Patents by Inventor Laura Tyler Perryman

Laura Tyler Perryman 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: 20240216699
    Abstract: An ear-piece assembly includes (i) an antenna portion enclosing a transmitting antenna configured to send one or more input signals containing electrical energy to a passive implantable neural stimulator device such that the passive implantable neural stimulator generates one or more stimulation pulses suitable for stimulating a neural structure in the craniofacial region solely using the electrical energy in the input signals; and (ii) an enclosure coupled to the antenna portion, wherein enclosure is sized and shaped to be mounted on a helix portion of an ear such that, when worn by a patient, weight from the enclosure is distributed over the helix portion of the ear for the enclosure to rest thereon, wherein the enclosure comprises (i) a controller module configured to provide the one or more input signals to the transmitting antenna, and (ii) a battery adapted to provide energy to the ear-piece assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad David Andresen, Graham Patrick Greene
  • Publication number: 20240216689
    Abstract: An implantable wireless lead includes an enclosure, the enclosure housing: one or more electrodes configured to apply one or more electrical pulses to a neural tissue; a first antenna configured to: receive, from a second antenna and through electrical radiative coupling, an input signal containing electrical energy, the second antenna being physically separate from the implantable neural stimulator lead; one or more circuits electrically connected to the first antenna, the circuits configured to: create the one or more electrical pulses suitable for stimulation of the neural tissue using the electrical energy contained in the input signal; and supply the one or more electrical pulses to the one or more electrodes, wherein the enclosure is shaped and arranged for delivery into a subject's body through an introducer or a needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Patrick Larson, Chad Andresen
  • Patent number: 12017080
    Abstract: An implantable electronic device includes a flexible circuit board, one or more circuit components attached to the flexible circuit board and configured to convert electrical energy into electrical pulses, and one or more electrodes attached to the flexible circuit board without cables connecting the electrodes to each other or to the flexible circuit board, the one or more electrodes configured to apply the electrical pulses to a tissue adjacent the implantable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: CURONIX LLC
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Graham Patrick Greene, Benjamin Speck, Patrick Larson, Paul Lombard
  • Publication number: 20240123237
    Abstract: A device for implantation in a patient may include an electrode arrays configured to apply at least one electrical pulse to an excitable tissue, the electrode array including at least one electrode; connector contacts, each integrally wired to a particular electrode array, each configured to drive the at least one electrode of the particular electrode array integrally wired thereto with the at least one electrical pulse; a first antenna configured to: receive, from a second antenna and through electrical radiative coupling, an input signal containing electrical energy, the second antenna located outside the patient's body; and one or more circuits electrically connected to the first antenna and the connector contacts, the circuits configured to: create the one or more electrical pulses suitable for stimulation of the excitable tissue by using the electrical energy contained in the input signal; and supply the one or more electrical pulses to the connector contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad David Andresen
  • Patent number: 11955734
    Abstract: A slotted patch antenna used to generate polarized radio frequency fields in media having high permittivity. The slotted patch antenna may include a plurality of conductor layers, each being electrically coupled through a capacitive layer. The layers may contain pluralities of slots that form pluralities of conductor segments. The feed conductors carrying radio frequency signals may be capacitively coupled to intermediate conductors. The slotted patch antenna may include tuning conductor segments and slots. The slotted patch antenna may include conductor segments and slots that control current paths, internal field distributions, transmitted field distributions, and direction of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Uro Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Lebaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 11938321
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a metal layer configured to emit linearly polarized electromagnetic energy to a receiving antenna implanted underneath a subject's skin; and a feed port configured to connect the antenna assembly to a signal generator such that the antenna assembly receives an input signal from the signal generator and then transmits the input signal to the receiving dipole antenna, wherein the antenna assembly is less than 200 um in thickness, and wherein the metal layer is operable as a dipole antenna with a reflection ratio of at least 6 dB, the reflection ratio corresponding to a ratio of a transmission power of the antenna assembly in transmitting the input signal and a reflection power seen by the antenna assembly resulting from electromagnetic emission of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: CURONIX LLC
    Inventors: Chad David Andresen, Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 11872400
    Abstract: An implantable wireless lead includes an enclosure, the enclosure housing: one or more electrodes configured to apply one or more electrical pulses to a neural tissue; a first antenna configured to: receive, from a second antenna and through electrical radiative coupling, an input signal containing electrical energy, the second antenna being physically separate from the implantable neural stimulator lead; one or more circuits electrically connected to the first antenna, the circuits configured to: create the one or more electrical pulses suitable for stimulation of the neural tissue using the electrical energy contained in the input signal; and supply the one or more electrical pulses to the one or more electrodes, wherein the enclosure is shaped and arranged for delivery into a subject's body through an introducer or a needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Curonix LLC
