Patents by Inventor Jean-Michel Gracies

Jean-Michel Gracies 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: 20190217091
    Abstract: A stimulation device for activating at least one muscle involved in raising the foot while an individual is walking, comprising sensors which are to be placed on a lower limb of the individual, permitting calculation of a flexion angle of the knee; electrodes which are to be placed on the one or more muscles to be activated and able to electrically stimulate the one or more muscles, and a processing unit with computing means for calculating the value of the flexion angle of the knee on the basis of the measurement signals and for determining the oscillation phase in a walking cycle of the individual, and control means for the electrodes, the control means being designed to activate the electrodes only in the oscillation phase of a walking cycle of the individual, such that the electrodes generate an electrical stimulation with an intensity depending on the flexion angle of the knee, the intensity increasing as the flexion angle of the knee decreases, during the re-extension of the knee during the oscillation
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Universite Paris Est Creteil Val De Marne
    Inventors: Samer Mohammed, Yacine Amirat, Jean-Michel Gracies
  • Publication number: 20190105379
    Abstract: Methods for improving active movement capacity in a subject experiencing muscle impaired or abnormal activity, and software products and computer systems for implementing such methods. A subject having impaired active movement capacity is administered an effective amount of botulinum toxin and instructed to undergo physical therapy, such as through a Guided Self-rehabilitation Contract (GSC), and to record information associated with the physical therapy into, e.g., a software program running on a computer device. The information may be stored in a database, which can be accessed by a medical practitioner who is administering the botulinum toxin. This information is used to improve the clinical management of the subject's impaired active movement capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Gracies
  • Publication number: 20060052726
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a method for quantifying a user's motor skills. The method comprises the steps of voluntarily moving a motion sensing member for at least a part of one cycle, the cycle comprising movement in a first direction and a return direction, measuring at least one of regularity of the movement of the member and mean angular velocity of the member. The method may be performed simultaneously with two members. Further, the members may be actuated by various body parts including a finger, a hand, or a shoulder. The data generated by the movement of the motion sensor may be stored as modulated carrier frequency in order to perform the method in locations remote from laboratories or computing facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Donald Weisz, Jean-Michel Gracies