Patents by Inventor Gavin Corley

Gavin Corley 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: 20240000374
    Abstract: A skin inspection device for identifying abnormalities is described. The device comprises a transparent panel having an inspection area; an array of thermochromic liquid crystal (TLC) formations provided on the transparent panel which are operable to change colour in response to a change of temperature; one or more image capture devices having a wide angle lens for capturing an image of the TLC formations and an area of skin of a target located in the inspection area; at least some of the TLC formations have a warped shape while other TLC formations have a non-warped shape; wherein the warped shaped TLC formations and the non-warped TLC formations define a pattern such that when viewed through the wide angle lens both the warped shaped TLC formations and the non-warped TLC formations appear non-warped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: SIMON KIERSEY, GAVIN CORLEY, CHRISTOPHER MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20230264022
    Abstract: A gait management apparatus applies stimulation to a user suffering from a neurological disease (such as Parkinson's Disease) gait dysfunction. Motion sensors are arranged to be worn by a patient, and electrical stimulation electrodes are on the legs for stimulation. A controller receives motion sensing signals, and processes these signals to generate stimulation signals for operation of the electrodes to stimulate limb movement upon detection of a gait abnormality. There may be a user actuator for user actuation of electrical stimulation, and the inputs may be a series of taps. The controller may provide signals to prevent occurrence of freezing of gait when it senses that a patient is walking or has an intention to walk. Also, it may apply stimulation at an intensity level which is insufficient for functional muscle stimulation but sufficiently high to trigger activation of efferent nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
    Inventors: Gearóid Ó LAIGHIN, Leo QUINLAN, Dean SWEENEY, Gavin CORLEY, James FEEHILLY, Patrick BROWNE
  • Patent number: 11672984
    Abstract: A gait management apparatus applies stimulation to a user suffering from a neurological disease (such as Parkinson's Disease) gait dysfunction. Motion sensors are arranged to be worn by a patient, and electrical stimulation electrodes are on the legs for stimulation. A controller receives motion sensing signals, and processes these signals to generate stimulation signals for operation of the electrodes to stimulate limb movement upon detection of a gait abnormality. There may be a user actuator for user actuation of electrical stimulation, and the inputs may be a series of taps. The controller may provide signals to prevent occurrence of freezing of gait when it senses that a patient is walking or has an intention to walk. Also, it may apply stimulation at an intensity level which is insufficient for functional muscle stimulation but sufficiently high to trigger activation of efferent nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Gearóid Ó Laighin, Leo Quinlan, Dean Sweeney, Gavin Corley, James Feehilly, Patrick Browne
  • Publication number: 20220118256
    Abstract: A gait management apparatus applies stimulation to a user suffering from a neurological disease (such as Parkinson's Disease) gait dysfunction. Motion sensors are arranged to be worn by a patient, and electrical stimulation electrodes are on the legs for stimulation. A controller receives motion sensing signals, and processes these signals to generate stimulation signals for operation of the electrodes to stimulate limb movement upon detection of a gait abnormality. There may be a user actuator for user actuation of electrical stimulation, and the inputs may be a series of taps. The controller may provide signals to prevent occurrence of freezing of gait when it senses that a patient is walking or has an intention to walk. Also, it may apply stimulation at an intensity level which is insufficient for functional muscle stimulation but sufficiently high to trigger activation of efferent nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
    Inventors: Gearóid Ó LAIGHIN, Leo QUINLAN, Dean SWEENEY, Gavin CORLEY, James FEEHILLY, Patrick BROWNE
  • Publication number: 20200353254
    Abstract: A gait management apparatus applies stimulation to a user suffering from a neurological disease (such as Parkinson's Disease) gait dysfunction. Motion sensors are arranged to be worn by a patient, and electrical stimulation electrodes are on the legs for stimulation. A controller receives motion sensing signals, and processes these signals to generate stimulation signals for operation of the electrodes to stimulate limb movement upon detection of a gait abnormality. There may be a user actuator for user actuation of electrical stimulation, and the inputs may be a series of taps. The controller may provide signals to prevent occurrence of freezing of gait when it senses that a patient is walking or has an intention to walk. Also, it may apply stimulation at an intensity level which is insufficient for functional muscle stimulation but sufficiently high to trigger activation of efferent nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
    Inventors: Gearóid Ó Laighin, Leo Quinlan, Dean Sweeney, Gavin Corley, James Feehilly, Patrick Browne
  • Patent number: 10744324
    Abstract: A gait management apparatus applies stimulation to a user suffering from a neurological disease (such as Parkinson's Disease) gait dysfunction. Motion sensors are arranged to be worn by a patient, and electrical stimulation electrodes are on the legs for stimulation. A controller receives motion sensing signals, and processes these signals to generate stimulation signals for operation of the electrodes to stimulate limb movement upon detection of a gait abnormality. There may be a user actuator for user actuation of electrical stimulation, and the inputs may be a series of taps. The controller may provide signals to prevent occurrence of freezing of gait when it senses that a patient is walking or has an intention to walk. Also, it may apply stimulation at an intensity level which is insufficient for functional muscle stimulation but sufficiently high to trigger activation of efferent nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Gearóid Ó Laighin, Leo Quinlan, Dean Sweeney, Gavin Corley, James Feehilly, Patrick Browne
