Patents by Inventor Eric T. McAdams

Eric T. McAdams 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: 20190110709
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Patent number: 10159422
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Publication number: 20180146877
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Patent number: 9877663
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Publication number: 20160354003
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Patent number: 9433366
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Publication number: 20160029918
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Publication number: 20160029917
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes a flexible substrate having a plurality of electrical connections adapted to be coupled to a skin surface to measure physiological signals. The flexible substrate is adapted to be directly and non-permanently affixed to a skin surface of a patient and configured for single patient use. A communication-computation module, removably attached to an upper surface of the flexible substrate, is configured to receive physiological signals from the flexible substrate and includes a microprocessor that is configured to process and analyze the physiological signals. A series of resistive traces screened onto the flexible substrate are configured as at least one series current-limiting resistor to protect the communication-computation module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Patent number: 9155484
    Abstract: A body-worn physiological sensor includes a computation-communication module, and a flexible circuit layer configured to be coupled to a skin surface of a subject to measure physiological signals. An adhesive covers at least a portion of the flexible circuit layer and a protective covering protects the adhesive. The computation-communication module can be releasably attached to the sensor using electrical traces provided on the flexible circuit layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Publication number: 20150126848
    Abstract: A body-worn physiological sensor includes a computation-communication module, and a flexible circuit layer configured to be coupled to a skin surface of a subject to measure physiological signals. An adhesive covers at least a portion of the flexible circuit layer and a protective covering protects the adhesive. The computation-communication module can be releasably attached to the sensor using electrical traces provided on the flexible circuit layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Patent number: 8965492
    Abstract: A body-worn patient monitoring device includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Publication number: 20140243694
    Abstract: A body-worn patient monitoring device includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Patent number: 8750974
    Abstract: A method for providing high voltage circuit protection for a patient monitor. The method includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch
  • Publication number: 20140100467
    Abstract: A method for providing high voltage circuit protection for a patient monitor. The method includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch, Nobert Ohlenbusch, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Patent number: 8630699
    Abstract: A method for providing high voltage circuit protection for a patient monitor. The method includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Publication number: 20120238890
    Abstract: A method for providing high voltage circuit protection for a patient monitor. The method includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Patent number: 8214007
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes at least one disposable module including a plurality of electrical connections to the body. The body worn patient monitoring device also includes at least one communication-computation module, the communication-computation module having at least one microprocessor to actively monitor the patient and to perform a real-time physiological analysis of the physiological signals. A radio circuit communicates a raw physiological signal or a result of the physiological analysis at a predetermined time or on the occurrence of a predetermined event, via a radio transmission to a remote radio receiver, wherein the at least one disposable module is mechanically and electrically coupled directly to the at least one communication-computation module. The body worn patient monitoring device, including the at least one disposable module and the at least one communication-computation module, is directly non-permanently affixed to the skin surface of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Publication number: 20080139953
    Abstract: A body worn patient monitoring device includes at least one disposable module including a plurality of electrical connections to the body. The body worn patient monitoring device also includes at least one communication-computation module, the communication-computation module having at least one microprocessor to actively monitor the patient and to perform a real-time physiological analysis of the physiological signals. A radio circuit communicates a raw physiological signal or a result of the physiological analysis at a predetermined time or on the occurrence of a predetermined event, via a radio transmission to a remote radio receiver, wherein the at least one disposable module is mechanically and electrically coupled directly to the at least one communication-computation module. The body worn patient monitoring device, including the at least one disposable module and the at least one communication-computation module, is directly non-permanently affixed to the skin surface of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Patent number: 5466256
    Abstract: A device usable as a cardiac pacing electrode and as a cardiac defibrillation electrode has first and second substantially parallel electrodes (1,4), a first gel pad (3) located between the first and second electrodes, and a second gel pad (5) located on the second electrode. The first electrode (1) and the first and second gel pads (3, 5) may function as a cardiac pacing electrode and the second electrode (4) and the second gel pad (5) may function as a cardiac defibrillation electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventors: Eric T. McAdams, John M. Anderson, James A. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 5337748
    Abstract: A biosignal electrode 10 which comprises a flexible substrate 1 having an obverse side and a reverse side, the obverse side having printed thereon an electrically conductive layer 2 comprising an ink having electrically conductive particles or mixture of particles therein, the layer in plan comprising a first or sensor end 11, a second or connecting end 12 and an interconnecting portion 13, and the sensor end in plan resembling a hollow figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventors: Eric T. McAdams, James A. McLaughlin, John McC. Anderson