Patents by Inventor Eric C. Leuthardt

Eric C. Leuthardt 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: 11364380
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a nerve stimulation system includes a headset and an earpiece which includes two or more ear-contacting elements, for example an ear canal insert, and a concha insert. Ear-contacting elements may be mounted onto an earpiece housing have projecting mounting structures, which provide mechanical and electrical connection between ear-contacting elements and housing through various materials and configurations. In an embodiment, a nerve stimulation system includes a neural stimulation subsystem including neural stimulation device control circuitry for use in combination with a personal computing device to control a neural stimulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Stephen L. Malaska, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tim F. Ramsey, Brittany Scheid, Katherine E. Sharadin, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20220151741
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing osseointegration performed in conjunction with placing a dental implant. A dental implant post can be used for applying current to the implant site as well as for anchoring an artificial tooth. Such a dual purpose implant can allow faster healing and osseointegration time as well as enabling the use of dental implants in a large segment of the population currently disqualified from such treatment due to poor bone quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Eric C. LEUTHARDT, Daniel W. MORAN, Matthew R. MacEWAN MacEWAN
  • Patent number: 11241183
    Abstract: This document discloses EEG headset designs that address shortcomings in prior art headsets and also provides headset solutions for new and useful applications utilizing EEG headsets. One such application is brain computer interface (BCI) applications, and more specifically, a BCI application for stroke therapy in which the headset is utilized to obtain ipsilateral brain signals. This document also discloses BCI devices and methods utilizing EEG headsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Neurolutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Leuthardt, Gerwin Schalk, Daniel W. Moran, Rob Coker, David Bundy, Robert R. Ragland, Peter J. D'Aquanni, Thomas Voorhees, Gilbert L Carlson
  • Patent number: 11202701
    Abstract: A stent for placement in a blood vessel with a wall having an aneurysm including an endovascular graft having a first end, a second end, and a tubular body that is expandable and extends from the first end to the second end. The stent also includes a coagulation apparatus attached to the tubular body between the first and second ends. The coagulation apparatus has a frame and a coagulant attached to the frame. When the stent is deployed within the blood vessel, the tubular body extends across the aneurysm and expands at the first and second ends to seal against the wall of the blood vessel such that blood is channeled across the aneurysm through the tubular body such that a pocket of blood is defined external to the tubular body. The frame expands into the pocket to orient the coagulant therein and promote coagulation of blood within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Eric C. Leuthardt, Greg Zipfel, Colin Derdeyn, Chandu Vemuri, Philip V. Bayly, Guy Genin, Katie McCoy, Junwoo Suh, Yuni Teh, Alan Zhao, Donald Elbert
  • Publication number: 20210146042
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with chemical blocking agents are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of chemical blocking agents and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph G. Dacey, JR., Gregory J. Della Rocca, Colin P. Derdeyn, Joshua L. Dowling, Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Michael A. Smith, Lowell L. Wood, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Gregory J. Zipfel
  • Publication number: 20210085180
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting user brain activity measurement data; selecting at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the user brain activity measurement data; and applying the at least one user-health test function to at least one interaction between at least one user and at least one device-implemented application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Publication number: 20210086172
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices that may be used to separate components from one or more samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Inflammatix, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, JR., Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210023330
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided for conducting a pain management therapy session, which includes performing a BCI training session utilizing feedback to train a subject to generate defined brain signals to assist the subject in managing and/or relieving pain, and applying a stimulus to the subject, in connection with the BCI training session, at a location that is near the source of pain and/or within the nervous system pain pathway to the source of pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kern Bhugra, Eric C. Leuthardt
  • Publication number: 20200399398
    Abstract: Devices, compositions, and methods are described which provide a tubular nanostructure or a composite tubular nanostructure targeted to a lipid bilayer membrane. The tubular nanostructure includes a hydrophobic surface region flanked by two hydrophilic surface regions. The tubular nanostructure is configured to interact with a lipid bilayer membrane and form a pore in the lipid bilayer membrane. The tubular nanostructure may be targeted by including at least one ligand configured to bind to one or more cognates on the lipid bilayer membrane of a target cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Ed Harlow, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Dennis J. Rivet, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200384198
