Patents by Inventor Dan Willis

Dan Willis 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: 11903731
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Patent number: 11602307
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: FOREST DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Matthew Kesinger, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Publication number: 20230027321
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Patent number: 11457866
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Publication number: 20220257169
    Abstract: A neurological condition detection unit can include a computer device that is connected to at least two leads that are connectable to a patient for evoking a response from that patient via an electrical current passed through the leads (e.g. a shock) and at plurality of sensors connected to the computer device to sense how the left side and right side of the patient's brain reacts to the evoked event (e.g. the shock). The stroke detection device and/or neurological condition detection unit can be configured to output a warning when one side of the patient's brain is determined to react differently than the opposite side of the patient's brain by at least a pre-selected threshold value. The warning can include an identification of a nearby care facility that may be best suited for providing care to a patient determined to have a neurological condition (e.g. a stroke).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis
  • Publication number: 20220257168
    Abstract: A sensor array can be integrally defined in a fabric headgear. A gel distribution module can be connected to each sensor of the sensor array. Each module can include an outer part that is connectable to a second inner part so that the fabric of the headgear and sensor are between the inner and outer parts. Each module can be configured to facilitate the distribution of a gel onto a scalp of a patient and into contact with the sensor via actuation of an actuator of the module to permit rapid deployment of the gel at the sensor specific locations on the head of a patient. The gel can be distributed directly onto skin of the scalp even when the patient has hair at the sensor location. The sensor array can be positioned so that asymmetrical positioning of the sensors on a patient's head is detectable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Carmelo R. Montalvo, Liam Berti
  • Patent number: 11324429
    Abstract: A sensor array can be integrally defined in a fabric headgear. A gel distribution module can be connected to each sensor of the sensor array. Each module can include an outer part that is connectable to a second inner part so that the fabric of the headgear and sensor are between the inner and outer parts. Each module can be configured to facilitate the distribution of a gel onto a scalp of a patient and into contact with the sensor via actuation of an actuator of the module to permit rapid deployment of the gel at the sensor specific locations on the head of a patient. The gel can be distributed directly onto skin of the scalp even when the patient has hair at the sensor location. The sensor array can be positioned so that asymmetrical positioning of the sensors on a patient's head is detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Carmelo R. Montalvo, Liam Berti
  • Patent number: 11266476
    Abstract: Apparatuses for storage and distribution of headgear having sensors and a gel distribution apparatus can be configured to permit storage of the headgear while also protecting the gel distribution modules of the headgear from being inadvertently actuated for deployment of gel to avoid unintended gel leaks or gel applications. In some embodiments, the storage apparatus can be sized and configured to fit within a vending machine for providing remote distribution of the headgear while also protecting the headgear from damage during falls that can occur when the vending machine is activated to distribute a headgear to a customer. Methods of distributing the headgear can utilize an embodiment of the storage device and/or use of at least one vending machine or a network of vending machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Carmelo Montalvo, Andrew Martin
  • Patent number: 11241182
    Abstract: A gel distribution apparatus can include modules so that each module is connected to a respective sensor of a sensor array included in headgear. Each module can be configured to facilitate the distribution of a gel onto a scalp of a patient to permit deployment of the gel at locations on the head of a patient near the sensor to which the module is adjacently positioned or attached. The modules can each include at least one flange to permit a user to pull the module away from the scalp while also pressing a compressible gel reservoir of the module toward the scalp for directing the gel onto the scalp. The pulling force can help counteract internal pressure generated from compression of the reservoir to expel the gel so that the gel flows along a desired gel flow path without excessive back pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Willis
  • Publication number: 20210244355
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Patent number: 11006897
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Publication number: 20200237248
    Abstract: A sensor array can be integrally defined in a fabric headgear. A gel distribution module can be connected to each sensor of the sensor array. Each module can include an outer part that is connectable to a second inner part so that the fabric of the headgear and sensor are between the inner and outer parts. Each module can be configured to facilitate the distribution of a gel onto a scalp of a patient and into contact with the sensor via actuation of an actuator of the module to permit rapid deployment of the gel at the sensor specific locations on the head of a patient. The gel can be distributed directly onto skin of the scalp even when the patient has hair at the sensor location. The sensor array can be positioned so that asymmetrical positioning of the sensors on a patient's head is detectable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Carmelo R. Montalvo, Liam Berti
  • Publication number: 20200008697
    Abstract: A neurological condition detection unit can include a computer device that is connected to at least two leads that are connectable to a patient for evoking a response from that patient via an electrical current passed through the leads (e.g. a shock) and at plurality of sensors connected to the computer device to sense how the left side and right side of the patient's brain reacts to the evoked event (e.g. the shock). The stroke detection device and/or neurological condition detection unit can be configured to output a warning when one side of the patient's brain is determined to react differently than the opposite side of the patient's brain by at least a pre-selected threshold value. The warning can include an identification of a nearby care facility that may be best suited for providing care to a patient determined to have a neurological condition (e.g. a stroke).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis
  • Publication number: 20190357845
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Matthew Kesinger, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Patent number: 10456059
    Abstract: A neurological condition detection unit can include a computer device that is connected to at least two leads that are connectable to a patient for evoking a response from that patient via an electrical current passed through the leads (e.g. a shock) and at plurality of sensors connected to the computer device to sense how the left side and right side of the patient's brain reacts to the evoked event (e.g. the shock). The stroke detection device and/or neurological condition detection unit can be configured to output a warning when one side of the patient's brain is determined to react differently than the opposite side of the patient's brain by at least a pre-selected threshold value. The warning can include an identification of a nearby care facility that may be best suited for providing care to a patient determined to have a neurological condition (e.g. a stroke).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis
  • Patent number: 10420505
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Matthew Kesinger, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Publication number: 20190021665
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Publication number: 20190021663
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring patient data includes a frame having a plurality of electrode hubs. Each hub can include one or more electrode members. The frame can be configured to receive a head of a patient. Each of the electrode hubs can have a single electrode member or a plurality of electrode members that extend from or are connected to an outer member for contacting a scalp of the head of the patient. The outer member can have at least one circuit configured to transmit data received by at least one of the electrode members to a measurement device via a wireless communication connection (e.g. Bluetooth, near field communication, etc.) or a wired communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Kesinger, Dan Willis, Stephen Norcup, Carmelo R. Montalvo
  • Patent number: D970019
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Andrew Martin
  • Patent number: D1018861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Forest Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Willis, Andrew Martin