Patents by Inventor Kelly H. McClure

Kelly H. McClure 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: 20200167547
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for detecting, tracking and recognizing human faces in a visual prosthesis. In a visual prosthesis, the input camera is always higher resolution than the electrode array providing percepts to the subject. It is advantageous to detect, track and recognize human faces. This information can be provided to the subject by highlighting the face in the visual scene, providing auditor or vibratory notice that a human face is in the visual scene, looking up the face in a database to identify and annunciate the name of the person in the visual scene, or otherwise communicate the identity of the person, like providing a custom vibratory pattern corresponding to known individuals (like custom ring tones associated with caller ID) or automatically zooming in on a face to aid the subject in identifying the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil H Talbot, Jerry Ok, Robert J. Greenberg, Gregoire Cosendal, Brian V. Mech, Avraham I Caspi, Fatima Anaflous, Francesco Merlini, Kelly H McClure
  • Patent number: 10625078
    Abstract: A visor for visual stimulation of visually impaired subjects is shown. The visor comprises a frame, a coil, a camera and a mounting system. A connector allows the coil to be positioned along a first direction. A sliding device allows the coil to be positioned along a second direction. Positioning of the visor on a subject's nose allows the coil to be positioned along a third direction. Positioning of the coil along the first, second or third direction is useful to maximize coupling RF coupling between the coil and an internal coil implanted on a subject wearing the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly H. McClure, Richard A. Castro, Sanjay Gaikwad, Da-Yu Chang, Scott M. Loftin, Rongqing Dai, Robert J. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10617868
    Abstract: An implantable device having a biocompatible hermetic package made from a biocompatible electrically non-conductive substrate and a cover bonded to the substrate. In integrated circuit and passive circuits all bonded directly to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Ok, Robert J Greenberg, Neil Hamilton Talbot, James S Little, Rongqing Dai, Jordan Matthew Neysmith, Kelly H McClure
  • Patent number: 10586096
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for detecting, tracking and recognizing human faces in a visual prosthesis. In a visual prosthesis, the input camera is always higher resolution than the electrode array providing percepts to the subject. It is advantageous to detect, track and recognize human faces. Then information can be provided to the subject by highlighting the face in the visual scene, providing auditor or vibratory notice that a human face is in the visual scene, looking up the face in a database to state the name of the person in the visual scene, otherwise communication id like providing a custom vibratory pattern corresponding to known individuals (like custom ring tones associated with caller ID) or automatically zooming in on a face to aid the subject in identifying the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil H Talbot, Jerry Ok, Robert J Greenberg, Gregoire Cosendai, Brian V Mech, Avraham I Caspi, Fatima Anaflous, Francesco Merlini, Kelly H McClure
  • Publication number: 20190314627
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable device with at least one package that houses electronics that receives input data or signals, and optionally, power, from an external system through at least one coil attached to the at least one package, processes the input data and delivers electrical pulses to neural tissue through at least one array of multiple electrodes that is/are attached to the at least one package. The invention, or components thereof, is/are intended to be installed in the head, or on or in the cranium, or on the dura, or on or in the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Brian V. Mech, Kelly H. McClure
  • Publication number: 20180345019
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable device with at least one package that houses electronics that sends and receives data or signals, and optionally power, from an external system through at least one coil attached to the at least one package and processes the data, including recordings of neural activity, and delivers electrical pulses to neural tissue through at least one array of multiple electrodes that is/are attached to the at least one package. The invention, or components thereof, is/are intended to be installed in the head, or on or in the cranium or on the dura, or on or in the brain. Variations of the embodiments depend on the physical locations of the coil(s), package(s) and array(s) with respect to the head, cranium, dura, and brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, David Daomin Zhou, Brian V. Mach, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Rongqing Dai, Richard Agustin Castro, Kelly H. McClure
  • Publication number: 20180345021
    Abstract: Systems of techniques for controlling charge flow during the electrical stimulation of tissue. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a charge setting describing an amount of charge that is to flow during a stimulation pulse that electrically stimulates a tissue, and generating and delivering the stimulation pulse in a manner such that an amount of charge delivered to the tissue during the stimulation pulse accords with the charge setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Rafael Carbunaru, Kelly H. McClure, Jordi Parramon
  • Patent number: 10137303
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable device with at least one package that houses electronics that sends and receives data or signals, and optionally power, from an external system through at least one coil attached to the at least one package and processes the data, including recordings of neural activity, and delivers electrical pulses to neural tissue through at least one array of multiple electrodes that is/are attached to the at least one package. The device is adapted to electrocorticographic (ECoG) and local field potential (LFP) signals. The output signals provide control for a motor prosthesis and the inputs signals provide sensory feedback for the motor prosthesis. The invention, or components thereof, is/are intended to be installed in the head, or on or in the cranium or on the dura, or on or in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Greenberg, David Daomin Zhou, Brian V Mech, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Rongqing Dai, Richard Agustin Castro, Kelly H. McClure
  • Patent number: 10105263
    Abstract: A visual prosthesis apparatus and a method for limiting power consumption in a visual prosthesis apparatus. The visual prosthesis apparatus comprises a camera for capturing a video image, a video processing unit associated with the camera, the video processing unit configured to convert the video image to stimulation patterns, and a retinal stimulation system configured to stop stimulating neural tissue in a subject's eye based on the stimulation patterns when an error is detected in a forward telemetry received from the video processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Kelly H McClure, Arup Roy
