Patents by Inventor Edward F. Pace-Schott

Edward F. Pace-Schott 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: 5902250
    Abstract: A method for determining the sleep state of a patient includes monitoring heart rate variability of the patient and determining sleep state based on the heart rate variability. The method also may include monitoring the frequency of eyelid movements and making the sleep state determination based also on the frequency of eyelid movements. A method for determining respiratory pattern includes monitoring heart rate variability by receiving heart beat signals and determining respiratory pattern from the strength of the signals. A home-based, wearable, self-contained system determines sleep-state and respiratory pattern, and assesses cardiorespiratory risk, of a patient based on the frequency of eyelid movements, the frequency of head movements, and heart rate variability of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignees: President and Fellows of Harvard College, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Verrier, J. Allan Hobson, Eric G. Lovett, Edward F. Pace-Schott