Patents by Inventor James G. Spahn

James G. Spahn 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: 20190236775
    Abstract: A system for determining a clinically relevant temperature differential between a predetermined area of interest on the body surface of a mammal and a control area on the body surface of said mammal, said system comprising: a visual and thermal image capturing device, said image capturing device comprising: a housing, a means for capturing a digital visual image within said housing; and a means for capturing a digital thermal image within said housing; a display apparatus, said display apparatus comprising means for showing said captured visual image and said captured thermal image; and a computing apparatus, said computing apparatus operatively connected to said image capturing device and to said display apparatus, said computing apparatus comprising: a means for selecting a control area on the surface of the skin; a means for determining an temperature of said control area; a means for selecting an area of clinical interest within said visual image; a means for calculating plane geometric features of said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Nicholas A. McMurray
  • Patent number: 10350102
    Abstract: An inflatable foot cushion including: an anterior side; a posterior side; an inflatable main chamber adapted to support with static air pressures the calf, ankle and foot of a body in a supine position, and an inflatable independent chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EHOB, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Brian D. Conway, David P. Laughlin, Scott D. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20190167117
    Abstract: A system for determining a clinically relevant temperature differential between a predetermined area of interest on the body surface of a mammal and a control area on the body surface of said mammal, said system comprising: a visual and thermal image capturing device, said image capturing device comprising: a housing, a means for capturing a digital visual image within said housing; and a means for capturing a digital thermal image within said housing; a display apparatus, said display apparatus comprising means for showing said captured visual image and said captured thermal image; and a computing apparatus, said computing apparatus operatively connected to said image capturing device and to said display apparatus, said computing apparatus comprising: a means for selecting a control area on the surface of the skin; a means for determining an temperature of said control area; a means for selecting an area of clinical interest within said visual image; a means for calculating plane geometric features of said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: WoundVision, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Nicholas A. McMurray
  • Patent number: 10269112
    Abstract: Through the measurement and interpretation of the pixels of grayscale digital thermographic images of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue, early intervention and treatment of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue are possible, thereby assisting clinicians in making significant impacts on prevention and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WoundVision, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Kadambari Nuguru
  • Publication number: 20190110740
    Abstract: A combination thermal and visual image capturing device used to capture real time thermal and visual images of surface and subsurface biological tissue, said device comprising: a power source, said power source functionally connected to said device; a housing, a long wave infrared microbolometer, said microbolometer functionally connected to said power source a digital camera; a short wave infrared microbolometer, said microbolometer functionally connected to said power source; a digital camera, said digital camera functionally connected to said power source; and a digital camera, said digital camera functionally connected to said power source, wherein said digital camera and 3D camera are contained within a USB peripheral device; said imaging apparatus further comprising means to electronically provide combined thermal image information from the microbolometers and visual image information from said digital camera and said 3D camera to another electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, James D. Spahn, Todd J. Pickard
  • Patent number: 10169860
    Abstract: Through the measurement and interpretation of the pixels of grayscale digital thermographic images of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue, early intervention and treatment of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue are possible, thereby assisting clinicians in making significant impacts on prevention and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WoundVision, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Kadambari Nuguru
  • Publication number: 20180318141
    Abstract: A therapeutic cushioning boot including a body at least partially fiber filled, the body including a first sidewall panel, a second sidewall panel, and a rear panel; the boot also including at least one boundary portion disposed between the panels, and a fiber filled foot gate attached to the body portion between the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: EHOB, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Aaron D. Kadel, James Q. Bui, Sharon Lucich
  • Publication number: 20180193213
