Patents by Inventor Gerhard Friehs

Gerhard Friehs 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: 20060189899
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for restoring or enhancing one or more motor functions of a patient are disclosed. The system comprises a biological interface apparatus and a joint movement device such as an exoskeleton device or FES device. The biological interface apparatus includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing a control signal based on the multicellular signals. Data from the joint movement device is transmitted to the processing unit for determining a value of a configuration parameter of the system. Also disclosed is a joint movement device including a flexible structure for applying force to one or more patient joints, and controlled cables that produce the forces required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, R. Flaherty, Gerhard Friehs, Mijail Serruya, Burke Barrett, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060167564
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for restoring or enhancing one or more motor functions of a patient are disclosed. The system comprises a biological interface apparatus and a joint movement device such as an exoskeleton device or FES device. The biological interface apparatus includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing a control signal based on the multicellular signals. Data from the joint movement device is transmitted to the processing unit for determining a value of a configuration parameter of the system. Also disclosed is a joint movement device including a flexible structure for applying force to one or more patient joints, and controlled cables that produce the forces required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, R. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Burke Barrett, Gerhard Friehs
  • Publication number: 20050113744
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting neural, biological, or other electrical signals generated within a patient's body and processing those signals to generate a control signal that may control the delivery of a biologic, therapeutic, or other agent, such as a drug. Embodiments include a system having a sensor implanted in a patient's brain to detect neural signals used to control delivery of a drug to the patient. The system may also control an internal and/or external device, such as a prosthetic limb, and control delivery of a drug to increase the performance of the system and/or the controlled device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: John Donoghue, J. Flaherty, Gerhard Friehs, Brian Hatt, Mijail Serruya, Maryam Saleh