Patents by Inventor Michael R. Swenson

Michael R. Swenson 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: 20180293355
    Abstract: A method, computing system and computer program product are provided. A group of connected devices are formed from at least some multiple connected devices. A computing system receives current usage data for a person from the group of connected devices with respect to activities. The computing system compares the current usage data with a baseline for the person to produce change data and applies an analytic analysis to the change data to determine a health concern for the person. A notification is provided when the change data exceeds a predetermined threshold with respect to the baseline. In another embodiment, a group of connected devices is managed by excluding, from the group, a connected device that contributes to false positive data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Taylor F. Allison, Al Chakra, Michael R. Swenson, Li-An Yu
  • Patent number: 5961448
    Abstract: A virtual medical instrument (VMI) system comprises data storage for storing input diagnostic test protocols for two or more of EEG, EKG, EMG/NCV, PFT, CMG, EP, ENG, visual acuity, visual field, limb dynometric and audiogram testing. The VMI system includes a universal interface having a number of electrical contacts and sets of electrical conduits associated with the different stored diagnostic test protocols. A selector enables a system user to select any one of the stored diagnostic test protocols for conducting on a patient. The system is constructed to enable the selected diagnostic test protocol to be performed on a patient after the corresponding set of electrical conduits are connected to the universal interface contacts and to the patient. Further included is an electrical signal generator connected to the universal interface for providing electrical signals to the patent if such electric signals are required by the selected test protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: CMED, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Swenson, Gregory R. Holland
  • Patent number: 5776057
    Abstract: A virtual medical instrument (VMI) system comprises data storage for storing input diagnostic test protocols for two or more of EEG, EKG, EMG/NCV, PFT, CMG, EP, ENG, visual acuity, visual field, limb dynometric and audiogram testing. The VMI system includes a universal interface having a number of electrical contacts and sets of electrical conduits associated with the different stored diagnostic test protocols. A selector enables a system user to select any one of the stored diagnostic test protocols for conducting on a patient. The system is constructed to enable the selected diagnostic test protocol to be performed on a patient after the corresponding set of electrical conduits are connected to the universal interface contacts and to the patient. Further included is an electrical signal generator connected to the universal interface for providing electrical signals to the patent if such electric signals are required by the selected test protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: CMeD, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Swenson, Gregory R. Holland
  • Patent number: 5666963
    Abstract: Losses in nerve sensation are detected, and the affected nerves identified, by a hand-held device which is drawn, and preferably rolled, over the surface of a subject's skin. The surface on the device which contacts the subject's skin is made of a high thermal conductivity material, and when the device is at room temperature, a cooling sensation is experienced by the subject except in those regions where nerve sensation is abnormally low. The device is thus useful in delineating the regions of nerve sensation loss, as a useful step in monitoring certain disease conditions. The device also finds utility as a tool for cold massage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael R. Swenson, Robert Healey
  • Patent number: 5623925
    Abstract: A virtual medical instrument (VMI) system comprises data storage for storing input diagnostic test protocols for two or more of EEG, EKG, EMG/NCV, PFT, CMG, EP, ENG, visual acuity, visual field, limb dynometric and audiogram testing. The VMI system includes a universal interface having a number of electrical contacts and sets of electrical conduits associated with the different stored diagnostic test protocols. A selector enables a system user to select any one of the stored diagnostic test protocols for conducting on a patient. The system is constructed to enable the selected diagnostic test protocol to be performed on a patient after the corresponding set of electrical conduits are connected to the universal interface contacts and to the patient. Further included is an electrical signal generator connected to the universal interface for providing electrical signals to the patent if such electric signals are required by the selected test protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: CMeD, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Swenson, Gregory R. Holland