Patents by Inventor Keith MCBRIDE

Keith MCBRIDE 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: 10668316
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a tether configured to be coupled to an attachment device worn by a user to couple the user to the body weight support system. A method of providing gait training includes defining a reference length of the tether when the attachment device is in an initial position and defining a threshold length of the tether. A first amount of body weight support is provided during the gait training as the user moves relative to a surface and the length of the tether is less than the threshold length. A second amount of body weight support is provided during the gait training as the user moves relative to the surface and the length of the tether is greater than the threshold length. The method further includes displaying data associated with the gait training on a display of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Mcbride, Arkady Glukhovsky, Augustine Smith
  • Publication number: 20200155399
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operatively coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Joel BEHNKE, Todd CUSHMAN, Erol ERTURK, Arkady GLUKHOVSKY, Kelvin J. HASSELER, Keith MCBRIDE, Moshe OLIM, Perry PAYNE, Kenneth Andrew REGAS, William H. SCHWIEBERT, Daniel Scott WEINSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20200038281
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a drive mechanism, a patient support mechanism, and an electronic system. The drive mechanism is included in a trolley and is configured to suspend the trolley from a support track. The drive mechanism includes a first sensor configured to sense an operating condition of the drive mechanism. The patient support mechanism couples to the trolley and includes a tether and a second sensor. The tether can be operatively coupled to a patient such that the patient support mechanism supports the patient. The second sensor is configured to sense an operating condition of the patient support mechanism. The electronic system is included in the trolley and has at least a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to define a gait characteristic of the patient based at least in part on a signal received from the first sensor and a signal received from the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventor: Keith MCBRIDE
  • Patent number: 10537486
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operative coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Behnke, Todd Cushman, Erol Erturk, Arkady Glukhovsky, Kelvin J. Hasseler, Keith McBride, Moshe Olim, Perry Payne, Kenneth Andrew Regas, William H. Schwiebert, Daniel Scott Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10463563
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a drive mechanism, a patient support mechanism, and an electronic system. The drive mechanism is included in a trolley and is configured to suspend the trolley from a support track. The drive mechanism includes a first sensor configured to sense an operating condition of the drive mechanism. The patient support mechanism couples to the trolley and includes a tether and a second sensor. The tether can be operatively coupled to a patient such that the patient support mechanism supports the patient. The second sensor is configured to sense an operating condition of the patient support mechanism. The electronic system is included in the trolley and has at least a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to define a gait characteristic of the patient based at least in part on a signal received from the first sensor and a signal received from the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventor: Keith McBride
  • Patent number: 10427002
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plate configured to support a user standing thereon, a set of fluid chambers configured to support at least a portion of the plate, and an electronic assembly in communication with at least one sensor. The sensor configured to sense a first operating condition associated with at least one of the set of fluid chambers and the plate. The electronic assembly is configured to define a second operating condition based at least in part on a difference between the first operating condition and a predetermined operating condition. The electronic assembly is configured to send (1) a first signal operable to transition each fluid chamber from a first configuration, associated with the first operating condition, to a second configuration, associated with the second operating condition, and (2) a second signal operable to graphically represent data associated with the second operating condition on a display of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventor: Keith McBride
  • Publication number: 20190216664
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operative coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Joel BEHNKE, Todd CUSHMAN, Erol ERTURK, Arkady GLUKHOVSKY, Kelvin J. HASSELER, Keith MCBRIDE, Moshe OLIM, Perry PAYNE, Kenneth Andrew REGAS, William H. SCHWIEBERT, Daniel Scott WEINSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20190167986
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame, a sensor, and an electric stimulator. The frame is removably couplable to a portion of a limb. The sensor is configured to produce a first signal associated with a gait characteristic at a first time, and a second signal associated with the gait characteristic at a second time, after the first time. The electric stimulator is removably coupled to the frame and is in electrical communication with an electrode assembly and the sensor to receive the first signal substantially at the first time and the second signal substantially at the second time. Based in part on the gait characteristic at the first time, the electric stimulator sends a third signal to the electrode assembly to provide an electric stimulation to a portion of a neuromuscular system of the limb substantially during a time period defined between the first time and the second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady GLUKHOVSKY, Keith MCBRIDE
  • Patent number: 10219960
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operatively coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Behnke, Todd Cushman, Erol Erturk, Arkady Glukhovsky, Kelvin J. Hasseler, Keith McBride, Moshe Olim, Perry Payne, Kenneth A. Regas, William H. Schwiebert, Daniel Scott Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10086196
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame, a sensor, and an electric stimulator. The frame is removably couplable to a portion of a limb. The sensor is configured to produce a first signal associated with a gait characteristic at a first time, and a second signal associated with the gait characteristic at a second time, after the first time. The electric stimulator is removably coupled to the frame and is in electrical communication with an electrode assembly and the sensor to receive the first signal substantially at the first time and the second signal substantially at the second time. Based in part on the gait characteristic at the first time, the electric stimulator sends a third signal to the electrode assembly to provide an electric stimulation to a portion of a neuromuscular system of the limb substantially during a time period defined between the first time and the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Keith McBride
  • Publication number: 20180229070
