to an end part of the band and supporting one the headphone units. Each of the pivot joints includes a detent hinge for locking into a plurality of rotational positions an arm member relatively to the corresponding end part of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Kenny Sweet, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: 9084055
    Abstract: A headphone assembly is provided and includes a headband assembly comprising at least one end; an ear-cup assembly pivotably engaged to the headband assembly by an engagement structure positioned proximate to the at least one end of the headband assembly, the ear-cup assembly comprising a cap and a housing, wherein the cap and the housing are connected to form an enclosed space inside the ear-cup assembly; a transducer configured to produce sound and positioned within the enclosed space of the ear-cup assembly; and a damper rim positioned between the ear-cup assembly and the at least one end of the headband assembly, the damper rim covering the engagement structure and being engaged to the ear-cup assembly and the at least one end of the headband assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Publication number: 20150039007
    Abstract: A method of assembling a lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is disclosed. The method includes forming a plurality of lancet structures in a lancet sheet. The lancet sheet has a removable ledge for releasing the lancet structures. The removable ledge of the lancet sheet is flexed for releasing the lancet structures from the removable ledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Max Chen, Chris Fruhauf, Steven N. Roe
  • Publication number: 20130343591
    Abstract: A headphone assembly is provided and includes a headband assembly comprising at least one end; an ear-cup assembly pivotably engaged to the headband assembly by an engagement structure positioned proximate to the at least one end of the headband assembly, the ear-cup assembly comprising a cap and a housing, wherein the cap and the housing are connected to form an enclosed space inside the ear-cup assembly; a transducer configured to produce sound and positioned within the enclosed space of the ear-cup assembly; and a damper rim positioned between the ear-cup assembly and the at least one end of the headband assembly, the damper rim covering the engagement structure and being engaged to the ear-cup assembly and the at least one end of the headband assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Beats Electronics, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Publication number: 20120172756
    Abstract: A method of driving a lancet structure in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device is provided. The method includes connecting a spring-driven motor to the lancet structure within a housing structure of the portable handheld medical diagnostic device. The spring-driven motor is wound to a cocked, triggerable configuration. The spring-driven motor is triggered such that, when triggered, the spring-driven motor (i) displaces a skin penetrating end of the lancet structure outwardly from the housing structure through a lancet port and (ii) retracts the skin penetrating end of the lancet structure back into the housing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Chris Fruhauf, Max Chen
  • Publication number: 20120172760
    Abstract: A method of controlling lancing speed of a lancing structure of a portable handheld medical diagnostic device includes providing an elongated lancet structure having a skin piercing end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin piercing end. The skin piercing end when displaced makes an incision at a skin site to produce an amount of bodily fluid from the skin site and in which the blood transport portion transports the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin site for use by a measurement system in making a physiological measurement. A spring-driven motor assembly is operatively connected to the lancet structure. The spring-driven motor assembly displaces the lancet structure toward the skin site to make the incision for producing the amount of bodily fluid and retracts the lancet structure to carry the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin cite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Chris Fruhauf, Max Chen
  • Publication number: 20110206216
    Abstract: A headphone includes a pair of right and left headphone units, a resilient band formed substantially into a U shape to be mounted on a human head, and a pair of arm members. Each of the arm members is rotatably coupled via a pivot joint to an end part of the band and supporting one the headphone units. Each of the pivot joints includes a detent hinge for locking into a plurality of rotational positions an arm member relatively to the corresponding end part of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Beats Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Kenny Sweet, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: D632668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Beats Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: D637176
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Beats Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Kenny Sweet, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: D657344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Beats Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: D657345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Beats Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: D696226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Beats Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: D704163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Beats Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf
  • Patent number: D729198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Gregoire Vandenbussche, Chris Fruhauf