Patents by Inventor Paul G. Angott

Paul G. Angott 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: 10052085
    Abstract: A diagnostic assembly (30, 320) and method for detecting a presence of cancer in a breast of a patient. The diagnostic assembly (20, 320) comprises a frame (22, 322), at least one cold bar (26, 326, 426) supported by the frame (22, 322) for receiving a hand of the patient, and a temperature controller (72) in communication with the cold bar (26, 326, 426) to maintain a constant temperature of the cold bar (26, 326, 426). The method comprises the steps of cooling at least one hand of the patient and recording a test thermal image of the breast of the patient after the hand of the patient has been cooled. The step of cooling the hand of the patient includes receiving the hand of the patient on the cold bar (26, 326, 426) to transfer heat from the hand of the patient to the cold bar (26, 326, 426), and maintaining the cold bar (26, 326, 426) at a preselected temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: First Sense Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Angott, Richard Farkas, Ajay Mudunuri, Steven Henke
  • Patent number: 10045698
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus (20) for detecting a presence of breast cancer in a patient disposed in a testing position. The diagnostic apparatus (20) includes a housing (44) and a camera assembly (58) that is supported by the housing (44) for recording images of the breasts of the patient. A rail (76) is supported by and extends from the housing (44) and terminates at a pair of rail ends (80). A trolley (88) interconnects the camera assembly (58) and the rail (76) and is slideable along said rail (76) for providing movement of the camera assembly (58) along the rail (76) between the rail ends (80) for allowing the camera assembly (58) to consecutively record images at different positions along the rail (76) and to record images of the lymph nodes of the patient when the camera assembly (58) is disposed adjacent to the rail ends (80) in alignment with the sides of the breasts of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: First Sense Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Angott, Pavan Vempaty, Steven Henke, Ajay Mudunuri
  • Patent number: 9770175
    Abstract: A method of examining breasts of a patient in an examination room to detect for potential breast cancer includes sliding a camera assembly along a rail between a pair of rail ends on a horizontal plane between a plurality of positions. A plurality of control thermographic images and a plurality of test thermographic images are recorded during the sliding movement to allow the camera assembly to consecutively record the control and test thermographic images of breasts of the patient from each of the plurality of positions. The camera assembly is slid to first and second optimal positions that are each disposed adjacent to one of the rail ends and in alignment with first and second sides of the breasts of the patient to capture images of the lymph nodes on the sides of the breasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: First Sense Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Angott, Pavan Vempaty, Steven Henke, Ajay Mudunuri
  • Publication number: 20150305652
    Abstract: A multi-modality breast cancer test assembly (20) of the type for detecting the position of potential breast cancer by performing thermography and optical spectroscopy and ultrasound tests (64). A contour recorder (108) takes and stores a contour-shape of the breast and a first contour analysis program (110) analyzes the contour-shape to generate and store a 3D model (112) of the breast having at least one testing coordinate (114) relative to a mass of the breast. At least one diagnostic program (122, 124, 126) initiates the diagnostic tests (60, 62, 64) at the at least one testing coordinate (114) and a data analysis program (128) analyzes the spatial interrelationship of said tests (60, 62, 64) at said testing coordinate (114) to detect the spatial position of a potential breast cancer within the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Publication number: 20150257650
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus (20) for detecting a presence of breast cancer in a patient disposed in a testing position. The diagnostic apparatus (20) includes a housing (44) and a camera assembly (58) that is supported by the housing (44) for recording images of the breasts of the patient. A rail (76) is supported by and extends from the housing (44) and terminates at a pair of rail ends (80). A trolley (88) interconnects the camera assembly (58) and the rail (76) and is slideable along said rail (76) for providing movement of the camera assembly (58) along the rail (76) between the rail ends (80) for allowing the camera assembly (58) to consecutively record images at different positions along the rail (76) and to record images of the lymph nodes of the patient when the camera assembly (58) is disposed adjacent to the rail ends (80) in alignment with the sides of the breasts of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Paul G. Angott, Pavan Vempaty, Steven Henke, Ajay Mudunuri
  • Publication number: 20150257651
    Abstract: A method of examining breasts of a patient in an examination room to detect for potential breast cancer includes sliding a camera assembly along a rail between a pair of rail ends on a horizontal plane between a plurality of positions. A plurality of control thermographic images and a plurality of test thermographic images are recorded during the sliding movement to allow the camera assembly to consecutively record the control and test thermographic images of breasts of the patient from each of the plurality of positions. The camera assembly is slid to first and second optimal positions that are each disposed adjacent to one of the rail ends and in alignment with first and second sides of the breasts of the patient to capture images of the lymph nodes on the sides of the breasts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Paul G. Angott, Pavan Vempaty, Steven Henke, Ajay Mudunuri
  • Patent number: 9101262