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include measuring at least one effect of a combined bioactive agent and artificial sensory experience on an individual and/or modifying at least one of the bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10825441
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with acoustic transmitters, receivers, and antennas. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a transducer system for transmitting and receiving acoustic energy according to a determined acoustic emission/reception pattern. In various embodiments, an acoustic transducer system may include an array of sub-wavelength transducer elements each configured with an electromagnetic resonance at one of a plurality of electromagnetic frequencies. Each sub-wavelength transducer element may generate an acoustic emission in response to the electromagnetic resonance. A beam-forming controller may cause electromagnetic energy to be transmitted at select electromagnetic frequencies to cause a select subset of the sub-wavelength transducer elements to generate acoustic emissions according to a selectable acoustic transmission pattern. A common port may facilitate electromagnetic communication with each of the sub-wavelength transducer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Michael A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200330230
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing osteogenic effect in spinal fixation systems using selectively anodized components are described. Anodization patterns can be selected to produce a desired electric field and osteogenic effect in tissues and structures surrounding the selectively anodized component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew R. MACEWAN, Eric C. LEUTHARDT, Daniel W. MORAN
  • Publication number: 20200329969
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out detecting user data from an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection; mapping the user data from the interaction between the user and the at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection to at least one user-health test function set; and selecting at least one user-health test function in response to the at least one user-health test function set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 10786626
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include measuring at least one effect of a combined bioactive agent and artificial sensory experience on an individual and/or modifying at least one of the bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10743891
    Abstract: A discectomy instrument for use with a cutting tool including a flexible shaft and an implement extending from the shaft generally includes a guard including a shaft and a foot extending therefrom, wherein the foot has a port and a plurality of teeth. The instrument also includes a guide including a rod, a finger extending from the rod, and an actuator operably connected to the finger such that the finger is adjustable via the actuator. The instrument further includes a sheath including at least one channel, wherein, when the guide and the sheath are coupled to the guard, the channel aligns with the port to permit insertion of the implement through the port via the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Eric C. Leuthardt, Neill Wright, Dan Moran, Ivan Stoev, Tim Johnson, Benton Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10736564
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of a motor task are described. The system controls delivery of an example or prompt to the subject via one or more of an audio, video, or other output device. A learning enhancing transcutaneous neural stimulus is delivered in association with the example or prompt. Electrical control circuitry controls timing of delivery of neural stimuli and prompts or examples. The system may be implemented in connection with a personal computing device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10716727
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including at least one muscle or at least one joint activity sensor, and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one muscle or the at least one joint activity sensor to cause a flexible compression garment to selectively compress against or selectively relieve compression against at least one body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10709321
    Abstract: A self-cleaning endoscope and methods of using the same are described. The self-cleaning endoscope includes a housing having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end, a lens positioned at the distal end of the housing, and a lens protector coupled to the distal end of the housing external to the lens. The self-cleaning endoscope also includes a shaft extending longitudinally through the housing. The shaft is operatively coupled to the lens protector and configured to rotate the lens protector about an axis of rotation coaxial with the shaft. The self-cleaning endoscope further includes a motor at the proximal end of the housing. The motor is operatively coupled to the shaft and configured to drive rotation of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Eric C. Leuthardt, Guy Genin, Chester Yarbrough, Thane Somers, Daniel Margolis
  • Publication number: 20200214566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Dennis J. Rivet, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10695570
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of an activity by a subject are described. A prompt for causing the subject to perform the activity is delivered repeatedly, in combination with a neural stimulus, with timing of delivery of prompts and neural stimuli controlled by electrical control circuitry. Neural stimuli are delivered with a transcutaneous neural stimulator located fitted in or on at least a portion of an ear of the subject. The system is implemented in connection with a personal computing device such as a smart phone or tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Elizabeth A. Sweeney