Patents by Inventor John M. Stivoric

John M. Stivoric 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: 20170156594
    Abstract: The invention comprises systems, methods, and devices capable of deriving and predicting the occurrence of a number of physiological and conditional states and events based on sensed data. The systems, methods, and devices utilize the predicted and derived states for a number of health and wellness related applications including the administering therapy and providing actionable data for lifestyle and health improvement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, David Andre, Eric Teller, Scott Boehmke, James A. Gasbarro, Jonathan Farringdon, Christopher Pacione, Suresh Vishnubhatla, Christopher D. Kasabach, James Hanlon
  • Publication number: 20170112391
    Abstract: The invention comprises an apparatus for determining the contextual or physiological status of the individual wearing the apparatus. The apparatus is designed to be consumable or disposable. In most embodiments the invention comprises an adhesive housing. In some embodiments, two different sensors are secured to the housing. The apparatus is in electronic communication with a processing unit that can derive analytical status data by using the data received from the two sensors. In some embodiments, the processing unit is programmed to control other devices, or is programmed to trigger an event. In still other embodiments, the apparatus is in electronic communication with a separate computing device, which may contain the processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, Scott K. Boehmke, Eric Teller, Christopher Kasabach
  • Publication number: 20170108957
    Abstract: A device including a housing, a writing tip connected to the housing, a writing surface position indicator, a processor in the housing, a memory device in the housing connected to the processor, and a sensor in the housing and cooperative with the writing surface position indicator. The device may be used to record writings and drawings applied to a surface by a user, to transmit that data to a remote device, to download data from remote devices, and to otherwise communicate with remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher D. Kasabach, John M. Stivoric, Francine Duskey Gemperle, Christopher Pacione, Eric Teller
  • Publication number: 20160310022
    Abstract: The invention comprises an apparatus for determining the contextual or physiological status of the individual wearing the apparatus. The apparatus is designed to be consumable or disposable. In most embodiments the invention comprises an adhesive housing. In some embodiments, two different sensors are secured to the housing. The apparatus is in electronic communication with a processing unit that can derive analytical status data by using the data received from the two sensors. In some embodiments, the processing unit is programmed to control other devices, or is programmed to trigger an event. In still other embodiments, the apparatus is in electronic communication with a separate computing device, which may contain the processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: JOHN M STIVORIC, Scott K. Boehmke, Eric Teller, Christopher D. Kasabach
  • Publication number: 20160220122
    Abstract: One or more wearable devices may measure real-time blood pressure in a body using signals from multiple sensors including but not limited to a multi-axis accelerometer, a bioimpedance (BI) sensor, a capacitive touch sensor, an electrocardiography sensor (ECG), a ballistocardiograph sensor (BCG), a photoplethysmogram (PPG), a pulse oximetery sensor, and a phonocardiograph sensor (PCG), for example. Accelerometry data (e.g., from a multi-axis accelerometer or BCG sensor) may be used to derive effects of acceleration (e.g., gravity) on changes in blood pressure (e.g., due to changes in blood volume as measured using BI signals). The accelerometry data may be used to determine a baseline value for BI voltage signals that are indicative of diastolic and systolic blood pressure (e.g., in mmHg). Combinations of methods, such as BCG, ECG, PPG, blood pressure Pulse Wave and others may be used to determine pulse transit time (PTT), pulse arrival time (PAT), and pre-ejection period (PET).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Michael Edward Luna, Thomas Alan Donaldson, John M. Stivoric, Sidney Primas
  • Patent number: 9396486
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one player of the game, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and affecting the game play based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing an interactive space, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual in the space, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and modifying at least one attribute of the space based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, Eric Teller, David Andre, John A. Monocello, III
  • Publication number: 20160066812
    Abstract: A strap band including a flexible wire bus having electrodes and wires coupled with the electrodes is described. The strap band may be coupled with a device that includes circuitry configured to drive signals on some of the electrodes and receive signals from non-driven electrodes. The signal frequency applied to driven electrodes may be varied to increase/decrease signal penetration depth to sense different body structures positioned at different depths in the body portion. Different frequencies for different types of measurements may be selected to optimize sensing of bio-impedance, galvanic skin response, hear rate, respiration, heart rate variability, hydration, inflammation, stress, and arousal in sympathetic nervous system. A system clock frequency may be one of the frequencies used. A magnitude of the drive signal, a gain on the received signal or both, may be adjusted based on the frequency selected and/or to sense signals from the body structure(s) of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Sylvia Hou-Yan Cheng, Michael Edward Smith Luna, Sidney Primus, John M. Stivoric
