Patents by Inventor Clark B. Foster

Clark B. Foster 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: 10888268
    Abstract: An eye sensor, system and method for measuring fixational eye movements of an individual's eyeball (e.g., ocular microtremors and microsaccades) to provide a variable voltage biosignal for measuring the individual's brainstem activity is provided. The eye sensor comprises a sensor mounted on the individual's closed or opened eyelid so as to be deflected by the fixational eye movements of the eyeball. A shielded flexible ribbon assembly supplies the biosignal generated by the sensor to an amplifier located on the individual's skin where the biosignal is amplified. The amplifier is interconnected with a signal processor and a display by which graphical and numerical representations of the biosignal are made accessible to an anesthesiologist, intensivist or clinician. A method for analyzing the biosignal to determine the brainstem activity of a patient is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Baltay, Bruce Rasmussen, Yahya Shehabi, Ciaran Bolger, Martin Acquadro, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10856774
    Abstract: An eye sensor, system and method for measuring fixational eye movements of an individual's eyeball (e.g., ocular microtremors and microsaccades) to provide a variable voltage biosignal for measuring the individual's brain stem activity. The eye sensor comprises a sensor mounted on the individual's closed or opened eyelid so as to be deflected by the fixational eye movements of the eyeball. A shielded flexible ribbon assembly supplies the biosignal generated by the sensor to an amplifier located on the individual's skin where the biosignal is amplified. The amplifier is interconnected with a signal processor and a display by which graphical and numerical representations of the biosignal are made accessible to an anesthesiologist, intensivist or clinician. A method for analyzing the biosignal to determine the brainstem activity of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Michael M Baltay, Clark B Foster, Ciaran Bolger, Martin Acquadro, Bruce A Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20200376965
    Abstract: Transport apparatus having at least one levitation generator and at least one drive generator. The at least one levitation generator configured to generate a levitating magnetic flux, move within a corresponding at least one lifting member, and elevate above a rest position relative to the at least one lifting member in response to the levitating magnetic flux. The at least one drive generator configured to generate a driving magnetic flux, move within a corresponding at least one drive member, and laterally move relative to the at least one drive member in response to the driving magnetic flux. At least a portion of the at least one levitation generator is movable relative to the at least one drive generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: John Lee WAMBLE, III, John COLE, Clark B. FOSTER
  • Patent number: 10849688
    Abstract: An injection aid system and a social aid system having a computing system with at least one processor and a memory device. The computing system can be configured to generate a at least one of a virtual environment and an augmented environment. A display device can be coupled to the computing system and configured to visually display the environment. The injection aid system can further include an injection tool and a treatment target configured to receive a simulated injection by the injection tool. The injection tool can have a needle and a plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Daniel David Rios, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10743942
    Abstract: A system for providing a real-time indication of a location of the distal tip of a medical device in living tissue. The system may include an injection scanning printer that provides a visual indication of detected features to improve the injecting process. Safety needles configured to detect nerves, arteries, veins, or other physiological features upon needle placement but prior to injecting are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Clark B. Foster, Gabrielle A. Rios
  • Patent number: 10744887
    Abstract: Transport apparatus having at least one levitation generator and at least one drive generator. The at least one levitation generator configured to generate a levitating magnetic flux, move within a corresponding at least one lifting member, and elevate above a rest position relative to the at least one lifting member in response to the levitating magnetic flux. The at least one drive generator configured to generate a driving magnetic flux, move within a corresponding at least one drive member, and laterally move relative to the at least one drive member in response to the driving magnetic flux. At least a portion of the at least one levitation generator is movable relative to the at least one drive generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SKYTRAN, INC.
    Inventors: John Lee Wamble, III, John Cole, Clark B. Foster
  • Publication number: 20200251017
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an apparatus and method for practicing injection techniques through an injectable apparatus. The injectable apparatus may contain a camera that is configured to detect the intensity and color of light attenuated from a testing tool after it is injected into a simulated human or animal body parts. A training tool may be connected to a user display device to generate a display of the injection apparatus as well as the performance parameters of a trainee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Jeff Crockett, Clark B. Foster, Milan Trcka, David J. Mishelevich, Aaron J. Gifford, Chris C. Ludolph
  • Publication number: 20200226951
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for injection training by collecting, processing, analyzing and displaying measured information associated with the delivery of an injection. Sensor-based measurements of a syringe's position and orientation in three-dimensional space are obtained and processed to provide metrics of a trainee's injection performance. The measurements can be combined with a digital model of a training apparatus to deliver a computer-generated, graphical depiction of the training injection, enabling visualization of the injection from perspectives unavailable in the physical world. The training injection execution, as reflected in the measured sensor-based data, can be reviewed and analyzed at times after, and in locations different than, the time and location of the training injection. Additionally, injection training data associated with multiple training injections can be aggregated and analyzed for, among other things, trends in performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, David J. Mishelevich, Clark B. Foster
  • Publication number: 20200206424
    Abstract: A smart injection system that promotes patient safety includes, among other things, a smart stem that allows for measuring the location of the injection relative to the patient's face and/or the amount of medication injected into the patient. In addition, the smart stem has medication cartridge verification and injector verification features. The smart stem wirelessly transmits the measure data to a processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Clark B. Foster
  • Publication number: 20200202747
    Abstract: An injection system can have a Syringe Dose and Position Apparatus (SDPA) mounted to a syringe. The SDPA can have one or more circuit boards. The SDPA can include one or more sensors for determining information about an injection procedure, such as the dose measurement, injection location, and the like. The SDPA can also include a power management board, which can be a separate board than a board mounted with the sensors. The syringe can also include a light source in the needle. Light emitted from the light source can be detected by light detectors inside a training apparatus configured to receive the injection. The syringe can have a power source for powering the sensors and the light source. The SDPA and the power source can be mounted to the syringe flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Scott Cameron Royston, Matthew Ryan, Cody Garrett Schulz, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10650703
