Patents by Inventor Gary L. McQuilkin

Gary L. McQuilkin 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: 20210181020
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Patent number: 10935427
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INNOPIX, INC.
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Publication number: 20200240841
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Patent number: 10656015
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INNOPIX, INC.
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Patent number: 10631771
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for blood sampling from skin capillaries are provided. Blood extraction is improved by applying gradient pressure in a proximal to distal direction of an extremity. Blood is extracted and sampled from the skin capillaries with a blood sampling mechanism of at least a lancet and testing kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Morteza Naghavi, Albert Andrew Yen, Haider Hassan, David Panthagani, Craig Jamieson, Gary L. McQuilkin, Timothy J O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190195689
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Patent number: 10222260
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INNOPIX, INC.
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Publication number: 20170089761
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Patent number: 9551616
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Publication number: 20160069743
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively and remotely detect the presence, location, and/or quantity of a target substance in a scene via a spectral imaging system comprising a spectral filter array and image capture array. For a chosen target substance, a spectral filter array is provided that is sensitive to selected wavelengths characterizing the electromagnetic spectrum of the target substance. Elements of the image capture array are optically aligned with elements of the spectral filter array to simultaneously capture spectrally filtered images. These filtered images identify the spectrum of the target substance. Program instructions analyze the acquired images to compute information about the target substance throughout the scene. A color-coded output image may be displayed on a smartphone or computing device to indicate spatial and quantitative information about the detected target substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Gary L. McQuilkin, Gregory L. Engelke
  • Publication number: 20100081941
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for improving measurements of cardiovascular health status in a given individual are provided. The comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular health includes at least two components: risk factor assessment based on epidemiologic studies and functional status of the individual. Structural studies of the individual can also be included in the comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular health. The invention aims to improve detection, treatment, devices, and administration of cardiovascular risk assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Endothelix, Inc.
    Inventors: Morteza Naghavi, Robin Antony Owen, Albert Andrew Yen, Craig Jamieson, Haider Hassan, David Panthagani, Gary L. McQuilkin, Timothy O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7399220
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring the physical characteristics of livestock animals such as cattle and hogs. The apparatus of the invention includes a plurality of strategically positioned cameras that are used to obtain data concerning volumetric, curvilinear (surface) and linear measurements of livestock animals such as cattle and hogs and the full carcasses thereof. In accordance with the method of the invention, the data is analyzed to provide information that substantially assists the commercial producer of livestock animals in producing a high-quality end-product for the consumer while adding profitability to the enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventors: Marshall S. Kriesel, Gary L. McQuilkin
  • Publication number: 20080154138
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively, remotely and accurately detect core body temperature in a warm-blooded subject, human or animal, via thermal imaging. Preferred features such as the use of in-frame temperature references, specific anatomical target regions and a physiological heat transfer model help the present invention to overcome pitfalls inherent with existing thermal imaging techniques applied to physiological screening applications. This invention provides the ability to noninvasively, remotely and rapidly screen for diseases or conditions that are characterized by changes in core body temperature. One human application of this invention is the remote screening for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), since fever is a common, early symptom. Other diseases and conditions that affect the core body temperature of humans or animals may also be noninvasively and remotely detected with this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Gary L. McQuilkin
  • Patent number: 7340293
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively, remotely and accurately detect core body temperature in a warm-blooded subject, human or animal, via thermal imaging. Preferred features such as the use of in-frame temperature references, specific anatomical target regions and a physiological heat transfer model help the present invention to overcome pitfalls inherent with existing thermal imaging techniques applied to physiological screening applications. This invention provides the ability to noninvasively, remotely and rapidly screen for diseases or conditions that are characterized by changes in core body temperature. One human application of this invention is the remote screening for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), since fever is a common, early symptom. Other diseases and conditions that affect the core body temperature of humans or animals may also be noninvasively and remotely detected with this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Gary L. McQuilkin
  • Publication number: 20040254472
    Abstract: An approach to noninvasively, remotely and accurately detect core body temperature in a warm-blooded subject, human or animal, via thermal imaging. Preferred features such as the use of in-frame temperature references, specific anatomical target regions and a physiological heat transfer model help the present invention to overcome pitfalls inherent with existing thermal imaging techniques applied to physiological screening applications. This invention provides the ability to noninvasively, remotely and rapidly screen for diseases or conditions that are characterized by changes in core body temperature. One human application of this invention is the remote screening for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), since fever is a common, early symptom. Other diseases and conditions that affect the core body temperature of humans or animals may also be noninvasively and remotely detected with this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Cardiowave, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. McQuilkin
  • Publication number: 20040154550
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an approach for noninvasively and remotely screening live animals for chronic wasting disease (CWD) via the processing of thermal and/or visible spectrum images. The image processing takes advantage of the anatomical observation that the prions and vacuoles associated with CWD first accumulate in a region of the brainstem, called the obex, which is strategically surrounded by the nuclei of the twelve cranial nerves. Using the cranial nerves as ‘implanted’ sensors, the sensitive image processing algorithms of this invention detect physiological indications of cranial nerve degradation indicating the presence and progression of the disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Gary L. McQuilkin
  • Patent number: 5531770
    Abstract: A method for rapidly and accurately determining defibrillation thresholds. The method comprises the steps of delivering an initial shock series to a patient, the shock series comprising at least two shocks of differing energy levels, determining an estimated shock level adjustment based on the initial shock series, and delivering at least one adjusted shock of a predetermined energy level based on the estimated shock level adjustment. The technique uses optimized search criteria as opposed to the conventional step-wise decrease and increase techniques. An apparatus for implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Angeion Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Kroll, Gary L. McQuilkin, Kai C. Kroll
  • Patent number: 5241964
    Abstract: A noninvasive arterial pressure monitor provides calibrated, continuous pressure waveform and beat-by-beat pressure values with no occlusion of an artery during an extended monitoring period. Noninvasive doppler sensors are secured over a major artery. Signals from the sensors are used to mathematically characterize the artery. The time-varying arterial resonant frequency is correlated to blood pressure throughout the cardiac cycle. Doppler sensors provide bi-directional flow velocity waveforms from which arterial resonant frequency may be calculated. A calibration cuff is used infrequently to calibrate the system to units of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Medwave, Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary L. McQuilkin
  • Patent number: 4542532
    Abstract: A magnetic-field, noise-cancelling transceiver is provided by a dual-coil antenna circuit. In the receive mode, two identical coils, connected in series opposition, cancel noise signals common to both coils and receive desired signals present at only one coil. Capacitance in parallel with the series-opposed coils establishes the resonant frequency of the receiver, antenna circuit. In the transmit mode, the two coils, connected in series opposition, have their non-adjacent terminals clamped to ground via two pairs of oppositely-poled diodes, one pair on each non-adjacent terminal. The transmitter signal, coupled to the junction of the two coils through a capacitor, generates additive magnetic fields by causing equal currents to flow in each coil from the common junction, to their respective diode junctions, to ground through the respective, oppositely-poled diode pairs. Series resonance is established by the transmitter coupling capacitance and the parallel combination of the two coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. McQuilkin