Patents by Inventor Michael Howard James

Michael Howard James 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: 20180271500
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Howard JAMES, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Publication number: 20160030011
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Howard JAMES, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Patent number: 9155523
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Patent number: 9155522
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Publication number: 20150144488
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for electrophoretic or electrophoretically assisted enrichment of sperm cells along a channel placed between two chambers. According to certain preferred embodiments, the methods and apparatuses may be used, simultaneous to sperm cell enrichment for the separation of said sperm cells from a pre-treatment chemical compound with which they have been contacted to improve their fertilization ability when subsequently used, for example, in intrauterine insemination or another method of insemination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Howard James
  • Publication number: 20150037864
    Abstract: A process for separating sperm cells from a chemical compound by electrophoresis comprising subjecting the sperm cells to an electric potential between a cathode and an anode such that the sperm cells are separated from the chemical compound, and related methods including methods of using said sperm cells in intrauterine insemination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Howard James
  • Publication number: 20130310704
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Fertility Focus Limited
    Inventors: Michael Howard JAMES, Toby Grahame KNOWLES
  • Publication number: 20130296735
    Abstract: Methods of detecting and predicting ovulation and a period of fertility include determining a series of measures indicative of the basal body temperature of a female human user to identify a temperature change event. The method includes obtaining, within a first 24 hour period, a plurality of first readings of the temperature of the female human user at intervals over a first extended period of at least an hour. The plurality of first readings are then processed to determine at least one first representative temperature reading representative of the basal body temperature of the user for the first extended period and the at least one first representative temperature reading is stored. The method is repeated for at least second and third 24 hour periods and the representative temperature readings are provided for analysis to identify a temperature change event for the female human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Howard JAMES, Toby Grahame KNOWLES
  • Patent number: 8496597
    Abstract: A method of providing information relating to the fertility of a female mammal comprising the steps of: (i) taking multiple temperature readings from the female mammal during an extended period; (ii) identifying and disregarding temperature readings having one or more characteristics of irrelevant or faulty data; (iii) obtaining one or several representative temperature values for the extended period; (iv) repeating steps (i) to (iii) over multiple extended periods; (v) analyzing the representative temperature values obtained over multiple extended periods for one or more patterns in the representative temperature values indicative or predictive of ovulation in order to provide information relating to the fertility of the female mammal to a user, wherein the representative temperature values are not the maximum or minimum temperature readings obtained for the extended period; and related uses and apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fertility Focus Limited
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles
  • Publication number: 20090326410
    Abstract: A method of providing information relating to the fertility of a female mammal comprising the steps of: (i) taking multiple temperature readings from the female mammal during an extended period; (ii) identifying and disregarding temperature readings having one or more characteristics of irrelevant or faulty data; (iii) obtaining one or several representative temperature values for the extended period; (iv) repeating steps (i) to (iii) over multiple extended periods; (v) analysing the representative temperature values obtained over multiple extended periods for one or more patterns in the representative temperature values indicative or predictive of ovulation in order to provide information relating to the fertility of the female mammal to a user, wherein the representative temperature values are not the maximum or minimum temperature readings obtained for the extended period; and related uses and apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: FERTILITY FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Howard James, Toby Grahame Knowles