  • Patent number: 10065039
    Abstract: Systems of techniques for controlling charge flow during the electrical stimulation of tissue. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a charge setting describing an amount of charge that is to flow during a stimulation pulse that electrically stimulates a tissue, and generating and delivering the stimulation pulse in a manner such that an amount of charge delivered to the tissue during the stimulation pulse accords with the charge setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Carbunaru, Kelly H. McClure, Jordi Parramon
  • Patent number: 10052478
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable device with at least one package that houses electronics that receives input data or signals, and optionally, power, from an external system through at least one coil attached to the at least one package, processes the input data and delivers electrical pulses to neural tissue through at least one array of multiple electrodes that is/are attached to the at least one package. The invention, or components thereof, is/are intended to be installed in the head, or on or in the cranium, or on the dura, or on or in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Greenberg, Brian V Mech, Kelly H McClure
  • Patent number: 10055827
    Abstract: Digital image filters and related methods for image contrast enhancement are disclosed. According to one aspect of the method, an invariant brightness level is initially determined. For each pixel of an input image, the invariant brightness level is subtracted from the input brightness of the pixel. The resulting value is multiplied with a contrast adjustment constant. After that, the invariant brightness level is added. Further aspects of the method can involve histogram equalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chunhong Zhou, Arup Roy, Kelly H. McClure
  • Patent number: 10052481
    Abstract: A visual prosthesis apparatus and a method for providing artificial vision are disclosed in the present disclosure. The visual prosthesis apparatus comprises a camera for capturing a video image, a video processing unit configured to convert the video image to stimulation patterns, and a retinal stimulation system configured stimulate neural tissue in a subjects eye based on the stimulation patterns. An artificial vision may be provided by capturing a video image, converting the video image to stimulation patterns, and stimulating neural tissue in a subjects eye based on the stimulation patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly H. McClure, Arup Roy, Sumit Yadav, Richard Agustin Castro, Susan McCord
  • Patent number: 9919156
    Abstract: The present invention is a wireless transmission system for a prosthetic apparatus including a mounting system to be worn on a body, a wound wire transmission coil mounted to the mounting system and sending a stimulation signal, an implantable receiving coil receiving the stimulation signal and connected to a hermetic electronics package, an implantable telemetry transmitting coil connected to the hermetic electronics package, and a telemetry receiving coil printed on a printed circuit board, mounted to the mounting system and receiving the telemetry signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly H McClure, Richard A Castro, Arup Roy, Scott Loftin, Rongqing Dai, Robert J Greenberg, Sumit Yadav
  • Patent number: 9861809
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a flexible circuit electrode array comprising: a polymer base layer; metal traces deposited on said polymer base layer, including electrodes suitable to stimulate neural tissue; a polymer top layer deposited on said polymer base layer and said metal traces; and at least one support embedded in said array. The disclosure further relates to a flexible circuit electrode array comprising: a polymer base layer; metal traces deposited on said polymer base layer, including electrodes suitable to stimulate neural tissue; a polymer top layer deposited on said polymer base layer and said metal traces; and a folded flexible circuit cable connecting the electrode array with an interconnection pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Eugene de Juan, Mark S. Humayun, Kelly H. McClure, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Jordan Matthew Neysmith, Brian V. Mech, James Singleton Little, Mohamed Khaldi
  • Patent number: 9821160
    Abstract: The present invention is a new configuration for the external portion of a visual prosthesis in the form of a visor or glasses, including a frame supported by a user's nose and ears. The video processing unit is adapted to be connected by temple portions of the visor and rest on the user's upper back behind the user's neck, or behind the user's head. Controls for the video processor are on one or both temple portions of the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Arup Roy, Robert J. Greenberg, Kelly H. McClure, Sanjay Gaikwad, Timothy M. Nugent
  • Patent number: 9795786
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a saliency-based apparatus and methods for visual prostheses. A saliency-based component processes video data output by a digital signal processor before the video data are input to the retinal stimulator. In a saliency-based method, an intensity stream is extracted from an input image, feature maps based on the intensity stream are developed, plural most salient regions of the input image are detected and one of the regions is selected as a highest saliency region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Alan Horsager, Mark S. Humayun, Kelly H. McClure, Matthew J. McMahon, Peter Meilstrup, Neha Parikh, Arup Roy, James D. Weiland, Chunhong Zhou
  • Publication number: 20170296808
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an implantable device with at least one package that houses electronics that receives input data or signals, and optionally, power, from an external system through at least one coil attached to the at least one package, processes the input data and delivers electrical pulses to neural tissue through at least one array of multiple electrodes that is/are attached to the at least one package. The invention, or components thereof, is/are intended to be installed in the head, or on or in the cranium, or on the dura, or on or in the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Brian V. Mech, Kelly H. McClure
  • Publication number: 20170291028
    Abstract: An implantable device having a biocompatible hermetic package made from a biocompatible electrically non-conductive substrate and a cover bonded to the substrate. In integrated circuit and passive circuits all bonded directly to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry Ok, Robert J. Greenberg, Neil hamilton Talbot, James S. Little, Rongqing Dai, Jordan Matthew Neysmith, Kelly H. McClure
  • Patent number: 9782596
    Abstract: A system and method for modifying the parameters of an implantable medical device includes an implantable medical device that communicates with a remote control device that, in turn, communicates through the browser of a computer or any other device capable of using mark-up language protocol. The computer optionally communicates with other computers and/or devices through a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: George Vamos, Kelly H. McClure