Patents by Inventor Daniel E. Glumac

Daniel E. Glumac 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: 20170201841
    Abstract: Methods and devices for measuring vibration of an implanted driven vibrating elongate body coupled to a bone of the middle ear, for example using an accelerometer coupled to the vibrating body. The measured vibration can be taken during implantation and long again after implantation to check for possible decoupling, disease, or additionally impeded vibratory driving of the middle ear bone. An accelerometer signal can be converted to a displacement value and used to check for an under impeded or over impeded vibratory body. An implanted device can be used to periodically check the vibration of the vibratory body. Methods and devices can be used in conjunction with implanted devices which receive vibratory signals from a middle ear bone and use the signals to drive a disarticulated middle ear bone closer to the ear drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Envoy Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel E. GLUMAC
  • Patent number: 9525949
    Abstract: Methods and devices for measuring vibration of an implanted driven vibrating elongate body coupled to a bone of the middle ear, for example using an accelerometer coupled to the vibrating body. The measured vibration can be taken during implantation and long again after implantation to check for possible decoupling, disease, or additionally impeded vibratory driving of the middle ear bone. An accelerometer signal can be converted to a displacement value and used to check for an under impeded or over impeded vibratory body. An implanted device can be used to periodically check the vibration of the vibratory body. Methods and devices can be used in conjunction with implanted devices which receive vibratory signals from a middle ear bone and use the signals to drive a disarticulated middle ear bone closer to the ear drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Envoy Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel E. Glumac
  • Publication number: 20130018216
    Abstract: A fully implantable apparatus for improving the hearing of a hearing-impaired subject is shown, said apparatus comprising a means for sensing vibrations impinging upon the tympanic membrane or an object in operative contact with the tympanic membrane, a means for converting said vibrations to an electrical signal, and a means for transmitting the electrical signal to the inner ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Travis M. Beckerle, Joseph J. Halfen, Daniel E. Glumac, Paul R. Mazanec, Daniel J. Nelson, Peter J. Schiller, Kevin E. Verzal, Brian P. Wallenfelt
  • Patent number: 6535473
    Abstract: Wafer-scale integration in gallium phosphide (GaP) is used to overcome the assembly difficulties of current optical heads, resulting in significantly improvements in optical performance as well as reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Lori G. Swanson, Christina L. Hutchinson, Daniel E. Glumac, Edward C. Gage, John F. Heanue
  • Patent number: 6396115
    Abstract: A detector layer for an optics module includes at least one diode having at least one sloped sidewall. At least one isolation region may be formed adjacent to the at least one sloped sidewall to isolate the at least one diode. Conducting material is disposed on at least a portion of the top surface of the diode. An insulating material is disposed on at least a portion of the diode and extends to the conducting material. A metal is disposed on at least a portion of the insulating material and at least a portion of the conducting material such that the metal is coupled to the conducting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Edward C. Gage, Ronald E. Gerber, George R. Gray, Steve C. Dohmeier, James E. Durnin, Daniel E. Glumac, Tim Gardner, Jill D. Berger, John H. Jerman, John F. Heanue, Ghamin A. Al-Jumaily
  • Patent number: 5896246
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a magnetic head suspension assembly (10) comprised of a rectangular portion (12), load beam (14) and flexure (16) fabricated from a silicon structure using the etching techniques of the integrated circuit fabrication industry. The magnetic head suspension assembly (10) has electrical leads (23) to a slider, a pre-amp circuit (25) and a microactuator (27) fabricated directly thereon. A system of providing a loading force passing to slider (50) comprises either a tapered base plate (40) adapted to be held by a horizontally oriented actuator arm or an actuator arm (60) having at least one angled receiving surface (62,64) for attachment to said suspension assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard August Budde, Kevin Jon Schultz, Daniel E. Glumac, Patrick J. Ryan, Cal E. Hardie
  • Patent number: 5711063
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a magnetic head suspension assembly (10) comprised of a rectangular portion (12), load beam (14) and flexure (16) fabricated from a silicon structure using the etching techniques of the integrated circuit fabrication industry. Said magnetic head suspension assembly (10) having electrical leads (23) to a slider, a pre-amp circuit (25) and a microactuator (27) fabricated directly thereon. A system of providing a loading force passing to slider (50) comprising either a tapered base plate (40) adapted to be held by a horizontally oriented actuator arm or an actuator arm (60) having at least one angled receiving surface (62,64) for attachment to said suspension assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard August Budde, Kevin Jon Schultz, Daniel E. Glumac, Patrick J. Ryan, Cal E. Hardie