Patents by Inventor MARTHA HALL

MARTHA HALL 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: 20230284709
    Abstract: Garments for concealing male genitalia of a wearer, the garment having a compressible region configured to be disposed over the genitalia of the wearer. Adjustment of tensile forces exerted on the compressible region resolve to compression forces exerted by the compressible region on the wearer's genitalia. Embodiments include garments having a primary portion and a connector portion configured to connect a front portion to a back portion, the connector having an adjustable length between a connection to the front portion and connection to the back portion, wherein adjustment of the length is used for adjusting the tensile forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: University of Delaware
    Inventors: Martha Hall, Haobo Zhang, Caitlin Dyes
  • Publication number: 20230270972
    Abstract: A monitoring system for use with a human simulator for simulating interaction between a human baby and a bonded human and method of operating thereof are disclosed. The simulator comprises a housing having an outer layer configured to contact the baby, the housing having a surface contoured to simulate a torso of the bonded human; a respiration simulation system configured to simulate a respiration motion of the bonded human; and a heartbeat simulation system configured to simulate a heartbeat of the bonded human. The monitoring system comprises a smart device having a first communication interface; one or more sensors for detecting one or more biological parameters of the bonded human; at least one processor programmed with machine readable instructions to activate the sensor(s) and to transmit a signal corresponding to the detected biological parameters from the first communication interface to a second communication interface connected to the simulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: University of Delaware
    Inventors: Martha Hall, Gabriella Zarlenga
  • Publication number: 20170347721
    Abstract: Conductive thread stitched stretch sensors are described. The conductive thread stitched stretch sensors include a textile configured to stretch in at least one dimension and a conductive thread having a resistance between a first point and a second point stitched to the textile in a stitch geometry, the stitch geometry configured to stretch the conductive thread as the textile is stretched in the at least one dimension such that the resistance of the conductive thread increases between the first point and the second point due to elongation of the conductive thread as the textile is stretched. Also described are garments including conductive thread stitched stretch sensors and methods for making such sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017