  • Publication number: 20160066853
    Abstract: A strap band including a flexible wire bus having electrodes and wires coupled with the electrodes is described. The strap band may be coupled with a device that includes circuitry configured to drive signals on some of the electrodes and receive signals from non-driven electrodes. The electrode spacing and strap band dimensions may be selected to form a strap band that may accommodate a wide range of user body sizes for a target region the electrodes are positioned in contact with. The electrodes may be composite electrodes having multiple layers of conductive material in which an outermost layer is made from a material operative as an ion exchange layer. The ion exchange layer in contact with an electrolyte layer of a body portion may be operative to reduce motion artifact induced impedance and increase a signal to noise ratio for bio-impedance circuitry or other biometric circuitry coupled with the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Sylvia Hou-Yan Cheng, Michael Edward Smith Luna, Sidney Primus, John M. Stivoric
  • Publication number: 20160066852
    Abstract: A strap band including a flexible wire bus having electrodes and wires coupled with the electrodes is described. The strap band may be coupled with a device that includes circuitry configured to drive signals on some of the electrodes and receive signals from pickup electrodes. Driven electrodes are coupled with drive signals at different frequencies that may be varied to increase or decrease signal penetration depth to sense different body structures positioned at different depths in a body portion be sensed. Different frequencies for different types of measurements may be selected to optimize sensing different biometric parameters, such as bio-impedance, galvanic skin response, hear rate, respiration, heart rate variability, hydration, inflammation, stress, and arousal in sympathetic nervous system at different depths (e.g., layers or strata) in the body portion, for example. A first set of driven/pickup electrodes may sense different biometric parameters than a second set of driven/pickup electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Sylvia Hou-Yan Cheng, Michael Edward Smith Luna, Sidney Primas, John M. Stivoric
  • Patent number: 9262772
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one player of the game, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and affecting the game play based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing an interactive space, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual in the space, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and modifying at least one attribute of the space based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, Eric Teller, David Andre, John A. Monocello, III
  • Publication number: 20150374301
    Abstract: The invention is a wireless communications device, such as a cellular telephone, having sensors to generate data indicative of a physiological or contextual parameters of a user. A processor on the wireless communications device is adapted derive physiological state information of the user from the contextual or physiological parameters. The apparatus may include a central monitoring unit remote from the sensors for storing data and transmitting data to a recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Teller, John M. Stivoric, Christopher D. Kasabach, Christopher D. Pacione, John L. Moss, Craig B. Liden, Margaret A. McCormack
  • Publication number: 20150374289
    Abstract: The invention is a system for monitoring and reporting the activity level and caloric expenditure of an individual. The system has sensors in electronic communication with a wearable device. A processor is programmed to communicate with the sensor and a computing device to activity data from movement-related data. A remote server receiving the activity data and the data from computing device, and generates a graphical presentation. The graphical presentation comprises information related to the activity data. The wearable device also provides visual and audio data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Teller, John M. Stivoric, Christopher D. Kasabach, Christopher D. Pacione, John L. Moss, Craig B. Liden
  • Publication number: 20150359491
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a wearable device implementing a touch-sensitive interface in a metal pod cover and/or bioimpedance sensing to determine physiological characteristics, such as heart rate. According to an embodiment, a method includes receiving an amplified signal including a portion of the physiological-related signal component including data representing a physiological characteristic, the amplified signal being derived from bioimpedance signal based on an impedance value of a tissue, and identifying a magnitude of a portion of the physiological-related signal component. Also, the method can compare the magnitude of the portion against another magnitude of a data model (e.g., in a time-domain) to form a matched value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Michael Edward Smith Luna, Sidney Primas, John M. Stivoric, Chris Singleton, Piyush Savalia, Prasad Panchalan, Sheila Nabanja, Sylvia Hou-Yan Cheng, Ilyas Mohammad, Sumit Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150339946
