Patents by Inventor Matthew D. Tarler

Matthew D. Tarler 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: 10226591
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a system, method, and device for treating sleep disorders. The present invention is particularly useful in the delivery of carbon dioxide (CO2) to a subject and in the treatment of sleep apnea. Furthermore, integration of components with various sensors and apparatuses associated therewith and attached thereto preferably complete a rebreathing circuit in the present invention. In various embodiments of the present invention where the above components are integrated as a rebreathing circuit, a subject is both the source and recipient of a controlled concentration of carbon dioxide. In such embodiments, treatment of sleep disorders becomes much more efficient and effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew D. Tarler
  • Patent number: 9696228
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a sensor for simultaneously measuring both normal and shear forces applied to the sensor, and further a statically responsive sensor for measuring shear forces. The present invention further includes a method of designing an object or a device using these sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Great Lakes Neurotechnologies Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew D. Tarler
  • Patent number: 9693732
    Abstract: The present invention is related, in general, to an electrode patch and/or a wireless system for measuring the physiological condition of a subject, and more particularly to an electrode patch for ECG monitoring. The present invention further includes a method of sensing, analyzing and/or transmitting or relaying a physiological signal. The wireless system and/or electrode patch of the present invention is preferably lightweight and compact. The electrode patch preferably additionally provides a low, power system for extended battery life and use. The electrode patch and wireless system of the present invention still further preferably allows for good and reliable measurement of physiological signals form the subject. The electrode patch is still preferably simple to apply as a single patch, but versatile enough to be reconfigured as more than one patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew D Tarler
  • Patent number: 8956176
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a connector for a lead wire for a electrode. The present invention is further related to the use of a connection element to provide mechanical and electrical connections with a physiological electrode. The present invention is further related to the use of a helical connection element to provide mechanical and electrical connections with the node of a physiological electrode. In various embodiments, the invention comprises an expander that can stretch the connection element so that it may fit over the head of a male connector of an electrode and release to secure the connection element around the neck of the male connector of the electrode. When secured to the electrode, the connection element preferably makes contact with the electrode at multiple points in order to increase electrical connectivity with the electrode and decrease mechanical force in a single direction on the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew D. Tarler
  • Patent number: 5964702
    Abstract: A self-curling elongate non-conductive sheet (A) defines a helical cuff electrode (10). A plurality of contact members (40) are linearly disposed along a direction (C) between a first layer (30) and a second layer (32) of laminated elastomeric material. The first layer is stretched along direction (F) oblique to the direction (C) before lamination such that the cuff electrode is elastomerically biased to curl into a helix. Windows (50) are defined in the elastomeric first layer (31) and bonding layer (34) to provide for electrical conduction between the contact members (40) and the nerve tissue (60) about which the cuff is wrapped. Method steps for endoscopic implantation of the cuff electrode (10) include flattening and then sliding the cuff from a carrier (100), the cuff helically self-wrapping around the nerve as it is urged from the carrier held stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Warren M. Grill, Jr., Matthew D. Tarler, John T. Mortimer
  • Patent number: 5689877
    Abstract: A self-curling elongate non-conductive sheet (A) defines a helical cuff electrode (10). A plurality of contact members (40) are linearly disposed along a direction (C) between a first layer (30) and a second layer (32) of laminated elastomeric material. The first layer is stretched along direction (F) oblique to the direction (C) before lamination such that the cuff electrode is elastomerically biased to curl into a helix. Windows (50) are defined in the elastomeric first layer (31) and bonding layer (34) to provide for electrical conduction between the contact members (40) and the nerve tissue (60) about which the cuff is wrapped. Method steps for endoscopic implantation of the cuff electrode (10) include flattening and then sliding the cuff from a carrier (100), the cuff helically self-wrapping around the nerve as it is urged from the carrier held stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Warren M. Grill, Jr., Matthew D. Tarler, John T. Mortimer
  • Patent number: 5505201
    Abstract: A self-curling elongate non-conductive sheet (A) defines a helical cuff electrode (10). A plurality of contact members (40) are linearly disposed along a direction (C) between a first layer (30) and a second layer (32) of laminated elastomeric material. The first layer is stretched along direction (F) oblique to the direction (C) before lamination such that the cuff electrode is elastomerically biased to curl into a helix. Windows (50) are defined in the elastomeric first layer (31) and bonding layer (34) to provide for electrical conduction between the contact members (40) and the nerve tissue (60) about which the cuff is wrapped. Method steps for endoscopic implantation of the cuff electrode (10) include flattening and then sliding the cuff from a carrier (100), the cuff helically self-wrapping around the nerve as it is urged from the carrier held stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Warren M. Grill, Jr., Matthew D. Tarler, John T. Mortimer