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Patrick Larson, Chad Andresen
  • Patent number: 11857796
    Abstract: Some implementations provide an implantable wirelessly powered device for implantation in a patient's body, the device including: electrode arrays configured to apply at least one electrical pulse to an excitable tissue, each electrode array including at least one electrode; two or more connector contacts, each integrally wired to a particular electrode array, each configured to drive the at least one electrode of the particular electrode array integrally wired thereto with the at least one electrical pulse and to set a polarity for each of the at least one electrode of the particular electrode array integrally wired thereto; a first antenna configured to: receive, from a second antenna and through electrical radiative coupling, an input signal containing electrical energy as well as polarity assignment information, the second antenna located outside the patient's body; and one or more circuits electrically connected to the first antenna and the connector contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Curonix LLC
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad David Andresen
  • Publication number: 20230405341
    Abstract: An implementation provides a system that includes: a control module including a first antenna, the control module configured to generate a first radio frequency (RF) signal and transmit the first RF signal using the first antenna; an implantable lead module including a second antenna and at least one electrode configured to stimulate excitable tissue of a subject; and a relay module configured to receive the first RF signal; generate a second RF signal based on the first RF signal, the second RF signal encoding a stimulus waveform to be applied by the at least one electrodes of the implantable lead module to stimulate the excitable tissue of the subject; and transmit the second RF signal to the implantable lead module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad Andresen
  • Patent number: 11844951
    Abstract: An ear-piece assembly includes (i) an antenna portion enclosing a transmitting antenna configured to send one or more input signals containing electrical energy to a passive implantable neural stimulator device such that the passive implantable neural stimulator generates one or more stimulation pulses suitable for stimulating a neural structure in the craniofacial region solely using the electrical energy in the input signals; and (ii) an enclosure coupled to the antenna portion, wherein enclosure is sized and shaped to be mounted on a helix portion of an ear such that, when worn by a patient, weight from the enclosure is distributed over the helix portion of the ear for the enclosure to rest thereon, wherein the enclosure comprises (i) a controller module configured to provide the one or more input signals to the transmitting antenna, and (ii) a battery adapted to provide energy to the ear-piece assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Curonix LLC
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad David Andresen, Graham Patrick Greene
  • Publication number: 20230398363
    Abstract: Implementations provide a method that includes: placing a controller device over a surface region of the patient where the implantable wireless stimulation device has been implanted; configuring the controller device to (i) monitor a return loss representing electrical power reflected from the implantable wireless stimulation device to the controller device; (ii) compute a first path loss metric based on a first monitored return loss when the controller device is place over a first location within the surface region; (iii) compute a second path loss metric based on a second monitored return loss when the controller device is over a second location within the surface region; and (iv) generate a feedback to an operator to indicate whether the second path loss is smaller than the first path loss such that the controller device is placed at a location with more electrical energy non-inductively transferred to the implantable wireless stimulation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Patrick Larson, Richard LeBaron
  • Patent number: 11831070
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes: a wearable antenna including a conductive signal layer having a radiating surface; a feed conductive layer; and an insulating layer in between the conductive signal layer and the feed conductive layer, and wherein the conductive signal layer, the feed conductive layer, and the insulating layer are fabric-based, wherein the wearable antenna is shaped and sized to be embedded in a subject's clothing with sufficient flexibility to be stretched and bent as the subject implanted with a passive implantable stimulator device maintains routine daily activities, and wherein the wearable antenna is electrically tuned and configured to have the radiating surface of the conductive signal layer facing the subject's skin and a feed point of the feed conductive layer connecting to a controller such that the wearable antenna is non-inductively coupled to the implanted passive stimulator device to supply power the passive implantable stimulator device wirelessly and non-inductively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Curonix LLC
    Inventors: Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Publication number: 20230330423
    Abstract: A headset for positioning an electronic device against a head of a patient includes a flexible frame configured to surround a portion of the head, the flexible frame defining an interior channel and an exterior slot, a curved structure configured to grasp an ear of the patient, the curved structure being movable within the interior channel of the flexible frame for accommodating a size of the head, and a mount including a support base to which the electronic device can be attached, the mount being slidable along the exterior slot of the flexible frame to position the electronic device along the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad David Andresen
  • Publication number: 20230302283