    Abstract: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same and derivations of such parameters. A weight management embodiment is directed to achieving an optimum or preselected energy balance between calories consumed and energy expended by the user. An adaptable computerized nutritional tracking system is utilized to obtain data regarding food consumed, Relevant and predictive feedback is provided to the user regarding the mutual effect of the user's energy expenditure, food consumption and other measured or derived or manually input physiological contextual parameters upon progress toward said goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Pacione, Steve Menke, David Andre, Eric Teller, Scott Safier, Raymond Pelletier, Mark Handel, Jonathan Farringdon, Eric Hsiung, Suresh Vishnubhatla, James Hanlon, John M. Stivoric, Neal Spruce, Steve Shassberger
  • Patent number: 9168001
    Abstract: The invention comprises an apparatus for determining the contextual or physiological status of the individual wearing the apparatus. The apparatus is designed to be consumable or disposable. In most embodiments the invention comprises an adhesive housing. In some embodiments, two different sensors are secured to the housing. The apparatus is in electronic communication with a processing unit that can derive analytical status data by using the data received from the two sensors. In some embodiments, the processing unit is programmed to control other devices, or is programmed to trigger an event. In still other embodiments, the apparatus is in electronic communication with a separate computing device, which may contain the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, Scott K. Boehmke, Eric Teller, Christopher Kasabach
  • Publication number: 20150297145
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a wearable device implementing a touch-sensitive interface in a metal pod cover and/or bioimpedance sensing to determine physiological characteristics, such as heart rate. According to an embodiment, a wearable device and method includes determining a drive current signal magnitude for a bioimpedance signal to capture data representing a physiological-related component, and selecting the drive current signal magnitude as a function of an impedance of a tissue. Further, the method can include driving the bioimpedance signal to that are configured to convey the bioimpedance signal to the tissue. Also, the method can receive the sensor signal from the tissue, adjust a gain for an amplifier, and apply the gain to data representing the physiological-related component. The method can include generating an amplified signal to include a portion of the physiological-related signal component that includes data representing a physiological characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Michael Edward Smith Luna, Sidney Primas, John M. Stivoric, Chris Singleton, Piyush Savalia, Prasad Panchalan, Sheila Nabanja, Sylvia Hou-Yan Cheng, Ilyas Mohammad, Sumit Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150289808
    Abstract: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same and derivations of such parameters. A weight management embodiment is directed to achieving an optimum or preselected energy balance between calories consumed and energy expended by the user. An adaptable computerized nutritional tracking system is utilized to obtain data regarding food consumed, Relevant and predictive feedback is provided to the user regarding the mutual effect of the user's energy expenditure, food consumption and other measured or derived or manually input physiological contextual parameters upon progress toward said goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Pacione, Steve Menke, David Andre, Eric Teller, Scott Safier, Raymond Pelletier, Mark Handel, Jonathan Farringdon, Eric Hsiung, Suresh Vishnubhatla, James Hanlon, John M. Stivoric, Neal Spruce, Steve Shassberger
  • Publication number: 20150289800
    Abstract: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same and derivations of such parameters. A weight management embodiment is directed to achieving an optimum or preselected energy balance between calories consumed and energy expended by the user. An adaptable computerized nutritional tracking system is utilized to obtain data regarding food consumed, Relevant and predictive feedback is provided to the user regarding the mutual effect of the user's energy expenditure, food consumption and other measured or derived or manually input physiological contextual parameters upon progress toward said goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Pacione, Steve Menke, David Andre, Eric Teller, Scott Safier, Raymond Pelletier, Mark Handel, Jonathan Farringdon, Eric Hsiung, Suresh Vishnubhatla, James Hanlon, John M. Stivoric, Neal Spruce, Steve Shassberger
  • Publication number: 20150289798
    Abstract: A nutrition and activity management system is disclosed that monitors energy expenditure of an individual through the use of a body-mounted sensing apparatus. The apparatus is particularly adapted for continuous wear. The system is also adaptable or applicable to measuring a number of other physiological parameters and reporting the same and derivations of such parameters. A weight management embodiment is directed to achieving an optimum or preselected energy balance between calories consumed and energy expended by the user. An adaptable computerized nutritional tracking system is utilized to obtain data regarding food consumed, Relevant and predictive feedback is provided to the user regarding the mutual effect of the user's energy expenditure, food consumption and other measured or derived or manually input physiological contextual parameters upon progress toward said goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Pacione, Steve Menke, David Andre, Eric Teller, Scott Safier, Raymond Pelletier, Mark Handel, Jonathan Farringdon, Eric Hsiung, Suresh Vishnubhatla, James Hanlon, John M. Stivoric, Neal Spruce, Steve Shassberger
  • Patent number: D753314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ALIPHCOM
    Inventors: John M Stivoric, Scott K. Boehmke