Patents by Inventor Dana Michael Inman

Dana Michael Inman 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: 20180042524
    Abstract: A stimulation electrode assembly configured to be positioned relative to a patient for an operative procedure is disclosed. An evoked stimulation response may be sensed by a sensor near a portion of a subject. The evoked response may be sensed by an electrode and determined with a monitoring system. The evoked response may additionally and/or alternatively be sensed with a motion sensor. A position sensor may be provided to measure or determine whether the sensor has moved during a procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Dana Michael Inman, Kevin L. McFarlin, Wenjeng Li
  • Patent number: 9750429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of ambulatory and non-invasive monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters of a monitored individual. The invention includes a physiological monitoring apparatus with an improved monitoring apparel, the apparel having sensors for monitoring parameters reflecting pulmonary function and/or parameters reflecting cardiac function and/or parameters reflecting the function of other organ systems. The apparel is preferably also suitable for medical, athletic, and for other uses. The sensors include one or more inductive plethysmographic sensors positioned to monitor at least basic pulmonary parameters, and optionally also basic cardiac parameters. The sensors include one or more ECG sensor electrodes that preferably include a flexible, conductive fabric. The monitoring apparatus also includes an electronic unit for receiving data from the sensors and for storing the data in a computer-readable medium and/or wirelessly transmitted the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Patent number: 9462975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of ambulatory and non-invasive monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters of a monitored individual. The invention includes a physiological monitoring apparatus with an improved monitoring apparel, the apparel having sensors for monitoring parameters reflecting pulmonary function and/or parameters reflecting cardiac function and/or parameters reflecting the function of other organ systems. The apparel is preferably also suitable for medical, athletic, and for other uses. The sensors include one or more inductive plethysmographic sensors positioned to monitor at least basic pulmonary parameters, and optionally also basic cardiac parameters. The sensors include one or more ECG sensor electrodes that preferably include a flexible, conductive fabric. The monitoring apparatus also includes an electronic unit for receiving data from the sensors and for storing the data in a computer-readable medium and/or wirelessly transmitted the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Patent number: 8790272
    Abstract: A method for determining cardiac parameters of a subject includes receiving a signal from a thoracocardiograph (TCG) sensor. The signal is sensitive to positions and/or motions of an anterior chest wall of the subject and include a cardiac component, a respiratory component, and noise and/or artifact components. The method also includes receiving one or more electrocardiogram (ECG) signals and filtering the received TCG signal to limit one or more of the respiratory component and the noise and/or artifact components. The filtering includes one or more of wavelet de-noising, non-linear filtering, and state space filtering. The method further includes ensemble averaging thefiltered TCG signal. Ensemble members are triggered by occurrence of one or more selected fiducial points determined in the ECG signal. Additionally, the method includes extracting parameters of cardiac functioning from the ensemble averaged signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Marvin Sackner, Lance Myers, Desmond B. Keenan, Dana Michael Inman
  • Patent number: 8437853
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) may include a lead circuit including a first node configured to be coupled to a first lead that may be coupled to a first target tissue and including a second node configured to be coupled to a second lead that may be coupled to a second target tissue. The IMD may include an impedance unit that may determine at least one characteristic of coupled energy associated with the lead circuit, where the coupled energy may be produced by a source external to the IMD. The impedance unit may provide an impedance between the first node and the second node, where the impedance is selected based at least in part on a characteristic of the coupled energy. The impedance is selected to reduce the coupled energy or a negative effect associated with functionality of the IMD induced by the coupled energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Michael Inman, Randolph K. Armstrong, Scott A. Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20120130452
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) may include a lead circuit including a first node configured to be coupled to a first lead that may be coupled to a first target tissue and including a second node configured to be coupled to a second lead that may be coupled to a second target tissue. The IMD may include an impedance unit that may determine at least one characteristic of coupled energy associated with the lead circuit, where the coupled energy may be produced by a source external to the IMD. The impedance unit may provide an impedance between the first node and the second node, where the impedance is selected based at least in part on a characteristic of the coupled energy. The impedance is selected to reduce the coupled energy or a negative effect associated with functionality of the IMD induced by the coupled energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: CYBERONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Dana Michael INMAN, Randolph K. ARMSTRONG, Scott A. ARMSTRONG
  • Patent number: 8165693
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for implementing a safe mode operation of an implantable medical system using impedance adjustment(s) are provided. A first impedance is provided to a lead. An indication of a possibility of a coupled energy is received. Based upon said indication, a second impedance associated with the lead to reduce the coupled energy is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Michael Inman, Randolph K. Armstrong, Scott A. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8140159
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for implementing a safe mode operation of an implantable medical system using impedance adjustment(s) are provided. A first impedance is provided to a lead. An indication of a possibility of a coupled energy is received. Based upon said indication, a second impedance associated with the lead to reduce the coupled energy is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Michael Inman, Randolph K. Armstrong, Scott A. Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20110087115
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of ambulatory and non-invasive monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters of a monitored individual. The invention includes a physiological monitoring apparatus with an improved monitoring apparel, the apparel having sensors for monitoring parameters reflecting pulmonary function and/or parameters reflecting cardiac function and/or parameters reflecting the function of other organ systems. The apparel is preferably also suitable for medical, athletic, and for other uses. The sensors include one or more inductive plethysmographic sensors positioned to monitor at least basic pulmonary parameters, and optionally also basic cardiac parameters. The sensors include one or more ECG sensor electrodes that preferably include a flexible, conductive fabric. The monitoring apparatus also includes an electronic unit for receiving data from the sensors and for storing the data in a computer-readable medium and/or wirelessly transmitted the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Patent number: 7769455