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for practicing suturing techniques on a training apparatus using a training tool. The training apparatus can include a three-dimensional tracking system to detect a position of the training tool. A processing unit can process the positional data to determine one or more performance parameters. The performance parameters can be output to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10648790
    Abstract: A system for determining a three-dimensional position of a tip of a testing tool in an anatomic training model can be used for injection training. The system can include first and second cameras positioned in the anatomic training model. The first and second cameras can each detect an area of light emitted from the tip of the testing tool. The system can also include a processing unit configured to trace the emitted light away from a location of a centroid of the area of emitted light in the first camera and a location of a centroid of the area of emitted light in the second camera respectively, and calculate a three-dimensional position of the distal tip of the testing tool based on the locations of the centroids. The calculation can take into account refraction of the emitted light through an innermost layer of the training model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Clark B. Foster, Scott Cameron Royston
  • Patent number: 10643497
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an apparatus and method for practicing injection techniques through an injectable apparatus. The injectable apparatus may contain a camera that is configured to detect the intensity and color of light attenuated from a testing tool after it is injected into a simulated human or animal body parts. A training tool may be connected to a user display device to generate a display of the injection apparatus as well as the performance parameters of a trainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Jeff Crockett, Clark B. Foster, Milan Trcka, David J. Mishelevich, Aaron J. Gifford, Chris C. Ludolph
  • Publication number: 20200130514
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for guiding a vehicle over a flight path. The techniques include receiving guideway data, such as information corresponding to a track segment, generated by one or more guideway sensors associated with a metallic track, and receiving flight path data, such as a set of 3-D space coordinates for the vehicle. The method further includes determining an amount of deviation between one or more coordinates of the flight path data and a position of the vehicle based on the guideway data, and adjusting the position of the vehicle relative to the track segment to minimize the amount of deviation in at least one dimension in the 3-D space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert BAERTSCH, John Lee WAMBLE, III, John COLE, Clark B. FOSTER
  • Patent number: 10500340
    Abstract: A smart injection system that promotes patient safety includes, among other things, a smart stem that allows for measuring the location of the injection relative to the patient's face and/or the amount of medication injected into the patient. In addition, the smart stem has medication cartridge verification and injector verification features. The smart stem wirelessly transmits the measure data to a processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10290232
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for injection training by collecting, processing, analyzing and displaying measured information associated with the delivery of an injection. Sensor-based measurements of a syringe's position and orientation in three-dimensional space are obtained and processed to provide metrics of a trainee's injection performance. The measurements can be combined with a digital model of a training apparatus to deliver a computer-generated, graphical depiction of the training injection, enabling visualization of the injection from perspectives unavailable in the physical world. The training injection execution, as reflected in the measured sensor-based data, can be reviewed and analyzed at times after, and in locations different than, the time and location of the training injection. Additionally, injection training data associated with multiple training injections can be aggregated and analyzed for, among other things, trends in performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TruInject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, David J. Mishelevich, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10290231
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for injection training by collecting, processing, analyzing and displaying measured information associated with the delivery of an injection. Sensor-based measurements of a syringe's position and orientation in three-dimensional space are obtained and processed to provide metrics of a trainee's injection performance. The measurements can be combined with a digital model of a training apparatus to deliver a computer-generated, graphical depiction of the training injection, enabling visualization of the injection from perspectives unavailable in the physical world. The training injection execution, as reflected in the measured sensor-based data, can be reviewed and analyzed at times after, and in locations different than, the time and location of the training injection. Additionally, injection training data associated with multiple training injections can be aggregated and analyzed for, among other things, trends in performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TruInject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, David J. Mishelevich, Clark B. Foster
  • Publication number: 20190130792
    Abstract: An injection system or platform can simulate outcome of injection procedures, which can be specific to the patients' ethnicities, to aid the injector and patients in selecting a treatment plan. An injection system or platform can also include a pair of augmented reality glasses that allow a user of the system to visualize underlying anatomy, a needle tip underneath a patient's skin, and/or injection sites on the patient. An injection service provider and patient matching system can facilitate better matching between the injection service providers and the patients, which can improve the injection outcome for the patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Scott Cameron Royston, Clark B. Foster, Matthew Ryan, James Neesen
  • Patent number: 10269266
    Abstract: An injection system can have a Syringe Dose and Position Apparatus (SDPA) mounted to a syringe. The SDPA can have one or more circuit boards. The SDPA can include one or more sensors for determining information about an injection procedure, such as the dose measurement, injection location, and the like. The SDPA can also include a power management board, which can be a separate board than a board mounted with the sensors. The syringe can also include a light source in the needle. Light emitted from the light source can be detected by light detectors inside a training apparatus configured to receive the injection. The syringe can have a power source for powering the sensors and the light source. The SDPA and the power source can be mounted to the syringe flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TruInject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Scott Cameron Royston, Matthew Ryan, Cody Garrett Schulz, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10235904
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing substantially omnidirectional light emission from a tip of a needle for use with injection training systems are provided. The substantially omnidirectional light emission improves the angular range of detection of the emitted light. The approach uses principles of fluorescence and/or light diffusion to emit light in a substantially omnidirectional pattern from the needle tip in order to improve the detectability of the emitted light by a light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Clark B. Foster