Patents by Inventor Katherine Goss Witherspoon

Katherine Goss Witherspoon 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).

  • Patent number: 11192237
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Seismic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Mahoney, Chris Gadway, Mary Elizabeth Hogue, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Melinda Cromie Lear, Hayley Stolee-Smith, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Rayyan Toh, Regis Vincent, Trent Weber, Katherine Goss Witherspoon
  • Publication number: 20210244992
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Melinda Cromie Lear, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 11020261
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer. One or more patch assemblies may be removably coupled to the exosuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Melinda Cromie Lear, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 10926123
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Melinda Cromie Lear, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 10906168
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10836029
    Abstract: Exosuit systems may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer. In order to transmit assistance to the user of the exosuit, loads need to be translated by the exosuit. This is can be through the use of load distribution members. Load distribution members can be placed around the pelvis, waist, thighs, and other body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Mahoney, Katherine Goss Witherspoon
  • Publication number: 20190283237
    Abstract: Exosuits that use core grip members are described herein. Core grip members apply forces in a radially inward manner from the exterior of the body to the interior of the body to provide support to the user and to serve as a platform for mounting power layer segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Hayley Stolee-Smith, Richard Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20190160651
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Mahoney, Chris Gadway, Mary Elizabeth Hogue, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Melinda Cromie Lear, Hayley Stolee-Smith, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Rayyan Toh, Regis Vincent, Trent Weber, Katherine Goss Witherspoon
  • Publication number: 20190160652
    Abstract: Exosuit systems may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer. In order to transmit assistance to the user of the exosuit, loads need to be translated by the exosuit. This is can be through the use of load distribution members. Load distribution members can be placed around the pelvis, waist, thighs, and other body parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Mahoney, Katherine Goss Witherspoon
  • Publication number: 20180361566
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10105839
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20180153722
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer. One or more patch assemblies may be removably coupled to the exosuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Melinda J. Cromie, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 9950422
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20180056104
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Melinda J. Cromie, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Publication number: 20180055713
    Abstract: Portable powered stretching exosuit (PPSE) systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The PPSE can be used to facilitate stretching routines for athletics, rehabilitation, or for therapeutic purposes such as maintaining mobility for DMD patients. The PPSE is comfortable, relatively easy to don and doff, and in a form factor such that the PPSE can be worn during the wearer's normal activities. The PPSE may be self-powered, and automatically perform or assist with specific stretching routines. PPSEs may be optimized for one or more specific stretches, whether for athletic performance, medical purposes or rehabilitation following surgery or injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Melinda J. Cromie, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Publication number: 20180049903
    Abstract: A variety of flexible body harnesses are provided to distribute loads comfortably and evenly across one or more segments of the human body. The trajectories of load-bearing straps of the provided body harnesses apply shear to underlying portions of skin of a body segment evenly across the length of the load-bearing straps. Such trajectories can approximate catenary curves as the straps encircle the body segment. The trajectories of such straps around a body segment are maintained by attaching the straps to an underlayer, by incorporating the straps into a flexible material, and/or by weaving further straps around the load-bearing straps to maintain their relative location and/or curvature. Such body harnesses can be provided as part of assistive, rehabilitative, prosthetic, or strength-enhancing systems configured to apply forces to the body via the body harnesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Katherine Goss WITHERSPOON, Alexander Steele KERNBAUM
  • Patent number: 9427864
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 9403272
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20160101517
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: D824143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SUPERFLEX, INC.
    Inventors: Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Violet Riggs, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Mary Elizabeth Hogue, Angelita Tadeo, Andrea Locatelli, Yves Behar