    Abstract: A positioning device including a glide sheet including handles that are located inwardly of glide sheet peripheral edges, whereby patient extremity entanglements with the handles are avoided and SPH practices are promoted. According to one embodiment the handles are integrally formed into the bottom side surface of the glide sheet. According to another embodiment, the handles are located between the top side surface and the bottom side surface of the glide sheet. Also, a positioning system including such a positioning device used with one or more removable, elongate handle assemblies, and/or a replaceable, moisture-absorbent pad, with such a pad optionally including first and second longitudinally extending adhesive strips that are laterally spaced to locations in proximity to the laterally opposite edges of the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Aaron D. Kadel, James Q. Bui, Tyler K. Oehlman, Gregory R. Konkle
  • Publication number: 20180140491
    Abstract: A pediatric air mattress adapted for therapeutic usage, including a first air bladder and a second air bladder each respectively including at least one plastic liner defining an outer edge about which the liners are sealed to define a first air chamber within the first air bladder and a second air chamber within the second air bladder. The mattress includes first and second two-way valves through which air is selectively imported to and exported from the first air chamber and the second air chamber, respectively. The first and second air bladders respectively define a first plurality and a second plurality of apertures therethrough. The second air bladder is attached to and superposes the first air bladder such that the second air bladder is supported by the first air bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Aaron D. Kadel, Tyler K. Oehlman
  • Publication number: 20180098727
    Abstract: A combination thermal and visual image capturing device used to capture real time thermal and visual images of surface and subsurface biological tissue, said device comprising: a power source, said power source functionally connected to said device; a housing, a long wave infrared microbolometer, said microbolometer functionally connected to said power source a digital camera; a short wave infrared microbolometer, said microbolometer functionally connected to said power source; a digital camera, said digital camera functionally connected to said power source; and a digital camera, said digital camera functionally connected to said power source, wherein said digital camera and 3D camera are contained within a USB peripheral device; said imaging apparatus further comprising means to electronically provide combined thermal image information from the microbolometers and visual image information from said digital camera and said 3D camera to another electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, James D. Spahn, Todd J. Pickard
  • Publication number: 20180078147
    Abstract: A system for determining a clinically relevant temperature differential between a predetermined area of interest on the body surface of a mammal and a control area on the body surface of said mammal, said system comprising: a visual and thermal image capturing device, said image capturing device comprising: a housing, a means for capturing a digital visual image within said housing; and a means for capturing a digital thermal image within said housing; a display apparatus, said display apparatus comprising means for showing said captured visual image and said captured thermal image; and a computing apparatus, said computing apparatus operatively connected to said image capturing device and to said display apparatus, said computing apparatus comprising: a means for selecting a control area on the surface of the skin; a means for determining an temperature of said control area; a means for selecting an area of clinical interest within said visual image; a means for calculating plane geometric features of said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Nicholas A. McMurray
  • Publication number: 20180047162
    Abstract: A system for determining a clinically relevant temperature differential between a predetermined area of interest on the body surface of a mammal and a control area on the body surface of said mammal, said system comprising: a visual and thermal image capturing device, said image capturing device comprising: a housing, a means for capturing a digital visual image within said housing; and a means for capturing a digital thermal image within said housing; a display apparatus, said display apparatus comprising means for showing said captured visual image and said captured thermal image; and a computing apparatus, said computing apparatus operatively connected to said image capturing device and to said display apparatus, said computing apparatus comprising: a means for selecting a control area on the surface of the skin; a means for determining an temperature of said control area; a means for selecting an area of clinical interest within said visual image; a means for calculating plane geometric features of said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Nicholas A. McMurray
  • Publication number: 20170367589
    Abstract: A system for determining a clinically relevant temperature differential between a predetermined area of interest, as defined herein, on the body surface of a mammal and a control area on the body surface of said mammal, said system comprising: a visual and thermal image capturing device, said image capturing device comprising: a housing, a means for capturing a digital visual image within said housing; and a means for capturing a digital thermal image within said housing; a display apparatus, said display apparatus comprising means for showing said captured visual image and said captured thermal image; and a computing apparatus, said computing apparatus operatively connected to said image capturing device and to said display apparatus, said computing apparatus comprising: a means for selecting a control area on the surface of the skin; a means for determining an temperature of said control area; a means for selecting an area of clinical interest within said visual image; a means for calculating plane geometri