  • Publication number: 20200178813
    Abstract: A monitoring system (1) comprises sensors (102) adapted to be worn by a user, and, a processor (101, 302) linked with the sensor. The processor receives sensor data and processes this data to determine user posture data including data indicative of vertical distance between level of the user's heart and ankle (?h, Vd 1, Vd2, Vd3). Based on the posture data together with a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency and/or blood density, generate an estimate of user static venous pressure while the user is static, without calf muscle pump activity. The processor (101, 302) also processes the sensor data to determine if there is calf muscle pump activity, and generates an estimate of user active venous pressure according to the static venous pressure estimate, rate of calf muscle activity, and a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency. The processor (101, 302) may generate the venous pressure estimate in real time, and may control an NMES device accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
    Inventors: Gavin CORLEY, Gearóid Ó'LAIGHIN, Paul BREEN, Barry BRODERICK, Pierce A. GRACE, Derek O'KEEFFE
  • Patent number: 10470667
    Abstract: A monitoring system comprises sensors adapted to be worn by a user, and, a processor linked with the sensor. The processor receives sensor data and processes this data to determine user posture data including data indicative of vertical distance between level of the user's heart and ankle. Based on the posture data together with a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency and/or blood density, generate an estimate of user static venous pressure while the user is static, without calf muscle pump activity. The processor also processes the sensor data to determine if there is calf muscle pump activity, and generates an estimate of user active venous pressure according to the static venous pressure estimate, rate of calf muscle activity, and a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency. The processor may generate the venous pressure estimate in real time, and may control an NMES device accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: University of Ireland, Galway, University of Limerick
    Inventors: Gavin Corley, Gearóid Ó'Laighin, Paul Breen, Barry Broderick, Pierce A. Grace, Derek O'Keeffe
  • Publication number: 20190209076
    Abstract: A skin inspection device for identifying abnormalities; the device comprising: a transparent panel having an inspection area; an array of thermochromic liquid crystal (TLC) formations provided on the transparent panel which are operable to change colour in response to a change of temperature; and one or more image capture devices for capturing a colour image of the TLC formations and an area of skin of a target located in the inspection area; the captured colour image being analysed to identify abnormalities in the area of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher MURPHY, Gavin CORLEY, Simon KIERSEY
  • Publication number: 20190200917
    Abstract: A skin inspection device for identifying abnormalities. The device comprises a transparent panel having an inspection area. An array of temperature sensors are provided on the transparent panel to record the temperature of an area of skin of a target. One or more image capture devices are provided for capturing an image of the area of skin of a target located in the inspection area. The captured image and recorded temperature being analysed to identify abnormalities in the area of skin of the target. A processor is operably coupled to the one or more image capture devices and the array of temperature sensors for controlling operations thereof. The processor is operable to generate indicia indicative of the emergence of ulcers and/or other skin abnormalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher MURPHY, Gavin CORLEY, Simon KIERSEY
  • Publication number: 20180140842
    Abstract: A gait management apparatus applies stimulation to a user suffering from a neurological disease (such as Parkinson's Disease) gait dysfunction. Motion sensors are arranged to be worn by a patient, and electrical stimulation electrodes are on the legs for stimulation. A controller receives motion sensing signals, and processes these signals to generate stimulation signals for operation of the electrodes to stimulate limb movement upon detection of a gait abnormality. There may be a user actuator for user actuation of electrical stimulation, and the inputs may be a series of taps. The controller may provide signals to prevent occurrence of freezing of gait when it senses that a patient is walking or has an intention to walk. Also, it may apply stimulation at an intensity level which is insufficient for functional muscle stimulation but sufficiently high to trigger activation of efferent nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
    Inventors: Gearóid Ó LAIGHIN, Leo QUINLAN, Dean SWEENEY, Gavin CORLEY, James FEEHILLY, Patrick BROWNE
  • Publication number: 20140303460
    Abstract: A monitoring system comprises sensors adapted to be worn by a user, and, a processor linked with the sensor. The processor receives sensor data and processes this data to determine user posture data including data indicative of vertical distance between level of the user's heart and ankle. Based on the posture data together with a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency and/or blood density, generate an estimate of user static venous pressure while the user is static, without calf muscle pump activity. The processor also processes the sensor data to determine if there is calf muscle pump activity, and generates an estimate of user active venous pressure according to the static venous pressure estimate, rate of calf muscle activity, and a value for degree of user chronic venous insufficiency. The processor may generate the venous pressure estimate in real time, and may control an NMES device accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
    Inventors: Gavin Corley, Gearóid ÓLaighin, Paul Breen, Barry Broderick, Pierce A. Grace, Derek O'Keeffe