    Abstract: A method of detecting the position of potential cancer in a breast of a patient using a contour recorder (108) and a plurality of diagnostic tests (60, 62, 64) and a computer (46) having a processor (48) and a memory (50). The method begins by imaging and storing a contour-shape of the breast, followed by analyzing the contour shape to generate and store a 3D model (112) of the breast having at least one testing coordinate (114) relative to the breast. The method proceeds by performing a plurality of diagnostic tests (60, 62, 64) each having a different modality at the testing coordinate (114), and then analyzing the interrelationship of the plurality of diagnostic tests (60, 62, 64) at the testing coordinate (114) to detect the spatial position of a potential breast cancer within the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: First Sense Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Patent number: 8914925
    Abstract: A mobile diagnostic assembly (20) of the type for supporting a patient in a prone position along an examination surface includes a support frame (22) having a top (26) extending between a front edge (38) and a rear edge (40) and defining at least one opening (48) for receiving pendant breasts of the patient in the prone position. The support frame (22) is movable to a testing position for disposing the rear edge (40) adjacent the examination surface. A flap (50) extends from the rear edge of the top for overlaying an examination surface in the testing position to support the prone patient along the examination surface and said flap and said top to prevent movement of the support frame relative to the examination surface. A pivot (54) is disposed between the flap and the top for establishing rotation of the flap from the testing position to cover said top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wayne County Employees' Retirement System
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Publication number: 20140276091
    Abstract: A diagnostic assembly (30, 320) and method for detecting a presence of cancer in a breast of a patient. The diagnostic assembly (20, 320) comprises a frame (22, 322), at least one cold bar (26, 326, 426) supported by the frame (22, 322) for receiving a hand of the patient, and a temperature controller (72) in communication with the cold bar (26, 326, 426) to maintain a constant temperature of the cold bar (26, 326, 426). The method comprises the steps of cooling at least one hand of the patient and recording a test thermal image of the breast of the patient after the hand of the patient has been cooled. The step of cooling the hand of the patient includes receiving the hand of the patient on the cold bar (26, 326, 426) to transfer heat from the hand of the patient to the cold bar (26, 326, 426), and maintaining the cold bar (26, 326, 426) at a preselected temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST SENSE MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Angott, Richard Farkas, Ajay Mudunuri, Steven Henke
  • Publication number: 20130198960
    Abstract: A mobile diagnostic assembly (20) of the type for supporting a patient in a prone position along an examination surface includes a support frame (22) having a top (26) extending between a front edge (38) and a rear edge (40) and defining at least one opening (48) for receiving pendant breasts of the patient in the prone position. The support frame (22) is movable to a testing position for disposing the rear edge (40) adjacent the examination surface. A flap (50) extends from the rear edge of the top for overlaying an examination surface in the testing position to support the prone patient along the examination surface and said flap and said top to prevent movement of the support frame relative to the examination surface. A pivot (54) is disposed between the flap and the top for establishing rotation of the flap from the testing position to cover said top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: ANGOTT MEDICAL PRODUCTS,LLC
    Inventor: PAUL G. ANGOTT
  • Publication number: 20130172753
    Abstract: A multi-modality breast cancer test assembly (20) of the type for detecting the position of potential breast cancer by performing thermography and optical spectroscopy and ultrasound tests (64). A contour recorder (108) takes and stores a contour-shape of the breast and a first contour analysis program (110) analyzes the contour-shape to generate and store a 3D model (112) of the breast having at least one testing coordinate (114) relative to a mass of the breast. At least one diagnostic program (122, 124, 126) initiates the diagnostic tests (60, 62, 64) at the at least one testing coordinate (114) and a data analysis program (128) analyzes the spatial interrelationship of said tests (60, 62, 64) at said testing coordinate (114) to detect the spatial position of a potential breast cancer within the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Patent number: 8475377
    Abstract: A multi-modality breast cancer test assembly (20) of the type for detecting the position of potential breast cancer by performing thermography and optical spectroscopy and ultrasound tests (64). A contour recorder (108) takes and stores a contour-shape of the breast and a first contour analysis program (110) analyzes the contour-shape to generate and store a 3D model (112) of the breast having at least one testing coordinate (114) relative to a mass of the breast. At least one diagnostic program (122, 124, 126) initiates the diagnostic tests (60, 62, 64) at the at least one testing coordinate (114) and a data analysis program (128) analyzes the spatial interrelationship of the tests (60, 62, 64) at the testing coordinate (114) to detect the spatial position of a potential breast cancer within the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: First Sense Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Publication number: 20110077523
    Abstract: A multi-modality breast cancer test assembly (20) of the type for detecting the position of potential breast cancer by performing thermography and optical spectroscopy and ultrasound tests (64). A contour recorder (108) takes and stores a contour-shape of the breast and a first contour analysis program (110) analyzes the contour-shape to generate and store a 3D model (112) of the breast having at least one testing coordinate (114) relative to a mass of the breast. At least one diagnostic program (122, 124, 126) initiates the diagnostic tests (60, 62, 64) at the at least one testing coordinate (114) and a data analysis program (128) analyzes the spatial interrelationship of said tests (60, 62, 64) at said testing coordinate (114) to detect the spatial position of a potential breast cancer within the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Publication number: 20030236723