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: James G. Spahn
  • Publication number: 20170296064
    Abstract: A system for determining a clinically relevant temperature differential between a predetermined area of interest on the body surface of a mammal and a control area on the body surface of said mammal, said system comprising: a visual and thermal image capturing device, said image capturing device comprising: a housing, a means for capturing a digital visual image within said housing; and a means for capturing a digital thermal image within said housing; a display apparatus, said display apparatus comprising means for showing said captured visual image and said captured thermal image; and a computing apparatus, said computing apparatus operatively connected to said image capturing device and to said display apparatus, said computing apparatus comprising: a means for selecting a control area on the surface of the skin; a means for determining an temperature of said control area; a means for selecting an area of clinical interest within said visual image; a means for calculating plane geometric features of said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: James G. Spahn
  • Publication number: 20170296065
    Abstract: A system for determining a clinically relevant temperature differential between a predetermined area of interest on the body surface of a mammal and a control area on the body surface of said mammal, said system comprising: a visual and thermal image capturing device, said image capturing device comprising: a housing, a means for capturing a digital visual image within said housing; and a means for capturing a digital thermal image within said housing; a display apparatus, said display apparatus comprising means for showing said captured visual image and said captured thermal image; and a computing apparatus, said computing apparatus operatively connected to said image capturing device and to said display apparatus, said computing apparatus comprising: a means for selecting a control area on the surface of the skin; a means for determining an temperature of said control area; a means for selecting an area of clinical interest within said visual image; a means for calculating plane geometric features of said s
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Nicholas A. McMurray
  • Patent number: 9775443
    Abstract: An air delivery system that includes an inflatable cushion device adapted to support at least a portion of a body of a user. The air delivery device includes a supply conduit in fluid communication with both an interior region of the inflatable cushion device and a controller. Using a pressure sensor, the controller is adapted to relatively continuously measure a static air pressure level of the interior region and compare the measured static air pressure level to a target air pressure level. Further, the controller is adapted to intermittently operate an air pump. Moreover, the controller may operate the air pump when measured static air pressure is below the target static air pressure level, and deactivate operation of the air pump, which may include maintaining the air pump in an un-operated condition when the measured static air pressure is within the target static air pressure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: EHOB, Inc.
    Inventors: James G Spahn, Jeffrey A. Day, Haiyang Chen
  • Publication number: 20170027733
    Abstract: An inflatable foot cushion comprising: an anterior side; a posterior side; an inflatable main chamber adapted to support with static air pressures the calf, ankle and foot of a body in a supine position, and an inflatable independent chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Brian D. Conway, David P. Laughlin, Scott D. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9517154
    Abstract: Medical advantages are provided by the novel improvements made to the inflatable foot cushion of the present invention to the inflatable foot cushion of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/432,068 and the Inflatable Foot Cushion of U.S. Pat. No. 5,328,445, including better protection of a patient's Achilles' tendon areas; better unloading of the pressures on the patient's heels due to the increased elevation of the patient's heels above substrates; and the prevention of left and right lateral rotation of the ankles of patients wearing the novel inflatable foot cushion of the present invention by its two novel lateral cushions formed by expanding the main chamber of the improved inflatable foot cushion of the present invention there between, which novel lateral cushions cradle and stabilize the improved inflatable chamber of the present invention when it is pivoted under the improved inflatable foot cushion of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Brian D. Conway, David P. Laughlin, Scott D. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20160338594
    Abstract: Through the measurement and interpretation of the pixels of grayscale digital thermographic images of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue, early intervention and treatment of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue are possible, thereby assisting clinicians in making significant impacts on prevention and treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Kadambari Nuguru
  • Publication number: 20160256329
    Abstract: A therapeutic cushioning boot, said boot comprising: a body, said body comprising a first sidewall panel, a second sidewall panel, and a rear panel; at least one boundary portion, said at least one boundary portions disposed between said panels; a foot gate, said foot gate attached to said body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Aaron D. Kadel, James Q. Bui, Sharon Lucich