Patents by Inventor Redmond SHOULDICE

Redmond SHOULDICE 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: 20200009349
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Redmond SHOULDICE, Colin LAWLOR, Matthew NORTON, David MULLIGAN, Stephen MCMAHON, Paul PHILLIPS, Damien O'ROURKE, Luke GAHAN, Marc LAVELLE, Conor HENEGHAN, Alberto ZAFFARONI, Gareth MCDARBY
  • Patent number: 10376670
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Colin John Lawlor, Matthew Norton, David Mulligan, Stephen McMahon, Paul Phillips, Damien O'Rourke, Luke Gahan, Marc Lavelle, Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Gareth McDarby
  • Publication number: 20180120420
    Abstract: A sensor for motion or gesture sensing may be configured to emit radio frequency signals such as for pulsed range gated sensing. The sensor may include a radio frequency transmitter configured to emit the pulses and a receiver configured to receive reflected ones of the emitted radio frequency signals. The received pulses may be processed by a motion channel and/or a gesture channel. The gesture channel may produce signals for further processing for identification of one or more different motion gestures such as by calculating and evaluating features from one or more of the amplitude, phase and frequency of the output signals of the gesture channel. The sensing apparatus may optionally serve as a monitor for evaluating user activities, such as by counting certain activities. The sensor may optionally serve as a user control interface for many different devices by generating control signal(s) based on the identification of one or more different motion gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Emma Marie Meade, Redmond Shouldice
  • Publication number: 20180106897
    Abstract: One or more sensors are configured for detection of characteristics of moving objects and living subjects for human identification or authentication. One or more processors, such as in a system of sensors or that control a sensor, may be configured to process signals from the one or more sensors to identify a person. The processing may include evaluating features from the signals such as breathing rate, respiration depth, degree of movement and heart rate etc. The sensors may be radio frequency non-contact sensors with automated detection control to change detection control parameters based on the identification of living beings, such as to avoid sensor interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Emer DOHENY, Alberto Zaffaroni
  • Publication number: 20180081030
    Abstract: Radio frequency motion sensors may be configured for operation in a common vicinity so as to reduce interference. In some versions, interference may be reduced by timing and/or frequency synchronization. In some versions, a master radio frequency motion sensor may transmit a first radio frequency (RF) signal. A slave radio frequency motion sensor may determine a second radio frequency signal which minimizes interference with the first RF frequency. In some versions, interference may be reduced with additional transmission adjustments such as pulse width reduction or frequency and/or timing dithering differences. In some versions, apparatus may be configured with multiple sensors in a configuration to emit the radio frequency signals in different directions to mitigate interference between emitted pulses from the radio frequency motion sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Przemyslaw Szkot, Redmond Shouldice
  • Publication number: 20170231504
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring a person suffering from a chronic medical condition predicts and assesses physiological changes which could affect the care of that subject. Examples of such chronic diseases include (but are not limited to) heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and diabetes. Monitoring includes measurements of respiratory movements, which can then be analyzed for evidence of changes in respiratory rate, or for events such as hypopneas, apneas and periodic breathing. Monitoring may be augmented by the measurement of nocturnal heart rate in conjunction with respiratory monitoring. Additional physiological measurements can also be taken such as subjective symptom data, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and various molecular markers. Embodiments for detection of respiratory patterns and heart rate are disclosed, together with exemplar implementations of decision processes based on these measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Philip De Chazal, Redmond Shouldice
  • Patent number: 9526429
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring a person suffering from a chronic medical condition predicts and assesses physiological changes which could affect the care of that subject. Examples of such chronic diseases include (but are not limited to) heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and diabetes. Monitoring includes measurements of respiratory movements, which can then be analyzed for evidence of changes in respiratory rate, or for events such as hypoponeas, apneas and periodic breathing. Monitoring may be augmented by the measurement of nocturnal heart rate in conjunction with respiratory monitoring. Additional physiological measurements can also be taken such as subjective symptom data, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and various molecular markers. Embodiments for detection of respiratory patterns and heart rate are disclosed, together with exemplar implementations of decision processes based on these measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Philip De Chazal, Redmond Shouldice
  • Publication number: 20160270718
    Abstract: A system monitors fatigue of a user. The system (100) may include one or more data sources, such as a non-obtrusive sleep sensor, configured to generate objective sleep measures of the user. The system may also include a fatigue monitoring module, which may be configured to generate an assessment, such as in one or more processors, of the fatigue state of the user based on the data from the one or more data sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Conor Heneghan, Ciaran Gerard McCourt, Stephen McMahon, Redmond Shouldice
  • Publication number: 20160151603
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Colin John Lawlor, Matthew Norton, David Mulligan, Stephen McMahon, Paul Phillips, Damien O'Rourke, Luke Gahan, Marc Lavelle, Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Gareth McDarby
  • Publication number: 20100204550
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring a person suffering from a chronic medical condition predicts and assesses physiological changes which could affect the care of that subject. Examples of such chronic diseases include (but are not limited to) heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and diabetes. Monitoring includes measurements of respiratory movements, which can then be analyzed for evidence of changes in respiratory rate, or for events such as hypoponeas, apneas and periodic breathing. Monitoring may be augmented by the measurement of nocturnal heart rate in conjunction with respiratory monitoring. Additional physiological measurements can also be taken such as subjective symptom data, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and various molecular markers. Embodiments for detection of respiratory patterns and heart rate are disclosed, together with exemplar implementations of decision processes based on these measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: BIANCAMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Conor HENEGHAN, Alberto ZAFFARONI, Philip DE CHAZAL, Redmond SHOULDICE