    Abstract: A wearable device for facilitating neurophysiological treatment of a patient harboring an implanted neural stimulator is provided. The wearable device includes a transmitting antenna configured to accept one or more input signals and to transmit one or more electromagnetic signals to a neural stimulator that is implanted in a patient's body. The wearable device further includes a control circuitry configured to provide the one or more input signals to the transmitting antenna. The wearable device further includes a battery that provides electrical power to at least the control circuitry. The wearable device is configured to be worn outside the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Elizabeth Greene, Chad Andresen
  • Publication number: 20230293895
    Abstract: A wearable assembly is configured to generate electrical pulses for transmission to an implanted tissue stimulator. The wearable assembly includes a wearable docking device, a plug-in device configured to mate with the wearable docking device, and a pulse generation module. The pulse generation module includes first internal electronics configured to generate the electrical pulses and located within the wearable docking device or within the plug-in device and second internal electronics providing a power source for the first internal electronics and located within the wearable docking device or within the plug-in device. The wearable assembly further includes a pulse transmission cable for transmitting the electrical pulses to a transmission antenna positioned adjacent the implanted tissue stimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Nick Marinos, Chad David Andresen, Oscar Steven Gil, William Szatkiewicz, Benjamin Speck, Elizabeth Greene, Scott Berkeley Sidwell
  • Publication number: 20230277847
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a metal layer configured to emit linearly polarized electromagnetic energy to a receiving antenna implanted underneath a subject's skin; and a feed port configured to connect the antenna assembly to a signal generator such that the antenna assembly receives an input signal from the signal generator and then transmits the input signal to the receiving dipole antenna, wherein the antenna assembly is less than 200 um in thickness, and wherein the metal layer is operable as a dipole antenna with a reflection ratio of at least 6 dB, the reflection ratio corresponding to a ratio of a transmission power of the antenna assembly in transmitting the input signal and a reflection power seen by the antenna assembly resulting from electromagnetic emission of the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Chad David Andresen, Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 11745020
    Abstract: An implementation provides a system that includes: a control module including a first antenna, the control module configured to generate a first radio frequency (RF) signal and transmit the first RF signal using the first antenna; an implantable lead module including a second antenna and at least one electrode configured to stimulate excitable tissue of a subject; and a relay module configured to receive the first RF signal; generate a second RF signal based on the first RF signal, the second RF signal encoding a stimulus waveform to be applied by the at least one electrodes of the implantable lead module to stimulate the excitable tissue of the subject; and transmit the second RF signal to the implantable lead module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Curonix LLC
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad Andresen
  • Patent number: 11745019
    Abstract: Implementations provide a method that includes: placing a controller device over a surface region of the patient where the implantable wireless stimulation device has been implanted; configuring the controller device to (i) monitor a return loss representing electrical power reflected from the implantable wireless stimulation device to the controller device; (ii) compute a first path loss metric based on a first monitored return loss when the controller device is place over a first location within the surface region; (iii) compute a second path loss metric based on a second monitored return loss when the controller device is over a second location within the surface region; and (iv) generate a feedback to an operator to indicate whether the second path loss is smaller than the first path loss such that the controller device is placed at a location with more electrical energy non-inductively transferred to the implantable wireless stimulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: CURONIX LLC
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Patrick Larson, Richard LeBaron
  • Patent number: 11672488
    Abstract: A wirelessly powered implantable stimulator device includes one or more antenna configured to receive an input signal non-inductively from an external antenna, the input signal containing (i) electrical energy to operate the implantable stimulator device and (ii) configuration data according to which a pulse-density modulation (PDM) encoded stimulus waveform signal is retrieved to synthesize a desired stimulation waveform; a circuit coupled to the one or more antenna; and one or more electrodes coupled to the circuit and configured to apply the desired stimulation waveform to neural tissue, wherein the circuit is configured to: rectify the input signal received at the one or more antennas non-inductively; extract the electrical energy and the configuration data from the input signal; and in accordance with the extracted configuration data, retrieve the pulse-density modulation (PDM) signal to synthesize the desired stimulation waveform therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Bertan Bakkaloglu, Chad David Andresen
  • Patent number: 11672990
    Abstract: A headset for positioning an electronic device against a head of a patient includes a flexible frame configured to surround a portion of the head, the flexible frame defining an interior channel and an exterior slot, a curved structure configured to grasp an ear of the patient, the curved structure being movable within the interior channel of the flexible frame for accommodating a size of the head, and a mount including a support base to which the electronic device can be attached, the mount being slidable along the exterior slot of the flexible frame to position the electronic device along the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Laura Tyler Perryman, Chad David Andresen