Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Friend

Jeffrey A. Friend 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: 20220046794
    Abstract: A printed circuit board connector for orthogonal mating of two or more printed circuit boards. The connector utilizes interior perimeter trace connections of a main printed circuit board and internal trace connections of a mating printed circuit board in conjunction with external trace connections. The main board may utilize surface connections, where both external trace connections and internal trace connections are exposed on a surface of the main board to couple to the mating board. The main board may include a slot or pocket, allowing for the partial insertion of the mating board into the main board, with internal trace connections disposed within the slot or pocket. The slot or pocket may extend through the main board, such that the internal trace connections are disposed along a side of the pocket to couple with corresponding internal trace connections of the mating board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend
  • Patent number: 11191159
    Abstract: A printed circuit board connector for orthogonal mating of two or more printed circuit boards. The connector utilizes interior perimeter trace connections of a main printed circuit board and internal trace connections of a mating printed circuit board in conjunction with external trace connections. The main board may utilize surface connections, where both external trace connections and internal trace connections are exposed on a surface of the main board to couple to the mating board. The main board may include a slot or pocket, allowing for the partial insertion of the mating board into the main board, with internal trace connections disposed within the slot or pocket. The slot or pocket may extend through the main board, such that the internal trace connections are disposed along a side of the pocket to couple with corresponding internal trace connections of the mating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend
  • Publication number: 20210330963
    Abstract: A flexible sheet for neurostimulation is described having a flexible non-conductive substrate matrix in which electrodes are embedded along a lower surface. Electrically conductive wires extend from the electrodes through the flexible substrate to another exterior surface of the substrate. Methods of making the flexible sheet and making a device using the flexible sheet are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: John Bartholomew, Jeffrey Friend
  • Publication number: 20210307167
    Abstract: A printed circuit board connector for orthogonal mating of two or more printed circuit boards. The connector utilizes interior perimeter trace connections of a main printed circuit board and internal trace connections of a mating printed circuit board in conjunction with external trace connections. The main board may utilize surface connections, where both external trace connections and internal trace connections are exposed on a surface of the main board to couple to the mating board. The main board may include a slot or pocket, allowing for the partial insertion of the mating board into the main board, with internal trace connections disposed within the slot or pocket. The slot or pocket may extend through the main board, such that the internal trace connections are disposed along a side of the pocket to couple with corresponding internal trace connections of the mating board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend
  • Publication number: 20210187279
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving and processing thought signals indicative of an intended action, and then delivering stimulation to effectuate the intended action through a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes a flexible printed circuit board having at least one finger and a plurality of electrogel discs disposed on the at least one finger. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing a layer of polyimide, etching a conductive copper circuit including a plurality of electrodes into the layer of polyimide to form an etched circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the etched circuit layer to form a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), and cutting at least one finger from the flexible PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend
  • Patent number: 10987509
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving and processing thought signals indicative of an intended action, and then delivering stimulation to effectuate the intended action through a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes a flexible printed circuit board having at least one finger and a plurality of electrogel discs disposed on the at least one finger. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing a layer of polyimide, etching a conductive copper circuit including a plurality of electrodes into the layer of polyimide to form an etched circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the etched circuit layer to form a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), and cutting at least one finger from the flexible PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend
  • Patent number: 10765859
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heintz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Jeffrey Friend, John Bartholomew, Rachel Thurston, C. Alexander Morrow, George Brand, Jeffrey Ellis, Matthew Mowrer, Raymond Zaborski
  • Publication number: 20200276438
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heintz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Jeffrey Friend, John Bartholomew, Rachel Thurston, C. Alexander Morrow, George Brand, Jeffrey Ellis, Matthew Mowrer, Raymond Zaborski
  • Patent number: 10695564
    Abstract: A flexible sheet for neurostimulation is described having a flexible non-conductive substrate matrix in which electrodes are embedded along a lower surface. Electrically conductive wires extend from the electrodes through the flexible substrate to another exterior surface of the substrate. Methods of making the flexible sheet and making a device using the flexible sheet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: John Bartholomew, Jeffrey Friend
