Patents by Inventor Conor Rafferty

Conor Rafferty 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: 20190154723
    Abstract: The performance of an individual is monitored based on measurements of a conformal sensor device. An example system includes a communication module to receive data indicative of a measurement of at least one sensor component of the conformal sensor device. The sensor component obtains measurement of acceleration data representative of an acceleration proximate to the portion of the individual. A comparison of a parameter computed based on the sensor component measurement to a preset performance threshold value provides an indication of the performance of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: ISAIAH KACYVENSKI, LIVINGSTON T. CHENG, KEVIN J. DOWLING, AMAR KENDALE, CONOR RAFFERTY
  • Patent number: 10296819
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20180293472
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Patent number: 10032709
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the embedding of thin chips. A well region is generated in a substrate that includes a conductive material disposed on a flexible polymer. The standoff well region can be generated by pattern the conductive material, where the thin chip is embedded in the standoff well region. A cavity can be generated in the polymer layer to form a polymer well region, where the thin chip is embedded in the polymer well region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Mitul Dalal
  • Patent number: 9846829
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20170200670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the embedding of thin chips. A well region is generated in a substrate that includes a conductive material disposed on a flexible polymer. The standoff well region can be generated by pattern the conductive material, where the thin chip is embedded in the standoff well region. A cavity can be generated in the polymer layer to form a polymer well region, where the thin chip is embedded in the polymer well region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Mitul Dalal
  • Publication number: 20170181659
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for monitoring a condition of a tissue based on a measurement of an electrical property of the tissue. In an example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least two conductive structures, each having a non-linear configuration, where the at least two conductive structures are disposed substantially parallel to each other. In another example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least one inductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Alexander Dickson, Kevin Dowling, Yung-Yu Hsu, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Benjamin Schlatka, Henry Wei
  • Publication number: 20170164866
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for monitoring a condition of a tissue based on a measurement of an electrical property of the tissue. In an example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least two conductive structures, each having a non-linear configuration, where the at least two conductive structures are disposed substantially parallel to each other. In another example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least one inductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Alexander Dickson, Kevin Dowling, Yung-Yu Hsu, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Benjamin Schlatka, Henry Wei
  • Publication number: 20170164865
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for monitoring a condition of a tissue based on a measurement of an electrical property of the tissue. In an example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least two conductive structures, each having a non-linear configuration, where the at least two conductive structures are disposed substantially parallel to each other. In another example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least one inductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Alexander Dickson, Kevin Dowling, Yung-Yu Hsu, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Benjamin Schlatka, Henry Wei
  • Patent number: 9579040
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for monitoring a condition of a tissue based on a measurement of an electrical property of the tissue. In an example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least two conductive structures, each having a non-linear configuration, where the at least two conductive structures are disposed substantially parallel to each other. In another example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least one inductor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Alexander Dickson, Kevin Dowling, Yung-Yu Hsu, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Benjamin Schlatka, Henry Wei
  • Patent number: 9583428
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the embedding of thin chips. A well region is generated in a substrate that includes a conductive material disposed on a flexible polymer. The standoff well region can be generated by pattern the conductive material, where the thin chip is embedded in the standoff well region. A cavity can be generated in the polymer layer to form a polymer well region, where the thin chip is embedded in the polymer well region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Mitul Dalal
  • Publication number: 20160232807
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for sensing and analysis using conformal sensors. Aspects of this disclosure are directed to conformal sensor systems and devices for sensing and analysis of data indicative of body motion, e.g., for such applications as training and/or clinical purposes. According to the representative systems, methods, and devices disclosed in the specification, flexible electronics technology can be implemented as conformal sensors for sensing or measuring motion (including body motion and/or muscle activity), heart rate, electrical activity, and/or body temperature for such applications as medical diagnosis, medical treatment, physical activity, physical therapy and/or clinical purposes. The conformal sensors can be used for detecting and quantifying impact, and can be used for central nervous system disease monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Roozbeh Ghaffari, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Conor Rafferty, Milan Raj, Melissa Ceruolo, Yung-Yu Hsu, Bryan Keen, Briana Morey, Brian Reilly, Ping-Hung Wei
  • Publication number: 20160111353
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the embedding of thin chips. A well region is generated in a substrate that includes a conductive material disposed on a flexible polymer. The standoff well region can he generated by pattern the conductive material, where the thin chip is embedded in the standoff well region. A cavity can be generated in the polymer layer to form a polymer well region, where the thin chip is embedded in the polymer well region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Mitul Dalal
  • Publication number: 20150335254
    Abstract: The systems, methods apparatus and devices are provided for monitoring a property of an object or an individual using a conformal sensor device mounted to a portion of a surface of the object or the individual. The method includes receiving data indicative of at least one measurement of at least one sensor component of a conformal sensor device that substantially conforms to contours of the surface to provide a degree of conformal contact. The method includes analyzing the data to generate at least one parameter indicative of the property of the surface and the degree of the conformal contact. The data indicative of the at least one measurement includes data indicative of the degree of the conformal contact. The property of the surface is at least one of: an amount of exposure of the surface to the electromagnetic radiation, and a temperature of the object or the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven FASTERT, Gregory LEVESQUE, Nicholas MCMAHON, Conor RAFFERTY
  • Patent number: 9171794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the embedding of thin chips. A well region is generated in a substrate that includes a conductive material disposed on a flexible polymer. The standoff well region can be generated by pattern the conductive material, where the thin chip is embedded in the standoff well region. A cavity can be generated in the polymer layer to form a polymer well region, where the thin chip is embedded in the polymer well region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Mitul Dalal
  • Publication number: 20150286913
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Patent number: 9082025
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20150019135
    Abstract: The performance of an individual is monitored based on measurements of a conformal sensor device. An example system includes a communication module to receive data indicative of a measurement of at least one sensor component of the conformal sensor device. The sensor component obtains measurement of acceleration data representative of an acceleration proximate to the portion of the individual. A comparison of a parameter computed based on the sensor component measurement to a preset performance threshold value provides an indication of the performance of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: ISAIAH KACYVENSKI, LIVINGSTON T. CHENG, KEVIN J. DOWLING, AMAR KENDALE, CONOR RAFFERTY
  • Publication number: 20140097944
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20130245388
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for monitoring a condition of a tissue based on a measurement of an electrical property of the tissue. In an example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least two conductive structures, each having a non-linear configuration, where the at least two conductive structures are disposed substantially parallel to each other. In another example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least one inductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Alexander Dickson, Kevin Dowling, Yung-Yu Hsu, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Benjamin Schlatka, Henry Wei