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a tether configured to be coupled to an attachment device worn by a user to couple the user to the body weight support system. A method of providing gait training includes defining a reference length of the tether when the attachment device is in an initial position and defining a threshold length of the tether. A first amount of body weight support is provided during the gait training as the user moves relative to a surface and the length of the tether is less than the threshold length. A second amount of body weight support is provided during the gait training as the user moves relative to the surface and the length of the tether is greater than the threshold length. The method further includes displaying data associated with the gait training on a display of an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Keith MCBRIDE, Arkady GLUKHOVSKY, Augustine SMITH
  • Publication number: 20180140833
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame, a sensor, and an electric stimulator. The frame is removably couplable to a portion of a limb. The sensor is configured to produce a first signal associated with a gait characteristic at a first time, and a second signal associated with the gait characteristic at a second time, after the first time. The electric stimulator is removably coupled to the frame and is in electrical communication with an electrode assembly and the sensor to receive the first signal substantially at the first time and the second signal substantially at the second time. Based in part on the gait characteristic at the first time, the electric stimulator sends a third signal to the electrode assembly to provide an electric stimulation to a portion of a neuromuscular system of the limb substantially during a time period defined between the first time and the second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady GLUKHOVSKY, Keith MCBRIDE
  • Publication number: 20180036196
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operatively coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Behnke, Todd Cushman, Erol Erturk, Arkady Glukhovsky, Kelvin J. Hasseler, Keith McBride, Moshe Olim, Perry Payne, Kenneth A. Regas, William H. Schwiebert, Daniel Scott Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9867985
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame, a sensor, and an electric stimulator. The frame is removably couplable to a portion of a limb. The sensor is configured to produce a first signal associated with a gait characteristic at a first time, and a second signal associated with the gait characteristic at a second time, after the first time. The electric stimulator is removably coupled to the frame and is in electrical communication with an electrode assembly and the sensor to receive the first signal substantially at the first time and the second signal substantially at the second time. Based in part on the gait characteristic at the first time, the electric stimulator sends a third signal to the electrode assembly to provide an electric stimulation to a portion of a neuromuscular system of the limb substantially during a time period defined between the first time and the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Keith McBride
  • Patent number: 9855177
    Abstract: A system includes a first trolley and a second trolley movably suspended from a support track. The first trolley includes a patient attachment mechanism configured to support a first patient. The first trolley is configured to move relative to the support track. The second trolley includes a patient attachment mechanism configured to support a second patient. The second trolley is configured to move relative to the support track such that the movement of the second trolley is independent of the movement of the first trolley. A collision management assembly is configured to be coupled to one of the first trolley and the second trolley. The collision management assembly includes a bumper that is configured to prevent the first trolley from directly contacting the second trolley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Erol Erturk, Arkady Glukhovsky, Keith McBride, Daniel Scott Weinstein, Tom Smith
  • Patent number: 9839569
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operatively coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MannGroup,LLC
    Inventors: Joel Behnke, Todd Cushman, Erol Erturk, Arkady Glukhovsky, Kelvin J. Hasseler, Keith McBride, Moshe Olim, Perry Payne, Kenneth A. Regas, William H. Schwiebert, Daniel Scott Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20170196752
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operative coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Behnke, Todd Cushman, Erol Erturk, Arkady Glukhovsky, Kelvin J. Hasseler, Keith McBride, Moshe Olim, Perry Payne, Kenneth A. Regas, William H. Schwiebert, Daniel Scott Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9682000
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a trolley, a powered conductor operative coupled to a power supply, and a patient attachment mechanism. The trolley can include a drive system, a control system, and a patient support system. The drive system is movably coupled to a support rail. At least a portion of the control system is physically and electrically coupled to the powered conductor. The patient support mechanism is at least temporarily coupled to the patient attachment mechanism. The control system can control at least a portion of the patient support mechanism based at least in part on a force applied to the patient attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Bioness, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Behnke, Todd Cushman, Erol Erturk, Arkady Glukhovsky, Kelvin J. Hasseler, Keith McBride, Moshe Olim, Perry Payne, Kenneth A. Regas, William H. Schwiebert, Daniel Scott Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20160220869
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plate configured to support a user standing thereon, a set of fluid chambers configured to support at least a portion of the plate, and an electronic assembly in communication with at least one sensor. The sensor configured to sense a first operating condition associated with at least one of the set of fluid chambers and the plate. The electronic assembly is configured to define a second operating condition based at least in part on a difference between the first operating condition and a predetermined operating condition. The electronic assembly is configured to send (1) a first signal operable to transition each fluid chamber from a first configuration, associated with the first operating condition, to a second configuration, associated with the second operating condition, and (2) a second signal operable to graphically represent data associated with the second operating condition on a display of an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventor: Keith McBride
  • Publication number: 20150265834
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame, a sensor, and an electric stimulator. The frame is removably couplable to a portion of a limb. The sensor is configured to produce a first signal associated with a gait characteristic at a first time, and a second signal associated with the gait characteristic at a second time, after the first time. The electric stimulator is removably coupled to the frame and is in electrical communication with an electrode assembly and the sensor to receive the first signal substantially at the first time and the second signal substantially at the second time. Based in part on the gait characteristic at the first time, the electric stimulator sends a third signal to the electrode assembly to provide an electric stimulation to a portion of a neuromuscular system of the limb substantially during a time period defined between the first time and the second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Keith McBride