  • Publication number: 20200188665
    Abstract: Portable high-voltage electrical stimulation devices and systems are disclosed that are scalable to utilize a minimal number of output channels to a large number of output channels. The devices and systems include a high-voltage power supply and output pulse circuitry comprising a plurality of output channel circuits. The electrical stimulation devices and systems disclosed herein also provide improved safety features, including an optional safety monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Annetta, Jeffrey Weisgarber, Noah Lemire, Matthew Edward Mowrer, Albert E. Weller, III, Alexander Campean, Matthew Staub, Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend
  • Patent number: 10542917
    Abstract: A sensing device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a conductive trace. A micro-controller is attached to the conductive trace and data transmission means is connected to the micro-controller. A sensor is embedded within the PCB and is connected to the micro-controller via the conductive trace. The sensor is configured to sense at least one physiological parameter in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend
  • Publication number: 20190224473
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving and processing thought signals indicative of an intended action, and then delivering stimulation to effectuate the intended action through a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes a flexible printed circuit board having at least one finger and a plurality of electrogel discs disposed on the at least one finger. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing a layer of polyimide, etching a conductive copper circuit including a plurality of electrodes into the layer of polyimide to form an etched circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the etched circuit layer to form a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), and cutting at least one finger from the flexible PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend
  • Patent number: 10293151
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving and processing thought signals indicative of an intended action, and then delivering stimulation to effectuate the intended action through a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes a flexible printed circuit board having at least one finger and a plurality of electrogel discs disposed on the at least one finger. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing a layer of polyimide, etching a conductive copper circuit including a plurality of electrodes into the layer of polyimide to form an etched circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the etched circuit layer to form a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), and cutting at least one finger from the flexible PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend
  • Publication number: 20180154132
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving and processing thought signals indicative of an intended action, and then delivering stimulation to effectuate the intended action through a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes a flexible printed circuit board having at least one finger and a plurality of electrogel discs disposed on the at least one finger. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing a layer of polyimide, etching a conductive copper circuit including a plurality of electrodes into the layer of polyimide to form an etched circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the etched circuit layer to form a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), and cutting at least one finger from the flexible PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend
  • Publication number: 20180154133
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heinz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Alexander Morrow, Raymond Richard Zaborski, George Naegele Brand, Matthew Edward Mowrer
  • Publication number: 20180154140
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heintz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Jeffrey Friend, John Bartholomew, Rachel Thurston, C. Alexander Morrow, George Brand, Jeffrey Ellis, Matthew Mowrer, Raymond Zaborski
  • Patent number: 9884179
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BBATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heintz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Alexander Morrow, Raymond Richard Zaborski, George Naegele Brand, Matthew Edward Mowrer
  • Patent number: 9884178
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices for performing thought-controlled neuromuscular stimulation. Also described are methods for producing a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving and processing thought signals indicative of an intended action, and then delivering stimulation to effectuate the intended action through a neuromuscular stimulation cuff. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes a flexible printed circuit board having at least one finger and a plurality of electrogel discs disposed on the at least one finger. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced as described herein. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Jeffrey Friend
  • Publication number: 20180001086
    Abstract: A flexible sheet for neurostimulation is described having a flexible non-conductive substrate matrix in which electrodes are embedded along a lower surface. Electrically conductive wires extend from the electrodes through the flexible substrate to another exterior surface of the substrate. Methods of making the flexible sheet and making a device using the flexible sheet are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: John Bartholomew, Jeffrey Friend
  • Publication number: 20160345875
    Abstract: A sensing device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a conductive trace. A micro-controller is attached to the conductive trace and data transmission means is connected to the micro-controller. A sensor is embedded within the PCB and is connected to the micro-controller via the conductive trace. The sensor is configured to sense at least one physiological parameter in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schimmoeller, Jeffrey A. Friend