    Abstract: A global positioning satellite receiver (14) is disposed on a lawnmower (10) for determining the geographical location of the lawn (12) by communicating with one or more satellites (16). A programmer (18) stores an account code and address for the lawn (12) location. A location transmitter (20) is disposed on the lawnmower (10) for transmitting the location from the lawnmower (10) to the programmer (18). The combination is characterized by including a statement generator (22) driven by the programmer (18) for generating a billing statement in response to a predetermined number of cuttings of the lawn (12). The billing statement is sent via mail, regular or email.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Patent number: 6598692
    Abstract: The guidance assembly includes a diode device (30, 130, 230) for emitting a vertical line of laser light (32). The assembly is characterized by an alignment mechanism for maintaining the vertical line of laser light (32) in parallel alignment with gravity to compensate for misalignment of the upright axis of the carriage (12) from vertical to maintain the vertical line of laser light (32) aligned with gravity as the carriage (12) moves over an uneven plot. In the first and second embodiments of FIGS. 2 through 5, the alignment mechanism includes a rotary motor (38 and 138), for rotating the diode device (30, 130) for rotating the vertical line (32) relative to the upright axis of the carriage (12). The third embodiment of FIGS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Self-Guided Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Patent number: 6556598
    Abstract: The laser guidance assembly (20) includes a platform (26) supported on a vehicle. A mirror support (24) is rotatably supported by the platform (26) for rotation about a vertical axis. A first mirror (22) is supported by the mirror support (24) for rotation about the vertical axis. The assembly (20) further includes a diode (30) attached to the platform (26) for emitting a laser beam (32) in a laser path (34). The assembly (20) is characterized by having a pivotal connection (36) between the first mirror (22) and the mirror support (24) for allowing oscillation of the first mirror (22) about a horizontal axis (48) relative to the platform (26) and the mirror support (24). The assembly (20) has a second mirror (38) supported by the platform (26) and fixed relative to the platform (26) for reflecting a reflected laser beam (40) from the first mirror (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Self-Guided Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Publication number: 20030070852
    Abstract: The guidance assembly includes a diode device (30, 130, 230) for emitting a vertical line of laser light (32). The assembly is characterized by an alignment mechanism for maintaining the vertical line of laser light (32) in parallel alignment with gravity to compensate for misalignment of the upright axis of the carriage (12) from vertical to maintain the vertical line of laser light (32) aligned with gravity as the carriage (12) moves over an uneven plot. In the first and second embodiments of FIGS. 2 through 5, the alignment mechanism includes a rotary motor (38 and 138), for rotating the diode device (30, 130) for rotating the vertical line (32) relative to the upright axis of the carriage (12). The third embodiment of FIGS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Patent number: 6414589
    Abstract: An apparatus for activating a doorbell chime and for remotely controlling an auxiliary doorbell chime includes a push button unit responsive to manual actuation for activating the doorbell chime and generating a radio frequency wave and a remote unit responsive to the radio frequency wave for generating an auxiliary acoustic frequency wave. The push button unit has a manually actuated switch assembly with a first pair of normally open switch contacts adapted to be connected in series with the doorbell chime and a source of electrical power and a second pair of normally open switch contacts, a radio frequency transmitter connected in series with the second pair of switch contacts for generating a radio frequency output signal and a first antenna connected to the transmitter and responsive to the radio frequency output signal for generating the radio frequency wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Dimango Products Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Angott, Thomas G. Xydis
  • Patent number: 6258394
    Abstract: A cover 20 is hermetically sealed to the lip 18 of a container 12. A stirring shaft 26 extends between a bottom end 28 disposed in the container 12 and a top end 30 disposed outside of and above the cover 20. The container 12 includes a shaft support 32 for supporting and radially centering the bottom end 28 of the stirring shaft 26. A sanitary seal 34 hermetically seals the cover 20 about the stirring shaft 26. A plurality of mixing blades 38 extending radially from the shaft 26 in the container 12. The top end 30 of the shaft 26 includes a driving connection or coupling for receiving a rotating device for rotating the stirring shaft 26 and the mixing blades 38 for mixing the contents of the container 12. The bottom 14 of the container 12 includes an annular leg 40 for supporting the bottom 14 above the central portion 24 of a cover 20 and over the top end 30 of a stirring shaft 26 of a like container 12 assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventors: Peter A. Hochstein, Jeffrey Tenenbaum, Paul G. Angott
  • Patent number: 6252358
    Abstract: An illumination level control assembly (10) includes a plurality of light bulbs (20), and a main power switch (30) for supplying electrical power to the bulbs (20). The assembly (10) includes a remote control (32) with a single button for producing a single signal, and a controller (50) responsive to the remote control (32) for sequentially and in numeric order changing the supply of electrical power to the bulbs (20), whereby successive actuations of the single button changes by one the number of bulbs (20) illuminated. The remote control (32) produces a radio frequency signal, and the controller (50) includes a radio frequency receiver (52) to receive signals from the remote control (32). The controller (50) includes a sequencer (54) for sequentially terminating electrical power to the bulbs (20) to successively terminate electric power to the bulbs (20) one at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventors: Thomas G. Xydis, Paul G. Angott