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for projecting an end of service (EOS) and/or an elective replacement indication (ERI) of a component in an implantable device is provided. The method comprises measuring the measured voltage of the energy storage device, and determining whether the measured voltage is less than a transition voltage. When the measured voltage is less than the transition voltage, determining a time period remaining until an end of service of the energy storage device is based upon a function of the measured voltage. When the measured voltage is greater than or equal to the transition voltage, determining a time period remaining until an end of service of the energy storage device is based upon a function of the total charge depleted. The transition voltage is a voltage associated with the transition point of non-linearity in the battery voltage depletion curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph Armstrong, Scott A. Armstrong, Dana Michael Inman, Timothy Scott
  • Patent number: 7670295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of ambulatory and non-invasive monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters of a monitored individual. The invention includes a physiological monitoring apparatus with an improved monitoring apparel worn by a monitored individual, the apparel having attached sensors for monitoring parameters reflecting pulmonary function, or parameters reflecting cardiac function, or parameters reflecting the function of other organ systems, and the apparel being designed and tailored to be comfortable during the individual's normal daily activities. The apparel is preferably also suitable for athletic activities. The sensors preferably include one or more ECG leads and one of more inductive plethysmographic sensor with conductive loops positioned closely to the individual to preferably monitor at least basic cardiac parameters, basic pulmonary parameters, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: VivoMetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Patent number: 7604603
    Abstract: A method and system for extracting cardiac parameters from a plethysmographic signal is described wherein the plethysmographic signal is passed through a first filter to remove non-cardiac components of the signal. A second filter averages a plurality of cardiac cycles and cardiac parameters are extracted from the averaged cardiac signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: VivoMetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Sackner, Desmond Keenan, Dana Michael Inman
  • Patent number: 7267652
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to improved systems and methods for processing respiratory signals derived generally from respiratory plethysmography, and especially from respiratory inductive plethysmographic sensors mounted on a garment for ambulatory recording. The systems and methods provide improved signal filtering for artifact rejection, improved calibration of sensor data to produce outputs indicative of lung volumes. Further, this invention provides improved systems and methods directed to processing lung volume signals, however measured or derived, to provide improved determination of respiratory parameters and improved recognition of selected respiratory events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: VivoMetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Coyle, Desmond B. Keenan, P. Alexander Derchak, Marvin Sackner, Frank Wilhelm, Keith Gilroy, Emerance M. Gummels, Dana Michael Inman, Paul Kennedy, Mark Mitchnick, Andrew Behar
  • Publication number: 20070021785
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for implementing a safe mode operation of an implantable medical system using impedance adjustment(s) are provided. A first impedance is provided to a lead. An indication of a possibility of a coupled energy is received. Based upon said indication, a second impedance associated with the lead to reduce the coupled energy is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Dana Michael Inman, Randolph Armstrong, Scott Armstrong
  • Patent number: 6783498
    Abstract: A method and system for extracting cardiac parameters from a plethysmographic signal is described wherein the plethysmographic signal is passed through a first filter to remove non-cardiac components of the signal. A second filter averages a plurality of cardiac cycles and cardiac parameters are extracted from the averaged cardiac signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Vivometrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Publication number: 20030187341
    Abstract: A method and system for extracting cardiac parameters from a plethysmographic signal is described wherein the plethysmographic signal is passed through a first filter to remove non-cardiac components of the signal. A second filter averages a plurality of cardiac cycles and cardiac parameters are extracted from the averaged cardiac signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Publication number: 20030135127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of ambulatory and non-invasive monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters of a monitored individual. The invention includes a physiological monitoring apparatus with an improved monitoring apparel worn by a monitored individual, the apparel having attached sensors for monitoring parameters reflecting pulmonary function, or parameters reflecting cardiac function, or parameters reflecting the function of other organ systems, and the apparel being designed and tailored to be comfortable during the individual's normal daily activities. The apparel is preferably also suitable for athletic activities. The sensors preferably include one or more ECG leads and one of more inductive plethysmographic sensor with conductive loops positioned closely to the individual to preferably monitor at least basic cardiac parameters, basic pulmonary parameters, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: VivoMetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Patent number: 6551252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of ambulatory and non-invasive monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters of a monitored individual. The invention includes a physiological monitoring apparatus with an improved monitoring apparel worn by a monitored individual, the apparel having attached sensors for monitoring parameters reflecting pulmonary function, or parameters reflecting cardiac function, or parameters reflecting the function of other organ systems, and the apparel being designed and tailored to be comfortable during the individual's normal daily activities. The apparel is preferably also suitable for athletic activities. The sensors preferably include one or more ECG leads and one of more inductive plethysmographic sensor with conductive loops positioned closely to the individual to preferably monitor at least basic cardiac parameters, basic pulmonary parameters, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: VivoMetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman
  • Publication number: 20020032386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of ambulatory and non-invasive monitoring of a plurality of physiological parameters of a monitored individual. The invention includes a physiological monitoring apparatus with an improved monitoring apparel worn by a monitored individual, the apparel having attached sensors for monitoring parameters reflecting pulmonary function, or parameters reflecting cardiac function, or parameters reflecting the function of other organ systems, and the apparel being designed and tailored to be comfortable during the individual's normal daily activities. The apparel is preferably also suitable for athletic activities. The sensors preferably include one or more ECG leads and one of more inductive plethysmographic sensor with conductive loops positioned closely to the individual to preferably monitor at least basic cardiac parameters, basic pulmonary parameters, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Marvin A. Sackner, Dana Michael Inman